Local organizations receive $75K grant to support substance abuse treatment

$75,000 is going towards the local fight against the opioid epidemic thanks to a legislative earmark from the state. The opioid epidemic didn’t go away during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s why Friday’s speakers said these funds are so important. 22News was at the check presentation at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield with State Senator John Velis in attendance. Senator Velis has been a part of bringing in the more than $300,000 in funds to the hospital group over the years. It’s designed to support opioid and substance use prevention and treatment efforts.

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