Season of Giving: Nonprofits step in where government help ends

Season of Giving: Nonprofits step in where government help ends

TFC Volunteer Medical Director Dr. Stephen Crane leads a Bridges to Health group medical visit in the Henderson County Detention Center.
Photo by TFC staff, Sept 2019.

“The county jail is responsible for confining and feeding men and women accused of crimes but can do much less than is needed to fix what got the inmates locked up to start with — drug and alcohol addiction. The Free Clinics steps in to provide more than a quarter million dollars’ worth of drugs each year, and is expanding a partnership of after-care to keep inmates on a rehab course when they’re set free.

“[The Free Clinics] fills a need [in the jail] that can have an effect countywide by helping us try to reduce this dependency and reduce the recidivism because of that,” Sheriff Griffin says.

Read more at the Hendersonville Lightning.

11/21/19

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