Shady Rest Home Committee to Hold Public Hearing Wednesday Night

Shady Rest Home

The Shady Rest Home Committee members are asking for public input Wednesday night concerning the possible use of the Shady Rest Home facility by a non-profit organization.

The committee is considering a proposal from Gregg Erickson and Ted Hayden that would provide a structured recovery program for drug or alcohol offenders recommended to the program by Marshall County Community Corrections. The program, called “David’s Choice”, would assist recovering addicts for six to nine months on getting a job, completing treatment, conducting community service, and obtaining other life and job skills.

Community Corrections Director Ward Byers previously stated that the clients attending these classes would be low risk offenders who are carefully screened to be in the community corrections program. They would be evaluated and directed to the program as part of their electronically-monitored rehabilitation through Marshall County Community Corrections.

Public input from community members concerning this type of program to be run at the Shady Rest Home facility on Lincoln Highway in Plymouth will be heard on Wednesday, Jan 10. at 6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room in the Marshall County Building at 112 W. Jefferson Street in Plymouth. Those opinions will be weighed when the committee takes the proposal under formal consideration in a future meeting.

Residents unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting may send a written letter by Tuesday, Jan. 16 to Shady Rest Committee, 112 West Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN, 46563.