NORWALK, Conn. – Liberation Programs recently received a $5,000 grant from First County Bank Foundation to support the agency’s Families in Recovery Program in Norwalk.
Families in Recovery is the only long-term inpatient program serving pregnant and parenting women in Fairfield County and the only one in Connecticut that allows women to bring two children up to the age of 10 in treatment with them. It tries to help mothers overcome their substance abuse problems and acquire the skills and resources they need to provide safe, nurturing homes for their children.
"In the face of continuing budget cuts, the support we have from First County Bank Foundation is especially valuable and we are grateful for their partnership,” said Alan Mathis, Liberations’ president and CEO said.
In addition to receiving help for their substance abuse problems, women work to connect to housing, prepare for employment and focus on improving their parenting and daily living skills in preparation for living independently once they leave the program, according to a press release.
The First County Bank Foundation contributes generously to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development; increase the availability of affordable housing and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for families and children, according to a press release.
Liberation Programs is a private, nonprofit substance abuse prevention and treatment organization serving more than 2,000 individuals and families annually throughout lower Fairfield County since 1971. Its mission is to empower people and their families to be free of the disease of addiction by providing targeted solutions that restore lives and strengthen the community, according to a press release. Liberation provides services for youth, adults and families, including two inpatient treatment programs, outpatient and intensive outpatient services, health education for older adults and people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, treatment and resources for adolescents and their families, education and prevention efforts in the community, and permanent supportive housing for families.
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