MOREHEAD CITY — Hope Mission opened the doors of its women’s shelter Feb. 1 and is already housing a resident and has turned others away because of drug and alcohol issues.
“We are a drug-free facility, and the women coming in need to pass a Breathalyzer and drug test,” said Gene McLendon, director of Hope Mission, on Tuesday. “We refer the women who don’t pass the tests to a detox center, and then if they desire they can come into our Hope Recovery Homes program (residential homes for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction).”
The on-site shelter supervisor, Angela Nolan, is a former resident of the Hope Recovery Homes program and said she was excited about helping women get back on their feet.
“I feel blessed to help other women who have gone through tough circumstances,” she said as she led a tour of the home, which can house up to eight women. “With all I’ve been through I want to use that to help others.”