CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Frankfort is one step closer to its first men's addiction recovery center.
After seeing success in their women's addiction recovery center, Frankfort city officials like Joe Palmer approved $100,000 in funding for a new men’s recovery center.
The center will be built by One80 Recovery Resources. They're a faith based organization looking to make a difference in Frankfort.
"It's probably one of the best funding sources that I've voted on in probably 20 years for the sole purpose that it's going to help the community widely,” said Frankfort City Council Member Joe Palmer.
Executive Director Paul Fry said there are more than 60 thousand Hoosiers in need of a recovery center. But only a fraction of those will receive help.
"If you combine all the rehab facilities together in Indiana, there's a total of 17 hundred beds. 66 thousand in need, 17 hundred beds. We want to contribute to that,” said Fry.
The center will provide addiction treatment and counseling. Fry said they also plan to help patients find jobs.
"The chairman of our board actually is the general manager at NHK Seating. And he's committed to hiring these people making it into the program,” said Fry.
Fry said these types of partnerships will help patients be able to work while being close to the center.
"Need be, they could literally walk to work. I mean, just minutes away from work,” said Fry.
While some of the final details are still being worked out, Palmer is looking forward to the new facility.
"It's a great program. The ultimate goal here is to make people better,” said Fry.
Construction is scheduled to begin next April. Fry said construction will take around 5 months to complete.