Open Minds reports today, Illuminate Colorado Awarded $430,000 Contract For Addiction Treatment Pilot Program, ultimately the final total contract amount will be just under $630,000.
“We are very excited to continue to advance innovative child care services in Colorado to help reduce barriers and stigma to accessing care for families impacted by substance use disorders. With public and private partnership, Illuminate is hopeful that we will significantly prevent child maltreatment in Colorado, “ said Jade Woodard executive director of Illuminate Colorado.
In addition to the $630,000 provided by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Illuminate has received a $750,000 multi-year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to pilot this new and innovative type of child care in Colorado with a focus on serving families with children ages 0-5. The three-year mobile child care pilot will begin in 2020 in two regions, serving multiple substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities in order to meet the immediate needs of caregivers accessing SUD treatment. Illuminate has plans to expand the pilot by outfitting motor-homes into infant/toddler classrooms to visit treatment centers around the state to provide child care to parents seeking support for substance use disorders.