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New Hope Adds First Home in West Virginia

May 31, 2024 New Hope Happenings

Rock Hill, S.C., May 31, 2024 – New Hope Treatment Center’s is thrilled to announce that it has secured a piece of property necessary to facilitate the expansion in the state of West Virginia.

The home that was purchased sits on a unique piece of land consisting of roughly 16 acres in Milton, WV. It will be converted into a 6-bed group home. Over the next 30 months, New Hope will add three more 6-bed homes to total 24 beds in the great state of West Virginia.

“New Hope is making good on the promise we made nearly six months ago and have closed on our first home and property in West Virginia that will serve the unique needs of the state,” said COO Matt Simon, MA, LMFT. “Next step is renovations and licensing – but we are moving forward as planned and can’t wait to begin serving the kids of West Virginia soon!”

New Hope announced its intent to expand into West Virginia in January 2024. West Virginia has more kids placed into out-of-state residential treatment facilities than any state in the country. A partnership was formed with Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Bureau of Social Services to try to change that.

Although it’s still in the early stages of expansion, this is a crucial step in the process. As these four homes are being built to meet the needs of West Virginia’s most challenging youth, New Hope plans to employ more than 75 staff across the four programs. None of this would be possible without the leadership of West Virginia State Director, Shannon Bragg, Director of Residential Operations in WV, Gabe Conley, and WV Marketing Representative, Barbara Broaddus.  

About New Hope

Since our opening in 1987, New Hope Treatment Centers has been a welcoming place for young people in moments of crisis. Our programs have played a role in countless success stories, thanks to our relational approach to behavioral care. We get to know our kids on an individual level, and work with them and their families toward a brighter next chapter. We believe that positive, empowering, and healthy relationships are the key to changing young lives that have been impacted by childhood trauma. At New Hope, the drive is simple: change the world, one kid at a time, through the healing power of relationships. Our people show up every day, passionate about changing young people’s lives. It’s our name and our promise: new hope for every kid who comes through our doors.