Today at 1 PM at the office of Educational Data Systems, located at 160 East 7th Street in Chester, the Delaware County Heroin Task Force will announce a new program aimed at helping those in long-term recovery.
Last month, Brian Corson, Executive Director of MVP Recovery, met with District Attorney Jack Whelan and Councilman Dave White to discuss the great need for those in recovery, especially women, to find work.
Some of the challenges they face are having a record due to drugs and/or drug-related crimes, having a lapse in employment, a lack of professional references, and simply not having the confidence and/or interviewing skills to obtain a job.
A vital piece to helping residents succeed in long-term recovery is having a job that provides stability and accountability and allows them to reenter the community as responsible and contributing members of society.
Research shows that when those in recovery don’t have jobs, they are more likely to fall back into old habits. The community as a whole needs to keep these men and women on the road toward long-term recovery. It’s good for them, it’s good for the community, and it’s good for all of society. It is what is needed to tackle the opioid crisis.
The press conference will detail the new innovative program which is the first in the state and one of a few in the country.