United Way announces grant opportunities to help address substance use disorder

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The United Way of the Wabash Valley announced Tuesday a new grant opportunity to help address substance use disorder in the community.

The United Way’s Substance Use Disorders Impact Council focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery.

It’s part of the United Way’s bold goal of moving 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability.

This new grant will go toward risk education for prevention and addressing the stigma surrounding substance use.

“The United Way has actually given two grants in regard to treatment of substance use disorder and this is the next step in prevention and de-stigmatizing. Let’s recognize that less than 20% of people who have substance use disorders actually get treatment,” says Randy Stevens, a family practice physician.

The United Way is making up to $100,000 available to be provided over two years. Applicants can apply for up to $25,000 per year for investment in 2020 and 2021.

People and organizations interested in applying can click here.

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