VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Good Samaritan Hospital hosted a grand opening for The Margaret Compton Recovery Hub to celebrate the new space for the recovery community.

Leaders say the ‘Hub’ will be a safe, welcoming space for any individual who is needing help with recovery. Peer recovery specialists will be available to help connect those in recovery to community resources.

McKenzie Young, Community Based Prevention Specialist & Project Manager for Children & Family Services Corporation said, “It’s a space for people to seek out resources for recovery, places for meetings, places to just come and do art or read. Basically, a place to just be without stigma or any judgments or expectations.”

The project has been a collaboration between Good Samaritan, Children, and Family Services Corporation, and the Knox County Public Library.

Leaders hope the space builds on the robust recovery community while bringing attention to the lives being positively impacted by the community space.

Laura Jimenez, Project Manager for State Opioid Response Grant & Peer Recovery Supervisor said, “We just needed a space for people to come and work on their recovery and just a comfortable space, judgment-free zone stigma-free.”

The facility was named after Margaret Compton who passed away in 2022. Organizers say she was a selfless individual who touched many people’s lives within the community. They hope the ‘Hub’ will do the same.