Other speakers at the event included Kim Ernest, vice president of criminal justice and recovery programs at PCS and the DRC, Congressman Frank Ryan and Lebanon County Commissioners Bob Phillips, Bill Ames and Jo Ellen Litz. Each speaker conveyed support and a sense of accomplishment in finally opening the DRC’s doors.
“Recovery is a matter of saying, ‘You matter. You’re a real person. You have something to offer. We’re going to invest in you, and we expect a lot from you,'” said Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz. “That is what I see this Day Reporting Center doing. I’m so happy and proud of everything that has come together today.”
The DRC is equipped with a computer lab, learning resources and invested staff members to help each participant succeed. According to Kim Ernest, the DRC is ready to receive referrals and start changing lives.