ROBESON HEALTH CARE CORP
These funds will be combined with additional RHCC funds to construct 2 new buildings for Robeson Health Care Corporation's (RHCC) Behavioral Health Division. These buildings will house RHCCs program Our House for pregnant women and new mothers for up to a year after giving birth who were previously substance users. There will be 2 buildings to complete the new OUR HOUSE campus: one residential building with 12 bedroom suites, and a second building with community space, three offices for counselors and a group meeting room for therapeutic services. Participants will also receive maternity and primary care.
The ARRA USDA-RD funding for this project will be the construction of the therapeutic services facility only. Both buildings will be built at the same time and operational at the same time. One building cannot exist or function without the other.
Robeson Health Care Corporation (RHCC) is a non-profit community health center in its 26th year of providing a comprehensive continuum of primary care health services to the uninsured and underinsured residents of Robeson and surrounding counties. RHCC offers a broad array of services that have been designed to meet identified health care needs of the residents of Robeson and surrounding counties.
Substance abuse has long been identified as a severe problem among county residents and the state in general. RHCC has been aggressive in establishing five programs providing supervised behavioral health care for women and their children in Robeson, Wake, Pitt, Moore and Johnston counties.
RHCC currently owns and manages OUR HOUSE, a residential treatment facility for pregnant and post-partum substance abusing women and their infant children. Its purpose is to provide a safe, drug-free environment and corresponding prenatal care with the expected outcome of a healthy delivery for mother and baby. The current ?OUR HOUSE? facility has been in operation for 20 years at the same location in Pembroke, NC. It is an old two-story ranch-style house that has become obsolete in function and current licensing standards. The facility only has room for 7 women, but due to regulatory guidelines, is limited to only 3 infants at a time. This constraint forces some women to leave the program prior to completing it.
RHCC owns the land and will be building a new OUR HOUSE facilities. The construction will be funded by several funders, NC Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA, Federal Home Loan Bank, and USDA).