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Congressman Mooney Announces Internship Program for Recovery Point Graduates

April 24, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Mooney Announces Internship Program for Recovery Point Graduates

Washington, D.C.-Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) announced a new internship program designed to help individuals who are in long-term substance abuse recovery meet their programming requirements of obtaining job-readiness skills. 

“West Virginia has been ground zero of the drug epidemic and it is important to support the crucial recovery programs that are changing the lives of so many of our people who have fallen on hard times.

Last year, I toured the facility in Charleston and was impressed with the program and women who were utilizing these services.

This internship opportunity will help to prepare these individuals to re-enter the workforce. It is important to lead by example and help those who have decided to turn their lives around,” said Congressman Mooney.

“One of the many barriers people in recovery face is securing meaningful employment --they lack job history, skill sets and often have blemishes on their record.  Recovery Point WV appreciates Congressman Alex Mooney providing our graduates the opportunity to intern at his Charleston District Office and further develop the skills necessary to find and maintain employment,” said Matt Boggs, Executive Director of Recovery Point.

About the internship:

Congressman Mooney will designate three congressional internship positions in his Charleston District Office for women who are transitioning from Recovery Point Charleston’s recovery program. The interns will assist with a wide variety of administrative tasks and will be supervised by permanent district staffers who will help guide the women in a sober, professional work environment. 

About Recovery Point:

Recovery Point West Virginia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offering recovery services at no cost to clients across the state.  The organization has grown from serving 20 men as The Healing Place of Huntington in 2011 to serving hundreds of men and women struggling with substance use disorders in multiple locations, including Recovery Point Huntington, Recovery Point Four Seasons Bluefield, Recovery Point Charleston, Recovery Point at HER Place in Huntington, and Recovery Point Parkersburg.

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