Osage Nation Announces Counseling Center Complex Groundbreaking

Press Release
Counseling Center Complex Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking scheduled for Tuesday, April 4; 1:30 p.m.; 436 Elks Lodge Rd. Pawhuska, OK

OSAGE NATION SERVICE AREA, Okla. (Updated March 30, 2023) - Osage Nation announces a groundbreaking for the new Counseling Center Complex on Tuesday, April 4; 2023; 1:30 p.m. at 436 Elks Lodge Rd. (at the end of Elks Lodge Rd.) in Pawhuska, OK. The Counseling Center Complex consists of a new adult residential treatment center, an adolescent treatment center, an adult transitional living, and a multipurpose 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 million 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 is comprised of a multidisciplinary team focusing on comprehensive services specific to women, men, children, and 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 60-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.