On September 28, 2018, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and members of Summit County Council joined other distinguished guests and elected officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for Tyler’s Redemption Place, a relapse prevention wellness center, in Lakemore Village. The center will be located on the former grounds of the Edwin Shaw medical campus. In 2017, Executive Shapiro proposed the land donation and Summit County Council then approved the donation of 10.5 acres to the project.

The facility will be operated by Hope United, a nonprofit organization that works to support those impacted by drug and alcohol addiction, and suicide. The organization was founded by Travis and Shelly Bornstein following the loss of their 23-year-old son, Tyler, to a heroin/fentanyl overdose in 2014. Tyler’s Redemption Place will offer a wide range of services and programs, such as peer-to-peer coaching, support groups, life skills training, and stress and pain management through health and wellness. It will be the first relapse prevention wellness center in Ohio.

“This endeavor will save lives,” said Executive Shapiro. “Community-driven responses such as this are an integral part of what is needed to end the opioid epidemic. I am proud to honor Tyler Bornstein’s memory and others gone too soon through this collaboration.”

District 7 Council Member Michael Soyars added, “Too many communities, including my own, have been devastated by the opioid epidemic. I am grateful for the hard work of all the partners involved in this project.  I am confident Tyler’s Redemption Place will make a difference in Summit County.”

Peninsula Architects will serve as the project architect and Welty Construction will serve as the construction manager. 

For more information, visit https://www.hopeunited.life/