U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) announced a $1 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to support efforts by Porter-Starke Services and the Starke Taskforce for Overdose Prevention (STOP) to combat the opioid epidemic in Starke County. Porter-Starke Services and Starke County were among 80 recipients nationwide of funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), a multi-year initiative supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to address barriers to access in rural communities related to substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder. The funding, totaling $1,000,000 over three years, will support a plan developed by the Starke Taskforce for Overdose Prevention (STOP) to address gaps in prevention, treatment, workforce development, recovery services, and access to care. STOP includes more than 20 community representatives from the education, government, law enforcement, health care, and substance abuse treatment sectors.