Huntington treatment facility receives new playground

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Huntington, W. Va. – (WOWK) A women’s treatment facility in Huntington which has helped scores of women and their children recently received a much-needed renovation. 

Project Hope, who partners with Marshall Health, is a residential treatment facility for women with substance use disorder who have children and this week the organization unveiled its new playground and courtyard to its residents. 

” I think it helps make this more than recovery- it makes it feel like home,” said Project Hope family navigator Amanda Hallman. 

The project was funded through a $75,000 donation by the “The Health Plan” so the families could have a safe place to play with their children in their own backyard. 
” I don’t know if there is enough words to tell you how grateful I am for the donation from the Health Plan,” said Jessica Tackett, Project Director, Project Hope 
Twelve families currently reside at Project Hope and they are enjoying their new playground but it is also being enjoyed by the families over at the Huntington City Mission. 
“But you do have to be one of those two entities to come and use the playground,” Hallman said. 

The playground and courtyard have only been open a short time and so far one birthday party had already held in it said Hallman.

The people involved with Project Hope and the residents who live there are looking forward to many more parties and memories to come in the future.

Tackett said Project Hope is one of the the few residential treatment facilities in West Virginia that allows children to stay with their mothers while in recovery.

If you would like to learn more about Project Hope, click here

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