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Starke County receives $1M grant to fight opioid crisis

STARKE COUNTY, Ind.—Rep. Jackie Walorski announced Thursday that a new $1 million grant will support efforts by Porter-Starke Services and the Starke Taskforce for Overdose Prevention (STOP) to fight the opioid crisis on the local level.

The grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will provide Porter-Starke Services with resources to prevent and treat addiction and assist in recovery, Walorski’s office said.

Porter-Starke Services and Starke County were among 80 recipients across the country to receive funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, a multi-year initiative that addresses substance abuse-related treatment barriers in rural communities.

The grant will be dispersed over three years and will support a plan to address gaps in prevention, treatment, workforce development, recovery services, and access to care in Starke County.

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