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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 9/23/2011 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA awards up to $30 million in grants to help provide services to those who are chronically homeless


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today 23 new grants totaling up to $30 million, over three years, to local organizations working to reduce chronic homelessness in their communities. 

This grant program is designed to reduce the barriers that persons who are chronically homeless with mental and substance use disorders and their families experience while obtaining treatment and stable housing. The resources provided through the grant will support intensive individualized treatment services designed to increase recovery and sustain permanent supportive housing.

“These grants will help rebuild the lives of people and families who are chronically homeless because of a behavioral health problem,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde., J.D.  "By providing housing that supports recovery from these health conditions, we can move people off of the streets and into successful fulfilling lives.”

SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative identifies housing as one of the four key elements of recovery. The 20 awardees will receive up to $500,000 per year for up to three years.  Continuation of these awards is subject to availability of funds.  The following is a list of the grant awardees and their first year grant amounts:

Grantee

City

State

Yearly Award

Family Health Centers, Inc.

Louisville

Ky.

$500,000

CLARE Foundation, Inc.

Santa Monica

Calif.

$325,000

Virginia Supportive Housing

Richmond

Va.

$499,824

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque

NM.

$500,000

Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

Cleveland

Ohio

$500,000

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver

Colo.

$500,000

Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee, Inc.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$500,000

Skid Row Housing Trust

Los Angeles

Calif.

$500,000

The Road Home

Salt Lake City

Utah

$491,777

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Anchorage

Alaska

$487,297

Pathways to Housing

New York

N.Y

$391,276

Duffy Health Center, Inc.

Hyannis

Mass.

$324,321

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Seattle

Wash.

$499,975

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester

Mass.

$498,357

Bexar County Board of Trustees for Mental Health

San Antonio

Texas

$500,000

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

New Orleans

La.

$500,000

Columbus House, Inc.

New Haven

Conn.

$500,000

IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc.

Honolulu

Hawaii

$500,000

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Chicago

Ill.

$500,000

Homeward Bound of Asheville, Inc.

Asheville

N.C.

$194,972

New Haven Home Recovery, Inc.

New Haven

Conn.

$459,706

The Providence Center

Providence

R.I.

$500,000

Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County

Canton

Ohio

$500,000

 


 

 

 

 

 


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.



Last updated: 10/14/2011 10:05 AM

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