Men’s Hardin County Champion Recovery House
Lima-UMADAOP, Inc. offers Recovery Housing to persons struggling with substance dependence issues. The Champion House in Kenton has 5 beds and is designed for men who want to acquire additional recovery and life skills to be successful within their communities. This program offers placement for up to 12 months with treatment and supportive services offered to all residents. The house is staffed with Housing Monitors who supervise daily activities and house rules.
Reggie’s Story: I enrolled with UMADAOP in February of 2016 and graduated in March of 2017. The program helped me to get off heroin after 6 long years of active addiction. I have been clean for just over 22 months now. I wanted to repay UMADAOP for the care and dedication they showed me during my recovery, so I gladly accepted the position as a House Monitor. For the past six months, I have worked as a House Monitor at Kenton’s Champion Recovery House for men. I share my experience, strength, and hope with new clients. I help them adjust to UMADAOP's rules and their recovery path. My presence serves as a deterrent to relapse as well as a reminder of the recovery that awaits any client willing to do the work, grow, and change. Thus far, the Housing Monitor position has been enjoyable and challenging. I am grateful for the opportunity and will continue to grow with UMADAOP.
Meet Reggie Gant
Georgia Newsome Women & Children’s Recovery House
The Georgia Newsome House is designed for women who have children. This home can serve up to 7 families at a time. This Recovery House offers women with children under age 12 who have a desire to become clean and sober, a full range of substance use services to obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle without disrupting the family unit. This house is staffed with Housing Monitors who supervise daily activities and house rules.
For more information on Lima UMADAOP’s full list of Recovery Housing options, please call 419-222-4474. UMADAOP accepts referrals for Recovery Housing from all community agencies.
Meet Joycelyn Burks
Joycelyn is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant who attended the University of Toledo and studied Correctional Technology. Joycelyn has worked in the field for over seven years and also has experience in the correctional field. Joycelyn is currently the Housing Coordinator at Lima-UMADAOP, Inc. She works directly with clients in Allen and Hardin Counties along with local community agencies. Joycelyn is responsible for overseeing UMADAOP’s Recovery Housing programs. She completes screenings for persons referred into Recovery Housing and monitors the houses. She provides case management services, support for family reunification, and career development to ensure clients have sustained sobriety and recovery.