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New west Louisville recovery center helping mothers battling addiction

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As the area continues to feel the crush of the opioid crisis, a new drug treatment center is stepping up to help people struggling with addiction.

Volunteers of America opened a new facility in west Louisville. And a week after the first mothers started to move in, the rooms are already full with a waiting list to get into the program.

“It has been in the face of this opioid crisis that we have seen an incredible demand for our services, particularly among women who are pregnant and parenting,” said Jennifer Hancock, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Mid-States.

The building provides transitional housing for mothers and outpatient services for up to 250 people. 

Kacie Cleveland, a patient in the program, said she is grateful for the new opportunities it has provided.

“I’ve never knew of a place where you can have your children and then be in recovery,” Cleveland said.

The Center for Women and Families had to close the facility last year after losing funding, but Volunteers of America stepped in creating the new program.

Tiffany Cole Hall, Vice President of Addiction Recovery, said woman have to complete earlier phases of the recovery program to apply.

“Most of the women right now are working a full-time job," she said. "They have to be meeting their treatment goal. They have to pay 30 percent of their income.”

If you know someone in need of help, call Volunteers of America at (502) 635-4530 or visit the Volunteers of America addiction website.

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