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Over $33,000 Raised for Establishment of First Women's Recovery Home in Port Clinton
Collaborative efforts made this month by residents of Port Clinton, Ohio collected more than $33,000, which will go toward the establishment of the first recovery residence for women in Ottawa County.
By: Addiction Now
The lack of such facility has negatively impacted the safety of the region, officials from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said.
They highlighted that there were 42 women arrested in the county for drug-related crimes in 2017, which is alarming considering in 2010, there were 10.
The home — Light House Sober Living — is a nonprofit organization that already has helped many men who were recovering from substance use disorders in their male-only facility, which has been operating in Port Clinton since 2014 and promoting holistic approaches to addiction recovery.
It can serve a total of 10 men, who don't receive addiction treatment services there but work on their recovery by attending peer support group meetings locally and taking advantage of other substance abuse services offered the area.
The team running the home includes an executive board with 12 volunteers, an on-site house manager, and one executive director in addition to advisory committees. They stated that they are currently aiming to establish a recovery residence that reflects the values and the mission of the men's facility.
To do that, the sober living home has partnered with the Leadership Ottawa County program — a yearly leadership development program that assists the members of the local community and the business leaders of the area for nine months and includes activities, projects, and trips that look to boost local leadership and address the needs of the community.
The members of the Leadership Ottawa County 2018 class organized two fundraisers that collected over $33,000 for the establishment of the Light House Sober Living women's recovery home.