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Helena church announces plans for addiction recovery program

Posted: 10:00 AM, Mar 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-02 19:02:10-05

HELENA – Plans for a new addiction recovery program in the Helena area were presented on Friday to local leaders, justice officials and addiction specialists.

Mountain Family Fellowship Church announced that they are planning on opening a “Hope Center” for women in need.

Hope Center is a live-in, faith-centered and evidence-based recovery program with other locations in Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The minimum length of stay in the program is eight months, which includes 24-hour supervision, court liaison services, an aftercare plan and more.

There would be a monthly fee of $700 for a client attending the program. Hope Center would also offer an indigent work program for those who cannot afford the monthly fee.

Members of the program must also be a member of the partnership church with the local Hope Center.

Pastor Paul McElroy of Mountain Family Fellowship said it takes a collaboration throughout the community to make a real impact, and every person in need of recovery has a story.

McElroy added that his hopes are that this project will lead to other care opportunities for women in need.

“It’s in our hearts’ desire to see a crisis pregnancy there as well to help women in those situations. So big Dreams, big vision but we serve a big God,” said McElroy.

Mountain Family Fellowship is looking to raise $200,000 for the Hope Center and will be holding a fundraising gala May 17.

Story by John Riley, MTN News