Mercy-Me Sober Living recovery houses have been awarded a $50,000 grant over two years to build additional sober living houses. This grant is part of the Beaufort County Opioid Abatement Program with funds made available from the 2022 National Opioids Settlement. Mercy-Me will receive $25,000 of the funding this year and plans to open a Mercy-Me Sober Living men’s recovery house as soon as a suitable house is located and furnished. Next year, Mercy-Me Sober Living plans to open another recovery house for men or women, depending on the most need, and will be opened using an additional $25,000 from the grant.
Mercy-Me Sober Living is ecstatic to be receiving this funding, which will expand and extend the long-time dream of Founder, James Fordham, with assistance from his supportive wife, Lucy Fordham. Mercy-Me is greatly appreciative of the National Opioids Settlement, the City of Beaufort, and the Beaufort County Opioid Abatement Program. We also thank Tidal Creek Fellowship, the Mercy-Me Board of Directors, and all of our volunteers, partners, and generous contributors. We extend a special thank you to our grant writer, Hank Center, for his effort and diligence in helping us obtain this grant.
All Mercy-Me Sober Living recovery houses will use a MAT (Medical Assisted Treatment) program to save the lives of addicts and return them to purposeful and happy lives.