ICYMI: American Rescue Plan Delivers Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Services for Delaware County 


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated how President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is helping fight the addiction crisis in Indiana. Last week, Delaware County announced it would use Rescue Plan dollars for an addiction and mental health services rehab program at the local county jail. The investment comes as pandemic overdose deaths in Indiana rose by 35-percent, and these dollars have already provided resources for similar programs in Vanderburgh and St. Joe Counties. Indiana Democrats delivered this opportunity for a better future for Hoosiers. 

In contrast, the Indiana Republican Party said “NO” on the American Rescue Plan and these recovery programs. Politicians like U.S. Senator Todd Young and U.S. Congresswoman Victoria Spartz voted “NO” on these investments. In fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this project “socialism” – claiming the Republicans’ opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. Democrats will highlight how the Indiana GOP has no plan for Indiana’s future – just national partisanship. 

Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:

WFYI:  Delaware County gets grant to run state addiction services program at county jail

Delaware County will use a state grant to bring an addiction recovery and reentry program to its county jail. […]

The program will soon come to Delaware County, thanks to a $472,000 grant from Mental Health America Indiana and the Indiana Forensic Support Services.  Its official name is the Integrated Reentry and Correctional Support Program. […]

County commissioners Sherry Riggin and Shannon Henry said this grant-funded program is in addition to a future addiction and mental health services rehab program that’s already been approved by county officials and is being bid out.  That’s being paid for with federal COVID-19 relief funds from both Delaware County and the city of Muncie.


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