COLUMBUS – Today, Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor allocated $2.8 million to help Ohio combat the continuing opioid epidemic. The National Dislocated Worker Grant was awarded to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services to train and employ individuals for jobs to address the impacts of the opioid crisis such as peer recovery coaches, support staff in hospitals, and social service aids.
“I applaud the actions taken by the US Department of Labor to assist our state in tackling the opioid crisis,” said Rep. Miller. “I will continue to make this a priority and fight for projects in my county like the crisis center at The Nord Center through capital funding. These important projects deserve funding and will help those who are battling addiction and substance use disorders.”
In 2018 alone, 3,237 deaths in Ohio were linked to opioid-related overdoses.