Seminole County

$400K in federal funding to help fight opioid crisis in Seminole County

SANFORD, Fla. — Sanford’s Hope and Healing Center received a large check Monday to help fight the opioid crisis.

U.S. Congresswoman, Stephanie Murphy, and Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma presented the $400,000 check to the center, which helps people overcome opioid addiction and other substance abuse.

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Lemma said the money is a step toward progress.

“Prior to this if someone didn’t have proper health care coverage or insurance, they had limited resources and limited places to go,” Lemma said. “Now someone can walk off the street walk into one of our buildings here and receive the help and navigation to a path of recovery.”

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The federal funding is part of the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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