WARSAW — Since opening the doors of the first men’s addiction recovery facility in 2007, Serenity House has worked to provide safe and effective opportunities in Kosciusko County for those seeking to rebuild their lives out of the grip of addiction.
The subsequent additions of a men’s transitional home and a women’s facility have expanded the organization’s ability to offer the community a local option for recovery, the organization said in a news release.
The directors of K21 Health Foundation recently approved a request from Serenity House for funding to help make much-needed repairs and renovations to its three Warsaw area facilities.
The $105,000 grant was approved as a 3-1 match, to allow the organization to empower local support to make the maximum impact on their donations.
“Each of the facilities was originally constructed as single family homes many years ago so they need some remodeling and renovations to make them most suitable for use as recovery homes,” said K21 President & CEO Rich Haddad. “Addiction recovery is difficult under the best of circumstances, and we know that quality and effective space matters. It is our hope that making these important facility improvements will help Serenity House provide the best possible environment for its residents.”
“Our challenge is to raise $35,000 in order to maximize K21’s grant,” Serenity House Manager John Kidd said. “In the simplest terms, every quarter donated to Serenity House for the renovations becomes $1. With the community’s help, we can raise the funds we need.”
K21 Health Foundation exists for the benefit of Kosciusko County citizens to ensure health care services are provided, and to advance prevention and healthy living. For more information about the K21 Health Foundation, call (574) 269-5188 or visit www.k21foundation.org.