Tuerk House renovations, expansion to help treat addiction

New renovations and expansions at a west Baltimore substance use treatment center will help more people recover. The Tuerk House, which serves about 300 patients every day throughout the city, held a ribbon-cutting at its main campus Friday in celebration of a whole new wing at the center. It's all about restoration -- restoring the building and adding new spaces to help restore more people who are struggling with addiction and mental illness. The Tuerk House unveiled the third phase of a $10.2 million renovation project that includes a pharmacy and a state-of-the-art café where patients can choose from healthy food options. It also includes 18 more beds for in-patient detox treatment. There are currently 40 beds in use, and by the end of 2023, the Tuerk House hopes to have 92 beds in which people can recover comfortably.