Women’s treatment center set to open on 676

Photo by Janelle Patterson At Brandi's Legacy, the new women's treatment center opening Monday on Ohio 676 in Marietta, women and babies will be housed for three to six months during recovery post-detox.

With an opening date set for Monday, community-based women’s recovery from addiction has a new home in Washington County.

On Ohio 676 just outside of Marietta city limits sits the former Hannah’s House, a women’s respite care facility, now to be utilized by Land of Goshen Treatment Center, Inc. which has Medicaid-paid treatment facilities in Ironton and Malta.

The facility used to house 15 women under Hannah’s House, according to Connie Strahler, a former employee who toured the building Friday.

“They’ve painted a lot, and the security cameras are new,” noted Strahler as she toured the renovated bedrooms and counseling rooms last week.

Now, the Marietta treatment center will continue the faith-based residential treatment program built through Land of Goshen locally, beginning with clients post-detox.

Photo by Janelle Patterson Each bedroom in the new women's treatment center opening Monday on Ohio 676 offers a bathroom for residents Four rooms will be used for pregnant women working in recovery.

“We’re not a medical unit,” explained Director of Business Services Amber Sanders, at the facility’s open house last week. “Here we’re taking in at first up to four pregnant women and 20 more females and providing services on-site.”

Over a client’s three-to-six month stay, they will undergo counseling services on-site including group and family counseling as they live in the 24-hour staffed home with a shared dining room, kitchen, offices and living room.

“Then as they drop in risk levels we can start introducing employment services as well,” said Sanders.

The facility is named after Brandi Craft, who passed away on April 6, 2013 from an accidental overdose.

Brandi Craft was the sister of High on Hope Ministries’ Founder Tim Craft, of Parkersburg. Now in recovery for more than a decade he also works as intake and marketing director for Land of Goshen’s Ironton and Malta facilities.

Photo by Janelle Patterson Probation Officer Melanie Ferrell talked with recovering addicts during the open house of Brandi's Legacy in Marietta last week.

“This place and all of the people that have donated time and put so much work into making this beautiful place of hope in my sister’s memory, it means so much to us,” he said as he cut the cake for the open house last week.

The residential treatment center is only the second in the county to accept women and is the first to accept pregnant women. Addiction experts say there is a lack of residential options for women in recovery throughout the state.

The facility is currently accepting applications for admission, fielding calls through 304-916-8468.

For more information, visit landgoshen.org.

At a glance:

Photo by Janelle Patterson Tim Craft, right, his niece Angel, left, and stepson Cash attended the dedication last Friday of the new women's treatment center on Ohio 676, named in honor of Angel's mother, Tim's sister, Brandi Craft.

• Brandi’s Legacy, a women’s residential treatment facility, opens in Marietta Monday.

• The center is operated by Land of Goshen Treatment Center, Inc.

• Land of Goshen also runs Medicaid faith-based facilities in Ironton and Malta.

• Brandi’s Legacy is located in the former Hannah’s House, 1417 Lancaster St., Marietta.

• The center is a three-to-six-month substance abuse residential treatment program with 14 bedrooms for 24 females, up to four of whom may be pregnant upon entry.

• For more information, visit landgoshen.org.

Source: Land of Goshen Treatment Center, Inc.

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