Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 16, 2014: The SAMHSA grant that was awarded to the Susan B. Anthony Center, Inc. will be utilized to implement new programs designed to support substance addicted pregnant women as well as mothers with children. The goal of the grant is to enhance parenting opportunities that will improve recovery and transformation. The program will focus on outreach and assistance at known weak points within the existing continuum of care.
“Low income, minority pregnant women and mothers with children in Broward County have few choices for obtaining help for residential substance abuse treatment. They are often turned away due to limited beds and/or few therapeutic staff available to meet mother/child needs as well as insufficient coordination with child welfare”, says Dean Dalbery, CEO of Susan B. Anthony.
“The grant, to be disbursed over a three year period, is intended to improve outcomes by enabling us to enhance our outreach efforts, increase our ability to provide pretreatment, and expand our services to families during residential treatment. “
About Susan B. Anthony Center – sbarecovery.org
SBA is one of the few full-service residential and outpatient recovery centers in the country providing treatment to substance addicted pregnant women and mothers with children who suffer from substance abuse, mental health disorders, trauma and neglect. SBA provides a safe and caring environment where women can begin the process of starting over while caring for their children. For nearly 20 years, SBA has adhered to its mission to “transform families by providing help, hope, and healing for mothers and their children to live responsible drug-free lives.” SBA’s ultimate goals are the removal of barriers for women entering addiction treatment, the prevention of foster care placement for their children, and an end to the cycle of addiction and abuse for families. SBA is CARF accredited which signifies the highest quality standards in health and human services.
About Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – www.samhsa.gov
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible
Whitney Hughson | Susan Anthony Recovery Center, Inc.
Ph: 954-733-6068 X 2012 | email: whughson@SBArecovery.org