St. Joseph Center of Hope turned compassion into revival, placing life-saving Narcan machines in Monroe
Aug 30, 2023

From faith to action, Catholic Charities' St. Joseph Center of Hope brings hope to Monroe by putting life-saving Narcan machines in reach, transforming compassion into a shield against opioid adversity.

Through the remarkable efforts of Rebecca Turner, Director of CCSEM's St. Joseph Center of Hope's Engagement Center, a transformative achievement has come to fruition: the Oaks of Righteousness now proudly houses a Narcan vending machine freely accessible to the community. This remarkable feat was made possible through a collaborative grant program with Wayne State University, showcasing Becca Turner's dedication and leadership! This fully stocked Narcan vending machine stands ready to serve at Oaks Village on 924 East Second Street, with easy access via the Kentucky entrance of the parking lot. Operating hours are from 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday through Saturday. If Narcan is needed outside of regular hours, the public is asked to call 734-544-2444. Oaks of Righteousness posted on their Facebook page that "we are pleased to share that Becca Turner's commitment extends beyond the Narcan initiative. At St. Joseph Center of Hope's Engagement Center, under Becca Turner's compassionate leadership, there is no room for stigma. We firmly understand that addiction is a genuine medical condition, and we are wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting your journey towards treatment and recovery." To support, learn more or follow the work of St. Joseph Center of Hope, visit or