The Jefferson County League of Women Voters has long been interested in getting an in-patient addiction treatment center in the Panhandle. There is also an urgent interest in the community to develop in-patient treatment for those with mental disorders. "A Place to Heal" forum will be held July 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the County Commission meeting room at the Old Charles Town Library.
This forum will explore the need for geographically accessible residential treatment, whether one center could serve both addiction and mental health disorders, and strategies for getting a treatment fancily established somewhere in the region. Participants are Paul Macom, president of East Ridge Mental Health Services in Martinsburg, Jim Gaynor, president of Grafton Integrated Health Network and Jim Auxer, representing the Eastern Regional Jail.