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Date: October 10, 2003
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Phone: 301-443-8956


 

 

HHS Awards $8.9 Million for Residential Drug Treatment for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

 

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced grants of $8.9 million over three years to provide quality residential substance abuse treatment services for pregnant women and mothers with young children up to twelve months.  The programs are designed to also provide services to the infants and their siblings suffering from the effects of maternal alcohol and drug use.

HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will administer the six grants.  First year funding totals $2,991,555.  All six grantees will provide residential treatment services that include expanding and enhancing community reintegration services, identifying women early in their pregnancies and expanding therapeutic services for children.

“We know the damage alcohol and drugs can do to unborn children.  These grants will help protect these children while treating their mothers for substance abuse so they can become the attentive mothers these children deserve,” Secretary Thompson said.

SAMHSA Administrator Charles G. Curie noted: “SAMHSA has shown that residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women are very successful and produce desirable health outcomes for both the women and their children.  These programs will expand the availability of comprehensive, high quality residential services so more babies will be born healthy and more drug-free mothers will learn the skills they need to care for their babies and their older sisters and brothers.”  

The awards are expected to last three years.  Annual renewals of the awards depend on the availability of funds and progress achieved.

The grantees include:

 
 

Lighthouse Counseling Center, Inc., Montgomery, AL --$499,958 for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

East Bay Community Recovery Project, Oakland, CA. -- $498,446 for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc., Orlando, FL -- $500,000 for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

Community Healthlink, Inc., Worcester, MA -- $495,151 – for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center, Portland, OR. -- $500,000 for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

Gaudenzia, Inc., Harrisburg, PA. -- $500,000 for the first year.  The program is expected to receive the same amount in both the second and third year.

 
 


 
 

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The agency is responsible for accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation’s substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment and mental health service delivery systems.

 
 


 

 

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