Sober living home adds services for men; the business fair is postponed to April

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OSHKOSH — A local drug treatment facility recently expanded its services to help both men and women, and plans are moving forward with a sober men’s shelter.

Recovery Solutions Inc. added men’s services in January, executive director Trevor Fenrich said. With that, the group applied for a conditional use permit to house a men’s sober living house at 818 Waugoo Ave.

“It’s just another piece of the puzzle,” Fenrich said. “It will follow the same programming structure as our other programs.”

Solutions Recovery’s Sober Living program is a transitional life for people looking to start their life over after addiction. Fenrich said the organization has three sober living houses for women in Oshkosh.

“We give them programs to learn basic life skills, budgeting, healthy relationships, and a space where they can receive basic needs, become financially dependent, and become productive members of society,” he said. -he declares.

The Waugoo Avenue house will house six men and a house manager. He said the average stay for people in the program was 6.2 months.

The City Plan Commission on Tuesday approved 6-0 the conditional use permit for institutional use inside the property.

Solutions Recovery held a neighborhood meeting in December, but told city officials no neighbors attended the meeting.

The permit must now go to the city council for approval.

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Trade show postponed to April

The 2022 Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Trade Show has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 6. The lounge also has a new name and a new theme.

Business Expo 2022: A Night at the Movies will run from noon to 7 p.m. on April 6 at the Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St.

The event showcases over 100 local businesses and provides a chance to network and learn about company products and job openings. An evening social, Business After Hours – A Taste of Oshkosh, runs from 5-7 p.m. and features food and drink samples from area restaurants and breweries.

Admission is $5 or a business card until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., admission is $6.

The event was originally scheduled for January 27 after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at oshkoshchamber.com.

Contact Katy Macek at [email protected] or 920-426-6658. Follow her on Twitter @KatherineMacek.

This article originally appeared on Oshkosh Northwestern: Oshkosh Streetwise: The Treatment Center Expands; trade show postponed

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