Cheryl Dinolfo, county executive, recently announced $1 million in new funding for short-term, in-patient treatment beds.
The funding, which comes through a grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, will be used to create 15 new beds to treat opioid withdrawal and treatment.
“Monroe County families continue to feel the heartbreak resulting from opioid addiction,” Dinolfo said. “These new resources will have a significant impact on our ability to provide immediate care to individuals going through withdrawal. Combined with the resources we recently announced, which focus on long-term treatment and recovery, we’re enhancing the spectrum of care available to those struggling with addiction. Securing these resources has been a top priority and Monroe County will continue to lead the fight against the opioid epidemic in our community.”
The grant includes $564,374 in startup funding to work with Helio Health Inc. for its medically supervised withdrawal inpatient services program. An additional $450,000 will fund operational costs related to the 15 new beds.
This funding is in addition to the $2.4 million in opioid response and jail diversion funding recently secured by Monroe County. The $2.4 million will be allocated toward expanding the Rochester Drug Court, outreach to expand connectivity to long-term treatment and recovery options, and implementing a new mental health jail diversion drop-off center.
”I want to thank our partners in state and federal government for their continued support of our Opioid Action Plan, which is having an impact on families right here in Monroe County,” Dinolfo said.
Visit monroecounty.gov/opioids for details on the county’s Opioid Action Plan.