Rimrock to Build New Campus
Rimrock is planning a new multi-building treatment campus in the East Billings Urban Renewal District (EBURD). The new campus will be located on 6th Avenue North between 13th and 15th Avenue and is key for the region to meet the growing need for substance use disorder treatment and mental health services.
Rimrock has operated from its current facility since 1981 and has added numerous remote facilities over the years. This campus will allow Rimrock to bring all services and resources to a single site. Rimrock provides medical detoxification, inpatient, residential, substance use assessments and outpatient services. Additionally, Rimrock is a licensed Mental Health Center and provides, family and individual therapy. Each of these programs is designed to treat the whole person, addressing the impact of substance abuse and mental health on a person’s social, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. With substance abuse on the rise and increased awareness of the importance of mental health, Rimrock is eager to grow in order to better serve the region.
With the growing demand for Rimrock’s services and the increasing opportunity for community partnerships addressing substance use disorder treatment and public safety, this new campus will become an integral part of the community’s strategy to provide needed resources. Rimrock was committed to staying in the downtown core, knowing this location is preferred for their clients to be able to access other community resources. Rimrock’s new location will re-develop an entire block in the EBURD.
The estimated total cost of this state-of-the-art mental health and substance use disorder treatment campus is $22 million. While construction won’t start immediately, the philanthropic fundraising will. Rimrock hopes to raise several million dollars through a capital campaign. In addition, the organization will contribute $2 million from savings. The balance will be financed through the sales of Rimrock’s current facilities, New Market Tax Credits, and private financing. The new facility will more than double Rimrock’s square footage, creating more than 78,000 square feet of necessary space to serve the needs of the region. Rimrock is working with local architects, Collaborative Design, and the new campus is expected to be open in late 2023.
“We are so proud of the work we’ve done here for the last 40 years, but we know we can do more,” said Lenette Kosovich, CEO of Rimrock. “We believe now is the time for expansion and a new neighborhood-like treatment campus. This envisioned campus will be intentionally designed to meet the needs of Rimrock’s clients and will create a more welcoming atmosphere. Expanding our services and creating this campus has been on the boards planning for many years and we are very excited to be taking this next step. People need us more than ever. We’re ready to step up to that challenge.”