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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 11/22/2010 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA awards up to $14.4 million to support people in recovery from substance abuse addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing up to $14.4 million in new grants to help people in substance abuse treatment programs. The new grants are designed to bring together community resources such as housing, employment programs, transportation and treatment services, and create recovery oriented systems that support people working to attain and sustain recovery.

“Individuals and their families are the focus of these recovery oriented systems,” said SAMHSA Administrator, Pamela S. Hyde J.D. “By building on established, local programs in communities with great need these grants will offer more people the hope and support needed as they work to overcome their addiction.”

“Supporting people in recovery from addiction is key to ensuring that they sustain the positive steps that begin with treatment,” said National Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske. “These grants will help provide crucial resources to aid the journey of millions of Americans who have bravely chosen the difficult road to recovery.”  

SAMHSA is awarding up to $400,000 per year for three years to 11 new grantees. The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds and the progress achieved by the awardees.  The program is part of SAMHSA’s strategic initiative on recovery support.

The awardees and their first year award amounts are:
  • Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. of Beattyville, KY -- $400,000
  • Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., of Dixon, IL -- $392,788
  • Wright State University of Dayton, OH -- $393,581
  • Tuerk House, Inc. Baltimore, MD -- $400,000
  • Odyssey House, Inc. of New York, NY -- $399,995
  • Frederick County Health Department of Frederick, MD -- $400,000
  • King County of Seattle, WA -- $400,000
  • The Fortune Society of Long Island City, NY -- $400,000
  • The Providence Center of Providence, RI -- $400,000
  • ComuniCare Health Centers of Davis, CA -- $400,000
  • Community Education Group of Washington, DC -- $399,878       
For additional information about these grants and other SAMHSA programs, please visit

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.

Last updated: 11/22/2010 4:48 PM

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