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Bridgeport nonprofit gets funding to fight opioid addiction

March 22, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — A city-based nonprofit was recently awarded funding to launch a mobile outreach program — Specializing in Opiate Addiction Recovery.

Recovery Network of Programs announced the award, which is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, earlier this month.

The nonprofit will work in collaboration with local Bridgeport community providers to launch Project SOAR. The program will use outreach strategies to engage and retain people in treatment and recovery for opioid addiction.

“At a time when our communities are being devastated by the opioid epidemic, Project SOAR will remove all barriers to care and will expand access to thousands of individuals in the greater Bridgeport area,” said a prepared statement from RNP CEO Jennifer Kolakowski.

She said the nonprofit will work with its partners to make sure everyone in need of medical care and additional services are able to get those.

RNP is a behavioral health care provided, serving the Greater Bridgeport Area since 1972.