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The FOTH Autumn Odyssey took place on Saturday, November 10th at the KSU PAC.
Jim Johns exudes a healthy glow and an air of self confidence, as he meets your gaze directly with startlingly intense blue eyes. It is difficult to visualize the addict he describes, that person who entered the Pathway to Wellness program December of 2014.
I struggle to envision the torment drugs wreaked upon this individual, and applaud the courage he mustered to overcome his addiction. He fought a valiant fight, but credits his faith and belief that God would help him endure and provide the strength to combat the compulsion, defeat the ever-present peer pressure, and ultimately assist, to win the first battle. Life, and the business of, never cease to offer obstacles along it's path, but Jim has the necessary tools in reserve to achieve success. He has learned to negate any stirring temptation which could result in a return to drug usage.
Pathway to Wellness Recovery Center is a project of FOTH that is a Level III Certified Associate Member of Ohio Recovery Housing, an affiliate of the National Association of Recovery Residences. The long-term 5 bed sober living house for men opened in 2013. In 2016, the Recovery Center was selected as Small Business of the Year by the Region 8 Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
FOTH is also an emergency pantry associated with the Akron/Canton Food Bank, and we are able to provide a food box for people who need a little extra assistance from time to time. No one who passes through the shelter doors needs to leave hungry.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with meal contributions.
A case manager assigned to each guest assists to establish a housing goal and service referrals based on individual need. Extensions may be granted as long as guests are in compliance with their case plan and meeting shelter expectations.
Medicines are secured in a locked cabinet and dispensed at scheduled times throughout the day.
Thank you to Cornerstone Pipeline and all who helped!
Random drug screens are performed on an as-needed basis and all belongings are thoroughly searched before being assigned a bed.
The shelter has a bed capacity of 36 making it the largest emergency shelter in Region 6 in Ohio which includes: Tuscarawas, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Columbiana counties.