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GATEWAY REHAB AND BEAVER COUNTY BEHAVORIAL HEALTH ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO EXPAND PROGRAM ACCESS FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS


CENTER TWP., PA, September 29, 2021 – Gateway Rehab and Beaver County Behavioral Health announce that $2,625,000 was awarded to Gateway Rehab’s new Supporting Medication Assisted Recovery & Trauma (SMART) Program.

The goal of the SMART Program is to expand access to medication to treat Substance Use Disorder as well as ongoing trauma-informed recovery support for residents of Beaver County and surrounding areas. Funding has been awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and will be distributed to Gateway Rehab in the amount of $525,000 every year for five years.

Kate Lowery, SCA Administrator with Beaver County Behavioral Health, said, “Since 2012, Beaver County has lost over 500 lives to accidental overdose, primarily due to Opioid Use Disorder. The award of this funding will allow for extension of services to those at highest risk of overdose and death, while restoring hope. Addressing trauma and offering support to individuals and families suffering from substance use disorder is essential to building and sustaining recovery. We are grateful to SAMHSA and Gateway Rehabilitation Center for this collaborative opportunity.”

Expansion of programs include the opening of both a new outpatient program and a sober living house on Gateway Rehab’s main campus in Center Township, as well as expands access for residents to receive medication & trauma support as a part of their behavioral health treatment.

Jim Troup, Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Rehab, said, “We are grateful to have been awarded this grant from SAMHSA, and appreciate the support we’ve received from Beaver County. We are looking forward to bringing in new programming at our main campus and expanding the impact of our mission to help all those affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit.”

Gateway Rehab has been providing trusted addiction recovery treatment and support since 1972. Servicing western PA, eastern Ohio and more, we offer innovative, comprehensive, and proven recovery solutions to treat substance use disorders. We are committed to providing a transformational and life-inspiring experience through a full continuum of evidence-based care. Recovery is within reach. Learn more at www.gatewayrehab.org. Beaver County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is charged with the responsibility to encourage a seamless system of care that is accessible, continuously available and emphasizes health promotion, prevention, early intervention, resiliency, recovery and rehabilitation. .



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