COTTAGES UPDATE...

As you may know, we are seeking a new license from the Department of Health called a Residential Treatment Facility license under which to operate our cottage programs. Qualifying for an RTF license is a multi-step process, with the first step involving approval from the Construction Review Division for building modifications required to meet the licensing requirements. This first step has been highly challenging and we have been through three rounds of reviews to try and gain approval.

 

While the modifications to the buildings are minimal, the lack of clarity around what DOH requires has meant new requests after each submittal. However, we are committed to again serving children and youth who require this level of care, and we are hopeful for approval in the first half of 2022.

 

Again, we thank you for your continued commitment during this unexpectedly long and frustrating process. I welcome any questions that you might have.

 

Karen Brady

Executive Director / CEO

karenb@ryther.org