The History of Emerge
Founded in June, 2021 by three entrepreneurs with successful businesses in the skilled trades, Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative was created to address two major societal issues: the workforce shortage in the skilled trades and the increasing needs for emancipated youth and those battling addictions to lead healthy and productive lives.
When the former Greene County Career Center was scheduled for auction in March 2021, Chris Adams, Narrow Path Plumbing, Kip Morris, Five Star Heating & Cooling, and Doug Van Dyke, Van Martin Roofing, took the bold initiative to purchase the property located at 2960 W. Enon Road in Xenia, Ohio. This venue will serve as a workforce catalyst to expand their second chance employer model and home for comprehensive services for men and women in recovery and youth as they age out of the foster care system.
We empower people seeking recovery and aging out of foster care to rebuild their lives through transformational and vocational pathways.
A future filled with rekindled hope, restored lives, and lasting change in our communities and beyond.
Join Us On Our Journey To Rebuild Lives & Restore Hope in Xenia, OH
The Emerge campus includes 45 acres and more than 200,000 square feet of mixed-use space. The holistic ecosystem of care will allow for all services to occur at one location, including recovery housing, case management, SUD treatment, group and individual counseling, faith-based opportunities, life skills, mentoring, vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement.
In the next years, we will begin construction of our living space for youth aging out of foster care. The Emerge Emancipation Program will provide viable opportunities for self-sufficiency through trade school programming, life skills, mentorship, counseling, and supportive services. Each participant will exit the program with a certification in the skills and trade industry.
What Our Programs Provide
At Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative, we currently have multi-phase men’s recovery housing programs. Emerge Men’s Recovery Housing is a safe, secure, and supportive living environment that is managed by licensed and experienced behavioral health professionals.
We have on-site GED tutoring and testing through the Aspire program, several on-site second-chance employers, and numerous second-chance employers in the local community who are willing to hire our graduates. There is also an on-site trade school, The Trades Institute, that is offering multiple certification pathways in the skilled trades.