Corina Freeman is one of seven women who just moved to Charleston, WV from Liberty Place Recovery Center in Richmond, Kentucky.
“We just got all of our stuff unloaded. We haven’t had much time to do unpacking and all of that yet,” said Corina.
She and the other women, who are all recovering addicts, will be working on the replication team as peer mentors for Recovery Point Charleston.
The 92 bed facility, slated to open on November 1st, will focus on helping women battling drug addiction.
While some look at drug abuse as a death sentence, the women of Recovery Point Charleston are living proof that recovery is possible.
“You know that stereotype that we are going to be like this forever and they we are going to die like this but it’s not true. It feels good to be able to make a difference,” said Anna Hartman, a member of the replication team.
The women hope to use their past struggles to help those currently fighting addiction.
Aside from moving in, the group is focusing on getting everything ready for the residents to arrive.
“We have to get all of the schedules, all of the material, who is going to teach what. It’s a lot of work but it will be worth it.” said Anna Hartman.
The idea of Recovery Point is to change the way of thinking for those struggling with drug addiction. The women are excited to see the difference they can make in the state of West Virginia.
“I have seen it so much where I was and I know that there are going to be those that aren’t ready yet. I have hope that there will be a lot that come out of here and stay recovered,” said Corina.
Recovery Point Charleston will bring in around ten women at at time, get them through detox, and begin the counseling process.
They hope to be operating at full capacity by Spring.