On the morning of May 28 at Williams & Lee Park in Port Allen, the CAHS Prevention Team held its fourth “Driving Into Recovery” event in partnership with the City of Port Allen, One West Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation, and other generous supporters.
More than 120 people drove through, receiving information about substance misuse, prevention, and recovery. Attendees also were offered COVID and flu vaccines, food boxes, hot lunches, and other resources from community partners. CAHS was also able to distribute 53 kits of Narcan, the opioid overdose-reversal medication.
Special thanks to the following:
* Rose Rosa of the Port Allen Mayor’s Office
* West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman Kenneth Gordon
* CAHS Board Members Mary Winfield and Toddie Milstead
* West Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation
* One West Baton Rouge
* Port Allen Police Department
* Priority Care
* CAHS’s Louisiana Spirit program
* Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health
* Open Health
* Central LA Area Health Education Center
* Discovery Renew
* Love Me on Purpose
* OLOL Nutrition Services
* West Baton Rouge Parish Library
* West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
* Raising Canes of Port Allen
* Port Allen Jambalaya Shoppe
* Verdi Technologies
* Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
The Driving Into Recovery initiative began in 2021 and similar events were held in each of the seven parishes in the CAHS region.