For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
June 25th, 2018 (765) 807-1223
Lafayette Police Outreach to Assist Men Recovering from Addiction
During the month of July the Lafayette Police Department will team up with the Trinity Life Ministry (formerly Trinity Mission) for the third year in a row, to meet some of the basic physical needs of the men in Trinity's addiction recovery program. The program is assisting a record number of men and is currently exploring opportunities in the local area to expand the residential program.
In order to better meet the needs of program participants, Trinity Life Ministry recently transitioned to a mandatory 12 month residential program. Programming includes, but is not limited to targeting the root causes of addiction and relapse, peer to peer counseling, mentoring, job training, and life skills development. In 2017 Trinity Life Ministry also began a family component to work with the children, wives/girlfriends, parents, and siblings of the men in the addiction program.
In support of this effort, the Lafayette Police Department is asking citizens to donate items for personal hygiene, which will then be given directly to the men in the recovery program.
The Lafayette Police will start the donation drive on July 1st. There will be a donation receptacle in the Lafayette Police Department lobby. The Lafayette area community generously responded last year by donating an estimated 300 lbs. of hygiene items, all of which were transported to the Trinity Life Ministry to support the drug recovery program. This year we hope to be just as successful.
The Lafayette Police Department is proud to serve alongside the Trinity Life Ministry to help support these men recovering from drug addiction.
Sgt. Matt Gard
Outreach / Crime Prevention