Walking through the halls of Daybreak Youth Services on Wednesday, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s presence was immediately noted.
Several teen girls looked on in awe of the small group getting a behind-the-scenes look at the adolescent recovery center, remarking how exciting visitors armed with cameras, notepads and blazers were.
Herrera Beutler took the impromptu opportunity to ask one of the female patients what she thinks of the Daybreak center.
The girl’s answer: She likes how much free time they have.
The Southwest Washington congresswoman from Battle Ground was on-site at the RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery to get a feel for how the center works, and possibly use that experience to advocate for additional substance abuse and mental health treatment funding in the future.