- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - As part of a plan to distribute nearly $21 million for nine anti-substance abuse programs throughout West Virginia, the state Department of Health and Human Resources is allocating a $3 million grant for a faith-based group to open a long-term care center for women.

The Intelligencer reports Heart2Heart/Living Free Ohio Valley Inc. President Sharon Travis says the grant will purchase the former Paul VI Pastoral Center and establish the new drug treatment center, which will serve approximately 100 women.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston spokesman Tim Bishop said church officials closed the 35-room center because of declining use.

Travis says priority will be given to northern West Virginia residents and those who have overdosed within the last 30 days or are active users.

The center plans to open in 2018.

___

Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide