Kush Mansion To Be Used For Youth Treatment Program

It looks like the mansion in Gretna once owned by furniture store mogul Rod Kush will be used as a youth drug and alcohol treatment center.

Officials with the treatment program Journeys say their current facility in Bellevue is in an old school building and houses 12 adolescents.

Officials says the program is a 24-hour, voluntary environment, where residents attend classes and go to therapy sessions.

Officials say the current building is too small for the program's needs. Officials says the Kush property, which has recently been leased to Catholic Charities, would allow the program to be offered to 16 residents.

Officials say some 300 adolescents have successfully completed the Journeys program. Journeys is run by Catholic Charities.