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Family hoping to bring recovery center to Evansville in honor of son

A Tri-State family is pushing to bring a recovery center to Evansville in honor of their son. 

19-year-old Zachariah Hogueland, a F.J. Reitz High School graduate, died in September car accident.

His mother, Kelly Houghland, says he had spent almost four months living at City of Hope, a faith-based recovery center for male addicts in Louisville.

She says the center changed her son's life and made him into a better, stronger person. Now, she hopes they can open a location here in Evansville.

"They get you through it step by step, day by day, and it is an inpatient six months to a year program. It seems to be working," Kelly says.

Kelly says her family and members of the City of Hope are having a meeting at the River of Life Church on October 18 at 7:00 p.m. to talk about their plans.

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