Rate hike reflects CFR audit

Community Family Resources and The Richmond Center have submitted an independent audit and financial report to the Webster County Board of Supervisors.

CFR provides substance abuse detoxification services for the county, and the board recently approved a rate increase from $421 per day from the previous discounted rate of $215 per day.

The board was told the detox program has been losing money for the last several years, and the new rate is based on the real cost of providing the service.

“This is kind of unusual that we are getting this from CFR,” said Supervisor Clark Fletcher, who is also on CFR’s board of directors.

Fletcher said this shows CFR’s willingness to “bare their souls, so to speak,” so the county can see how the money is being spent.

“I applaud them for that,” Fletcher said.

CFR is a nonprofit group that promotes healthy behavior and lifestyle through advocacy, prevention and treatment of substance abuse, problem gambling and mental illness.

Webster County pays CFR for holding, detoxification and substance abuse evaluation for county residents under certain circumstances. The cost is the same for voluntary admissions and involuntary commitments.