Some big changes are coming to a local organization that helps recovering addicts.
An anonymous local benefactor has given the Unity Center money to hire a full-time Executive Director. This will be their first full-time paid employee.
The Unity Center hosts support groups and hosts around 300 people walk through their doors each week, but because it is run by all volunteers they are not open as often as they like.
Officials with the center say this move will help them become more accessible which will help the community.
“Citizens wanted a place like this for the recovery community. We are the only ‘drop-in’ place in the Ohio Valley that offers these types of services. So we just want to be a beacon to the community and be more available to the community,” said Diana Mey, public relations for the Unity Center.
They are now accepting resumes for the position.