Aftercare for recovering pregnant and postpartum substance-addicted women

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The Living Center is a community-based aftercare program for the prevention of relapse in pregnant and post-partum women who have been substance abusers. This project will address the current fragmentation of perinatal addiction treatment with a model of interagency participation utilizing existing agencies to provide services at the Living Center site. The goal of the project is to decrease the relapse rate for former substance abusers. The principal objectives of the project are to: (1) coordinate needed services at a single site, including counseling, support groups, educational programs, parenting classes, referral and emergency services; and (2) provide health care for pregnant and post-partum women and their children, serving at least 40 women, 40 infants, 60 toddlers, and 40 "significant others" during a two-year period.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $249,487.00

Awarded on: 4/16/1992

Time frame: 6/1/1992 - 2/28/1995

Grant Number: 20163


Mercer Medical Center

466 Bellevue Avenue
P.O. Box 1658
Trenton, 08607-1658

Janet Walker
Project Director