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Detox facility open in Sheboygan County

Posted by Jim Schuessler, EDFP Business Development Manager on 29 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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 Waldo facility to help address one of the biggest hurdles to those seeking treatment: getting clean 

Waldo, WI – June 29, 2017 – A local addiction detoxification facility, designed to assist people seeking treatment, is now accepting patients. Pathways Detox of Waldo is designed to help people accomplish the first stage of recovery—getting clean. The facility’s services complement those provided at a co-owned facility in Kiel.

In 2015, Pathways to a Better Life opened a treatment center in rural Kiel to help people overcome substance abuse. Since opening, Pathways almost always has a waiting list, and the organization’s counselors say its specific approach to substance abuse treatment has better results than traditional treatment centers.

“The Waldo facility has been opened to improve outcomes by helping patients get over the hump of detoxing, which can be painful and miserable,” stated Pathways CEO Susan Beattie.  “This is not just a business, it is a way to provide the most help possible for people.”

The facility in Waldo, which previously served as a home for the elderly, is well suited for the need of those seeking to detox. “Waldo is a fine small community, peaceful and tranquil,” Beattie noted. “We feel that the tranquility is an important step toward achieving positive outcomes.”

Financing for the business was provided Oostburg State Bank and the Sheboygan County Revolving Loan Fund. Business plan development was facilitated through the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) in collaboration with Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay. “County officials certainly recognized the importance of the project,” noted SCEDC’s Business Development Manager Jim Schuessler. “Helping people get sober not only benefits those afflicted with addiction but extends to friends and neighbors and overall provides a benefit to the community.”

To schedule an appointment with the SBDC or to find out what SCEDC’s entrepreneurial services team can do to assist business development contact Jim Schuessler, SCEDC Business Development Specialist at 
(920) 452-2350.


For Additional Information, Contact:
Susan Beattie

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a countywide private/public partnership, leading economic development efforts to improve the economic wellbeing and long-term prosperity of the businesses, residents and communities of Sheboygan County, through collaborative retention, expansion and attraction efforts for business and employment development. The SCEDC leverages a variety of tools available to encourage business growth and job creation. Key performance indicators tapped by SCEDC track and measure businesses assisted and resources leveraged. By applying many tools to assist businesses and communities and help them succeed, SCEDC achieves increased economic prosperity for Sheboygan County.