Founded in 1973, in Everett WA, Evergreen Recovery Centers began as small recovery house for homeless persons cared for and run by several local individuals also in early recovery. In 1981 Evergreen opened a small outpatient office also on Summit Avenue, followed by the construction of two new buildings to house both a detox unit and a licensed recovery house program with the help of the Boeing Employees Fund.
In 1985 Evergreen began serving pregnant women in its recovery house and in 1999 the Summit campus converted to Washington State’s first residential program solely for women with children. This pilot became the basis for today’s much acclaimed, and now state wide, Pregnant and Parenting Women’s Program (PPW).
Later in 1999, Evergreen also became the county’s first felony Adult Drug Court treatment provider and in 2002, with a grant from the City of Everett, Evergreen opened Colby House, our first transitional clean and sober house to support homeless men in early recovery. Evergreen was also selected to be the treatment provider for the Family Drug Court, working with CPS-involved cases, and to establish a Chemical Dependency Treatment program for Snohomish County Jail inmates.
In 2013 opened a third residential and therapeutic daycare program for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Children, in a facility in North Seattle which later closed due to funding cuts.
July 2015 saw the addition of the University of Washington’s research-based Parent-Child Assistance Programs from King and Pierce added to Evergreen Recovery Centers’ list of programs and in August of the same year, Evergreen opened a second 16-bed detox serving Snohomish County. Seeing the need for a men’s treatment facility Evergreen open Legacy Lodge in Mt. Vernon WA the summer of 2018.
Planning for renovation, expansion and construction of a comprehensive women’s residential and housing campus and a 40+ childcare on Summit Avenue has begun with hopes with a planned completion date in Winter 2021.
For nearly 50 years, Evergreen has stayed true to its roots, committed to developing comprehensive alcoholism and drug addiction services. Our comprehensive continuum of behavioral health care now reaches more than 6,000 families each year, in four major Puget Sound counties and we employ nearly 200 staff members who share our mission, vision and values.
Recovery Centers is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization
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