DATE: December 18, 2013
Contact: Kara Cowie, 816-813-2350


Media are invited to ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce January 3.

Kansas City, Missouri —Heartland Center for Behavioral Change, one of the largest nonprofit providers of addiction treatment and court services in Missouri, is opening a new location in Springfield as part of its mission to “provide behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services to help individuals lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.”

Media are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Jan. 3 at the new location, 840 S. Glenstone, Springfield. The ribbon cutting and open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heartland Center President, Myrna Trickey and John Bertsch, Regional Administrator will be available for media interviews.

“Our services and programs have been steadily expanding and we simply outgrew our space,” said Myrna Trickey, CEO. “Not only is our new location much more attractive and spacious, but it is also much more accessible to our clients. Our new clinic underscores our continuing commitment to provide the best possible services for persons struggling with addiction in the Springfield community.”
Heartland Center for Behavioral Change, (formerly KCCC), has been providing substance abuse treatment services in Missouri since 1982 and Springfield since 2003. Heartland Center is certified by the Division of Behavioral Health, Missouri Department of Mental Health as a provider of substance abuse treatment and is the provider of substance abuse treatment services for the Greene County drug courts. In addition to Springfield, Heartland Center has offices in Bolivar, Branson, Buffalo, Cassville, Reeds Spring and Seymour.

Earlier this month, Heartland Center earned the highest level of accreditation possible by CARF International, the premier accrediting body of health and human service organizations, for its court treatment, detoxification, intensive outpatient treatment and outpatient treatment programs.

About The Heartland Center for Behavioral Change
The Heartland Center for Behavioral Change is a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing substance abuse and other behavioral healthcare services to Missouri residents. Founded in 1982 as the Kansas City Community Center, we help people who are struggling with addiction and other life problems to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. Our comprehensive services have helped tens of thousands of people begin a new life — free of alcohol and drugs. Learn more at