With $26,550 in funding from the Telligen Community Initiative, ASAC will be making improvements to our two on-site medical clinics; one is located on our main campus for our adult and youth residential clients and the other at Heart of Iowa for the moms and their children. The grant funding makes possible the purchase of new medical equipment and supplies plus technology upgrades for the two medical exam rooms. Continue Reading
Medication Assisted Treatment
The Area Substance Abuse Council was one of four Iowa substance abuse treatment providers to receive Iowa Department of Public Health grants to provide medication-assisted treatment. The purpose of the grant funding is to better treat those abusing prescription drugs and heroin. The $120,756 that ASAC will receive in the first year of the grant will be used to buy drugs to assist clients in the treatment process and to provide wrap-around recovery support services to improve access to and retention in treatment. It is a three year grant project. Continue Reading
The Area Substance Abuse Council received $107,000 for our four transitional housing programs; Adult Halfway House and Heart of Iowa Halfway House in Cedar Rapids and Hightower Place and King House in Clinton. ASAC’s Adult Halfway House serves adult men and women, Heart of Iowa and Hightower Place both serve pregnant women or women with children, and King House serves single men.
Our transitional housing programs are critical for our clients who are homeless or who do not have a suitable place to live after completing substance abuse treatment. The Emergency Solutions Grant funding will help ASAC to provide individuals early in recovery with the housing and support services needed for them to transition back into society.
ASAC was awarded a Variety grant to replace flooring at the Heart of Iowa apartments.
Wanda Mokry-Sellers, Director of Heart of Iowa, and Melanie Steffens, Chair of the Heart of Iowa Advisory Council, attended the September 30, 2015 Variety Heart Luncheon held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott where they accepted, on behalf of the agency, the $11,900 check.
We are thankful for the financial support provided by Variety, the Children’s Charity.