New recovery center in Caruthersville receives governor’s blessing

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – A new recovery facility in southeast Missouri received the governor’s blessing. Governor Mike Parson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for New Day Recovery Center in Caruthersville on Wednesday.

“The governor’s out here,” said Jamie Jones, president and bishop of New Day Recovery Center. “He is one of our strong supporters and believes in the vision.”

Jones says he’s noticed more citizens in Cauthersville needing help.

“It’s really tough now,” said Jones. “So bad when we started ministry I never saw people sleeping outside here.”

Which is why Deborah Jones, the ministry administrative director, says the new facility will cater mostly to men.

“This facility is a men only facility,” said Jones.

It will have amenities and services like job training, employment and transportation.

Jones says those looking for help will have plenty of help.

“Currently we’re housing up to 16 beds,” said Jones. “We want to give them a home environment, a comfortable environment.”

Making those who enter the building feel like home.

“We want them to come into the facility with a brand new outlook of life and then that way when they leave, they too can be a benefit to the community.”

With Governor Mike Parson’s support, New Day Recovery Center leaders hope to grow and welcome women in the future.

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