WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Recovery Point of Huntington, an organization that provides several recovery programs for individuals with substance use disorder at no cost to the individual. Specifically, the funding will support overcoming recidivism for those with substance use disorders.
“A strong sense of community and a desire to help one another is at the core of our identities as West Virginians. This funding will help support programs that improve access to nutritious food, educate our youth, and provide opioid prevention initiatives for people who need it most. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this additional support will have in West Virginia,” Senator Capito said.
“Every West Virginian has been impacted by the drug epidemic and with over 90,000 overdose deaths, this past year has been the deadliest on record. Recovery Point West Virginia has been working tirelessly to support West Virginians suffering from substance use disorder. I am pleased HHS is investing in Recovery Point of Huntington to help expand their services and help reduce arrests and overdoses of those recently released from the criminal justice system. I will continue to fight to ensure West Virginia receives the necessary funding to fight the drug epidemic in every way possible and support West Virginians in crisis,” said Senator Manchin.
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