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Sharon Leech

Sharon is a long-time resident of West Virginia and earned a master’s degree in education from WVU. In addition to teaching in the Morgantown school system, she is a licensed real estate agent. Sharon offers administrative support for the Program Development and Outreach teams at Ascension. She has enjoyed working on a variety of fund-raising events such as the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center fashion show, the WVU Cancer Center gala and Mon Health Ball of the Year, but she is most happy to be the adopted “house mom” for the wonderful residents at WV Sober Living. Sharon is the proud mom of Doug, Leila and Christy and beautiful grandson Dougie.

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How to Develop a Job Training and Reintegration Program

Nov 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Sharon Leech posted in re-employment initiative, program development


Under the best of circumstances, entering the job workforce can be an intimidating endeavor.  For those individuals in early recovery from substance use disorder (SUD), it can be overwhelming. In addition to coping with the challenges of maintaining early sobriety, these individuals are faced with securing a satisfying job that pays a living wage and can support their recovery efforts. They have most likely been out of the workforce for an extended period and might have a criminal record or are facing legal issues that create a barrier to finding gainful employment. Further, finding suitable affordable housing and establishing addiction recovery support services are critical to successfully maintaining employment.

At Ascension Recovery Services (Ascension), we are experienced in the development of programs to integrate these individuals back into society and the job market through a financially sustainable job training and workforce reintegration program specific to SUD. Our expertise includes providing job training and placement opportunities, securing safe and affordable housing options when needed, and connecting individuals with wrap around peer support services. Ascension believes those in recovery deserve the support necessary for a seamless and successful transition back into their communities, and we are here to help.  

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