Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Catholic Charities brings community-based treatment services to substance abusers

GOSHEN – Catholic Charities of Orange and Sullivan Counties has been awarded its $1 million second-year funding to continue its fight against opioid abuse.

The federal funds are channeled through the state.

The executive director of Catholic Charities of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Dean Scher, said the money will target those nine out of 10 abusers who are not inclined to seek treatment.

“The idea is by bringing treatment to the community, especially in hard to reach regions, to begin to engage these individuals, will ultimately improve health care outcomes and reduce unnecessary visits to emergency departments and unnecessary hospitalizations,” Scher said.

A $100,000 grant was also awarded to Lexington Recovery Center with facilities in Dutchess, Rockland and Westchester counties.

 


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