Lawrence General Hospital

Navigating Women with Opioid Use Disorder through Pregnancy for Better Health Outcomes for Newborns

“Lawrence General Hospital will extend the services of its existing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) program to include service navigation and peer support for pregnant women with opioid use disorders (OUD). The project’s objectives are to conduct outreach to various health providers regarding the NAS program and referral processes; enroll pregnant women with OUD into the program; provide individualized service navigation and peer support; and help expectant mothers understand the Department of Children and Families’s expectations and rules for parents to maintain/regain custody of their soon-to-be newborn children.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
AMOUNT: $99,999 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.lawrencegeneral.org


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued