LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Along with the pandemic, Kentucky continues to fight another public health crisis – substance use disorder.
As the whole world struggled with Coronavirus last year, the Chrysalis House in Lexington has helped people struggling with addiction.
And their hard work is being recognized and awarded by the state.
Chrysalis House received $ 250,000 to expand its treatment and recovery services for substance use disorders. Specifically for pregnant women and mothers struggling with mental health disorders and substance abuse.
First Lady Britainy Beshear and Governor Andy Beshear’s office announced that they were dividing more than $ 4,600,000 between 12 different centers offering treatment and recovery services for opioid use disorders.
Now, that money is going to help families here in Lexington.
“We know that COVID has definitely aggravated this problem and issue so that many people are working to fight. So, I just want to personally thank you for all the good work you do, ”said First Lady Beshear.
Chrysalis House Chief Executive Kama McKinney said in a statement that this money will help bridge the gap between the need and availability of family-oriented counseling.
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