The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the award of 23 grants totaling approximately $40 million over five years to community service organizations across the country that deliver behavioral health services to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of mental health and substance abuse issues. The services will help these individuals achieve recovery and obtain stable housing.
There are two funding categories - General and Services in Supportive Housing. The ‘General Treatment for Homeless’ category allows communities to address local priorities for persons who are homeless as a result of substance use or mental disorders or co-occurring disorders, and to develop service systems to increase the number of these persons who are placed in stable housing and receive needed treatment and related services. Services in Supportive Housing grants provide resources to help people in recovery who were formerly homeless remain in permanent housing by providing linkages to appropriate treatment for substance use or mental disorders and other support services.
This program is a key part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on housing and homelessness.
The grant awardees will receive up to $350,000 annually for up to five years. Continuation awards are subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees.
Grant awardees by State and first-year funding amounts for 16 "General" Treatment for Homeless services are:
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala. -- $348,663
Old Pueblo Community Foundation, Tucson, Ariz. -- $350,000
Special Service for Groups, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. -- $350,000
Santa Clara County, Department of Alcohol and Drug Services, San Jose, Calif. -- $350,000
Bethsaida Community, Inc., Norwich, Conn. -- $350,000
BayCare Behavioral Health, Inc., New Port Richey, Fla. -- $350,000
WestCare Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla. -- $350,000
McDermott Center DBA Haymarket Center, Chicago, Ill. -- $350,000
The Women’s Treatment Center, Chicago, Ill. -- $303,611
Ali Forney Center, New York, N.Y. -- $350,000
Center for Community Alternatives, Inc., New York, N.Y. -- $350,000
Comunilife, Inc., New York, N.Y. -- $349,690
Project Hospitality, Inc., Staten Island, N.Y. -- $350,000
The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc., Albany, N.Y. -- $316,778
Amethyst, Inc., Columbus, Ohio -- $350,000
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. -- $337,925
Grant awardees by State and first-year funding amounts for 7 "Services in Supportive Housing Treatment for Homeless services are:
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Santa Cruz, Calif. --$350,000
Pathways to Housing DC, Washington, D.C. -- $349,884
Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc., Tampa, Fla. -- $350,000
St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. -- $349,995
Union Mission, Inc., Savannah, Ga. -- $349,871
Renaissance Social Services, Inc., Chicago, Ill. -- $349,578
Turtle Creek Manor, Inc., Dallas, Tx. -- $350,000
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.