New NORA Housing for Women and Children to Fill Needed Niche
(Cleveland, OH ) – Anita Bradley, Executive Director and Founder of the Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA), announces that the substance abuse recovery agency has acquired $128,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services to purchase a facility to house homeless, veteran, and ex-offender adult women, and their minor children.
The niche housing will fill a gap in service since it will provide shelter and treatment to women who have children up to 13 years-old. Currently, there are no other agencies in Cuyahoga County that provide treatment, housing and recovery support services to families with children of this age, says Bradley.
According to the approved proposal, NORA will make the housing available to approximately 20 women and 18 children, immediately upon approval from the City of Cleveland, around mid January of 2015.
All residents must be in need of supportive housing at intake and NORA projects that clients’ annualized income will range from $0 to $20 thousand dollars per year. The majority of women, up to 90 percent, will have an annualized income of $8,730 or less.
NORA has been providing housing which aligns with the National Association of Recovery Residences, for levels II and III since 2004. Additionally, the agency provides chemical dependency services, which encompass peer recovery support and intensive outpatient mental health services to adults, families and youth in Cuyahoga, Lorain and Summit counties. Its Sisters of Sobriety Intensive Outpatient Treatment program was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under a targeted grant in 2007.
For more information, please contact Anita Bradley, Executive Director of NORA, at (216) 391-6672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.