The Hancock County Community Foundation awarded three grants, totaling over $6,000, from the Addictions and Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Fund. A grant to Families First Indiana’s Hancock County office will provide Chemical Dependency counseling scholarships to allow access to substance abuse treatment for more Hancock County residents. A grant to the Hancock County Drug Court will help defray costs to the participants in a fully integrated and intensive treatment/educational program using best practices and research proven programming in order to rehabilitate offenders and to break the cycle of crime due to addiction. A grant to Hancock County Probation provides updated materials, videos and incentives that not only teach but support the targeted behaviors in the adolescent substance abuse treatment program, hoping to arrest behaviors at an early intervention point.
The Addictions and Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Fund is a Field of Interest endowment of the Hancock County Community Foundation which supports programs designed to provide direct treatment to those individuals suffering from addictions including alcohol and/or controlled substance abuse, as well as programs designed to educate those individuals and their families suffering from addictions including alcohol and/or controlled substance abuse. Field of Interest Funds address a cause or issue of particular importance, and the Foundation identifies charitable projects that can most effectively accomplish that goal at any given time.