HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Mothers dealing with substance use disorder now have a place in Cabell County to seek residential treatment without having to leave their kids elsewhere.
On Thursday, officials with Marshall Health, Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and other Huntington city officials celebrated the grand opening of Project Hope for Women and Children located on Huntington’s 7th Avenue.
With its 18 apartments, the residential center was created to provide a stable and supportive environment for women in recovery along with their children up to age 12.
“Currently, women who are struggling with substance use lack the resources to obtain long-term recovery if they have custody of their children or are working on reunification,” said Dr. Lyn O’Connell, associate director of addiction sciences for Marshall Health.
“In many cases, they have to relinquish the care of the child or leave that child with another family member to enter a residential program.”
Project Hope for Women and Children will change that, O’Connell said, during an interview…
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