Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced four grants to community organizations that are fighting the opioid epidemic in Delaware.
A total of $325,000 in BluePrints for the Community grants will support organizations that are on the front lines of the opioid crisis in the state. The grants from Highmark Delaware’s BluePrints for the Community Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, will bolster efforts throughout the state to address the many facets of the opioid epidemic from prevention to recovery.
A $50,000 grant was awarded to atTAcK Addiction to fill an emergency need for naloxone.
A $100,000 was awarded to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware as they continue their Strategic Prevention Framework — Partnership for Success community programs around the state. SPF-PFS is a prevention program targeting two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse. The initiative collaborates with the University of Delaware and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
A $75,000 grant was awarded to Gaudenzia Inc. to support expansion of its programs in New Castle County, including a new facility in Claymont and outpatient services at the Claymont Community Center.
A $100,000 grant was awarded to the Sussex County Health Coalition to support their work with 27 community partners to develop a community-based comprehensive plan to address the opioid epidemic in Seaford.
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