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Map of Porter-Starke Services Inc. service area

Services, Inc.

Population: 22,893

Service Area: Starke County

Porter-Starke Services, Inc., centered its project in Starke County, Indiana, which has the highest age-adjusted rate of prescription drug overdose deaths in the state. Porter-Starke Services implemented a community prevention campaign that included distributing more than 1,200 “prevention packets,” conducted quarterly drug take-back days that collected more than 250 pounds of unused and expired medications, trained 28 individuals in naloxone administration, and distributed 100 prescription lockboxes throughout the community. It also partnered with the Starke County Circuit Court to establish the Starke County Recovery Court; the Starke County Youth Club, which enrolled more than 250 students in its afterschool program focusing on social-emotional skills using an evidence-based curriculum; and Faces & Voices of Recovery to create a recovery community organization in the county.