Hope House Washer and DryerProject led by Field of Hope Community Campus
About the project.
Field of Hope has three community support arms – a community food pantry, youth prevention center, and a substance abuse rehabilitation center.
The latter includes residential treatment and sober living housing for women. Patients come primarily from Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, and Vinton counties. Current capacity for treatment and sober living is 44 women. The Hope House, designed for 16 women, is the primary treatment facility. The washer and dryer have a heavy use load due to the number of patients and the turnover rate as women graduate to the next level of treatment/sober living and new patients arrive. A commercial washer and dryer are needed to keep up with the demand. The initial home style appliances require frequent repair.
Good hygiene has never been more important than during the current COVID pandemic as Hope House continues to serve patients. The rising lethal drug overdose rate in Ohio and Appalachian Ohio in particular highlights the need for continued effective recovery services. The Field of Hope patients who complete their programs have a 90% success rate.
FAO staff comments.
Field of Hope Community Campus serves as a safe, supportive environment and facility where women can go to recover from substance use disorder. This project would provide these women with a new washer and dryer to use during their stay, providing them with clean clothes while they continue their treatment with the goal of sober living.