3/17/21 – Recovery to Work Pilot Program (SB 69)

VIDEO: Senator Wayne Langerholc speaks in support of Senate Bill 69, legislation that will assist in combating the heroin and opioid epidemic in the Commonwealth.

The goal of the pilot program is to connect individuals in recovery with occupations through local workforce development boards. An important, yet often overlooked, side effect of this epidemic is the vicious cycle that many individuals fall into when trying to find, secure, and maintain steady employment with a history of a substance use disorder. Meaningful employment is essential to an individual’s long-term recovery as it provides a renewed sense of purpose and will help make for a healthier and more prosperous community.