Our goal is to provide a stable, supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.

Project Hope for Women & Children provides a stable and supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.

As a comprehensive treatment facility for women and their children, Project Hope provides onsite peer and residential support, life skills training and mental health services. Our individual approach to treatment also includes educational support services, career development, nutrition, exercise support, parenting and relationship courses, spiritual care and financial education. 

Project Hope can house to up to 18 families at a time in individual single-family units. The average length of stay at Project Hope is up to six months.


For more information or to refer a mother to Project Hope for Women & Children, please call 304-696-HOPE (4673).

Project Hope for Women & Children is an intensive residential treatment program for women with substance use disorders and their children. It provides a stable and supportive environment for women and their children so they can work toward long-term recovery, developing healthy parenting skills and building safe family relationships.

For nearly a decade, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health have been caring for women suffering from substance use disorder and their children in our clinics and teaching hospitals. For Project Hope, we partnered with the Huntington City Mission to bridge a gap in the continuum of care and offer hope of a brighter future for mothers and their families on the road to recovery.

As a comprehensive treatment facility for women and their children, Project Hope provides onsite peer and residential support, life skills training and mental health services. As well as:

  • Educational support
    Career development
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise support
  • Parenting and relationship courses
  • Spiritual care
  • Financial education

This single-family apartment complex has seven two-bedroom and 11 three-bedroom apartments to house women who are currently pregnant or postpartum and their children up to the age of 12. Mothers can take comfort in knowing that their children are with them and building healthy attachment bonds while they get the help they need. Average length of stay at Project Hope is up to six months.

Project Hope for Women & Children uses an evidenced-based approach to treatment overseen by the academic medical team at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Program acceptance is based on formal intake procedure and medical clearance.

Project Hope provides an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 3.5 level of services, which means it is a clinically-managed, high-intensity residential service with trained counselors to stabilize and prepare for outpatient treatment over the course of four to six months. Residential services are described as co-occurring services, which are staffed by designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel to provide a range of services in a 24-hour treatment setting.

Treatment includes substance use treatment, medication-assisted treatment (as necessary/wanted), mental health counseling, psychiatric assessment and treatment, life skills, parenting and attachment training, exercise and nutrition support, educational support, job development, financial education and spiritual care.

Each of the 18 single-family apartments within the 15,000-square-foot building includes two or three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room and kitchenette. Much of the construction and initial program costs for Project Hope for Women & Children have been funded through state and federal grants. Therefore, our focus is on ongoing program costs and the “essentials” necessary to make Project Hope feel and function like a home.


Financial Support

Your tax-deductible gift will go to furnish and equip units for each family. This means making an apartment into a home with kitchen appliances, furniture and day-to-day living essentials. You will also be helping fund program expenses. Naming opportunities are available for family units starting at $15,000.


In Kind Gifts

For $500, you may also sponsor a welcome care package for families, which includes items like those listed below. In-kind donations of baby, personal care and housekeeping items are always appreciated. Items accepted include:

BABY

PERSONAL CARE

OTHER

Baby diapers

Deodorant

New full/twin sheet sets

Baby wipes

Feminine products

Pots/pans

Bottles

Shampoo

Silverware

Detergent

Soap

Bus passes

Lotion

Toothbrushes

Gas cards

Washcloths

Toothpaste

Walmart gift cards

Towels

 

 


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For more information about Project Hope, in-kind gifts or volunteer opportunities, contact:

Jessica B. Tackett, Project Director
Project Hope for Women & Children
304-696-HOPE (4673)

For naming opportunities and financial gifts, contact:

Linda S. Holmes, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
304-691-1711

Please make checks payable to:

Marshall Health
c/o Project Hope for Women & Children
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701