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SAMHSA Awards $22.9 Million for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the award of 16 grants totaling $22.9 million over three years to expand the availability of comprehensive residential treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women, their children and family members.
The service system, with linkages to primary care, mental health and social services, is designed to help preserve and support the family unit and provide a healthy environment for family members.
“When a mother is misusing alcohol or drugs, the whole family suffers,” said Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H., acting administrator of SAMHSA. “These grants will help local organizations facilitate recovery and preserve and strengthen families.”
The programs selected for the pregnant and postpartum women grants will receive approximately $500,000 each year over the course of the next three years. The actual award amounts may vary. First year funding totals approximately $7.6 million. Continuation awards are subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
The grant recipients are:
Aletheia House, Birmingham-- With funding of $500,000 in its first year, Aletheia House will operate Mother’s Hope, a specialized substance abuse treatment program for low-income substance-abusing pregnant and postpartum women and their children. The funding will also help expand the current program from 13 to 26 beds, add six beds for residential children and serve an additional 48 women and 24 children annually.
Santa Barbara County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services, Santa Barbara – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to provide transitional residential services and supportive housing for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from alcohol and other substance abuse problems. The project will service 50 women and their minor children annually for three years.
River Region Human Services, Inc., Jacksonville – This grantee will receive $498,361 for the first year to help expand Daffodil House, a specialized residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women. A family treatment plan will be developed and intensive case management will be provided to women, infants and children as well as significant others.
Operation PAR Inc., Pinellas Park– With $500,000 in grant funding for the first year, the Family Achievement in Recovery (FAIR) at PAR Village project will provide gender-specific, culturally and linguistically relevant residential treatment services for 120 substance abusing pregnant and postpartum women, and 60 of their children.
Haymarket Center, Chicago-- This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to enhance two residential substance abuse treatment units that will serve 230 women, their children and family members over three years. Expansion services include individual and group counseling, medical attention, health education and child care at an onsite daycare facility.
Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, Fort Wayne – This grantee will receive $247,445 in the first year to provide a continuum of care to addicted women and their children. The program will expand services to address addiction, promote parenting and teach life skills with the goals of self-sufficiency and family reunification.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Frankfort -- This grantee will receive $500,000 in the first year to implement a long-term residential treatment facility for pregnant and postpartum women. The project will link women to a network of community services, including prenatal health, education, employment training and supported employment services.
Chrysalis House, Inc., Lexington – With $500,000 in grant funding in its first year, this project will provide comprehensive residential substance abuse treatment to low-income women who are pregnant or postpartum and their newborn children; outpatient services to their minor children; and targeted outreach to women who have limited access to quality health care.
State of Louisiana – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to expand the availability of comprehensive, high-quality residential substance abuse treatment, recovery supports and family services to pregnant and postpartum women and their children. The program will also provide specific outreach to female veterans and low-income African-American women.
Boston Public Health Commission, Boston – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to implement the Boston Consortium of Services for Latino Families in Recovery project. The project will support the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive, integrated and culturally-competent residential services for women, their minor children, the children’s fathers, the women’s partners and extended family.
St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services, Lincoln – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to implement Project Strong Families, a primary residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children. Additional services include family case management; individual, group and family therapy; art and play therapy for children and parenting skills training.
Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., Lorain – This grantee will receive $437,410 for the first year to implement proven and effective practices, including Recovery Management, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to improve outcomes for women.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Talihina – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to expand comprehensive culturally sensitive high-quality residential treatment services for low-income Native women in Oklahoma who are impacted by the effects of substance abuse. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is a federally-recognized tribe.
Gaudenzia, Inc., Norristown – This grantee will receive $464,797 for the first year to provide comprehensive residential services for 153 pregnant and postpartum women and infants at Vantage House. Structured family services will be provided and include vocational and employment services, life skill building, aftercare planning and supportive transitional and permanent housing.
Midtown Mental Health Center, Memphis – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to expand the Babylove program in Shelby County. Project goals include expanding residential treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, increasing the number of safe and healthy pregnancies, improving birth outcomes, and improving family functioning.
META House, Inc., Milwaukee – This grantee will receive $500,000 for the first year to provide residential programming for women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. A family-centered treatment model will be implemented to provide gender- and culturally appropriate comprehensive services to service approximately 120 women, 240 children and others over three years.
For additional information about this grant and other SAMHSA programs, please visit http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/2008/ti_08_009.aspx and www.samhsa.gov.
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.