St. Peter youth treatment center approved 15 Jan 18

Despite opposition from nearby residents, a proposed treatment center for troubled teens was approved by the St. Peter Board of Appeals and adjustments. The new building will be set on an open lot at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Sunrise Drive in St. Peter. The facility will house boys and girls ages 11 to 17 who are dealing with trauma, emotional or behavioral problems, agression issues or family issues who could benefit from staying away from home either a few weeks up to a year. The Hoffman Center started in 1970 as a program for juvenile delinquents launched by Brown and Nicollet County Human Services Board.