A $300,000 federal grant to Morehead, Kentucky-based St. Claire HealthCare will support the establishment of the Rowan County Recovery Community Organization to help people struggling with substance use disorders.
St. Claire said in a release that the one-year grant is Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Overdose Response funding. The money is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration.
The recovery community organization will be a nonprofit center offering support services such as mutual aid, peer support, employment and housing resources, and fellowship with others from the recovery community. Services are intended for people seeking recovery, people in early recovery, people in long-term recovery, and the friends and family of people in recovery.
Recovery community organizations do not attempt to provide treatment; rather, they help break down barriers to receiving treatment and other support services.
St. Claire applied for the grant on behalf of the Northeast Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition. The coalition is a HRSA-funded rural health network focused on building a
community-based approach to addressing the opioid crisis that has impacted thousands of residents in rural