Recovery Works

Recovery Works is a 15-week course that provides training to women affected by the opioid crisis by preparing them for manufacturing careers and helping them overcome barriers to nontraditional employment.

Services are delivered at RCBI’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and at Catholic Charities West Virginia Center for Community Learning and Advancement, both located in Huntington.

RecoveryWorksWV is open to women 18 and older in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio who have been affected by the opioid epidemic and were formerly incarcerated.

Machinist Training

Machinist training, conducted by an industry-certified trainer, will include hands-on training on machines such as mills and lathes. Trainees will work toward testing for their National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, which are industry certified and highly sought after by employers.

On-The-Job Experience

Participants will receive on-the-job-training at local employers’ manufacturing facilities. RecoveryWorksWV will provide an $8-per-hour stipend to trainees for shop time.

Counseling Support

Trainees will receive counseling from a peer counselor, who will conduct counseling sessions with participants to support emotional development, namely through assistance in maintaining sobriety and/or maneuvering relationships with family and friends struggling with addiction. The counselor also will refer trainees to support services as needed.

To apply to the program, contact Samantha Page or Sherrie Myers with Marshall Health’s CORE program at 304.691.1995 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For general information about the program, contact Carol Howerton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lucinda Curry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here to view, print or download our RecoveryWorksWV brochure.

RecoveryWorksWV is supported in part by a grant from the Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation, a Texas-based philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the social fabric of life by seeking innovative solutions to intractable and persistent problems. Partners include the Robert C. Byrd Institute, Marshall University, Catholic Charities West Virginia, and Manpower.