ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A controversial residential treatment program for teenage girls is in the works.
Thursday night, Providence Hospital held an open house meeting to inform Sand Lake residents about the program that hopes to house vulnerable girls in their neighborhood.
A spokesperson asked Channel 2 not to disclose its exact location to protect the girls who may be calling it home in the future.
Providence hopes the 8 bedroom home will become a treatment center for 10 girls who are 12-to-18 years old, and who who suffer from depression and are at risk of harming themselves, and not others. The Clinical Director said that this program is going on its 13th year in a house in East Anchorage. She told Channel 2, Providence bought the Sand Lake home because it had more space.