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Welcome House – Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Reverend Dr. Ted Pierce of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church gave the invocation when Welcome House held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 23rd for the soon-to-be Welcome House Recovery Center. It will provide temporary shelter for more than 100 men seeking assistance in dealing with substance use disorder. The amenities will include classrooms, offices, a computer lab, a chapel, and wellness and community engagement space. Outside, there will be a basketball court, along with areas for recreation and for gathering. 

Joe Cashen, The Reverend Dr. Ted Pierce, speaker; Jason Hurd, David Kissick, Greg Highbarger, Eric Turner, Robin Cunningham, Micah Haen, John Hungerford, Jamie Boyle, Welcome House; Rich McArdle, board chair; Grant Baumgartner, Matt McLaughlin, Grant Golson, Keith Faison, Ryan Shriver, Rozanne Prather, Randy Curnow, and Ed Walsworth


Featured in the August 6, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Craig Sands


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