Kaptur: Sandusky substance recovery collaborative awarded $200,000 for substance recovery program

September 10, 2018
Press Release

Toledo, Ohio – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), today announced that the Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center will receive a $199,207 federal award to help bolster substance use recovery efforts. The grant is part of the Building Communities of Recovery program, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

“Our communities face immense pressure to help our people for whom substance use has disrupted daily life. These funds are a welcome relief to the many who are suffering and those who are trying to help,” said Kaptur. “I fought hard this year to make sure Ohio receives its fair share of federal funding to combat this crisis. This grant puts federal dollars to work in a community-centered program that will help people overcome substance use and live healthy and stable lives.”

“Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center is honored to be the recipient of the Building Strong Recovery Communities Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. Sandusky Artisans looks forward to working with all involved in bringing Hope, Health, Home, Purpose and Community for those in Recovery, those seeking Recovery or the supporters of Recovery,” said Joey Supina, Executive Director of the Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center.

The Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center is a peer-to-peer operated Recovery Community Center dedicated to organizing and mobilizing peers in recovery, their families, friends, allies of the recovery movement, community organizations and networks that promote access to immediate treatment and the resources to long-term recovery. Learn more here.

In March of this year, Kaptur announced she had helped secure Ohio as a priority state to be eligible for national funding of more than $3 billion dedicated to combatting the opioid crisis.