NEWARK, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest nonprofit providers of substance use disorder treatment in the state of New Jersey, announced that the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Integrity House $1.1 million over the next three years to launch a Women’s Recovery Center in Newark. Funded through SAMHSA’s Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects program, the Women’s Recovery Center will provide essential recovery support services to women and pregnant women with substance use disorders, such as opioid use disorder. The center will also provide support services to families of the women with substance use disorder.
Integrity House has prioritized providing women with safe spaces to recover from substance use disorders for several years. Established in 2010, the Integrity House Women’s Supportive Housing Program provides 40 homeless women in recovery with stable housing and support for handling work, childcare and family responsibilities in a safe and substance-free environment. Tenants have access to group therapy sessions, housing case management, life skills workshop, parenting workshops and rental assistance.
The grant-funded Women’s Recovery Center in Newark will function as an inclusive, trauma-informed hub for recovery from and education on substance use disorder. Integrity House will draw on evidence-based and promising practices to provide a breadth of recovery services, including peer support. The center’s goals are to help women in recovery avoid relapse, empower women on the brink of recovery to continue their progress, and educate families and the community on the realities of addiction and recovery. Keeping in line with Integrity House’s comprehensive care model, the center will offer: outreach; assessment and recovery services, including case management and care coordination; family services; housing assistance; peer support; support groups; life skills development; opportunities for community involvement; wellness and recreational activities; education and employment readiness activities; and tobacco cessation services.
“The funding received through the grant will help us enhance our treatment services for women,” said Robert J. Budsock, president and CEO of Integrity House. “The Women’s Recovery Center will provide more opportunities for women to connect with support that is critical to sustaining long-term recovery.”
For more information on Integrity House and the full continuum of care it provides, visit www.integrityhouse.org.