THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
Josh Scanlan, director of The Way Training Center, addresses the Rotary Club of Crowley concerning the program’s rapid success and plans to expand to house more men.
Rotarians learn of upcoming expansion plans for The Way Training Center here
The Way Training Center Director Josh Scanlan and Program Supervisor Gerard Morgan spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley earlier this week on upcoming expansion plans for the facility.
The Way Training Center operates a long-term Christian discipleship training program for men.
The idea is to train and equip men suffering from life-controlling issues such as drug addiction, gambling and alcohol addiction.
Individuals are empowered by hands-on vocational training, character development classes and a healthy support group.
The Way Training Center is a 12-month residential care program.
The mission of The Way is to restore lives through the Gospel of Jesus, and empower men to be an asset to society. The mission is fulfilled in three ways: faith based curriculum, vocational training and job readiness.
The Way Training Center has grown very quickly in response to the drug epidemic that has plagued this nation, the parish and the city of Crowley, according to Scanlan.
“Now we see the opportunity to expand to help more men,” he said.
The expansion project includes renovating the upstairs of the commercial facility to accommodate 40 students and 10 staff members, allowing The Center to treat men from the surrounding parishes.
The commercial building is 11,000 square feet with two store fronts on the bottom floor and an open floor plan upstairs.
The project’s estimated price tag of $425,000 will include a fully renovated facility; a 50-resident dormitory, educational multi-purpose room; resource library with computers; a common room, laundry and shower facilities, office space for staff, on-site job readiness and a sprinkler system throughout the facility.
The Center operates a resale shop in which 100 percent of all proceeds are used to support the program. The resale shop is located at 1828 N. Avenue G.
For more information call 337-250-4551 or email the director at email@example.com