Kosciusko County Clinic Receives $1 Million for Opioid Addiction Recovery

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) – The Warsaw branch of the Bowen Center, in partnership with four other community partners, has been awarded $1 million in an Opioid Response Implementation Grant.

The grant comes from the Health Resource Services Administration through the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The goal of this community grant is to create a unified community response for those seeking addiction recovery treatment and will support multiple addiction recovery efforts in Kosciusko County.

“This is a huge success for Kosciusko County and its efforts to promote recovery and wellness within the community,” said Wayne Peterson Stephan, director of substance abuse recovery services at the Bowen Center.

The grant will fund the following initiatives:

  • funding to offset the costs of Sublocade, an expensive drug used to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder
  • hiring of three peer recovery coaches
  • hiring a Workforce Recovery Coordinator who will work with area employers on educating employees, developing second chance programs, and creating workplace practices that support recovery and offer people in recovery a chance of employment
  • hiring a recovery coordinator to help with expansion services and additional beds
  • providing community training from the Warsaw Wayne Township Fire Territory on naloxone

The consortium for the non-Bowen Center grant includes the Wayne Township of Warsaw Fire Territory, Fellowship Mansions, Live Well Kosciusko and K21 Health Foundation.

Although the grant is primarily focused on people with opioid abuse disorder, it will also help anyone recover.

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