More Than $12 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Individuals Recover from Substance Use Disorder

The recipients of more than $12 million in federal grant funding for services and supports designed to improve outcomes for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder was announced.

“This grant funding is critically important for courageous individuals who have completed SUD treatment and need support to successfully sustain their recovery,” said Gov. Wolf. “These grantees are providing necessary services to deserving Pennsylvanians and ultimately a chance to lead healthy, fulfilled lives. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this funding has on individuals and communities across the commonwealth.”

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will administer funding to grantees to provide employment support services, expand and enhance community recovery supports, and provide supports services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from SUD. The grants are part of $55 million in federal funding awarded to Pennsylvania through the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental Awards.

“Throughout the opioid overdose epidemic, we have been focused on keeping our fellow Pennsylvanians alive by ensuring Naloxone is readily available to everyone and expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) throughout the commonwealth. But what happens after an individual completes treatment and doesn’t have the necessary supports for them to succeed?” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “Two key components of an individual’s sustained recovery are access to recovery support services and steady, reliable employment. These grantees will provide services and supports to give individuals the tools necessary to empower their sustained recovery.”

Employment Support Services
The funding will be directed to eight organizations commonwealth-wide through grant agreements up to $400,000. Awardees will provide a wide variety of services including vocational assessments, resume writing, interviewing skills, job placement, and transportation assistance related to employment.

County(ies) Supporting
Amount Awarded
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI)
JEVS Human Services
Life’s Work of Western PA
Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Greene, Beaver
Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.
Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, York
Three Rivers Youth
Unity Recovery
Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester
Westmoreland Community Action
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg
Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry

Community Recovery Support Services
Funding will be directed to four organizations through grant agreements up to $700,000. RCOs will use the grant funds to expand existing services and develop new programs across a variety of services including delivery of recovery coaching through Certified Recovery Specialists, telephonic supports, education and employment supports, engagement in GED services, life-skills support groups, and delivery of substance-free social activities.

County(ies) Supporting
Amount Awarded
New Roots Inc.
Luzerne, Lackawanna, Schuylkill, Carbon
Sage’s Army
Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, Indiana
Thomas Jefferson University
Unity Recovery
Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester

Pregnancy Support Services
Funding will be directed to 12 organizations through grant agreements up to $599,000. Awardees will provide pregnancy support services or make referrals to address the needs of pregnant and postpartum women with SUD. In addition, these community providers will facilitate or make referrals for outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and SUD treatment facilities.

County(ies) Supporting
Amount Awarded
Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York
Maternity Care Coalition
Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks
Allegheny Health Network
Butler, Erie, Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette
Lancaster General Hospital
Counseling Management Services
Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Schuylkill, York
The Wright Center Medical Group
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Susquehanna, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Wyoming
Bethany Christian Services of Central PA
Lancaster, Berks
The Foundation for Delaware County
Family Health Council of Central PA
Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Somerset, Union
Holy Redeemer Health System DBA – Redeemer Health
Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery
Geisinger Clinic
Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union
Center for Community Resources, Inc
Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Washington