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Richards Building—Residential Treatment Center

Addiction is an illness that is both preventable and treatable. Treatment saves lives.

The Richards Building, located at 10225 Jensen Lane in Owings Mills, is the first County-owned residential facility and will be a valuable tool in our arsenal to combat opioid overdose deaths.


Medium- and high-intensity residential drug treatment for patients 18 years and older is provided around the clock. Services include family counseling, transition planning and after-care referral. The average length of stay is 90 to 120 days.

Initially, 30 beds will be available. The expectation is for 80 beds at this facility in 2020, serving approximately 300 individuals and their families annually.

Service Provider

Treatment services rendered at the facility are provided by Gaudenzia, a private drug and alcohol treatment organization, as part of a three-year County service agreement approved by the County Council in the summer of 2019. Gaudenzia has provided similar treatment services in the past and has a history of producing positive results in the lives of patients served.

Cost of Services Coverage

Patients utilize various payer resources to cover costs including private, commercial and Medicaid insurances.

Residential Impact on the Community

The facility is set off from other areas in the community. The County maintains responsibility for ground maintenance, trash removal, utilities and general site upkeep. The County is working to ensure that negative impact to the community is negligible.


Similar services provided at this location in the past did not negatively affect security in the community. History notwithstanding, renovations at the facility include an internal and external security monitoring system and cameras.


Community members may call 443-425-8285 with any questions or concerns.

Revised May 6, 2021         


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