O’Mara applauds DDAP investment in new recovery services for southeast PA

MARPLE, April 13 – State House Democratic Southeast Delegation Chair Jennifer O’Mara said today that she welcomes the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ investment of $4 million into regional recovery hubs across the commonwealth.

Announced by DDAP on Wednesday, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania Inc. will receive $500,000 for the establishment of a regional recovery hub covering Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Delaware and Schuylkill counties as part of the investment.

“As we fight new stronger drugs with fentanyl and other deadly characteristics, addiction services are sorely needed across Southeast PA,” said O’Mara, D-Delaware. “DDAP’s investment of state funding brings our tax dollars back to our communities – providing hope in recovery for not only individuals but entire communities now reeling from the effects of addiction.

“On behalf of the region’s state government representatives, I applaud the Shapiro administration for its forward-thinking approach to a problem facing us all.”

Each grantee will create a hub-and-spoke model to provide recovery supports in their region. The “hubs” will support community-driven services that will serve as “spokes.” The hubs will provide technical assistance and collaborate with a variety of community entities, sectors and systems to enhance a recovery-supportive community and facilitate recovery and support service delivery.

Grants will be awarded for the 15-month period beginning July 1, 2023, through September 29, 2024.