LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The A. F. Whitsitt Center first opened in 1983. It has consistently delivered high-quality treatment to people on the Eastern Shore of Maryland who struggle with substance use and co-occurring mental health problems. 632 people were admitted to treatment in 2016.
Through thick and thin, boom years and recession, Democratic and Republican administrations and a host of policy changes, Whitsitt has adjusted. This facility will make the necessary changes to continue the commitment to providing a much-needed service to an under-served population.
We are using a team approach within Whitsitt as well as working with the Behavioral Health Administration, stakeholders in the community, politicians and other treatment providers to develop and implement plans that will ensure that Whitsitt will not only survive but will thrive in the coming years.