Eckert Youth Homes will soon offer residential treatment for adolescents

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston's Eckert Youth Homes will soon offer residential drug and mental health treatment for adolescents.

The new partnership with the ND Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health will allow Eckert to help youth across the State struggling with addiction and other mental health issues.

Admission to the program will begin March 2 for boys and girls between the ages of 14 to 18. Eckert will be able to house up to eight youth in need of intense services, only after all other options have failed.

Staff will work to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment, addressing medical, biological, and psychological needs. Eckert clinical director Leah Hoffman says a need for residential addiction services in the region continues to rise.

"We can feel that need not only for Williston but for the whole State and partnering with the Behavioral Heath Division because they found that gap and we felt it up here in northwest North Dakota, but the whole State is feeling it. We're kind of secluded up here to know what's going on in the rest of the State sometimes, but knowing that North Dakota is going to have that level of treatment and it just so happens to be in Williston," said Leah Hoffman, Eckert Youth Homes clinical director.

To request admission information, you can call Eckert Youth Homes at 701-572-6181.​