United Way helping fight opioids

September 15, 2017
The Tribune (IN)

Jackson County United Way is getting involved in the fight to help residents overcome drug addiction and substance abuse. Through special grant funding from AmeriCorps and Indiana United Ways, the agency will be starting a new 3-year program aimed at better understanding the issues drug addicts and their families face and what resources are available or are needed locally to help. United Against Opioid Abuse is a collaborative initiative being implemented by United Way in 10 counties: Clinton, Grant, Howard, Jackson, Jennings, Madison, Montgomery, Porter, Sullivan and Vigo. As part of the program, JCUW will be creating and filling a new AmeriCorps position to assist with this work. The job will be a full-time, 40 hours per week, position for the next 10 to 11 months.

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