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Vision of Expansion

The Population We Serve is Most at Risk

Since the fall of 2021, the Centers for Disease Control recently reported 107,000 overdose deaths between May 2021 to April 2022 – the close of 2022; Delaware has experienced a 20% increase in overdose deaths. Today, those who have struggled and or managed to avoid fatal overdose must still find available recovery support, or they will eventually become part of these grim statistics. The population most at risk is the population served by Limen Recovery + Wellness – marginalized, the uninsured, and underinsured who most need services but cannot afford adequate recovery support. In our residential treatment programs, our residents have substance use disorders; all are unemployed, most are homeless, and many have legal, custody, and medical issues. Without recovery, people with substance use disorder continue at a very high risk for death.


Limen Recovery + Wellness received a federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant in August 2022, allowing them to double their bed count and expand their services to include a Recovery Resource Center, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Level 3.1 ASAM (American Society for Addiction Medicine) treatment center. While the ARPA grant and private donations covered the purchase cost of the new location, Limen Recovery + Wellness is seeking financial investment to support the capacity building required to expand their evidence-based Limen Recovery Model to all levels of care.

Limen Recovery + Wellness is Delaware’s primary care mechanism for recovery services. The McConnell’s, Linda and Paul – generously donated $1,000,000 to secure the purchase of their 819 Washington Street location. The McConnell’s involvement extends beyond financial support and flows from a sincere commitment to advance Limen and provide a real opportunity for recovery. Capital and endowment investments and gifts to the annual fund allow Limen Recovery + Wellness to fulfill its mission and seek ways to expand its efforts, impacting even more lives for years to come.

In October 2023, Limen Recovery + Wellness partnered with the Peg Diehl Family Foundation, a significant milestone for the organization. Peg Diehl, one of the founders of Seabrook of New Jersey, was a pioneer and national leader in the recovery community and the treatment field. This partnership not only adds greater expertise to the board of Limen Recovery + Wellness but also provides the initial investment to create family services as well as a private endowment to sustain all our services for the next generation.

Limen Recovery New Services

We understand how challenging it can be to overcome addiction and mental illness, which is why we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate support to all Delawareans. Our Recovery Resource Center on Washington Street is modeled after the successful program developed by Faces & Voices in Recovery called the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO). By following best practices, we can help individuals achieve sobriety while facilitating connections within their community.

Our goal is to break the cycle of addiction and provide holistic care to those in need. That’s why we’re expanding our clinical support to include a team of peer supporters, addiction counselors, an in-house physician, a case manager, and a licensed therapist – all working together under one organization and one clinical supervision team. From entry to aftercare, we believe that this multidisciplinary approach will provide the best possible care and support to those on their journey. Our current operation informs the introduction of these new services to integrate evidence-based practices further at all levels of care in the planned expansion.

Sustainable Growth

Limen has shown impressive financial growth and operational efficiency in the last decade, building on a 50-year track record of success. Key milestones for the expansion:

  • March 2023: Closing on the Washington Street location.
  • Spring 2024: Ribbon cutting and open house.
  • September 1, 2024: Opening day for staff.
  • October 1, 2024: First patients welcomed.