West Virginia Apartments To House Women In Drug Treatment

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Renovations have started on a building that will become apartments for women undergoing treatment for substance use disorders in West Virginia.

Marshall University says in a news release its health provider group, Marshall Health, and the Huntington City Mission have begun construction on the 15,000-square-foot building next to the mission.

Each of the 18 apartments will consist of up to three bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and kitchenette. They will enable women suffering from substance use disorders to live with their children.

A grant from the state Department of Health and Human Resources is funding the program.

The statement says some services, including family therapy, will be provided on site while many others such as medication-assisted treatment will be in outpatient locations. The renovations are expected to be completed by October.