Grant to Fund Addiction Counseling Training for Shelter Staff

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Homeless Solutions, Inc. has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation jointly with the Mental Health Association of Morris County (MHA) to fund an Addiction Counseling Program.   This training program for Homeless Solutions Case Workers and MHA staff members will certify participants as state licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.   Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the leading causes of homelessness, and having certified counselors on staff at the Homeless Solutions shelter will enable their staff to counsel guests struggling with addiction issues in house, instead of referring them to external social service agencies.

 “This will expedite the process so that addiction counseling can begin as soon as guests enter our Shelter Program, which is so important for these guests", said Homeless Solutions CEO Dan McGuire.  "We’re very appreciative of the support from the Provident Bank Foundation.”

“This grant address the growing need for staff to have access to additional educational opportunities, said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “Thank you Homeless Solutions and the Mental Health Association of Morris County for strengthening your long-time partnership with the addition of this staff training and certification program.”