Safe and sober: Recovery house offers hope, resources

Thrive Allen County is setting up a pilot program to turn a former funeral home into a recovery house to help people with substance misuse transition to employment and permanent housing.



January 28, 2022 - 2:47 PM

April Jackson, rural health coordinator for Thrive Allen County, is converting a former funeral home into a recovery house. The facility will offer transitional housing for those who have recently completed treatment for substance misuse, and will include community-based resources such as NA meetings and assistance for job and house hunting. Photo by Vickie Moss

April Jackson knows the challenges that come with recovery from substance misuse.

Not only has she been in recovery herself, but she and her now-ex husband used to open their home to others attempting to live a sober lifestyle.

They took in both men and women. Even a mother and child. They helped eight people over a period of 18 months.

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