As a transformational employer, the Housing Development Alliance provides paid, on-the-job training in home construction to men and women in recovery. This grant-funded program was created to address two key issues observed in our service area:
We partner with the residential Hickory Hill Recovery Center, Perry County Drug Court, and Knott County Drug Court to identify men and women who are in an advanced stage of their recovery program and would be excellent candidates for our year-long training. We interview the pool of candidates and select up to six for each training year. Our partners are kept informed about the trainees’ progress and are always welcome to contact us about the program or to schedule a visit.
Now in its second year, our program would love to partner with more local agencies so that we can give more men and women in recovery this amazing opportunity! If your organization is interested in referring clients to Hope Building, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Mental health professionals and those specializing in substance use recovery all over the country have time and again stated their belief that securing and maintaining a job is crucial to staying in recovery. Perhaps no other region in America has been as hard hit by opioid abuse as Central Appalachia. This is an issue that touches, in some way, nearly every family in East Kentucky.
If you are a local employer interested in working with HDA to hire Hope Building trainees for positions doing meaningful work at a living wage, please contact us. We’d love to work with you to frame the future of Appalachia!
Shannon Gabbard, Program Director