To help ease the housing burden on people who have completed substance abuse treatment, Assemblyman Sean Kean has sponsored legislation creating a special support recovery license plate to provide housing assistance funding. The bill (A268) was unanimously approved today by the Assembly Transportation Committee.
“This license plate is an easy and responsible way to provide a sustainable funding source for people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction who are in need of housing,” said Kean (R-Monmouth). “It will help reduce relapse and break the cycle of addiction by providing them with access to a sober living environment.”
Donna DeStefano, a local resident whose daughter is in recovery, suggested the license plate to Kean. DeStefano is the founder and CEO of Parents in Connection for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse treatment resources and referrals to parents of children with alcohol and drug addictions.
The license plates will serve as a visible sign of support to those impacted by the opioid epidemic.