The Capital Area Human Services Prevention Team, in partnership with the city of Plaquemine, held its third “Driving Into Recovery” event, the morning of April 2, at the City of Plaquemine Activity Center (COPAC).
Almost 60 vehicles drove through and some individuals walked up to receive 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.
The Plaquemine Police Department helped manage the traffic flow and received a donation from CAHS of 60 kits of Narcan, which helps reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.
Special thanks to the following for their support:
• Plaquemine Mayor Ed Reeves who helped promote the event, connected local organizations, and helped secure the COPAC
• CAHS Board Member Kathy D’Albor, who helped plan the event
• CAHS’s Louisiana Spirit program
• Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health
• Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and LSU Health for providing vaccines
• Louisiana Healthcare Connections
• Stitches Influencing Purpose Initiative (SIP Initiative) donated snacks and beverages
• Port Allen Jambalaya Shoppe (owner Patrick Meek) donated pans of pastalaya and jambalaya
• Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (Kietha Gage) for donating Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)
Driving Into Recovery events began in 2021 and were held in each of the seven parishes in CAHS’ region.