About Us

What is The Link?


The Link Halfway House is for men who have successfully completed short term residential treatment for chemical dependency, but have demonstrated a need for continued treatment in a structured environment for an additional 9 to 12 months.


The Link Recovery Houses


The Link Recovery Houses are for men completing The Link Halfway House who may still be in need of additional peer support, structured living, and access to counseling staff and house activities. Individuals on parole may reside in one of the recovery houses while in an Intensive Outpatient Program. Lincoln House is located at 521 Lincoln Avenue, and Truman House is located at 1003 W. Norfolk Avenue, next door to the halfway house.


Licensing and Funding


The Link is licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Addiction Services and accredited by CARF.
Funding comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Nebraska Department of Corrections, client fees, The Link Alumni Association, and private donations.


Area Served


The Link gives first priority to individuals in the 22 county area of Northeast Nebraska known as Region IV. DRP regularly serves individuals of Region III. Although first priority is given to residents of Region IV, we accept clients from throughout Nebraska. Out-of-state clients are accepted whenever feasible.


Mission Statement


It is the mission of The Link to offer the recovering alcoholic or addict a safe environment in which to live and to offer assistance through professional counseling in the development of personal and social skills to ease the transition to healthy living in society.


Philosophy


The philosophy of The Link is to offer adult males who suffer from mental illness, alcoholism, and/or other drug addiction the opportunity to improve their lives to the fullest, within their capabilities and limitations. The philosophy is based on the "whole person" concept and the 12 Step model of treatment. The Link provides the setting for men in early recovery to be treated in a dignified and caring manner, with encouragement towards motivation, responsibility and productivity. The Link utilizes eclectic treatment approaches in providing the proper nurturing and treatment, which when used in conjunction with participation in self-help groups, such as AA, NA and DRA, help meet the individual needs of each Link resident desiring long term recovery.


Alumni Association


The Link Alumni Association is comprised of graduates from The Link Halfway House. Their purpose is to:

Provide a support group for its members with common ties to The Link.

Interact in a supportive manner with current residents and staff of The Link.

Hold fundraising activities which benefit The Link and its residents.

Serve as an advisory group to The Link board of directors.

Provide and facilitate recreational activities on a regular basis for residents of The Link.