Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana will host public officials and invited community leaders at the August 2 ribbon cutting of Evansville House, a new Fresh Start Recovery Center. Volunteers of America is opening the center to offer a local treatment option for mothers with children, and pregnant women recovering from addiction.

Located at 1351 West Buena Vista Rd., the 23-bed residential treatment program provides a stable environment for women to receive addiction treatment, therapy, and education in parenting and life skills. Treatment is provided free of charge.The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority loaned Volunteers of America $776,000 toward the purchase and renovation of the downtown building. Evansville House is the third Fresh Start program opened and operated in Indiana by Volunteers of America since 2015, following centers in Indianapolis and Winchester.

Don't miss the Evansville House Fresh Start Recovery Center ribbon cutting to celebrate local access to an innovative approach to addiction treatment for pregnant women and mothers with children Friday, August 2nd from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT (Remarks at 2 p.m. CDT) Tours will follow remarks. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 1351 West Buena Vista Rd., Evansville, IN 47710; parking available at Evansville House

In attendance will be Suzanne Crouch, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor of Evansville, Jim McClelland, State Exec. Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement,Terry Stigdon, Director, Indiana Department of Child Services, Dr. Dan Rusyniak, Chief Medical Officer, Family and Social Services Administration, Jacob Sipe, Executive Director, Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority and John von Arx III, President & CEO, Volunteers of America of Indiana.

For more information contact Nicole Knowlton at 614-315-8835.