A one-of-kind community center in Chesterton that is destined to become a safe haven for those dealing with alcohol or drug abuse is having a ribbon cutting/open house hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce today (Fri Apr 11). Frontline Foundations, a faith-based, substance abuse treatment provider took root in 2007 to fight heroin addiction in Porter County. Today, with offices in Valparaiso and Chesterton, the 501(c) nonprofit is about to open a community center for the recovery community. Deker Frazier, Frontline's Development Director told Region News Team, "The Conduit Recovery Community Center is an alternative outlet for those seeking recovery...a safe place for recovery oriented events, trainings and meetings held on a weekly basis." Frazier says that he wants people to know, "there's hope and that addiction does not have to be a life sentence." Frazier says the open house will feature music, light hors d-oeuvres and a chance for visitors to explore Frontline's newly completed remodeling project. [Photo/provided]
Ribbon cutting is scheduled for 4:00 pm Friday, April 11. The Conduit – the new center created by Frontline Foundations, Inc. – is located at 1008 Broadway in Chesterton, Indiana. The Chamber’s event this Friday will be part of Frontline Foundation’s Open House, which will be held from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Chamber officials say The Conduit is a visual and performing arts venue for young adults in recovery, with an environment created to give the recovery community a venue for live music through artistic talent and expression. The Center is a the realization of the next step in Frontline Foundation’s stated mission to “serve as a source of hope to young men and women ages 18-39 suffering from alcohol and drug abuse, while also providing an effective treatment and recovery system.”
For more information or to RSVP, call the Chamber office at (219) 926-5513.