Latrobe Street Mission constructing sober living facility

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Parkersburg homeless shelter hopes to open a sober living facility this summer.

Officials at the Latrobe Street Mission say construction is coming right along for the 35-bed facility for men. It's being built on the second floor of their building, located at 1725 Latrobe Street.

They say there’s a demand for these facilities in the area. That’s why the mission wants to help transition people out of addiction and into becoming productive members of society.

“It’s running rampant in our neighborhoods taking over our city there’s three parts to getting cleaned up you detox and you treat then you recover we’re recovering here and you know we take them out of the treatment facilities and we try to recover them here and transition them back into society," Steve Clay, the executive director of the mission, said.

The facility is expected to open in the late summer or early fall. Clay said they are working on creating an application process for those who want to live in the sober living facility when it opens. He said if you have addiction problems or have been through treatment, you are eligible to apply.

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