YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Broadway Recovery Services introduced the Clubhouse International program to the Mahoning Valley late last year.
Headed by Laura Lonardo, Youngstown’s Clubhouse offers those struggling with mental health opportunities for friendship, employment, medical and psychiatric services, education and housing support.
Clubhouse International is based on a structured system called a work-ordered day, where members and staff work together to perform work that is important to their communities.
The Youngstown Clubhouse International operates next to the Help Network Community Center at 1344 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown.
Adam Lonardo, executive director of Broadway Recovery Services, says the need for addiction and recovery homes in the area has increased,.
Last year, Broadway Recovery served 123 residents, not including those from previous years still involved in the program. Of that number, 119 were able to obtain treatment through funding from the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana County mental health and recovery boards.
The company expanded its reach in 2022 by opening the first approved Ohio Recovery Housing in Columbiana County. Additionally, Broadway Recovery acquired Gypsy House, a recovery house for women, and two other homes in Youngstown to launch its women’s recovery services.
In 2022, Broadway Recovery added peer support, case management, and substance-abuse and behavioral health counseling. The company also launched a partnership with Next Level Fitness Academy, at which clients receive weekly gym sessions, nutritional tips, fitness education and diet guidance.
Broadway Recovery, founded in 2018 by Lonardo and Jason Kmentt, operates nine sober houses in Mahoning and Columbiana counties.