Wiscasset Chief of Police Jeffrey Lange is pleased to announce a partnership between The TERA Project and the Wiscasset Police Department to support individuals with substance use disorder and help them get back into the workforce.
Lange, who assisted in starting this nonprofit, said, “The TERA Project provides a missing piece of the recovery process puzzle. Without employment and post-recovery sponsorship, recovering addicts have a difficult time breaking the cycle of addiction and regaining their dignity. This organization works with these individuals as they enter the recovery phase of the process. With law enforcement, probation and parole, and counselors, The TERA Project community will walk alongside individuals with substance use disorder as they take the next step into a brighter future.”
“The Wiscasset Police Department is not the only one to partner with The TERA Project on this groundbreaking program,” Lange said. “Police departments and law enforcement officers in Maine are joining forces from the Midcoast region through Sabattus and into Oxford Count, including Paris, Maine.
The Wiscasset Police Department is also part of the Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative, a group dedicated to address the issue of substance abuse. The Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative is composed of law enforcement agencies in Wiscasset, Damariscotta. Boothbay Harbor, Waldoboro, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
About The TERA Project
The TERA (Training and Employment for Recovering Addicts) Project is a nonprofit organization started by law enforcement, veterans, and health-care professionals who have a goal of creating a healthy, drug-free future for persons with substance use disorder. The project provides job training and employment opportunities to people in recovery from addiction utilizing a community-oriented approach involving law enforcement, medical professionals, treatment providers, and teachers. This multipronged effort ensures a safe environment for people in recovery, enabling them to learn valuable skills that lead to stable employment and financial independence.
For additional information or to donate or join the nonprofit, go to theteraproject.org.