On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 the Logansport Community came together to celebrate the opening of Logansport’s first sober living home, the Father’s House. This home will provide those in need and struggling with addiction the opportunity to have a safe place to transition back into the community and learn skills that will help them maintain sobriety. Residents will participate in the 12-Step faith-based recovery program, Celebrate Recovery. The Father’s House is sponsored by Logansport Church, of whose services residents will be required to attend, in addition to maintaining employment and participating in community service projects. While residents will be closely supervised and also held accountable by random drug screening and attending local AA/NA meetings, great care has been taken to create a “family and home-like” environment for residents to get back on their feet and become contributing members of the community.
The house has bedrooms that can accommodate up to seven residents, with spacious common kitchen and living areas, in addition to a dedicated room for peer recovery meetings. Many local businesses and community members contributed to the Father’s House, further highlighting the community’s support and excitement. The need for recovery homes and transitional housing in Logansport and throughout Cass County is great. Approximately 75-80% of those incarcerated are held on substance abuse related charges and many do not have a safe place to reside upon release and are in need of assistance.
Pastor Aaron Gross and Pastor Mike Osborn led the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. “It’s about giving hope and providing a structured path to recovery,” said Pastor Gross. As Pastor Osborn shared, beyond helping residents in their journey to recovery from addiction, it is the hope of all involved that the lives of families and children will be touched as well. Among those in attendance and showing support, included Judge Stephen Kitts, Cass Circuit Court, Noah Schafer, Cass County Prosecutor, Travis Yike, Logansport Police Chief, Mayor Chris Martin, Cass County Sheriff, Ed Schroder, Dave Wegner, Director of Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections, Hillary Hartoin, Director of Court & Pretrial Services and Will Scott, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.
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