New facility in Clay County will help addicted mothers receive treatment

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Aetna Better Health of Kentucky is donating $150,000 to fund a Clay County treatment facility.

Our sister station WKYT reports, this facility is designed to help addicted mothers receive treatment.

The money will go to Volunteers of America Mid-States. They are going to take the donation and build a 16-bed facility for moms and moms-to-be who want help towards recovery.

During their stay, moms will receive a comprehensive treatment plan focusing on group therapy and parenting support.

Organizers say this is a big need in southeastern Kentucky.

"I'm so excited that there are going to be opportunity for other women just like me to get these services and I just hope that if there's any pregnant women that are out there struggling with addiction that they make the call because it will change their life forever," said Nicole Collins.

Collins was addicted to opioids and went to a similar facility in Louisville.

Once the facility is open it will give mothers an option to stay closer to home while getting help.

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