EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan facility that helps people struggling with drug addiction is looking to expand.
Harbor Hall is a residential facility in Petoskey that helps treat hundreds of people every year.
The main building has 38 residential beds and there are two sober living residencies right next to it.
The organization's next big project is creating a new woman's residential building on its property.
Harbor Hall says women are an underserved community when it comes to addiction treatment.
“Right now the ratio is right around 60:40, where 60 percent men have addiction problems and 40 percent women. And this is across the nation, and that's no different in Michigan either," said Patrick McGinn. "Woman access treatment far less than men. I believe that’s having to do with family, having to do with the different needs that women have so we want to take all that into consideration and build a facility that is designed to take care of those needs.”
In the past few months Harbor Hall has also become affiliated with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which is considered the Gold Standard for addiction treatment.
Harbor Hall will be taking a lot of what it learns from them when they build a women's facility.
Right now the women's building is still in the planning stages.