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Market Street Mission in Morristown receives addiction recovery grant from Morristown Medical Center Community Advisory Board

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – The Market Street Mission recently received a grant from the Atlantic Health System and Morristown Medical Center Community Advisory Board.

Atlantic Health System and Morristown Medical Center are committed to building healthier communities, beyond simply the delivery of excellent health care. Understanding and supporting the needs of local communities in Morris County is a top priority.

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of Morristown Medical Center awarded Market Street Mission with a grant toward the Mission’s residential addiction recovery program for men.

According to the Medical Center’s list of health needs, behavioral health, including substance use disorder, is a priority for our service area, which the Market Street Mission works to address. The CAB’s recent grant will now help Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health System partner with the Mission to address this need.

This grant comes at an important time, as our country continues to face an opioid epidemic. According to preliminary data from the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, more than 107,000 people died of a drug overdose in the 12-month period ending in December 2021. Around 75% of these deaths involved opioids, particularly synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Further, 3,000 of those total overdose deaths occurred in New Jersey.

The Market Street Mission is working to offer healing to men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in Northern New Jersey. Our long-term residential program is a 12-step, abstinence-based program that gives our residents the opportunity to rebuild their lives physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually through components like counseling, work therapy, educational development, and life skills classes. We have seen great success in our residents changing their lives to become responsible, productive members of the community.

“We are grateful for the partnership of the Atlantic Health System and Morristown Medical Center Community Advisory Board that helps us offer our programs to our neighbors in need,” Market Street Mission said.

For more information about the Mission’s addiction recovery program, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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