Osage Nation Health System Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Counseling Center Complex

Press Release

Pawhuska, OK—On Monday, July 22nd, the Osage Nation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Counseling Center Complex in Pawhuska, OK. The ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m. at 436 Elks Lodge Road (at the end of Elks Lodge Road), will celebrate the grand opening of the new Counseling Center Complex. The event is open to the public.

The Counseling Center Complex consists of a new adult residential treatment center, an adolescent treatment center, an adult transitional living, and a multipurpose administration and outpatient building. The development includes new access roads with approximately 22,500 sq. ft. building related infrastructure with five new facilities:

  • Men’s PRT facility (approximately 4,500 square feet)
  • Women’s PRT facility (approximately 4,000 square feet)
  • Adolescent PRT (approximately 6,000 square feet).
  • Men’s and Women’s Transitional Living (approximately 3,000 square feet)
  • Outpatient Building (approximately 5,000 square feet)

$15,399,736 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds were appropriated for the purchase and development of the property. ARPA funds were used due to behavioral health needs and public health impacts exacerbated by the pandemic.

The Osage Nation Counseling Center (ONCC) Complex, under the oversight of the Si-Si A-Pe-Txa (SSAPT) Health Authority Board, is comprised of a multidisciplinary team focusing on comprehensive services specific to women, men, and soon-to-be-announced adolescents. Counseling services include: mental health, substance use, marriage and family, school-based, and trauma-focused. Peer recovery and case management services include assistance with legal problems, medical care, social services, financial training, social support, housing assistance, literacy training, and education needs. Residential services include a 90-day treatment focusing on relapse prevention, anger management, Wellbriety, the 12 steps, and trauma, with an emphasis on cultural connection.

Outpatient services are available to all members of the community, while residential services are exclusively available to members of any federally recognized Tribe.

About Osage Nation

Osage Nation is a strong, proud, resilient, and enduring sovereign nation as demonstrated by a viable and sustainable economy driven by Osage Nation enterprises with which the income derived is responsibly reinvested and reserved for future generations. A flourishing Wahzhazhe culture, a revitalized Wahzhazhe language spoken at a basic level by a vast majority of Osage Nation members, and a unique and vibrant Wahzhazhe history taught to our children and fostered, promoted, and memorialized throughout our homelands. Conservation and responsible stewardship of natural resources balanced with sound management practices and efficient production of the mineral estate within our established territory. Highly educated tribal members supported and promoted by the Nation at the pre-school level continuing through the postsecondary level and beyond. Physical, mental, and spiritual vitality is evident amongst our Wahzhazhe people, complemented by the ongoing development of health and wellness services. A self-determining, civically engaged society with ethically responsible government leaders who faithfully serve our Constitution and are accountable for their actions to Osage Nation members.

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