VOA Mid-States breaks ground on expansion of women’s addiction recovery program in Clay County, KY

April 17, 2024

On Friday, April 19, Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) will break ground on the expansion of their nationally recognized recovery program for pregnant and parenting women in Clay County, Kentucky. For more than four years, VOA’s Freedom House has helped Southeast Kentucky women overcome substance use disorder without leaving their children behind.

Freedom House is a unique program that allows mothers to bring their children with them during treatment. Using an evidenced-based clinical services model of recovery, Freedom House addresses the cycle of addiction. Through individual, group and family therapy, the program helps mothers build long-lasting foundations for a substance-free life for themselves and their children.

A year ago, VOA announced plans to expand their current program location in Clay County, Kentucky to accommodate an additional 300 women and their children annually. On Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET, VOA Mid-States President and CEO Jennifer Hancock will join Senate President Robert Stivers and community partners at their location at 8467 North Hwy 421 in Manchester, Kentucky to break ground on the Freedom House expansion.

“We are thrilled to break ground and expand this life-changing service in Clay County. Since VOA launched Freedom House in the region more than four years ago, we’ve served over 470 women and 23 babies have been born drug-free to mothers in the program. We are excited to expand our efforts and continue to work with this incredible community to help more women struggling with substance use disorder,” said VOA Mid-States President and CEO Jennifer Hancock.

Who: VOA Mid-States President and CEO Jennifer Hancock; Senate President Robert Stivers; VOA board member and Senior Director, Regional Programming and Stewardship Terry Gray; community leader, Deann Allen; Freedom House graduate and Recovery Support Technician Kelsey Couch

What: VOA Freedom House expansion groundbreaking

Where: 8467 North Hwy 421 Manchester, KY 40962

When: Friday, April 19

10:00 a.m. ET