local group hopes to fill a void that they say is missing in the
Wabash Valley with the purchase of a building in Terre Haute.
The Next Step Foundation has big plans for an old church on Sixth and Washington. The non-profit is transforming the building into a sober-living residence that caters to women.
Wednesday, the group held an open house to raise awareness for their cause.
They hope to offer counseling, 12 Step meetings and job and life skill training at the facility--services they say are missing for women in the Valley.
Dana Simons, a Next Step board member, says that she realized that these opportunities were missing for women in the Wabash Valley from working with people at the Connor Center. "We got to know the women and we got to learn first-hand what was really needed and we were just perplexed that there was no place for those women to go when they were serious about their recovery," Simons says.
The Next Step Foundation says they'll open their doors to women in need once they have raised enough money.
For more information about Next Step, check out their website: nextsteptoday.org.