CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- It was a celebration of a new drug recovery center in the Upper Peninsula, marking a three-year project now complete.
The ribbon-cutting marked the official opening of the men's New Hope House in Sault Ste. Marie.
The $1.5 million expansion means 17 beds are now available for those struggling with addiction.
The community shared stories at the ceremony about why a site like this is critical in the UP.
"Now that I look around this huge accomplishment, I'm not surprised,” Great Lakes Recovery Center Peer Support Specialist Andrea Kokko said, “Our passion, the Great Lakes passion and love for helping my community is so big they can accomplish the impossible which is what my community needs.”
The building was blessed by community religious leaders before tours began.
This new location is expected to begin housing people by late September.