For ten years now, Harvest House Atlantic has been dreaming of expanding their 12 step recovery program, to include woodworking and skills training.
That dream will soon become a reality.
Founder and Executive Director Cal Maskery says they're in the process of acquiring a building at the corner of Park and High Street, "We're purchasing that building and that is going to become a wood training shop for those that are in our program. We will have skills training as part of our recovery, so we can prepare them for the workforce. Those that excel in it, after the four and half months, when they've completed their 12 step program, then they can go all afternoons and we can be their first resume as they get training for the workforce in carpentry."
Maskery says participants will be build baby barns and patio furniture, and they will be available for purchase, "People can come in and see models that we have built, can order them, and our guys will build them to their specs. We will then deliver it to their properties. All of the money will then go back into the men's recovery program."
He expects they'll have the program up and running by April of next year.