Hope Valley, Inc. was established as a private, non-profit corporation for treatment and care of alcoholics…The impetus for the program came from private citizens in Surry County who wanted to provide people with alcohol problems a way to become productive citizens. At the request of these citizens, Bryant and Marion Bivins came to Dobson, NC from Durham where Mr. Bivins served as Director of the Damascus Home, a home for alcoholics. They opened the first facility, our Men’s Division, in 1968. In 1970, a separate facility for women was opened. In 1986, our services were again expanded to serve drug dependent clients. In 2014, we again expanded our services by adding a facility in Hickory, NC that provides transitional housing and treatment services to alcoholics and addicts.