First Contact Addiction Ministries is fundraising for an addiction recovery facility. The group has launched a campaign to raise $2 million for a Life Enhancement Center with 46 beds to treat persons volunteering for a 7.5-month rehabilitation program. According to the fundraising website, in Henderson County, 7-10 people are treated by first responders for overdoses a week, 3-4 people die of overdoses a month, and 80% of crime is linked to substance abuse. The ministry has documented 800 people reaching out to it for help in the last three years. Director Craig Halford has already published architectural plans for the facility, which he intends to build on property owned by Mud Creek Baptist Church under a long-term lease. He will need a special-use permit, but he has not yet submitted any plans for the design review process. Facility programming would replicate that of the Christian Care Center, which has been operating in Leesburg, Florida for the past 32 years. Candidates have to want to change, and they will be vetted to screen out persons with mental health issues or criminal records, so as not to put others in the facility at-risk. Halford plans to continue fundraising after construction to pay for operations.