Over the past few years we have served many men and women who are battling addiction. We have ministered to some in our men's residential home and many others through our outreach program. Through the years, we have watched many children suffer neglect, abuse and hopelessness. As studies demonstrate, children in homes of addiction are more likely to walk the same destructive path. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 8.3 million children under the age of 18 live in a household where at least one parent is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Because of this, the Hope for Appalachia leadership team and board of directors have decided to launch a Children’s Resource Center so we can serve and care for kids in homes of active addiction. We will provide short-term and long-term support for kids in homes of active addiction and be an advocate for their future. We will also connect their families with existing support systems and community resources. No child should suffer as a result of their parent's decisions.
We are hiring new staff, bringing in more volunteers and developing a multi-faceted approach to help the whole family and to especially serve children. We've realized there is a great need in our community for a resource center like this after speaking with various organizations we will partner with, such as after school programs, schools and police departments.
In order to do all this, we need your help. We are in the process of renovating a space so we can open the Children's Resource Center in the next month, but there will always be financial needs as we seek to serve kids and families in the community. Please, consider becoming a monthly-partner, making a one-time donation or spreading the word about Hope For Appalachia and our Children's Resource Center.
Give to our Children's Resource Center today