01 Jun BCOR for MADRES Press Release
For immediate release: June 1, 2021
Contact: Mrs. Abigail G. Moore, CEO
Building Communities of Recovery for Mothers’ Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essential Support (BCOR for MADRES) at SACADA
San Antonio, Texas: The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $600,000 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a new program called Building Communities of Recovery for Mothers’ Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essential Support (BCOR for MADRES). The overall purpose is (1) to support and enhance recovery-focused community efforts by delivering evidence-based, long-term substance use disorder recovery services and (2) to target public awareness and outreach efforts on stigma-reduction within both the community at-large and targeted to health care settings.
BCOR for MADRES program will provide peer-led recovery support services in Bexar County, Texas, to at least 175 women or more individuals and their families over the course of the three-year grant. Our population of focus is women aged 18 years and older who have young children, are pregnant, or wanting to become pregnant and who are seeking to initiate/maintain long-term recovery from substance use disorder. Our secondary focus population are female veterans. BCOR for MADRES will provide culturally appropriate, individually responsive, trauma-informed, peer-to-peer services utilizing Motivational Interviewing and the Seeking Safety curriculum, which is designed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or trauma-related stress and SUD. Additionally, our program’s wrap-around comprehensive case management will connect women with local organizations and resources to support their parenthood journey while in recovery. Starting June 1, 2021, we will accept referrals from community partners, such as the Bexar County Family Drug Court, women’s inpatient and outpatient treatment centers, hospitals’ maternity units, women’s healthcare centers, daycares, the city health department, and social service organizations to include Nutrition Programs for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
For more information, contact Diana Boone, SACADA’s Intervention and Recovery Support Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SACADA: SACADA was founded in 1957 by a small group of influential citizens whose lives had been affected by the disease of alcoholism. SACADA is the leader in providing substance use prevention, intervention, and recovery support in Bexar and surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.sacada.org.
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