LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Central Virginia is getting some assistance in its efforts to battle the opioid crisis.
Central Virginia Addiction and Recovery Resources, or CVARR, was awarded a Drug-Free Communities grant for $125,000 a year for up to ten years.
CVARR is a community coalition made up of several community organizations, and members of the community, who feel passionately about ending the opioid epidemic.
These grants are given by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to community coalitions, to help strengthen partnerships aimed at reducing local youth substance abuse.
This money awarded to CVARR will help the coalition get the resources they need to help others.
"These funds are really going to help boost the work we are doing in the coalition,” said Januwaa Davis with Horizon Behavioral Health, “No one agency can solve this crisis on their own so it really takes the efforts of all of us coming together to see what we can do."
If you'd like to learn more about the work CVARR is doing, you can visit its website.