Many who have a history of opioid use find themselves unemployed.
Through Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center’s Pathways to Recovery program – an opioid recovery employment program – Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center (MASCEC) provides training opportunities, career services, supportive services, and employment opportunities for individuals whose workforce conditions or trajectories have been impacted by the opioid epidemic in Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties.
“This grant is to assist those who have been impacted by the opioid epidemic get back out into the world,” said MASCEC President and CEO Glen Donelson. “It’s not only designed to help the person who got caught up in opioid use, but also the families and friends who have been affected.”
The goal of Pathways to Recovery is to assist those who have been affected by opioid use in reentering the workforce.
“If you’ve been impacted by opioids, it can be difficult to gain employment to better your future,” Donelson said. “This program will allow us to reach out to those individuals who need help getting back out there and into a job.”
Services provided through the Pathways to Recovery program include training, career and supportive services.
“The program’s goal is to provide participants with skills and training to support their transition into employment,” said Donelson.
Services are available and free of charge to Salem, Cumberland and Cape May county residents.
To be eligible, individuals must be able to answer yes to the following question: Do you, a friend or any family members have a history of drug use?