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COMIDA funding ensures RochesterWorks addiction recovery program continues

COMIDA funding ensures RochesterWorks addiction recovery program continues

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RochesterWorksThe County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) has provided $200,000 in funding to support the Enhanced Recovery Services Program of RochesterWorks.

The program’s mission is to increase the number of certified health care professionals available to address the opioid and addiction crisis in the community.

By partnering with 14 community agencies, the program simultaneously works to reduce the worker shortage while helping to provide meaningful employment to those on the recovery journey.

“The Enhanced Recovery Services Program has proven to be an innovative solution that addresses two very critical community issues: the ongoing substance use epidemic and the shortage of trained recovery professionals,” Dave Seeley, executive director of RochesterWorks, said in a news release.

Seeley said the funding from COMIDA is “effectively saving this program … which will allow us to further our work of helping those in recovery attain economic independence.”

Partner agencies are Recovery Coach University, Delphi Rise, Huther Doyle, Recovery Houses of Rochester, East House, ROCovery Fitness, CORE Center, Rochester Regional Health System, Venture Forthe, Westfall Associates, Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center and DePaul NCADD-R.

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