Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $8,780
This project helped Open Aid Alliance apply for and receive licensure to become a state-approved substance use disorder treatment center. This new licensure will allow the organization to expand their services and create a harm reduction treatment center for individuals who experience stigma as they seek to improve their health; including people living with HIV, people using injection drugs, and people who have been homeless and/or incarcerated. The grantee successfully completed a consulting process, developed feasibility and business plans, and created policies and procedures needed to implement sustainable substance use disorder services. This expansion not only successfully strengthened partnerships in the community but also provided immediate access to treatment for clients and created a new diverse revenue stream for the organization.