Upcoming event to help families struggling with addiction

The Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center will host an event in conjunction with the Dubois County Community Foundation on Thursday, September 8. Jasper.

The hour-long session will explain why addiction is a disease and how the family can support themselves and loved ones during recovery. It includes free take-home reading material as well as Narcan training.

Safe Haven Recovery Engagement Center, a regional recovery center serves eight counties in southern Indiana; Orange, Crawford, Dubois, Perry, Pike, Martin, Daviess and Washington.

Safe Haven serves people with substance use disorders, helping them obtain or stay in recovery from the drug of their choice. They offer a host of services including recovery coaches, harm reduction, community education and outreach, connection to social services, and more. All services are offered free of charge.

“We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, started in 2018 after I lost my brother to an overdose. We do for others what we didn’t do for him,” said Brittany Stout, president of Safe Haven. “We are funded by community donations and grants. Currently, we receive a grant through DMHA and IRN to recruit recovery coaches to serve our counties, as well as local grants to allow us to host community education sessions and forums. We are under a board of eight people, 3 of whom are in recovery themselves.

You can learn more about Safe Haven at www.safehavenrec.com

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