Kuna City Council Approves $12K for Terry Reilly's Allumbaugh House

Kuna City Council approved allotting $12,000 to Allumbaugh House, a detox and mental health crisis center, that serves Ada County, including Kuna residents. 

Allumbaugh House is funded through multiple partnerships, including Terry Reilly Health Services and the Department of Health and Welfare.  One of the primary benefits of utilizing Allumbaugh House services and its facility is that, at about $403 per night, it costs a resident much less than those same services at a hospital, where the average cost is about $1,500 per night.  Residents receive medical care regardless of insurance status, allowing the facility to provide more treatment for those living under the federal poverty level.

At a February 20th Kuna City Council meeting, Diana Lanchiondo, representing Allumbaugh House, emphasized the need for treatment options for Kuna residents and pointed to the national opioid epidemic.  Idaho is not immune to the consequences of drug addiction and Allumbaugh house provides a safe place for detox and mental health crises. 

The motion to approve $12,000 passed unanimously.  “It’s a real problem,” Kuna Mayor Joe Stear said after the presentation. “And I think a lot of times Idaho gets behind on some of these things. I’d certainly hate to see that we sit back and don’t do anything about it.”

Read the full article from KPVI for more information.  

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