Ohio Lawmakers Seek $400K for Faith-Based Anti-Heroin Effort

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio legislators are seeking $400,000 to help a faith-based anti-heroin effort expand in a hard-hit southwest Ohio community.

The Christian-based Genesis Center of Excellence in Hamilton already has treated about 15 people in a residential recovery program. It hopes to offer a detox unit, outpatient treatment, a doctor’s office and job and education help in an area that’s seen record rates of overdose deaths.

The organization wants to make some $2.3 million in improvements and hoped for more state funding. But Dr. Quinton Moss tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News the effort will still pursue its goals, promising to be good stewards of any money the state provides.

Moss has psychiatry offices in Hamilton and West Chester that eventually will be merged into a former junior high school with other services.