Inaugural event raises support for Project Hope for Women and Children


HUNTINGTON, W.Va.— Marshall Health’s inaugural Hope Blooms fundraiser event today at the St. Mary’s Center for Education raised support for Project Hope for Women & Children, a premier residential treatment facility in downtown Huntington for women with substance use disorders and their children.

The sold-out crowd enjoyed a brunch spread from local recovery-friendly businesses: Butter it Up, Café Appalachia, Grindstone, Paula Vega Cakes and Sip. The event also featured a family fashion show with dozens of styles from JCPenney, Madeleine’s Boutique and Unique Gifts, Marshall University Bookstore, MiMi’s Shabby Chic Boutique, Modest-E Boutique, Oodles, Paddy Posh, Rose and Remington, True Soul and VC Boutique.

“Since 2018, Project Hope and Hope House have met a very important need in our community and have served more than 230 families. They successfully help mothers achieve long-term recovery and support them as they navigate the early years of motherhood,” said Beth L. Hammers, M.B.A., vice dean for administration at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and chief integration and external affairs officer for Marshall Health Network. “We are so thankful for the generous sponsors who supported Hope Blooms.”   

Event sponsors included: Gold Blossom Sponsors—Farrell & Fuller Law and Innsena; Silver Springtime Sponsors—Cabell Huntington Hospital Auxiliary, Jan Rader, Marshall Health Network, Nucor Steel WV, St. Mary’s Medical Center Auxiliary and the West Virginia Health Information Network; and Bronze Bud Sponsors—Christ Temple Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Edward Tucker Architects, Harmony Ridge Recovery Center, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Jill Moore, Dr. Maria Tirona, Marshall Family Medicine, Marshall Health, Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders and Vickie Smith.

Project Hope for Women & Children is owned and operated by Marshall Health, a member of Marshall Health Network. It can house up to 17 families at a time in individual single-family units. The average length of stay at Project Hope is up to six months. Program graduates then have the option to transition to Hope House, a four-apartment complex designed to help Project Hope clients transition seamlessly from residential treatment into permanent jobs and housing.  

For more information or to support Project Hope, please visit or contact Project Hope Katy Maynard, MA, LPC, at 304.696.HOPE (4673).

Photos from the event are available at

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