Local Congressman Supports Jamestown’s First Oxford House

JAMESTOWN – U.S. NY-23rd Congressional District Rep. Tom Reed visited the first Oxford House in the City of Jamestown and spoke with residents of this facility.
“There is no denying the opioid epidemic is present in our district,” Reed said. “We care about those who have suffered and suffer from this addiction and the Oxford House represents a wonderful example of how to help in this area.
“We applaud Kim and her family for bringing sunshine to a personal tragedy and turning it into a service that benefits our entire community,” Reed added.
Reed previously supported the 21st Century Cures Act, which mandated $1 billion over two years for grants to states to supplement opioid abuse prevention and treatment. The Congressman also voted for the House-passed THRIVE (Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments) Act, allowing organizations like Oxford House to get access to affordable housing vouchers for residents in sober living facilities and or recovery homes.
Reed also introduced the HELP (Help Ensure Lives are Protected) Act to allow federal prosecutors more access to severe penalties when prosecuting certain criminal drug cases.

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