Fellowship Missions acquiring downtown propertry to use as a recovery hub

The storefront at the corner of Market and Buffalo streets is being converted into a recovery hub. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Fellowship Missions has acquired a property in downtown Warsaw for a future  recovery hub.

The project is being funded with $300,000 from a national opioid settlement with money appropriated  by the Kosciusko County opioid committee.

Fellowship Missions, which operates a homeless shelter on East Winona Avenue, will use the money to acquire the old Champs store at the corner of Market and Buffalo streets.

The announcement came during a Kosciusko County Council meeting Thursday in which council member Sue Ann Mitchell said they would use $300,000 from the opioid settlement for the purchase.

Executive Director Eric Lane told the council they intend to use a grant from the K21 Health Foundation to remodel the interior. 

He said the property will be used as a recovery hub and that they intend to work with the sheriff’s office to help people with addiction and other issues.

The property is currently occupied by Generous Coffee.

The Times-Union reports Lane said they don’t intend to use the future facility for housing.

Lane said they are expected to close on the property earlier this month.