ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - With drug overdoses on the rise, one recovery center in Hancock County is hoping to make a difference thanks to an infusion of cash from the Governor's Office.
The Open Door Recovery Center has provided care and counseling to those suffering from addictions since 1984. Located in Ellsworth the Center provides treatment regardless of a clients ability to pay. However, over the years the amount of donations it has received to stay open has declined significantly according to Executive Director, Barbara Royal. On Monday, the center received a check from Governor LePage's Emergency Contingency Fund for $50,000 to grow it's programs and add new ones.
"We now have a guaranteed year where we can put women in a safe home while they're getting treatment where their babies are safe," said Royal.
Royal hopes to match the funding through donors during coming weeks. Open Door Recovery serves Hancock, Washington, and Penobscot Counties.