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Rescue Mission receives matching grant to help recovery programs

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 9:00 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Rescue Mission of Roanoke is changing its intake process for its Way Forward Recovery Program, thanks to a matching grant from the Gentle Shepherd Hospice.

Lee Clark, the mission’s CEO, said the mission will be able to help more people in an addiction crisis every day. It will no longer take weeks to get into the recovery program. A person in need could be admitted faster, even the next day.

“We don’t want them to have to wait. We want them to have the opportunity to be able to get into the life-saving treatment in a safe place where overdose is not an option and their life can be saved,” said Clark.

The rescue mission said daily intakes will begin October 1. Right now, the mission has capacity for 40 men and 20 women in its long-term, 12-step residential program.

You can learn more about the rescue mission and the Way Forward Recovery Program here.

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