The Press Newspaper
TOLEDO – Beautifully decorated, large, comfortable living areas, individually designed bedrooms with adjoining baths, and secret passages might not be what most people think of when they imagine an addiction treatment center.
Likewise, an addiction treatment center is probably not what Charles Tiedtke had in mind for his Old West End mansion when he built it 100 years ago. The Tiedtke House Women’s Residential Treatment Center is celebrating one year of caring for area residents in need of intensive residential services to treat addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
Before being opened as a treatment facility, the secret passages were blocked, and Mr. Tiedtke’s bathroom gun rack was removed. However, countless improvements have been made, turning the a facility into one that rivals celebrity rehabs in amenities, but gives area women the community-based, research-driven treatment they need to support their efforts to recover from addiction.
“Tiedtke House has transformed the way COMPASS is able to provide services to female patients. By offering treatment in a single-gender facility, our clinical staff can focus addressing the unique needs of women struggling to recover from addiction,” according to William Sanford, president and CEO of COMPASS Corporation for Recovery Services, which owns and operates the Tiedtke House facility.
The Tiedtke House can accommodate up to 14 patients at a time. It is located on the main campus of COMPASS Corporation for Recovery Services, 2465 Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo, but the house itself faces Parkwood Avenue.
“Two local interior designers donated their time and talents to this renovation project, and dozens of individuals, companies, and labor unions donated services and furnishings,” says Sally Goligoski, chairman of the renovation project. “The generous support of community members is what made this project possible.”
On June 5, an open house was held to marks one year of providing treatment services in the house, and to celebrate the completion of the final phase of renovation, a new kitchen. Exterior work is also underway, funded in part by the Toledo Rotary Foundation.