Prindle Mansion to house women in recovery

DULUTH, MINN. June 3, 2013. The Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment (CADT) announced this week that the renovations needed to transform the Prindle Mansion into a residential treatment center for women recovering from alcohol and drug problems will begin this week.

Several phases are involved with the project, including bringing the home up to fire code, creating living space on the third floor and remodeling the kitchen area in order to create a commercial kitchen.

When complete, the mansion will be able to accommodate 24 women in a program designed to stabilize their addiction and transition them back into the community.

“Right now, we are only able to serve up to 12 women in our current facility at Marty Mann House on 11th Avenue East,” said Tina Silverness, CADT chief operation officer. “The new location will allow us to better serve the community and clients by providing more space for women needing both high and medium levels of care. It will also allow women to move from high to medium intensity care within the same facility.”

The mansion, built by William and Mina Prindle in 1906, was most recently home to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, who ran the John Duss Music Conservatory from the house. In 2012, Center City Housing, a nonprofit agency creating affordable, as well as transitional housing in the region, purchased the property. Center City Housing is leasing the mansion and its surrounding five acres to the Center for Alcohol and Drug treatment.

“Our goal is to create a supportive women’s recovery center,” said Silverness. “We are excited to be able to provide the resources, education and activities needed to do that within this new facility and within this community.”

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment is a nonprofit community agency founded in 1961 that provides treatment and recovery services for people with chemical use addictions and the problems associated with drug and alcohol abuse and gambling problems. Its programs include residential inpatient treatment; outpatient treatment; a detoxification facility; DWI programs and medically assisted recovery; and long-term residential programs and aftercare.

Gary Olson, CADT executive director
(218) 529-3431 or

Tina Silverness, CADT chief operating officer
(218) 529-3426 or

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