The Moraine House, a non-profit that provides a substance-free, safe, secure and nurturing “family” environment for those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions, is the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to purchase drug testing kits. Randomized drug testing is a reliable tool to maintain sobriety at the facility. The testing creates a climate of accountability to remain substance free. It is proven that repeated testing will lower client relapses and reinforce positive social norming as part of the overall program.
The Porter County Substance Abuse Council awards grants to its coalition members through a competitive application and review process. The Council has awarded almost $1.5 million in the last ten years to programs throughout the county that work to reduce substance abuse. Anyone interested in the Council or its grants may contact Beatrice Owen at 219-462-046 for more information.