In an effort to keep the lights on for an important building to the area, a senator has secured funding to do just that.
The Crossroads For Women recovery home in Gilbert has been approved $10,000 to maintain itself, Sen. H. Truman Chafin said in an email to Gilbert Mayor Vivian Livingood.
The funds will be given to the STOP Coalition of Gilbert, which runs the shelter, and it be will permitted to use the funds to maintain Crossroads For Women until funding becomes available through West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Livingood was pleased with the news, saying that Crossroads is “a wonderful place women can come to get their lives back on track.”
Crossroads For Women is dedicated to providing a home for women who are recovering from substance abuse. We will provide a safe and enriching environment free from drugs, alcohol, and violence where mutual support will be a key to recovery.
The recovery center offers various referral services as well. They include alcohol and drug counseling, mental health counseling, as well as financial and spiritual counseling.
Crossroads also provides other referral services outside of counseling, like GED preparation, employment opportunities, job readiness, life skills, domestic violence education and support groups, parenting classes, and wellness programs. The center works with various organizations like law enforcement, social services organizations and churches, as well.
“I'm always pleased to assist you and your town in such good causes and projects, both in the Gilbert area and for the greater good of Mingo County and southern West Virginia,” Chafin said in an email to Livingood.
In another act of charity, Chafin also was able to secure approval of $50,000 funding on the Senate side for the Delbarton’s water project.
“I salute… the town council for all the hard work you're doing to provide water to the residents of Delbarton and the surrounding area.”