UCFS Awarded Federal Grants to Combat the Opioid Crisis

UCFS is proud to announce the award of two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, aimed at tackling the opioid crisis. 

Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) award. We were awarded $289,250 in funding which will be used to expand access to our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to our New London Behavioral Health Office. The funding will also be used to expand primary care services at our New London Behavioral Health Office.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training and Enhancing Behavioral Health Workforce award. We were awarded $200,000 in funding to grow our partnership with UCONN’s graduate school of social work to provide internship opportunities for graduate students to train with our MAT providers as well as other substance use disorder and mental health practitioners.

Since 1877, UCFS has strived to meet the ever-changing health and human service needs of the community. In addition to providing health services, UCFS aims to eliminate barriers to care by assisting with insurance needs and providing support for basic needs, such as stable housing or food security.