The Wrapped in Hope Project

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $100,000

The Wrapped in Hope Project was a collaboration between Providence Montana Health Foundation and Saint Joseph Hospital, with strong support from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal government, to implement a multi-disciplinary approach to drug use during pregnancy through both clinical and home-based services. Both hospitals implemented collaborative, team-based approaches that provide holistic, respectful, family-centered care. They also hired licensed clinical social workers with expertise in addictions to provide care and coordinate supportive services for pregnant women struggling with addiction. A second component of the program focused on community outreach encouraging women to seek care in early pregnancy and informing them of available supportive services (materials below). This project achieved significant accomplishments both on the programmatic and community change level, including:

  • Women struggling with substance abuse while pregnant can now go to any health care provider in the Mission Valley and receive non-judgmental, quality health care, recovery support, and referrals.
  • Because of the project’s partnership efforts, local health care professionals have an increased knowledge and awareness about neonatal abstinence syndrome, the importance of working with Child Protective Services, motivational interviewing, pain and opioids, and other relevant topics impacting pregnancy and addiction.
  • This project has created and sustained a model of community collaboration for addressing the public health crisis of women and their babies impacted by substance abuse during pregnancy.

Project Materials:

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