Over $ 12 million in grants to improve outcomes for people recovering from substance use disorder

Governor Tom Wolf announced today recipients of more than $ 12 million in federal grants for services and supports designed to improve outcomes for people recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD).

“This grant is critically important for courageous individuals who have completed SUD treatment and need support to be successful in their recovery,” Governor Wolf said. “These recipients provide the necessary services to deserving Pennsylvanians and, ultimately, a chance to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I look forward to seeing the positive impact of this funding on individuals and communities across the Commonwealth. “

The Wolf Administration’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Control Programs (DDAP) will administer funding to recipients to provide employment supports, expand and improve community recovery supports, and provide support services. pregnant women and postpartum women recovering from the SOUTH. The grants are part of a $ 55 million federal funding provided to Pennsylvania as part of the COVID-19 Supplementary Scholarships of the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Grants Program.

“Throughout the opioid overdose epidemic, we have focused on keeping our fellow Pennsylvania citizens alive by ensuring that naloxone is readily available to all and expanding access to drug-assisted treatment. (MAT) throughout the Commonwealth. But what happens after a person completes their treatment and lacks the supports they need to be successful? Said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “Access to recovery support services and stable, reliable employment are two key elements in an individual’s sustainable recovery. These beneficiaries will provide services and supports to give individuals the necessary tools to enable them to recover sustainably. “

Employment support services
Funding will be directed to eight organizations across the Commonwealth through grant agreements of up to $ 400,000. Fellows will provide a wide variety of services including professional assessments, resume writing, interview skills, job placement, and transportation assistance.

Laureate County (s) Amount allocated
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI) Delaware $ 398,737
JEVS Personal Services Philadelphia cream $ 361,539
Western PA’s Lifetime Achievement Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Greene, Castor $ 387,500
Consulting Services in Pennsylvania, Inc. Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, York $ 400,000
Trois-Rivières Youth Allegheny $ 400,000
Unit recovery Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester $ 400,000
Westmoreland Community Action Westmoreland $ 381,272
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry $ 231,346

Community recovery support services
Funding will be provided to four organizations under grant agreements of up to $ 700,000. RCOs will use grant funds to expand existing services and develop new programs through a variety of services, including the provision of recovery coaching by certified recovery specialists, telephone supports, educational supports and employment, engagement in GED services, life skills support groups and delivery. social activities without substances.

Laureate County (s) Amount allocated
New Roots Inc. Alfalfa, Lackawanna, Schuylkill, Carbon $ 700,000
Army of Sage Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, Indiana $ 700,000
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia cream $ 691,468
Unit recovery Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester $ 700,000

Pregnancy support services
Funding will be provided to 12 organizations through grant agreements up to $ 599,000. Fellows will provide pregnancy support services or make referrals to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum women with SUD. In addition, these community providers will facilitate or make referrals to drug-assisted outpatient treatment (MAT) and SUD treatment centers.

Laureate County (s) Amount allocated
Well Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York $ 590,330
Maternity Care Coalition Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks $ 392,186
Allegheny Health Network Butler, Erie, Allegheny, Castor, Fayette $ 583,153
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster $ 599,143
Advisory management services Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, York $ 599,144
The Wright Center Medical Group Lackawanna, Alfalfa, Wayne, Susquehanna, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Wyoming $ 598,644
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Lancaster, Beurks $ 440,872
The Delaware County Foundation Delaware $ 593,250
Central PA Family Health Council Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Somerset, Union $ 532,285
DBA of the Saint-Rédempteur health system – Health of the Redeemer Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery $ 599,142
Geisinger Clinic Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union $ 599,133
Community Resource Center, Inc Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Washington $ 296,092

Throughout the Wolf Administration’s second term, DDAP has focused heavily on reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders, scaling up primary prevention efforts, strengthening treatment systems and empowering sustainable recovery. The objective of these efforts, included in the 2019-2022 State Plan of the DDAP, will be to positively influence knowledge and behavior around the theme of addiction.

For more information on the work the Wolf administration is doing to address the opioid crisis, visit pa.gov/opioids.

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