Tuerk House Announces Grand Opening of Sister Augusta Reilly House for Women in Gwynn Oak

New facility in West Baltimore City provides residential treatment for women coping with substance use disorder

Baltimore (February 8, 2022) – Tuerk House, a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment system serving the most disadvantaged members of the Greater Baltimore community, announces its newest residential treatment facilty is now open and welcoming women in West Baltimore City. The Sister Augusta Reilly House for Women, located at 5212 Gwynn Oak Avenue Baltimore’s Gwynn Oak neighborhood, is able to provide housing for up to 13 women as they progress to the next stage of their treatment for substance use disorder after completing detoxification at either Tuerk House’s main campus or another treatment facility.   

Patients at The Sister Augusta Reilly House are able to stay for up to one year and benefit from a highly-structured treatment environment at either a medium-intensity or low-intensity level of support on their path to sobriety. Services provided include 24/7 clinically managed care and support; individual and group counseling sessions; and ongoing case management for housing, employment, transportation and other needs. The Sister Augusta Reilly House is the fourth residential treatment site under Tuerk House management, and the second that is dedicated to women.

The new center is named for Sister Augusta Reilly, a long-time advocate for women in Baltimore and friend of Tuerk House. Reilly, who joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1957, served as the executive director of Marian House from 1987 to 2003 where she supported women seeking refuge from addiction, abuse, trauma, homelessness, unemployment and other challenging circumstances. Tuerk House’s newest development is named in her honor for her hard work and dedication to the well-being of the women of Baltimore.

“With the opening of The Sister Augusta Reilly House for Women, even more women in Baltimore City have access to a safe, private and home-like environment to continue their treatment and healing,” says Bernard Gyebi-Foster, Tuerk House executive director. “As our community continues to fight the battle against Baltimore’s opioid crisis, it is Tuerk House’s mission to ensure every person seeking help for substance use disorder can find the resources they need to feel supported in every step of their recovery journey, and this new facility is yet another significant step towards fulfilling that mission.”

Tuerk House provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment regardless of a patient’s income or insurance status. For more information or to request help, please call 410-233-0684 or visit TuerkHouse.org.

About Tuerk House
For more than 20 years, Tuerk House has transformed lives by providing help and hope for enduring recovery to individuals, families and communities in the Baltimore metropolitan area who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs. A subsidiary of Total Health Care, Tuerk House’s non-profit drug and alcohol treatment system serves nearly 300 patients a day, regardless of their ability to pay, through an innovative, integrated model of care that encompasses all aspects of recovery. To learn more, please visit TuerkHouse.org.