Kosierowski announces federal grant for local organization to help veterans battling addiction

HARRISBURG, March 2 – A Clarks Summit organization has been awarded a $50,000 federal grant to assist its programs to help veterans overcome opioid addiction, state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today.

Kosierowski said The Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County will use the funding to provide case management, family assessments and family service plans for veterans suffering from opioid use. TCAC helps individuals in various Lackawanna County Treatment/Problem solving Courts as they work to achieve sober, drug free and productive lives.

“Our veterans sacrifice so much to protect our country and our freedom, and sadly many of them return from service battling a different enemy, drug addiction,” Kosierowski said. “This funding will help provide needed treatment and support to the selfless heroes affected by opioid use disorder.”

The funding is part of $1 million in federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grants awarded to seven programs across Pennsylvania which offer treatment and recovery, suicide prevention services, homelessness support and other programs to help veterans overcome their addiction disorder.