Enterprise Bank & Trust and Native American Connections (NAC) are teaming up to break ground on the new Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center (PMP), located at 1431 E. Dunlap Ave., in Phoenix. Enterprise Bank & Trust has invested $1.3 million in the new project which, upon completion, will offer a 50-bed treatment center for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorder and will focus on treating the whole person, i.e. mind, body, and spirit. 

The Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center will offer:

• Evidence-based treatment practices for substance/opioid use disorders;

• Cultural Competency: Native American traditional healing practices and cultural activities including sweat lodges, smudging, talking circles, songs and drumming; Red Road teachings, Native crafts, storytelling and cultural presentations; additional Holistic/Practice-Based Therapies to Heal Body/Mind/Spirit within Patina Mountain Preserve Center’s unique desert setting which focus on engaging with external environment and traditional plants sacred to Native American indigenous communities.

• Family Engagement including wellness checks, health education classes, alternative healing practices and art therapy. There will also be on-site essential/life skills classes and workforce development activities, as well as recovery support services. 

“We are pleased to partner with Native American Connections on the highly anticipated Patina Mountain Preserve project,” said Jeff Freisen, president of Enterprise Bank & Trust, Arizona Region. “We saw the opportunity to invest in a much-needed substance use treatment center which focuses on addressing the needs of the Native American community here in Phoenix, so we took it. We look forward to its completion and supporting its mission of using a wholistic approach to help those recovering from substance use.”

“In 2018, NAC provided substance/opioid use disorder treatment services to over 2,400 individuals in Maricopa County, with 50 percent identifying as Native American”, said Diana Yazzie Devine, President/CEO of Native American Connections. “Our partnership with Enterprise Bank & Trust in the construction and opening of  Patina Mountain Preserve Wellness Center will enable us to almost double the number of people we serve – improving and saving lives.“