From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

SFY 2019 GRANT FUNDING AWARDED FOR THREE PROJECTS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (AMAT)

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is pleased to announce the results of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 19-444-26-1725-01 for $1,500,000 of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) funds for three (3) Access to Medication Assisted Treatment (A-MAT) Projects. Through these projects, implementation of the Hub and Spoke model will be extended to additional counties in Illinois that currently have relatively few treatment resources for persons with Opioid Use Disorders (MAT "deserts"). As a result, Illinois will have five networks using the Hub and Spoke model. More information about the other two projects can be found at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=110441.

The three organizations that will each receive $500,000 in grant funds to build new Hub and Spoke networks are:

Chestnut Health Systems, Inc.
1003 Martin Luther King Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
Contact - Joan Hartman: jahartman@chestnut.org 

Robert Young Center
4600 Third Street
Moline, IL 61265
Contact - Mary Petersen: Mary.Petersen@Unitypoint.org 

Mathers Recovery
585 North Tollgate Road, Suite E
Elgin, IL 60123
Contact - Ramesh Vemuri: drv@themathersclinic.com 

Chestnut Health Systems, Inc. will be targeting services to areas surrounding Madison County including Jersey, Montgomery, Bond, and Clinton Counties.

Robert Young Center will be targeting services to areas surrounding Rock Island County including Mercer, Henry, Henderson, Warren, Hancock, Stark, Putnam, and Marshall Counties.

Mathers Recovery will be targeting enhanced services to Kendall County and surrounding areas.

These projects will build support for networks of community providers and partners to enhance services that will be sustainable following the initial grant funding period. The Hub and Spoke Model is recognized as an evidence-based regional approach for delivering Medication-Assisted Treatment to people who suffer from opioid use disorders. This approach is designed to coordinate opioid use disorder treatment with medical care and counseling, supported by community health staff and services, and effectively treat the whole person as they make their way along the path to recovery.

For further information regarding these grants or the Hub and Spoke Model, you may contact the Project Director, Barbara Cimaglio at Barbara.Cimaglio@illinois.gov.