NAMPA, Idaho — The residential treatment program at one of the only nonprofit substance use disorder treatment centers in Idaho is facing the threat of shutting down.
Port of Hope in Nampa previously operated from funding from the state, but with Medicaid expansion going into effect this year, their residential, halfway housing, and social detox programs lost all of their funding.
"Since we don't have the funding to pay for oversight, and we feel that oversight of residential treatment is very critical, we're requiring that residential treatment providers -- they have to have national accreditation at this time for our funding," said Rosie Andueza, program manager with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Walter Bogucki says they received less than a week's notice from the state.
"They gave us three days to get this accreditation, which takes nine months to get, and $6,000 to $10,000," said Bogucki.
Andueza says Port of Hope can still accept private pay, but Bogucki says the majority of those they are helping don't have the means.
Despite all this, Port of Hope is still offering all programming, so long as they remain afloat. To learn how you can help, visit their website.