The Dove Recovery House for Women in Indianapolis is expanding into Dubois County. The organization says it plans to open a new location in Jasper by the end of 2022 in an effort to bridge a gap in treatment for women impacted by substance use disorder.
Dove House is partnering with the Dubois County Community Foundation to lease the property and provide free housing and comprehensive clinical services for up to 15 women. The foundation last year received a $4.4 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to improve mental health and addiction treatment services in the county.
“The financial burden of treatment is one of the main reasons people do not seek help,” Wendy Noe, executive director of Dove House, said in a news release. “Another barrier we often see is proximity to services. This expansion into Dubois County will address both of these common barriers to getting help by providing free services in a community that does not have the life-saving programs Dove House offers.”
The city of Jasper donated the facility on Knust Street for use as recovery housing. Dove House says the home, which features an ADA-compliant bedroom, three double rooms and a dorm room, will undergo renovations before opening. It will be staffed by a team of licensed therapists, peer recovery coaches, resident assistants and a clinical director.
Dove House says residents who are referred to the facility will be expected to stay for a minimum of three months, but can stay for up to two years.