Marion County Healthcare Foundation Helps Trinity Behavioral Care with New Facilities
November 2017. – Trinity Behavioral Care, also known as the Marion County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, has announced construction of a new 5,000-square-foot facility to be located on Guyton Road behind Walmart.
Trinity’s board of directors and its executive director, Donny Brock, thanked the Marion County Healthcare Foundation for its $400,000 contribution to the new facility.
“The services provided by Trinity meet a very critical need in Marion County, and this new facility will enable them to grow and expand their offerings,” Executive Director Pete Mazzaroni said.
Trinity Behavioral Care also received $650,000 in state funding with the assistance of S.C. Sen. Kent Williams and S.C. Reps. Lucas Atkinson, Roger Kirby and Wayne George.
“Trinity Behavioral Care has worked tirelessly for over four decades to provide support and care to those in our community suffering from addiction,” Williams said. “Our delegation was pleased to help Trinity secure the funding through the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to grow and improve the services they provide.”
Last year, Trinity Behavioral Care collaborated with CareSouth of Carolina to create a Medication Assisted Therapy service to address a local opiate epidemic. Marion County is ranked by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control as the fourth-most opiate-affected county in South Carolina.
“Trinity and CareSouth have an exceptional model for services in our state. They’re delivering the kind of care patients need now more than ever,” said Sara Goldsby, director of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
In 17 months, the therapy program has become the largest rural service of its kind in the state, serving more than 250 clients with opiate use disorders.