A former hotel and conference center in Fort Wayne, which closed as the pandemic hammered the hospitality industry, appears to be on the road to recovery but with a different purpose.
Our partners at WPTA-TV report the former Don Hall’s Guesthouse will become a residential addiction recovery facility operated by the YWCA Northeast Indiana.
The Allen County business closed this past spring, with owner Tim Hall citing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak as a primary reason.
The YWCA says it has received zoning approval — a variance that will allow it to house women at the former hotel property while they participate in recovery programs.
“The acquisition of The Guesthouse will support YWCA Northeast Indiana’s growth and expanding provision of services for the next couple of decades, especially with our addiction recovery program,” said Paula Hughes-Schuh, chief executive officer of YWCA Northeast Indiana. “We want to think long-term about how we serve the citizens of our community.
The TV station says YWCA Northeast Indiana’s Harriet House is one of six addiction recovery residential programs in the state of Indiana serving women along with their children.