MILFORD — The grand opening of the L.I.T.E. Recovery Cafe will take place from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at 210 W. Catherine St., Milford.
L.I.T.E., which stands for Living in Transition Effectively, is a nonprofit Recovery Community Organization and Regional Recovery Hub. The Recovery Cafe is a community with the goal of helping members recover through Recovery Circles, meals, classes and events. The Cafe will also provide computers and WiFi access to members.
Guests at the grand opening will be welcomed by Chris Cotton, executive director of L.I.T.E. Recovery Cafe and Tammy Cotton, founder and executive director of L.I.T.E. The event will also feature several guest speakers with presentations including Role of Recovery Support in Addressing Substance Use at the State Level, Integration of Substance Use and Mental Health Recovery, and more.
The ribbon cutting, done by the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, will be followed by tours of L.I.T.E. Recovery Cafe.
After the grand opening, L.I.T.E. Recovery Cafe at the Milford Methodist Meeting House will be open 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Members are asked to remain drug and alcohol free for 24 hours prior to entry, attend weekly Recovery Circle, and give back.
L.I.T.E. has recently joined the Indiana Recovery Network. IRN is a program of Mental Health America of Indiana that has created Regional Recovery Hubs distributed around the state. These hubs expand the ability to connect Hoosiers with mental health and substance use disorders to treatment and recover support through certified peer recovery coaches, community health workers and certified recovery specialists. Now that L.I.T.E. has joined IRN as a regional recovery hub, L.I.T.E. is able to assist individuals with substance use disorder, regardless of where someone is in their recovery journey.
To learn more, visit literecoveryhub.com.