Today, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, announced the award of a $500,000 grant to Valley Hope to help fund the renovation of the organizations’ treatment center and corporate headquarters in Norton.

Valley Hope, headquartered in Norton, is a nationally accredited nonprofit treatment organization dedicated to providing care to those suffering from substance use disorder. Established in 1967, Valley Hope now operates 16 treatment centers including residential and outpatient facilities in seven states. It is one of the largest private, nonprofit addiction treatment organizations in the United States. Services include medically monitored detox, residential and outpatient treatment (including medication assisted therapy), family therapy and online treatment.

During a ceremony held in Norton today, Valley Hope President/CEO, Pat George said, “We are grateful to receive this gift from the Hansen Foundation for facility improvements. For 49 years Valley Hope has been a part of the Norton community. We are pleased to be able to continue to provide quality services to those in need of substance use disorder treatment. Treatment is a place of hope; a place for families to mend. This gift allows families to experience that hope in comfortable surroundings.”

Also participating in the event, Kansas Secretary of Commerce Antonio Soave said, “It’s wonderful that Valley Hope has received this grant to support the great work it does across the state and the region.”

The corporate office, located in downtown Norton originally was the American Legion building. From this home office, the organization provides leadership and support services to its more than 650 employees and 16 treatment centers. Approximately 70 corporate employees are residents of the area. The renovation will provide space for growth, improve current operating capacity and beautify an important structure in the community.

The Norton Valley Hope treatment center employs 36 area residents and provides treatment to an estimated 35 patients a day. The center’s original structure served as the Townsman Motel and needs significant renovation. Plans include adding a covered entry, additional parking, sidewalks and landscaping and a new interior courtyard. Total cost of the combined renovations is estimated at $1,500,000.