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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 8/7/2012 10:00 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA awards up to $11 million in grants for treatment services for pregnant and postpartum women recovering from substance abuse

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator Pamela S. Hyde announced today the awarding of seven new grants totaling up to $11 million over the next three years under the Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW). The program expands the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their minor children -- including services for non-residential family members of both the women and children.

This program approaches service delivery from a family-centered perspective, meets the multiple individual needs of the population of focus, and considers the health and well-being of the family members within the context of their families and other important relationships.

“This program offers vital help and hope to women at a crucial time in their lives and in the lives of their children,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde. “By including families in the supportive services that are being provided for these women, we acknowledge that people with substance use disorders are more than just their addictions. They’re mothers, sisters, daughters, partners, and friends.”

The seven awardees will receive up to approximately $524,000 per year for up to three years.  The actual amount of funding is subject to the availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees.

The following is a list of the grant awardees and their first year grant amounts:

University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.                                                               $524,000

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services in Wilmington, Del.                  $524,000

River Region Human Services, Inc. in Jacksonville, Fl.                                             $524,000

Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria, Calif.                                                           $524,000

Crossroads for Women, Inc. in Portland, Maine                                                        $519,952

Resources for Human Development, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pa.                                   $524,000

Chrysalis House in Lexington, Ky.                                                                               $524,000

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: 8/7/2012 10:27 AM

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