<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Ten years after opening its first facility in Petersboro, Avalon Hills is opening a third residential eating disorders treatment facility in Paradise. Like the first, this this one is for adolescent girls ages 11 to 17.
One of the therapists, Jeremy Hilton, said a campus opened in Paradise in 2005 is successfully providing services to adult women.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, Hilton said Avalon Hills – inspired by the dream of founder Benita Quackenbush-Roberts,PhD. – employs 125 local people and was created out of a need for eating disorder treatment that spanned the gap between a hospital setting and outpatient services.
“Any of you out there who want to come see what a residential treatment facility is like, be introduced to Avalon Hills and be able to ask any questions that you have about eating disorders in general – if you have loved ones that you’ve thought of getting into treatment – this will be a perfect opportunity for you to come look at the facility, to ask a lot of questions. A lot of Avalon employees will be there, you’ll be able to get the feel of what a residential treatment facility feels like.”
Avalon Hills is located at 550 West 8600 South in Paradise, and the open house will run Monday from 5:30-7:00 p.m.