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YMCA Men's Transitional Living Program helps men in need

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The YMCA's All Men's Transitional Living Program called Hope House partnered with Silverdale Baptist Church to refurbish a home to help those in need.

The YCAP's Regional Director says they will offer support and structure to six young men at a time inside the 3 bedroom home. They will have to abide to strict rules on a daily basis, attend meetings and take random drug test.

The one year program is designed to be a second start where men 18 years and older coming from a trouble past are embraced with a local educators and volunteers.

The participants receive group counseling for drug and alcohol addiction. They also learn problem solving, anger management and life skills designed to hopefully give these men a solid chance in life when they depart.

There's also a long list of men waiting their turn.  It's possible they will get that chance. The YMCA is in the process of placing bids on other homes located in the Chattanooga area.

The YCAP Regional Director Joe Smith says, "We want to help as many people as we can. Our vision is to expand  this concept by having other housing opportunities so we can help more people."

To find out how you can help or if you want to learn more about the YCAP Transitional House click here.

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