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Bank Donates to Local Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- . The Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency received a a helping hand from Regions Bank, Monday.

The bank presented the group with a $6,000 donation. JACOA officials said all of the money will be used specifically to assist women in their program, as they work to overcome their addictions and once again become productive West Tennesseans.

"After they've completed treatment, they'll step into Parkview House and they will hold jobs and they will work in the community and attend A.A. meetings and after-care meetings here and this will allow them to get back on their feet in a more permanent living situation," said
Barry Cooper, executive director of JACOA.

JACOA is a non-profit group that specializes not only in addiction treatment, but early intervention and education.