FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Lutheran Foundation, along with other resources in the community, is continuing their fight against opioid abuse on a local level.
The foundation received $1.5 million from Senate Enrolled Act 510 for sober living, but they also had to raise $1.5 million on their own.
Now, thanks to the county council, they're $500,000 closer to that goal of raising the money and expanding services for those battling addiction.
"We know that when an individual comes out of jail, there's a high rate that if they go back to using, like they were before, it will cause a death. So, we want to help those individuals become successful in their recovery," said Marcia Haaff with the Lutheran Foundation.
The money will add 79 beds for those in need.
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