– CALO, a program that treats the effects of early childhood trauma, today was awarded a $1 million state grant that will go toward construction of a treatment facility in Foster Township, announced Reps. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon). The legislators worked together in securing the funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
“I fully support this project, which will create a unique facility in the Commonwealth dedicated to healing the effects of early childhood trauma,” said Toohil. “We are also excited about the more than 100 new, good-paying jobs that will be created.”
CALO plans to develop a residential treatment facility of at least 50 beds near White Haven to include two dorm/classroom/nurse buildings with kitchen, one recreation/classroom structure, and two canine buildings.
This facility will be a private, parent-choice program and will not accept students who have been adjudicated for any offense nor students with substance abuse diagnoses. CALO currently operates similar programs in the other parts of the country and is considered a leader in treating early childhood trauma.
RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects with a focus on job creation.
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office