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Residential treatment facility opens for mothers suffering from substance abuse disorder

Photo shows the building exterior for Project Hope for Women and Children. (Marshall University)

Marshall health officials officially held a ribbon cutting and opened a new residential treatment facility Thursday they said will offer a safe living environment for new and expectant mothers suffering from substance use disorder and their children.

Project Hope for Women and Children is located at 1012 Seventh Ave., next to Huntington City Mission, according to a news release from the university.

University officials said the project also provides women with the treatment and recovery resources necessary to facilitate long-term well-being.

The newly renovated, 15,000 square-foot facility features 18 single-family apartments that include two or three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room and kitchenette. Shared laundry facilities are also on site, and support staff are available 24/7.

Project Hope, which is being funded by grants and private donors, has brought 15 new skill-based jobs to the region.

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