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Gov. Holcomb announces $750,000 in grants to local coalitions to combat drug crisis

Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00am to 12:00am

Gov. Holcomb announces $750,000 in grants to local coalitions to combat drug crisis

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INDIANAPOLIS– Today, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced the State of Indiana will award$750,000 in grants to support local coalitions across the state in theirefforts to combat the drug crisis.

“As wecontinue to attack the drug crisis, effective local coalitions are our partnerson the front lines,” said Gov. Holcomb. “These grants will help empower them tocome alongside more Hoosiers who are in need of care.”

Substanceuse coalitions in the following 10 counties will each receive a $75,000 grantto develop, improve and enhance their collaborative, evidence-based treatmentand recovery initiatives:

Bartholomew County: Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County;

Cass County: Four County Counseling Center;

Clark County: Clark County Cares

Dearborn County: One Community One Family, and Dearborn County Recovery Oriented System of Care;

Hancock County: Hancock Health;

Howard County: Turning Point;

Knox County: Samaritan Center;

Marion County: INSTEP;

Scott County: Scott County Partnership, and Get Health Scott County; and

St. Joseph County: St. Joseph County Health Improvement Alliance, and Partnership for the Education and Prevention of Substance Use.

The grantswill help coalitions identify gaps in services, measure outcomes, buildcapacity, and develop recovery-oriented systems of care. Funds to supportnavigators who provide case management services and guide individuals andfamilies through the recovery process will help communities coordinate publicand private services. Reducing barriers to treatment by funding services,including transportation, housing and childcare, the grants will help peoplewith substance use disorder who are engaged in treatment.

“Gov.Holcomb has called for an all hands on deck approach to attack the drug crisisand communities across the state are answering that call,” said IndianaExecutive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement JimMcClelland. “The grants will help localcoalitions develop stronger alliances and bolster initiatives to help morepeople recover from substance use disorder.”

Grantrecipients were selected from applications received in response to a requestfor funding announcement from the Indiana Family and Social ServicesAdministration. The one-year grants are effective March 1.

View alist of Gov. Holcomb’s actions to combat the drug crisis by visiting the NextLevel Recovery website at Recovery.IN.gov.

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