Applications open for Treatment and Recovery Center advisory group

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Douglas County and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center are seeking applicants for an advisory group that will be asked to point out issues and pose solutions to improve care at the Treatment and Recovery Center.

The TRC — a branch of Bert Nash that provides help to community members experiencing mental illnesses, substance use disorders or a combination of both — opened in April 2023 and aims to offer walks-ins and urgent care every day of the week.

“We are looking forward to working with advisory members who will bring new viewpoints and expertise to the table to help us better serve Douglas County residents,” Bob Tryanski, director of behavioral health projects for Douglas County, said in a news release.

The county and Bert Nash are looking for applicants with a variety of experience and expertise, including people who have lived with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, suicidality or housing insecurity; community advocates; physicians or people with clinical expertise; first responders or justice system representatives; and organizational management, human services or legal representatives.

Advisory group members will meet on a quarterly basis and give TRC staff recommendations based on their group consensus.

Applications are due Monday, Jan. 15. Douglas County and Bert Nash staff will make contact with applicants and then share their selections with the Board of County Commissioners for approval. 

Interested candidates can apply by filling out the board application form on the county’s website, via Visit the link and click the button that says “Apply” to pull up the form, then select the Treatment and Recovery Center Advisory Group from a dropdown menu.

Those who have questions can contact Tryanski via email at or by calling 785-551-8747.

Learn more about the TRC on its website,

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