$400,000 in federal funding to help tackle the opioid crisis in Seminole County – WFTV

Video: $400,000 in Federal Funding to Address Opioid Crisis in Seminole County The Sanford Hope and Healing Center received a large check on Monday to help tackle the opioid crisis.

SANFORD, Fla. — The Sanford Center for Hope and Healing received a large check on Monday to help address the opioid crisis.

US Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma presented the $400,000 check to the center, which helps people overcome opioid addiction and other addictions.

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Lemma said money is a step towards progress.

“Before that, if someone didn’t have proper healthcare or insurance coverage, they had limited resources and places to go,” Lemma said. “Now someone can step off the street, into one of our buildings here, and receive help and navigation to a path of recovery.”

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Federal funding is part of the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act.

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