O'Brien House expanding to help more women in need
BATON ROUGE - There's more hope and more help for women who are battling alcohol and drug addiction in the capital area.
The O'Brien House in Baton Rouge dedicated a new women's dorm Wednesday, creating a lot more space for women in need.
The facility extends a helping hand for up to 90 days to people from all walks of life.
"Most of the clients who come here are referred from a primary treatment program, most typically referred to as a 28-day program, although they may come from prison or some even come from the street," said Todd Hamilton, executive director of O'Brien House.
Recovery specialist Tonja Miles said seeing the halfway home program grow from two building to more than five has been "amazing."
"You know, so many women suffer with addictions," Myles said. "I've been in recovery for 28 years, so I know how it is."
For more information on the O'Brien House and their services visit their website.
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