TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vigo County Prosecutor Terre Modesitt showed his support for a new recovery house Friday through grant funding.
Modesitt presented a $2,000 check to Melissa Jenkins, the director of Avenues, a new recovery house serving woman and supported by The Bridge Church.
“The waiting lists for all of the recovery houses around here are huge,” Jenkins said. “And we definitely need more.”
The funds, made possible through a community grant, will be used to purchase amenities needed to open a second residence for women in recovery.
“I think it is important for the community to understand that we want to support people that are serious in their recovery,” Modesitt said. “We are not just trying to put everyone in jail.”
Also present during the presentation were DeAnna Griffin, a Certified Recovery Specialist and volunteer with the house and Billy Henry, Pastor of The Bridge church.
The community grant is funded through the non-tax dollar income from the Infraction Deferral Program.
For more information about recovery options available in Vigo County, contact the Wabash Valley Recovery Alliance located at 619 Cherry St. in Terre Haute.