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Sunday, September 30, 2007

News Release - SAMHSA Awards $24 Million to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Targeted Areas

September 28, 2007

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration today announced the award of 16 grants totaling about $24 million over three years to enhance or expand substance abuse treatment capacity in targeted areas of need.

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The 16 awards are funded up to $500,000 per year in total costs. Continuation of these awards is subject to the availability of funds as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. Total funding for year one is almost $8 million. The grantees are:

Native American/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander Populations
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc., Anchorage, Alaska--
$500,000 per year for three years to expand and enhance outpatient substance abuse treatment capacity targeting Alaska Native/American Indian adults in Anchorage.

Dena’ Nena’ Henash, Fairbanks, Alaska--$499,379 per year for three years to expand its residential service unit, Old Minto Family Recovery Camp, while adapting the current program to better meet the needs of its patients.

Native Images Inc., Tucson, Ariz.--$498,884 per year for three years to deliver the evidence-based Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model within a traditional Talking Circle framework targeting Native American and bicultural Native American/Hispanic female trauma and violence survivors and to provide culturally competent outreach and pretreatment substance abuse and HIV/AIDS intervention targeting Native American and other youth at risk.

Santa Clara Pueblo, Espanola, N.M.--$500,000 per year for three years to expand and enhance the capacity to provide evidence-based family treatment to adolescents and families experiencing issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.

Arapahoe House Inc., Thornton, Colo.--
$499,998 per year for three years to enhance and expand its continuum of services by establishing E-TREAT, which will address treatment capacity problems caused by long wait periods and client “no shows” through Internet and wireless communication technologies.

Gateway Community Services Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.--$500,000 per year for three years for Gateway Connect to provide e-therapy, telephone therapy and integrated therapy by Internet, telephone, and face-to-face.

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio--$499,588 per year for three years to provide group and individual counseling and support, and case management via electronic means, primarily though video conferencing and video phone technology, to deaf persons referred to substance use disorder treatment in Ohio.

Mid-Columbia Center for Living, The Dalles, Ore.--$500,000 per year for three years for the Strengthening Teens, Empowering Parents On-line project, serving youth 12-18 and their parents.

Grassroots Partnerships
Samuel’s House Inc., Key West, Fla.-
-$500,000 per year for three years for the Women in Transition Project, a coordinated continuum of care service delivery system for homeless women with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Nicasa, North Chicago, Ill.--$500,000 per year for three years to establish a grassroots partnership between Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, a grassroots organization in Round Lake Park, Ill., and Nicasa’s Women & Services Program.

Rays of Sonshine, Monroe, La.--$492,650 per year for three years to expand the Rays of Sonshine substance abuse treatment program for women with children and to enhance prevention outreach and peer-to-peer services.

Ananias Inc., Shreveport, La.--$499,200 per year for three years for the Louisiana PATHS project to provide outreach, detox, outpatient, and residential substance abuse treatment and referrals; HIV/AIDS service; and accurate evaluations of data.

Other Populations or Emerging Substance Abuse Issues
Colorado State Judicial Branch, Denver--
$498,095 per year for three years to expand and enhance methamphetamine treatment options for justice-involved pregnant and parenting women with co-occurring mental health issues and their families.

Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse, N.Y.--$500,000 per year for three years to expand and enhance treatment and recovery support services for people who have had criminal justice system involvement.

Centerstone Community Mental Health Centers Inc., Nashville, Tenn.--$500,000 per year for three years for Project SELF-Nashville, which is a culturally sensitive, community-based treatment program that services adolescents with substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental disorders and their families in Davidson County.

Central Virginia Community Services, Lynchburg-- $500,000 per year for three years to expand care for adolescents by implementing the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) and the Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) intensive outpatient treatment protocol that includes adolescents and their families.

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