A new treatment facility designed to help women and women with children in Albany is now accepting residents that are battling addiction. According to News Channel 13, the new Women and Children’s Residence on McCarty Avenue in Albany is aiming to specifically help women seeking treatment for addiction and those who have children.

The Addictions Care Center of Albany runs the facility and they have sixteen beds for women and four for children. The goal of the facility is also to allow women to bring their children. Many can't seek treatment because they don't want to leave their kids behind. This way, they are more apt to get the help they need.

The facility will allow mild to moderate detox and patients can transfer into outpatient in the same area. It's the first of it's kind in Albany County. They say that no one will be turned away regardless of insurance. Residents can stay for about two months but it is based on the needs of the patient.

Funding came from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services of more than $3.1 million in capital funding. They will also give more than $600,000 per year for operating costs.

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