CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today made two stops in the Charleston area to participate in the openings of the Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare’s (ABHC) treatment facility that will house women in recovery, and the new Health Right clinic on the West Side that will provide free care to underserved populations.
Senator Capito first delivered remarks and participated in a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the ABHC substance use disorder treatment facility that will house up to 30 women. The facility is a project of Pollen8, which is a woman-led nonprofit based in South Charleston.
“After the toll the pandemic took when it comes to addiction, it was truly encouraging to celebrate the opening of this treatment facility today,” Senator Capito said. “Whether it is through Medication Assisted Treatment, abstinence-based, or some other combination of treatment options, this facility is ready to help every woman who walks through these doors get their life back. I sincerely appreciate the work of Cheryl Laws with Pollen8, Mayor Mullens, and all those who will make an incredible difference at the Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare facility. I am praying for you, rooting for you, and here to support the success of this place in any way I can.”
Senator Capito then participated in the opening of a Health Right clinic in Charleston’s West Side that will serve underserved minority and disabled populations. The new West Side clinic will provide free primary care and behavioral health, and connect patients with the East End clinic through a shuttle from one location to the other.
“As a member of Congress, I’ve been a proud long-time supporter of Health Right and the good work they do here,” Senator Capito said. “I am so proud to stand here today for this celebration as we expand our health care initiatives in Charleston, especially for underserved populations. By opening this new facility on the West Side, in addition to the location on the East End, and expanding these important services, Health Right is now able to offer more convenience and quality health care for more individuals in the Charleston community.”
Photos from today’s event:
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) participates in the ribbon cutting of the Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare’s treatment facility in South Charleston, W.Va. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) participates in a ribbon cutting at the new Health Right clinic on the West Side that will provide free care to underserved populations in Charleston, W.Va. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
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