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Drug Rehab Center Gets $4 Million Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is going to be providing a $4 million grant to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton over the next two years.
By: Addiction Now
The grant is being provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in two installments of $2 million over a period of two years to the Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton.
The drug rehab center will primarily be using the grant to expand the programs offered by its Certified Behavioral Health Clinic to the residents of Burlington County and Mercer County. The sum will allow the number of services offered to the most underserved and vulnerable local community members to be increased.
Representatives of the organization stated that the funding will also be used to assist those who need to find housing, pursue employment opportunities and complete school.
They added that the money will allow the organization to establish a number of different partnerships with local groups that have been assisting the community to help groups individuals that have been struggling with substance use disorders, such as pregnant women and homeless populations.
A couple of weeks after the announcement of the grant, federal officials visited the facility and spoke with community members about the importance of expanding mental health and drug addiction treatment programs.
The officials, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, mentioned that data from the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety reveals that from January 1 to September 30 of this year the state of New Jersey has reported 2,194 drug overdose deaths.
From January 1 to July 31, more than 9,160 naloxone administrations were reported and, from January 1 to September 27, more than 3,204,860 opioid prescription drugs were dispensed.