Pathways Breaks Ground

August 02, 1991

Official ground breaking for Pathways, Anne Arundel County's only residential treatment facility, is tentatively scheduled for early September. Gardner and Gardner of Crofton recently was awarded the $3 million contract.

Pathways will now apply to the state Board of Public Works for approval of the new construction contract. Completion is expected to take a year.

The new facility will be on 10 acres off Riva Road at Harry S. Truman Parkway. Building plans consist of a 40-bed facility that has the capacity for 16 adolescents, 16 young adults and an eight-bed detoxification unit. The facility will consist of a multiwinged structure,including a residential section, dining hall and classrooms with an outdoor recreational area and a skills challenging course.

Treatment will be reinforced by after-care, supported by existing

county agencies. Pathways emerged as a partnership among Anne Arundel County, the state of Maryland and Anne Arundel Medical Center.

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