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Better Choices: Better Futures

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $750,000)

LIFT Community Action Agency, Inc. proposes to develop a program of services for youth and families impacted by opioids and/or substance use within Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties in southeast Oklahoma. The initiative will (1) implement coordinated prevention and intervention responses that work together to identify and address needs/challenges stemming from opioid and other substance misuse impacting youth, families (parents/primary caregivers, pregnant and postpartum women), and communities; (2) reduce the involvement of children, youth, and their families in the foster care system due to opioid and other substance misuse; (3) implement integrated services to support parents and children together through treatment and recovery; and (4) support the juvenile and criminal justice systems in addressing the needs of children/youth who are or have been impacted by opioids and other substance misuse.

Date Created: September 14, 2023