1. April 9 Deadline For Submitting Emergency Funding Requests
    COVID-Emergency FundingCOMBAT is stepping up to help those helping others. Agencies operating treatment centers, recovery houses or other facilities providing “in-house” care for individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) may now submit a request for additional emergency funding.

    COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for these agencies. Therefore, COMBAT is making this funding available to assist in offsetting expenses associated with the ongoing public health crisis. Only agencies previously approved to receive 2020 COMBAT funding will be eligible for the emergency funds. The deadline for submitting a request is this Thursday, April 9.

Counseling & Treatment
Substance abuse counseling and treatment are the only ways to break the vicious cycle of addiction. It has been shown that treatment is significantly less expensive than incarceration. The cost of the average prison stay of 25 months for 1 inmate equals $64,338 whereas treatment, which includes the cost of residential, vocational training and support services, is only $32,974.

Drug-related crime accounts for 80% of all crime in Jackson County.
COMBAT dollars go to fund more than 30 different treatment agencies providing a total in 2009 of $2,919,315. These different programs provide

2,500 adult and juvenile treatment slots were available throughout 23 Jackson County different treatment agencies in 2008. Most of their clients are referred from the criminal justice system.

Treatment Partnerships
Treatment partnerships include established hospitals and medical clinics, mental health facilities and community-based care facilities.

COMBAT-funded programs provide comprehensive drug treatment services, detoxification, residential and outpatient services and continuing care services such as job training and transitional living programs.

At Benilde Hall, one of the many COMBAT-funded treatment programs, they reported of the 170 men served in 2008, that 92% of their residential participants obtained and maintained permanent housing after graduating from the program.

View a complete list of treatment agencies.