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The Link Halfway House celebrates its 40th year of operation

September 8, 2018

NORFOLK - In 1978 the Link Halfway House opened its doors in Norfolk for those who needed treatment for substance abuse and/or mental illness.

The Link now has a 43-bed capacity between the four houses it operates and the four programs it offers; the Halfway House Program, Parole Recovery Program, Recovery Support Program, and the Dual Recovery Program.

Thursday evening the Link celebrated its 40th year of operation where attendees enjoyed some food, entertainment, and heard from a couple of guest speakers.

Executive Director Tom Barr said the program is doing well as they’re thinking about expansion in one area.

“Where there is a severe shortage state wide is the dual diagnosis residential which is what the dual recovery program is. We get referrals from all over the state so we’re actually considering the possibility of expanding that program.”

One of the speakers, Nebraska Behavioral Health Director Sheri Dawson encouraged attendees to talk about substance use and recovery like other common illnesses so people can get the help they need.

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