City Council approves ASAP funding

Work on fighting the local opioid epidemic is ongoing. The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress (ASAP) is set to receive half of the $502,925 requested to fund operations for the rest of this year and all of 2019. Mary Ferdon, the city’s director of administration, explains…


The money will be used to cover salaries of five paid staff positions and to establish a physical space for the ASAP hub, a dedicated space for clients seeking recovery resources. The hub will be based at the Doug Otto United Way Center. The Bartholomew County Council still needs to grant final approval for their half of the funding.


That approval is expected in the coming weeks.