Recovery Coach program established

The Hall Neighbors’ House Recovery Coach program is being established at the Hall Neighbors’ House in Buckhannon.

A peer-lead, peer-driven service funded by a grant from the Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Substance Abuse has been secured for operation at the 66 College Ave. location. The Upshur Cooperative Parish serves as the fiscal agent for the grant.

Through the recovery coach training provided in West Virginia by the Partnership of African-American Churches, the staff has been certified to assist recoverees who are self-directed and motivated to seek a healthier pathway for their future.

The program is designed to encourage those with addictions: alcohol, drugs or co-dependency, to seek their level of improvement through their own initiative. The coach will be engaged to provide sources available to the recoveree in their quest for recovery.

The program addresses a gap in the current continuum of care by establishing a recovery network designed to help individuals affected by substance abuse issues.

Coaches will act as a mentor or guide and assist persons in or seeking recovery. Methods include helping recoverees build upon their strengths, identify resources and remove barriers to recovery.

The service guides the recoveree to the channels available to achieve their goals.

For more information on the Recovery Coach program, direct inquiries to Christine Carroll, certified recovery coach, director, The Hall Neighbors’ House, at 304-471-2006, www.hallneighborshouse. com or