HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Governor Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is providing more than $2 million in federal grants to employment support services for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
The grants are part of the $55.9 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant secured by the Wolf Administration to strengthen the state’s response to the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.
The funding will be directed to 14 organizations throughout the commonwealth with agreements up to $200,00. These organizations will provide a wide variety of services including vocational assessments, resume writing, interviewing skills, job placement, and transportation assistance related to employment.
In addition, each organization has identified one employer partner committed to hiring individuals in recovery from OUD.
We have not lost focus on the continuing opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. And now more than ever, employment services are vital to help people struggling during the pandemic with the loss of a job or need to find employment. These grants will help those with substance use disorder have a better chance at recovery by helping to access employment.Governor Tom Wolf
|Awardee||Amount Awarded||County(ies) Supporting|
|New Roots, Inc.||$158,802||Luzerne|
|PA Counseling Services, Inc.||$200,000||Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York|
|Westmoreland Co. Community Action||$162,674||Allegheny, Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland|
|Community Action of Delaware County, Inc.||$104,856||Delaware|
|Gateway to Employment||$114,470||Lancaster|
|Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13||$200,000||Lancaster|
|Life’s Work of Western PA||$146,444||Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Greene, Beaver|
|East End Cooperative Ministry||$180,223||Allegheny|
|Anthony’s Way, Inc.||$88,889||Adams, York|
|Lawrence County Social Services, Inc.||$150,000||Lawrence|