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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • BoMar Club continues to serve the county

  • Since July 2007 the BoMar Club has served the needs of those with various addictions by providing space for 12-step programs.
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  • Since July 2007 the BoMar Club has served the needs of those with various addictions by providing space for 12-step programs.
    Said Co-founder Bill Monk, “We have 12-step meetings held about nine times a week. We also have six recovery group meetings and a nutrition class every month.”
    In 2010 the corporation was able to reach their goal of purchasing the property where the clubhouse is currently located
    In 2011 the facility received a grant through Health and Human Services’ Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health facilities to operate as a drop-in center. The grant also included a contract drop in center manager that can give assistance in the way of referrals and activity coordination. During that time approximately 500 individuals came to the center each month.
    According to Monk, the 501(c) (3) non-profit organization has opened its door as a safe haven for members to speak about his/her addictions. Those wanting to kick their additions receive support and a shoulder to lean on from other members who do not judge them.
    Said Board Member Bill Monk, “The 12-step programs such as Alcoholics’ Anonymous and Narcotics’ Anonymous. Al-Anon is offered to help families to receive support when they are living with or dealing with an addict. Our mission is to have place that’s committed to recovering addicts and their families in and around our county”.
    Through the years of the BoMar’s existence, the facility has opened their doors not only to those working on sobriety, but to the general public as well.
    “We offer the community spaces for events and activities that don’t involve alcohol or drug use,” said Monk. “Families can rent spaces for all kinds of celebrations such as birthday parties, dinners, and baby showers. They can also have cook outs and yard sales here too.”
    He finnished, “The club has been something that the county has needed for a very long time. We are proud to serve the community that serves us.”
     

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