Hope Recovery Manor hosts open house

PARKERSBURG, W.Va (WTAP)- Hope Recovery Manor, a long term recovery program, welcomed in the community on Sunday so they could see how a local need is being addressed.

“We are having an open house. Because of the confidentiality of the clients that will be living here, we did it before we had anyone move in,” says Jane Burdette, President of the Junior League.

“There will be 12 women and we want to treat them well. We want them to develop self-esteem, so they each have their own bedroom. They contribute a program fee, and we’re going to save $85 a month, and in a year, which the program is a one year residential, they get $1,000 when they leave,” explains Dr. Priscilla Leavitt of Hope and Recovery Manor.

“We have a lot of crisis intervention programs…but there wasn’t much money allotted for the long term recovery and so we felt that was really a need and we’re finding it truly is,” continues Burdette.

The program was started by the Junior League of Parkersburg and for some of their members, the connection is personal.

“I had some family members that have come to live with me for a short period of time and had to basically teach how to live again…we will be teaching that again here where they will learn how to fill out a resume, they will learn how to go to a job interview,” notes Juli Kerns of the Junior league of Parkersburg and a member of the strategic project committee.

The ultimate goal of the program is simple, to help those who may not be able to help themselves.

“We’re going to build them back up, really from the ground; we’re going to build them up,” Kerns says.

More information on the program can be found at https://www.hoperecoverymanor.org/