The federal government has awarded Integrity House $1.1 million over the next three years for a center for women who are suffering from substance use disorder.

The Women's Recovery Center in Newark will function as an inclusive, trauma-informed hub for recovery from and education on substance use disorder with the goal of helping women in recovery avoid relapse, empowering women on the brink of recovery to continue their progress, and educating families and the community on the realities of addiction and recovery.

Integrity House will draw on evidence-based and promising practices to provide a breadth of recovery services, including peer support.

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“The funding received through the grant will help us enhance our treatment services for women” said Robert J. Budsock, president and CEO of Integrity House. “The Women’s Recovery Center will provide more opportunities for women to connect with support that is critical to sustaining long-term recovery.”

Keeping in line with Integrity House’s comprehensive care model, the Center will offer: outreach and assessment and recovery services, including case management and care coordination, family services, housing assistance, peer support, support groups and life skills development, opportunities for community-involvement, wellness and recreational activities, education and employment readiness activities, and tobacco cessation services.

The Woman's Recovery Center is funded through the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

For the last several years, Integrity has provided safe spaces to recover from substance use disorder. The Integrity House Women’s Supportive Housing Program, which was established in 2010 and fully renovated in 2011, provides 40 homeless women in recovery with stable housing and support for handling work, childcare, and family responsibilities in a safe and substance-free environment. Tenants have access to group therapy sessions, housing case management, life skills workshop, parenting workshops, and rental assistance.

Integrity House, founded in 1968, is one of the largest nonprofit providers of substance use disorder treatment in the state of New Jersey, with programs in Newark, Secaucus, Jersey City, Kearny, Toms River, and Morris Plains.