New program helping Marshall County residents impacted by substance use

NOW: New program helping Marshall County residents impacted by substance use

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – A program designed to help families and individuals who are impacted by substance and opiod use is now available for residents in Marshall County.

Project HOPE started two years ago with the goal to help residents in need. It started through a grant to address the opiod and substance use disorder in the Marshall County Community.

“How do we help the families that are dealing with this, how do we help the community so that it can be a better place to live work and play and that sorted of kicked things off, said Project HOPE Director, Donn Yoder. “I think with the strong response from our consortium and the strong response we’re getting and seeing finding out more information.”

Project HOPE has 28 partnering organizations that teach, support, and encourage families and residents in Marshall County that are impacted by substance use. It aims to connect families in need by offering various services through different organizations, and now it’s making it easier for families to find available resources. Recently the organization launched a new website where individuals can navigate easily to find services for their recovery journey.

“Our first report that was given six months ago, we had 364 people who had been screened and had positive screens for having substance use problems, “Joyce Long, the Data Coordinator for Project HOPE said.

Long said they’re seeing an uptick in positive cases. Their second report, which was submitted on Thursday, Sept. 30 had over 800 people who tested positive for substance use.

You can learn more about Project HOPE here

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