Emporia Group Gains Tax Credits to Help Mothers Overcome Addiction

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Helping an Emporia organization could earn donors a tax break.

The Department of Commerce awarded Corner House of Emporia $140,000 in Kansas Community Service tax credits.

People who donate can receive at least 50-percent of their donation back in a Kansas tax credit. They usually see a federal benefit as well.

Corner House will use the donations to renovate a building at 422 Market Street which will house its new "Mother Child Project." The program will help mothers with dependent children fight alcohol and drug addictions.

"Our hope is to create an environment in which the woman may receive the treatment she needs while her children engage in prevention activities," Sarah Riley-Hansen, Corner House Executive Director, said in a statement. "These families will have the opportunity to grow together by learning a new life - a life of hope and recovery."

Hansen says more than 110 women with children in the Emporia area needed inpatient substance abuse treatment in 2007.

Eligible donations must be made by Dec. 31, 2008. People interested in donating should contact Hansen at 620-342-3015 or email sarahr@cornerhouseinc.org.