Glade Valley Government 

Frederick County Executive Gardner Leads Effort to Establish Detox Center

County Executive Jan Gardner today unveiled plans to encourage the establishment of a detoxification center in Frederick County, which would fill an unmet need in treatment and services for those struggling with addiction.

“Recovery is a long and difficult journey. We can help those on that journey by making treatment and services available in our community,” said Executive Gardner. “Every day, a person overdoses in Frederick County. We can’t delay. The time is now.”

Frederick County Government’s Procurement & Contracting office is seeking proposals for a detox center to be operated by either a non-profit or a public sector provider. Grants funds will be available to the selected provider to help with start-up expenses. Executive Gardner designated $500,000 in the fiscal year 2019 budget for the grant. In addition, the Frederick County Health Department may provide up to $210,000 in grants toward the establishment of a detox center. As an option, the County will make available separate space within the Frederick County Work Release Center as a potential location for the center, if a provider is interested in using the facility.

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Interested providers are required to attend a pre-proposal conference on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Work Release Center on Marcies Choice Lane. The Grant Request for Proposals will be available online at

Executive Gardner’s announcement can be viewed online at

To find help with an addiction, call the Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services unit at 301-600-1755, visit, or email

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