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Rep. Cartwright Announces Nearly $100,000 in Funding for Substance Use Disorder Counseling and Education

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $98,764 in federal funding for Hazleton’s Pathway to Recovery Counseling and Educational Services.

“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen an alarming spike in alcohol and drug use amongst all age groups and across all socioeconomic levels,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I have been and will continue to serve as a strong advocate for federal funding when it comes to supporting substance use disorder treatment and rehabilitation.”

“We are grateful to Representative Matt Cartwright for his support and dedication to the needs of our community,” said Maryann Feno, Interim President & CEO. “The supplemental federal funding allocation will enable us to continue counseling and support for individuals affected by addiction, abuse, mental illness and co-occurring disorders in the Greater Hazleton Area.”

Founded in 1977, Pathway to Recovery is a non-profit organization that has helped thousands in the community overcome substance use disorders by giving those seeking treatment support and opportunity to gain control of their lives. Pathway to Recovery is one of the oldest, continuously operating substance use treatment and education centers in Pennsylvania.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of HHS) awarded this supplemental funding through Phase Four of the Provider Relief Fund payments. The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Cartwright helped enact to reimburse health care providers for health care-related expenses or lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.

For more information on the PRF payments, visit here.