SHWF & CFNJ Grant Enhances Addiction Treatment Services

Posted on August 26, 2015

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey have announced a grant in the amount of $30,000 to the Salem County Alcohol and Drug Services Office. Funding will support residents who struggle with the disease of addiction by increasing the time spent in residential treatment facilities.

The Salem County Alcohol and Drug Services Office provides a safety net for Salem County residents who are seeking life-saving treatment services for their drug or alcohol addiction. Currently, state funding provides for two weeks of residential treatment. With funding from the Foundation, an estimated 29 residents can receive an additional week of treatment to enable them to reclaim their lives and begin a meaningful and lasting recovery.

“The need for residential treatment has increased along with the numbers of residents seeking help. Resources provided by the Salem County Alcohol and Drug Services Office can be a life-saver for these individuals,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the Foundation. “Supporting additional time in residential treatment can help our residents on their road to recovery.”

For more information on the Salem County Alcohol and Drug Services Office, contact:
Maggie Vaughan
(856) 935-7510, ext. 8460.

Brenda L. Goins
Executive Director
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation

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