One Voice is opening it’s third location in Dawson.
The non-profit will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year in October. One Voice has one goal, to help those affected by addictions.
“We’re committed to rescuing, restoring and rebuilding our community, one family at a time, one individual at a time. Especially for individuals who are struggling and their families with drug abuse, substance abuse and any type of life controlling issue,” said Melonie Terry.
Terry said One Voice’s goal is to be in every county in West Virginia. She said drug abuse is an epidemic in West Virginia. All they want to do is help the person addicted and their families.
“It’s just a huge problem in all of our communities. I don’t know of any individual who’s not been touched directly or indirectly by the drug abuse problem. Via prescription drugs or illegal narcotics, and I’m pretty sure the statistics are staggering.”
One Voice offers support groups for both the addict and their families, and information on treatment programs. Right now they’re looking to train volunteers for the Dawson location. Their office will be open Monday through Friday and they will have someone on call 24/7.