Connect. Empower. Restore. That’s our simple plan to help tackle some of the complex issues our world faces. We believe that as we eliminate barriers to resources we can empower individuals to engage lasting and meaningful life change that restores them to the community in healthy and productive ways.
Learn More About relink.org
relink.org was founded in 2017 by the Founder of The Dalton Foundation, Mr. Ray Dalton. At the time, heroin use was at its peak and overdose rates were at all new levels. State and local leaders were scrambling to find ways to help and stop the epidemic. Consensus was that we needed more detox beds, more treatment facilities, and more support programs. However, no one really knew what resources already existed. How can you best allocate funds when you aren’t sure what your current assets already are? At the same time, the Dalton family had a family member struggling with addiction and they realized how difficult it was to find information about available resources locally in Ohio. Google searches frequently landed you at expensive facilities in California or Florida.
Motivate by his strong Christian faith and the desire to really understand and share what resources Ohio had available to individuals and families struggling with addiction, The Ray and Jan Dalton Foundation provided the initial funding to launch relink.org. Over the years the project has grown tremendously, and the site is currently used by thousands of Ohioans every week to locate resources in all 88 Ohio counties. Realizing that individuals struggling with addiction need more than detox and treatment to live the lives that God intended, additional resource categories were added to relink.org that include support for individuals leaving incarceration, individual escaping human trafficking, and support for families. Topics like employment, housing, transportation, foster care, and more are all now at your fingertips with relink.org.
relink.org aims to digitally Connect the disconnected, Empower those desiring help, and Restore lives by giving those struggling the help they need, when and where they need it.
Recognitions and Awards
2019 Cleveland Technology Award
for Social Entrepreneurship
The Cleveland Technology Awards recognizes companies in Northeast Ohio who demonstrate innovative business practices to remain on the cutting edge of technology.
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Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge – Challenge Phase Winner & Product Phase Finalist
The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to find technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment, and overdose avoidance and response.
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