To be eligible for the Jobs & Hope Program an individual must:
Be engaged in a recovery program
Have a valid WV Driver's license
Be gainfully employed or beginning job training
Be referred through a transition agent
Be 18 Years or older
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What is the jobs & hope program?
Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis. Established by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature, this program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies in West Virginia in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment. Speaking on the success of the Jobs & Hope program, the governor recently stated, “We came up with a concept where we would give free treatment to people who were struggling, and then we would genuinely train them to be able to do real, meaningful, and good-paying work.” He continued, “I’m excited to see that this program is really working in terms of getting West Virginians back on their feet and contributing to society in a way that’s good for everyone.”
At the heart of Jobs & Hope is a vision of providing West Virginians in recovery the opportunity to overcome obstacles that prevent them from establishing career success and strong family and community ties. This will allow participants to live up to their aspirations while accomplishing the primary goal of putting West Virginians back to work.
How it works
Good News Mountaineer Garage and Jobs & Hope West Virginia partnered in April 2020 to provide West Virginians a dependable vehicle who are engaged in a recovery program. To receive a vehicle, a client must be referred by their transition agent. When GNMG receives the referral, a staff person will contact the family to explain the program and determine what kind of vehicle best meets their transportation needs. Before a client can be placed in a vehicle, he/she must provide proof of liability insurance and participate in GNMG’s maintenance training.