Alderson Hospitality House has big plans

Ever heard of the Alderson Hospitality House in Alderson? Many have not, but it has an important role in the life of many families who have relatives at the Federal Prison Camp for Women in Alderson and it’s planning the addition of new Staff Housing.

Ground Breaking for the new house is planned for Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. at 203 High Street, in Alderson. The public is invited to attend the Ground Breaking Ceremony and refreshments will be served.

The Alderson Hospitality House supports the women of the Federal Prison Camp, Alderson and their friends and families. The Hospitality House believes in the importance of visitors during incarceration. The staff and volunteers through donations, demonstrate this belief by providing temporary lodging, meals, transportation assistance and support to anyone who has a family member at the Federal Prison Camp.

Since the Anderson Hospitality opened in 1977 more than 50,000 overnight guest from all over the world have stayed at the house. Families are not charged for the services they receive. The house relies only on the generosity of guest and friends around the nation who support the house and its concern and support for the families of those incarcerated. The Hospitality House is not a part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons nor does it receive any support from the government. The Hospitality House is governed by a Board of Directors who are local community leaders that volunteer their time to ensure that the house continues to provide its much needed services.

The new housing for the Director and family and the assistant has been a dream of the Board of Directors for a long time. The new house will not only provide efficient housing for the staff, it will be located on the same site as the Hospitably House. The site has been prepared and construction is expected to begin in the near future.

For more information on the Hospitably House, the Ground Breaking Service, or to support the efforts of the house, please phone: 304-445-2080 or go to


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