Found March 08, 2013 on
Were you aware Vince Carter had a drug rehab facility in Bunnell, Fla.? Your answer is probably no, which is one of the reasons the clinic is closing their doors and shutting down.
In 2009, the Vince Carter Sanctuary was established costing a reported $8 million to launch, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. In addition to the $8 million, Carter and his mother Michelle Carter-Scott donated an additional $1.6 million for construction.
It seems the business investors who assumed the $27,000 price tagged for a 45- day stay would cover the high investment, since these cost aren’t typically covered by insurance companies. However, someone missed the mark on this business venture.
Currently there are only two active patients in a building designed to hold 50, and while those numbers are alarming, in the past 6 months the company only had 10 to 15 patients receiving services.
2-out-of-50, both paying an estimate $27,000, that’s far away from $8 million not to mention carrying cost.
Chet Bell, director of Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, the nonprofit organization that operates the facility, released a statement addressing their issues.
“We have struggled for the operations to break even,” Bell said. “Looking forward, our assessment was it was not going to be a profitable venture for us, and it would be better to reorganize around our core mission.”
The facility will now be converted to a treatment center for women struggling with addiction, and the staff that will be laid off will be given the chance to work at Stewart-Marchman-Act.
So you can’t properly run an exclusive residential drug and alcohol treatment program with a hefty price tag, but you can accommodate women struggling with addiction? Somewhere down the line that doesn’t sound right. Carter should just stick to buying real estate for his business ventures and donate to charities that actually have a plan and can attack. Just a thought.
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