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Small groundbreaking ceremony happening today for Ponca Tribe’s Hope and Recovery Center


The Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma made the announcement on their Facebook page Tuesday that there will be a small ground breaking ceremony for the Ponca Tribe’s Hope and Recovery Center, previously known as SDC, this morning at 11:00 a.m. This event will be small and socially distanced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding was made possible by a 2017 grant awarded from the Department of Justice. Due to no activity on the grant, the $1,000,000 funding was almost lost. Thanks to the diligent work of Project Manager Brenton Carney and Health Services Director Daniel Sherron, the Department of Justice allowed the project to proceed.
Below are the drawings and floor plans of the new Center that are provided by the Ponca Tribe. Construction is expected to begin in February. The Center Director, Carol LeClair, is a previously Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 30+ years of experience in the rehabilitation field. Also, the Center is incredibly fortunate to have a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/ Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) who is also a Ponca Tribal Member, Mrs. Deborah (Crane) Margerum. The recovery of our afflicted members will be a continued priority for 2021.
Patients in need of intensive outpatient counseling can still receive services while the Center is closed for remodel.