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City Commission to hear ‘angel program’ presentation

City Commission to hear ‘angel program’ presentation

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 14th, 2017

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Work Session set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18

HENDERSON, KY, July 14, 2017– The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation about the Jeffersontown (Kentucky) Angel Program at its work session on Tuesday, July 18.

The work session starts at 5:30 p.m. in the third floor Assembly Room at the Henderson Municipal Center.

The Jeffersontown Angel Program launched on Aug. 1, 2016, as a response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic. Since its launch, any person who enters the Jeffersontown Police Department can request help with their addiction to opiates and undergo screening to enter the Angel Program for placement in a treatment facility.

In Jeffersontown, the program is a police-led and volunteer supported initiative. Officers connect people who have substance use disorders to treatment options in the community, while volunteer “Angels” support participants during the intake process.

The commission will hear more details about the program at the work session. Public health agencies and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend this opportunity to learn what one community is doing to combat the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic.

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