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Congressman Panetta Announces Grant to Combat Substance Abuse by Pregnant, Postpartum Women

September 19, 2018
Press Release

SALINAS, CA – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that the Janus of Santa Cruz received a federal grant totaling $504,691 from the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.  These funds will be used for an integrated residential substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women and their families in Santa Cruz County.

"This grant will help Janus of Santa Cruz expand its treatment services to women and their families struggling with addiction," said Congressman Panetta.  "Substance abuse and treatment deserves the attention of Washington, and I will continue to fight for all of my constituents and our community to address this public health issue."

"Janus of Santa Cruz is extremely honored to be a recipient of this tremendous funding opportunity.  With this assistance, Janus will be able to expand services for women and their families who are currently in our substance use treatment programs.  The Janus Perinatal Residential treatment program is the only perinatal residential treatment program in Santa Cruz County.  This funding opportunity will enable Janus to expand its perinatal services to include children and family members, trauma-informed services and treatment for co-occurring disorders.  Through these restricted grant funds, women and their families who choose to participate in treatment will have the opportunity to receive expanded services at Janus," said Rudy Escalante, CEO of Janus of Santa Cruz.  "On behalf of the Chair of the Janus Board of Directors, Mr. Edison Jensen, the members of the Janus Board of Directors and the entire Janus staff, we would like to thank the Department of Health & Human Services for this funding opportunity."

Janus of Santa Cruz was founded in 1976 and is an addiction treatment institution in Santa Cruz, California. The treatment center serves over 2,500 clients and their families yearly.