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Elk Grove Village Receives Grant with Support of Congressman Raja

September 20, 2019
Press Release

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded a grant of $385,000 to Elk Grove Village Cares to serve as a regional supply point for naloxone, a drug that can reverse the fatal effects of opioid overdoses. Elk Grove Village Cares, which applied for the grant with the support of Congressman Krishnamoorthi's office, will partner with the Kenneth Young Center, a mental health facility in the village, and the nonprofit group Live4Lali to provide additional training and support resources around naloxone.

"This grant is tribute to what Elk Grove Village Cares has already accomplished in its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and will allow it to build upon those efforts with its partners in our community," said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. "I'm glad my office was able to help them in applying for this grant and I look forward to working with them in the future as we continue to combat addiction while expanding treatment and recovery programs."