By Keith Knepp
MILFORD — A Christ-centered ministry dedicated to assisting incarcerated individuals in making a successful transition to their community following their release, L.I.T.E. Recovery Café held its official grand opening on Friday, Sept. 22. Located inside the Milford Methodist Meeting House, L.I.T.E. was welcomed to the community with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce. L.I.T.E. is an acronym for “Living in Transition Effectively.”
The ribbon cutting followed a series of short speeches presented by participants in the program as well as founders Chris and Tammy Cotton. They offered their insights on the importance of the programs L.I.T.E. provides to the community, both in Milford and at the Kosciusko County Jail.
“L.I.T.E. focuses on helping the inmate, and the inmate’s loved ones, navigate the path to a successful reentry into their community,” noted Chris Cotton, who serves as the president of the organization’s board of directors. “Our nonprofit is sustained through grants, donations, partnerships and volunteers. L.I.T.E. is a faith-based initiative but is open to all inmates and offers numerous secular programs.”
For further information, visit LITEinKCJ.org, or on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and X. L.I.T.E. is located at 210 W. Catherine St., Milford.