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Drug Treatment Program for Men & Women

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Gospel Rescue Ministries of Washington, D.C. (GRM) is proposing to expand and enhance its residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, a holistic, comprehensive addiction program for men and women who are homeless and ex-offenders. GRM's program offers a seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day comprehensive treatment and prevention program for homeless men and women who suffer from substance addiction. The primary goals of this program are to: assist homeless men and women in getting clean and staying sober; utilize resources needed to abstain from criminal activities; improve life skills through educational and vocational training; and restore family relationships. Program participants will receive residential and other supportive services, including intensive clinical counseling and therapy, life skill courses and education, job placement, vocational training, career development and transitional/permanent housing assistance.


Date Created: September 22, 2009