News Release — Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch
Sept. 12, 2014
David Carle (Leahy): 202-224-3693
Michael Briggs (Sanders): 202-228-6492
Ryan Nickel (Welch): 202-225-4115
(THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2014) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D), announced a $524,000 extend to yield residential diagnosis for profound or postpartum women who are pang from piece abuse in Vermont.
The extend was awarded to a Lund Family Center in Burlington to extend overdo and support to as many as 645 low-income profound or postpartum women over 3 years.
In a corner statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch said: “Addiction to heroin and other opioids has been a extensive plea inspiring communities opposite a good state. This extend will go toward ancillary those who are many vulnerable. The Lund Center has a clever record of success and continues to play a pivotal purpose in addressing a augmenting drug abuse problem.”
In Apr of this year, a congressional commission wrote a minute to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an group within a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in support of a Lund Family Center’s extend application.
The Lund Center will yield residential piece abuse diagnosis for profound and postpartum women and their families. This module aims to residence piece abuse while improving parenting skills, family functioning, mercantile fortitude and peculiarity of life, while providing innovative assistance that will concede children to stay with their mothers and urge outcomes for their families.
The Lund Center will now be expanding this assistance to children over five, providing travel for visitation and onsite assistance, while stability their successful partnership with a Department of Children and Families to fight piece abuse.
Lund Center Executive Director Barbara Rachelson said: “This extend comes during a time when a headlines of piece abuse and child insurance lift a concerns of many Vermonters. This extend provides a resources to serve raise a services we are means to yield to profound and parenting women vital with piece abuse and to boost their certain diagnosis outcomes. It also allows for extended services to their children to urge their prolonged and brief tenure outcomes. This extend will assistance so many Vermont families have a treatment, and other services they need to successfully understanding with addiction.”
Leahy, who chairs a Senate Judiciary Committee, was assimilated by Welch in Mar when he hold a margin conference in Rutland to residence a flay of opioid and heroin obsession in Vermont.