New Day Recovery Offers New Opportunities at Niles Facility

NILES, Ohio – Stefanie Ivany, co-CEO with her husband, Tom, at New Day Recovery, recalls her first employee, who she met outside her building in Austintown.

“This guy was Ed, and he was one of our first employees, and he didn’t get sober until he was 60 years old,” she said.

Even though he has passed at 80 years old, Ivany said she learned plenty during the seven years he was an employee there.

“The main thing that he taught me is that you don’t give up on anyone,” she said. “I have become very attached. We have four other patients working here – people that are my friends.”

New Day Recovery, a treatment facility for substance disorders, opened its newest location Friday afternoon at the former Shepherd of the Valley Assisted Living, 1500 McKinley Ave. The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber helped celebrate the opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The building was acquired last April.

The nearly 60,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to hold 198 beds, Ivany said.

Ivany said New Day Recovery operates four additional facilities in the Mahoning Valley – one in Columbiana County, two in Boardman and one in Newton Falls. Those clinics will all be consolidated into the new Niles location.

“That is all going to come under one roof, and that is going to make it a lot easier for our staff and to manage things,” she said. “Everything was very spread out.”

The new building will include both residential and withdrawal management. Clients will begin to be moved in on April 3, Ivany said.

Two of the previous buildings were for withdrawal management, Ivany said. The other two were residential – one for males and one for females.

A fitness center at the New Day Recovery facility in Niles.

“Some of the expanded services we want to do is to start accepting pregnant women here, and also a lot of our staff is in training so we can provide more for our veterans,” she said.

New Day Recovery employs 220, and approximately 120 staff members are there every day.

“I think that patient satisfaction is really what we are going to get here,” Ivany added. “In a small building there is not a lot to do, and there is a lot to do here.”

The new facility includes a hair salon, a chapel, a game room, two fitness centers and an activity center. Ivany said they also plan to add a nature trail.

While Ivany said she plans to have only about 80 clients the first day, the admissions office is currently accepting appointments to bring in more people. They previously have been serving 100 clients between the other facilities.

The hair salon at the New Day Recovery facility in Niles.

April Caraway, executive director of the Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board, said the new facility is vital to a long healing process that goes beyond the recovery of detox beds.

“Our community has really suffered due to all kinds of addiction,” she said. “A lot of people call the office and talk about treatment, funding and getting help for people. What we learned on this train as it was running down the track was as long as you stay in recovery programming, and especially programs like this, […] you can be successful.”

Niles Mayor Steve Mientkiewcz said he is pleased to have this facility located in the city.

“Over the course of the last two years, I’ve got to know [the] team at New Day [Recovery],” he said. “I can tell the amount of time and energy they have put into their business, and I have no doubt that they’ll continue to do that.”

Pictured at top: From left are Niles Mayor Steve Mientkiewcz and New Day Recovery CEOs Stefanie and Tom Ivany.

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