Group aims to help pregnant women struggling with substance abuse

by | Aug 6, 2017 | Health & Wellness


An upcoming educational group aims to help pregnant and parenting women who are struggling with substance use disorder.

Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” beginning Aug. 10 and ending with a graduation on Dec. 7. The group will meet Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson Street in Fredericksburg. Lunch will be provided. Complimentary FRED bus tokens are available for women who need help with transportation.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery focuses on attachment, child development, parent-child relationships and recovery. The curriculum is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

“Project LINK is here to help women, children and families whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse,” said Glenda Knight, Project LINK manager. “It is exciting to see families grow stronger through participation in this program.”

Project LINK supports pregnant and parenting women who have risk factors for substance abuse or personal histories of substance use disorders. Its mission is to link women to resources that enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Project LINK conducts screenings at the health department maternity clinics and provides case management and home visiting services.

Project LINK is funded through the Federal Substance Abuse Block Grant. There is no cost to participate in the program.

To register for “Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery,” learn more about Project LINK or make a referral, call Knight at 540/891-3132 or [email protected].

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