In a significant stride towards supporting rehabilitation and recovery, Shannon Egan has successfully secured the Arizona Department of Human Services (ADHS) Justice Reinvestment Grant for Axiom Community of Recovery (ACR) in Phoenix. This commendable grant, totaling $280,000, is set to make a substantial impact on the lives of individuals recently released from the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) system.
The ADHS Justice Reinvestment Grant is aimed at funding initiatives that contribute to the well-being and rehabilitation of individuals in need. ACR's proposal stood out among the applicants, earning the organization a grant that will be instrumental in providing evidence-based peer and family recovery support services.
The primary focus of this project is to deliver evidenced-based peer and family recovery support services to 225 male and female adults who have recently been released from the ADCRR and are currently undergoing treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) through Axiom Care, a for-profit SUD service provider. Axiom Care, under contract with ADCRR, offers SUD services to parolees referred by parole offices statewide, placing them in a 90-day Residential Community Behavior Modification (RCBM) treatment program in central-Phoenix.
ACR will play a crucial role in providing peer and family support services to participants during the transition period from Day 91 to Day 365 after completing the RCBM program and reintegrating into their communities. Collaborating with Axiom Care, ACR will offer in-person peer services co-located with Axiom Care's SUD treatment facilities in central-Phoenix (Maricopa County) and Apache Junction (Pinal County). Additionally, virtual services will be made accessible statewide through a mobile phone app, ensuring participants have consistent access to support services across the state.
Shannon Egan's success in securing the ADHS Justice Reinvestment Grant for Axiom Community of Recovery marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to support individuals in their journey towards recovery and reintegration into society. The project's comprehensive approach, combining in-person and virtual services, demonstrates a commitment to addressing the diverse needs of the community. As the project unfolds, it is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of those striving for recovery after incarceration.