New facility being built in Watertown for drug addiction and mental health clients  (Audio)

November 15, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A new facility is being built in Watertown to help people dealing with addiction or mental health issues.

It’s called an Appropriate Regional Facility. It’s a six-million dollar project that Human Service Agency (HSA) Executive Director Kari Johnston says will replace the current Serenity Hills facility on North Highway 20….

Johnston describes the layout of this “mini-psychiatric unit”…

The new facility will be able to accomodate up to a five-day assessment for an individual onsite, rather than having to send them to the Human Services Center in Yankton…

The Watertown Area Community Foundation has awarded HSA a $300,000 grant to cover construction costs.

Johnston says the Appropriate Regional Facility is scheduled for completion in September 2022.