THP Helps Brighten Community with Project Hope

On Tuesday, August 6, Marshall University announced that the last phase of renovation at Project Hope for Women & Children was completed, which included a new playground and courtyard for its youngest residents. The Health Plan proud to partner with Marshall Health and support such a worthwhile mission.

“We are proud to partner with Marshall Health and support such a worthwhile mission,” said Jim Pennington, president and CEO of The Health Plan. “As a community-based organization, there is nothing more important to our future then the health and well-being of mothers and their children. We are thankful to be a part of Project Hope and the City of Huntington.”

The Health Plan was able to significantly contribute to new playground equipment, rubber mulch, a basketball court, bicycle rack, benches and cornhole boards in the courtyard at the center of Project Hope for Women & Children, a comprehensive residential treatment facility for women with substance use disorder and their children. The courtyard also features a two-story mural of an apple tree by local artist, Beverly St. Lawrence. A grilling area and updated outdoor furniture complete the space.  In addition to serving the 12 women and 19 children who currently reside at Project Hope, Huntington City Mission residents also have access to the courtyard and playground.

In addition to playground, The Health Plan also sponsored two apartments at the facility, providing kitchen appliances, furniture and day-to-day living essentials. For more information on Project Hope for Women & Children, visit