A new, state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center for people recovering from substance abuse and mental health problems will be named after a Darien couple who volunteered and contributed to get it built.
Liberation Programs, in recognition of their contributions to the recovery community, is naming the new Pelletier Wellness Center in Bridgeport for Darienites Sallyan and Steve Pelletier at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. “The 11,000-square-foot center will increase access to treatment and support at a time when it is urgently needed, providing expanded and enhanced services and treatment for substance use and mental health disorders under one roof,” the drug-treatment organization said in a news release. “The Pelletier Wellness Center is a state-of-the art outpatient treatment center providing medication-assisted recovery, individual and family therapeutic counseling and support services to people seeking treatment for substance use and mental health disorders in Fairfield County,” the news release said. Nearly all — 98 percent — of Liberation Programs’ 750 clients in Bridgeport participate in medication-assisted recovery related to opioids, according to the organization.