Project Hope for Women & Children assists women and their children by helping mothers recover from substance abuse. As a comprehensive treatment facility, Project Hope provides onsite peer and residential support, mental health services, and life skills training. By providing a stable and supportive environment, this intensive residential treatment helps women work towards long-term recovery, develop healthy parenting skills, and build safe family relationships.

For more than a decade, Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health had been caring for those affected by substance abuse in their clinics and teaching hospitals. This initiative was formed as a partnership with the Huntington City Mission to help bridge gaps in the continuum of care and offer hope of a brighter future for mothers on the road to recovery and their families. Mothers can take comfort knowing that their children are with them and safe, so they can build healthy attachments while getting the help they need.

The facility can house up to 17 families at a time in individual single-family units, which includes six two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom apartments. The average stay at Project Hope is up to six months. After completing the program, clients have an option to continue at Hope House for another six months. Hope House features four two-bedroom, furnished apartments, as well as a group meeting space for ongoing therapy sessions.