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Seven Community-Based Organizations Receive Grants Totaling $1.049 Million to Combat the Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Crisis

June 22, 2023

FORE today announced $1,049,000 in grants to seven community-based organizations (CBOs) that are working to reduce overdoses and engage community members with opioid use disorder (OUD) in treatment and recovery.

The grants are part of a new FORE program that aims to enhance the capacity of CBOs to deliver prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services. Because CBOs are often underfunded and understaffed, these grants will be used to bolster staffing, address technology issues, and establish strategic partnerships that strengthen the delivery of OUD services within urban and rural communities. In total, the FORE Community-Based Organization Program has provided grants of $3.2 million to 22 CBOs this year.

“Community-based organizations are essential to providing solutions to the OUD and overdose crisis in our country,” said Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, President of FORE. “They best understand the needs of their communities and which initiatives will have the most impact on individuals and families. We are expanding this program to support more communities in need across the nation.”

Addiction Recovery Coalition of New Hampshire in Milford, New Hampshire, is receiving $150,000 to hire an additional certified recovery support worker who will provide peer support and facilitate connections to treatment and wraparound services.

Avivo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is receiving $150,000 to hire an additional street outreach navigator who will assist individuals with obtaining treatment and other resources, including housing.

Center for Counseling & Consultation in Great Bend, Kansas, is receiving $150,000 to expand its OUD and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and enhance operational effectiveness.

Frederick County’s Division of Fire & Rescue Services in Frederick, Maryland, is receiving $150,000 to enhance its COAST program, which pairs a community paramedic with a peer recovery specialist to reduce barriers to accessing treatment.

Health Brigade in Richmond, Virginia, is receiving $150,000 to strengthen its organizational capacity and continue its Comprehensive Harm Reduction program, which offers peer supports and linkage to treatment programs.

Meta House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is receiving $150,000 to hire a medical assistant who will provide care to pregnant and postpartum women with OUD or another SUD.

Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (Vocal-NY) in New York, New York, is receiving $149,420 to enhance the efficiency of its service delivery.