Recovery Point of Charleston dedicates Stockton Street building

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail,

“Rachel Thaxton, program coordinator of Recovery Point of Charleston, said the facility will start the bidding process on the project within the next month, and will likely begin construction within six weeks after the bids close. The main building will have 92 treatment beds, which will be opened about 10 beds at a time initially, and Thaxton said the facility will also construct 24 transitional apartments on the property that will house up to 48 more women

…As Princess Young stood inside the vast concrete warehouse at 501 Stockton St. on Charleston’s West Side, she cried at the thought of what the building’s future could mean for people like her daughter, who has been in recovery for more than a year in a facility in Kentucky.

…For Young’s daughter, Lindsay, help finally came after weeks of fruitless searching for treatment in her home state of West Virginia. Now, Young said she hopes that other women in the Kanawha Valley won’t have to leave their families to seek treatment, thanks in part to the planned Recovery Point of Charleston, which dedicated its building on the West Side Tuesday and will begin construction in the coming months.”

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