Pavillon Treatment Center receives grant for free retreats to help Polk County workers

Published 10:50 am Thursday, July 6, 2023

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MILL SPRING—The Carolina Foothills Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to Pavillon Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center for a series of free, day-long, therapeutic self-care retreats addressing burnout in healthcare and education workers in Polk County. 

Carolina Foothills Foundation is a  501c(3) charitable organization that provides funds to meet the many health challenges that face people in Polk County, providing direct support and empowering carefully selected non-profits to impact community well-being. 

“What an honor for Pavillon to contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community,” says Pavillon CEO Barbara Bennett. “By addressing some of the needs of our local healthcare workers and educational professionals, Pavillon can give back to folks who have given of themselves so tirelessly to others throughout the pandemic. We look forward to the initiation of a year of wellness and self-care retreats that will be provided at no charge to the participants.”

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Each one-day retreat will focus on wellness, resilience and retention of healthcare and education workers in our community. The program will provide a comprehensive therapeutic experience to process the burnout, grief and trauma these workers experienced from working during the height of the Covid pandemic and its subsequent fallout period. 

The retreats will provide simple, high-impact techniques, education and resources to plant attendees firmly on a healing journey following completion of the event. Dates will be announced as soon as they are set.

Pavillon is a not-for-profit substance use disorder treatment center located near Sunny View. The beauty and tranquility of the facility and grounds lend greater depth to the center’s programs.

Pavillon is located at 241 Pavillon Place, Mill Spring, NC 28756. For more information, visit, or call (828) 694-2300.


Submitted by Hank Eder