Recovery Works is a 15-week course that provides training to men and women affected in some way 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 individuals 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, conducted by an industry-certiﬁed trainer, will include hands-on training and on-the-job experience. Trainees will gain the skills necessary for entry level work on machines such as mills and lathes.
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.
Trainees will receive support 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.
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.