U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) recently announced that $1,169,961 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will be distributed among three organizations in Southwest and Southside Virginia to support those suffering from substance use disorder.
The Piedmont Regional Community Services Board in Martinsville will receive a grant of $498,961 to increase the number of recovering individuals in Martinsville and Henry County and expand the program that currently serves Patrick County.
“Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen an increased demand for substance abuse treatment,” the Senators said. “We are glad to announce that this funding will provide increased support to those struggling with addiction in Southwest and Southside Virginia.”