HYPE Athletics plans to open rehab center

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — A new rehab center will be coming to the campus of the Hype Recreation Center, 23302 W. Warren Ave.

Owner Ali Sayed is planning to build the 15,000-square-foot facility on the 40,000-square-feet of land behind the current recreaction center.

“We’ve been working on the rehab center for a few years now to find the best practice model,” he said. “Providing education, intervention, prevention and diversion to the community has always been important.”

The HYPE Reaction Center provides families athletics, education, event hosting and more at two locations in Dearborn Heights and Wayne.

The rehab center will offer services and treatment for substance abuse and violence to those who need it.

Services will include treatment, testing and triage whether it’s voluntary or court-ordered for patients who are insured or uninsured.

Housing for short and long-term patients also is in the plans.

“Substance abuse and violence are growing issues in our region and nation,” Sayed said. “We have to be proactive for our children and next generation.”

Currently, the rehab center is in the planning and assessment phases of the project.

“We’re working on the plan of action and what resources are needed to complete the center,” Sayed said. “Next is identifying our partners and government agencies on the city, county, state and federal level and begin our capital fundraising campaign.”

For more information on the HYPE Reaction Center, call 313-436-0043 or 734-721-7400.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)