Skaggs Foundation Grant Helping Simmering Center Assist Clients

    Garrett Rose at Simmering Center - Photo courtesy of Skaggs Foundation

    A Simmering Center client was in a car accident resulting in long-term effects, according to a press release; a grant from the Skaggs Foundation is helping Simmering Center clients like this.

    Garrett Rose lives with the effects of the car accident. He was recently released from prison. “I often, out of nowhere, get reoccurring headaches and I also have dental pain,” Rose said in the press release. The release also notes the impact past life styles can have on clients medication costs.

    “When clients arrive to the Simmering Center in Branson, oftentimes they are malnourished and in poor health as a result of their past lifestyle. With little to no money, even over-the-counter medications to relieve aches and pains can be unaffordable.” Funds given to the Simering Center will assist clients in getting needed medicines.

    “The Healthy Recovery Initiative provided funds to Simmering Center to help clients with items such as Tylenol, Orajel, and other over-the-counter medicines, as well as vital prescription medication.” Rose said in the press release that he didn’t own two important items when he came to the center.

    “I didn’t even own a toothbrush or socks when I arrived (to Simmering Center),” he said. “My headaches can be crippling. The ability to have access to non-narcotic pain meds is such a blessing to me.” Administration and public relations professional Kim Phillips discussed the project’s “holistic approach.”

    “This project provides a holistic approach to recovery by not only helping with an individual’s addiction recovery, but by helping with their health, wellness and mental well-being,” Phillips said. “It’s a simple project that is providing clients with a greater chance of success in maintaining abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.”

    The press release states that more about Skaggs Foundation and Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant opportunities can be found at skaggsfoundation.org. More information on the Simmering Center is available at simmeringcenter.org. Medication assistance has been vital for Rose.

    “The med(ication) assistance has been paramount in helping me function as I strive forward in this healthy community,” Rose said in the press release.

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