Oct 11, 2016

The Opportunity Alliance Awarded Grant to Support the Women’s Project

Award from the Welch Charitable Fund to Help Women Affected by Substance Misuse

PORTLAND (October 2016) The Opportunity Alliance’s program for women affected by substance misuse, the Women’s Project, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.  The money will help women in the program address barriers to treatment and recovery from substance misuse and/or co-occurring mental illness.


The Women’s Project is a case management program for women 18 years of age or older who are pregnant or parenting a child up to age six and are affected by substance misuse. The program helps women enrolled find the resources and strength they’ll need to get treatment and recover. It does this by helping the women overcome barriers in their lives that keep them from getting treatment for their substance misuse. The program also helps the women to identify what they most need to be successful in their recovery and connect with community resources. The Women’s Project case managers also screen for unresolved mental health and trauma issues that might hinder recovery.


The Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation grants funding to non-profits primarily in the Greater Portland area that support: Youth; Education; Health Care; Alcohol and Substance Abuse Recovery; and Arts and Culture.