By Tyler Robichaud 10/29/17
Boston has received a $2.6 million federal award to be used for services helping pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse disorders.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced the grant, which will be used by Entre Familia, a treatment program that offers services that are both culturally sensitive and gender specific. The program will be supported by the grant for a five-year period. Boston Medical Center will partner with the program to provide on-site primary and mental health care.
This will serve to further Entre Familia’s mission to provide clinical treatment and support for Latina women and children, a population that has routinely been underserved in this area of treatment, according to a press release issued from the mayor’s office. It also furthers the mission of the Walsh Administration to make sure that Boston residents have access to the specific types of substance use treatments they need.