Abney: grants totaling as much as $800,000 awarded to local substance use recovery institutions

PITTSBURGH, May 10 – State Rep. Aerion A. Abney, D-Allegheny, announced today that two local substance use recovery institutions were awarded state grants.

Crossroads of Pittsburgh and Tadiso, Inc. each received grants of up to $400,000 to establish or expand substance use disorder services, community outreach and education to underrepresented and minority communities struggling with the opioid overdose crisis.

“Countless people struggle with addiction and require assistance to get their lives back on track,” Abney said. “These grants are vital contributors to extending a helping hand to all those in need.”

Allegheny County is the beneficiary of as much as $2.4 million in these grants as a whole, and the grants are facilitated by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.