Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) receives a 4 year, $410,000 per year grant to enhance services for patients with substance use disorders that are experiencing homelessness.

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{Iowa, October 15, 2018} Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC), a leading behavioral healthcare provider in the field of substance use disorders, received a $410,000 4 year grant. The grant was endowed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the purpose of supporting the expansion of community infrastructures that integrate behavioral health treatment and services for permanent housing and other critical services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The goal of the project is to utilize intensive case management, community collaboration and linkage to services to assist patients in overcoming barriers to their long term recovery by accessing stable housing in Clinton and Linn Counties. The funding will be used to provide additional wrap-around supports such as childcare, transportation, housing, employment, education, and basic needs that are needed to improve retention in services and access to permanent housing. A steering committee will be created to implement a multidisciplinary team approach. Funding will allow the hiring of a Project Coordinator and two new Care Navigators positions in Linn and Clinton Counties.
Gabe Gluba, Director of Clinton/Jackson Clinical Services for ASAC notes “We’re very grateful for this funding opportunity from SAMHSA as we know how important it is to utilize a housing first approach to address homelessness and a multidisciplinary team approach to address substance use disorder. This grant allows us to integrate these two effective methods into one project.”
Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is one of the Iowa’s largest substance use disorder treatment and prevention providers, serving five counties in eastern Iowa. ASAC provides a continuum of care ranging from prevention, through treatment and long term recovery support services to address substance use disorders.

Area Substance Abuse Council
Gabe Gluba, Director of Clinton/Jackson Clinical Services
ggluba@asac.us
(563) 243-2124