Alcohol and drug addiction is on the rise nationwide, with West Virginia being especially hard hit. In response to this crisis, Recovery Point West Virginia took a vacant building in Charleston and turned it into an 84-bed facility that includes a detox center. Opened Nov. 1, 2016, the Recovery Point Charleston facility hosts a long-term residential program that offers hope to women and their families in this high-need community.
To assist with the more than $2 million in construction costs, Summit Community Bank arranged for an Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant of $500,000 through FHLBank Pittsburgh.
“It’s a privilege to work with partners so dedicated to assisting the communities we serve,” said Tony Ward, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Summit Community Bank. “Our sincere desire is to help with this epidemic, and we’re encouraged by the fact that the grant funds for this facility have allowed Recovery Point to treat those in need now and for many years to come.”
Recovery Point West Virginia serves more than 300 men and women in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg and Bluefield, West Virginia. The organization also offers drop-in recovery coaching services at locations throughout the state. Recovery Point services are free, and its programs use non-medical detoxification procedures. They also help to reduce recidivism of felony offenders who have substance-use disorders by offering judges alternative sentencing options.
“The addiction epidemic plaguing our community requires comprehensive solutions to turn the tide,” said Matt Boggs, Executive Director of Recovery Point West Virginia. “Prior to opening Recovery Point Charleston, many women were forced to leave West Virginia for help. Now, women can remain close to their families while they experience the transformative process of recovery.”