ASAC has been awarded a three year grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide support services to Heart of Iowa clients who are pregnant or who have children less than one year of age. Examples of support services include: assistance with education/vocational training, purchasing personal care/clothing, and sober living activities.
The grant also provides for training for Heart of Iowa staff to help them to better meet the needs of pregnant and post-partum women in Heart of Iowa’s Mother and Child Recovery Center. Recently five staff members attended a training session on Seeking Safety. Seeking Safety was specifically created to help survivors with co-occurring trauma and substance use disorders. The treatment approach does not require clients to delve into emotionally distressing narratives. Instead it helps clients envision what safety would look and feel like in their lives and help them to learn specific new ways of coping.
Heart of Iowa is excited to be involved in this new venture.