Marshall Health has begun construction on what will soon be the largest residential treatment facility in the region for women suffering from substance use disorder and their children.
In cooperation with the Huntington City Mission, Marshall Health is renovating a 15,000 square-foot building formerly known as “Project Hope.” The new project will be called Project Hope for Women and Children and is funded through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
The long-term treatment facility is intended to compliment existing services, such as the Maternal Addiction Recovery Center, Lily’s Place and Recovery Point, according to a press release.
The press release says while some services such as support groups and therapy will be delivered on site, services such as medication assisted treatment will be delivered at outpatient treatment facilities.
The goal, the release says, is to keep children with their mothers and both aid in recovery and teach long-term life skills.
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