By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
Ohio Link welcoming the community to the grand opening of their new community correction - halfway house. Community members had the opportunity to take a tour of the facility, which has already started filling rooms.
The new facility located at 517 West Main Street in Lima, has 16 rooms and can house 52 program residents. As one of the programs first residents, Ron Swink has enjoyed his stay thus far, and is looking forward to leaving the program a better man.
Helping to improve the life of Ron and other residents, case managers plan to reach out to the community, allowing for community service opportunities. For Swink, community service is something that has always run through his veins, but says there's something special about giving back to the community through the Ohio Link program.
Serving the community in more ways than one, Ohio Link Chairmen Neal Tilow hopes the halfway house sparks life on Main Street.
With the capability to house 52 men, the facility still has room to grow, with talks of making the program co-ed, of course, that's years down the road.