Dr. Hendrée Jones, executive director of UNC Horizons Program and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC Horizons Program is included in a group of 19 organizations across the country who will receive a total of $10.1 million in grants from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to address opioid use disorder treatment.

UNC Horizons will receive $428,899 for the 18-month project.

Hendrée Jones, PhD, executive director of Horizons and professor in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says the funding will enable Horizons to partner with the N.C. Correctional Institution for Women to help incarcerated women with opioid use disorders with their recovery and relapse prevention efforts upon their release.

“The FORE foundation funding will allow UNC Horizons to take a critical and important step forward to coordinate and collaborate with the N.C. women’s prison to help women with opioid use disorders who are leaving prison prevent overdose death, improve their financial stability and independence with employment, maintain their drug abstinence, avoid recidivism and improve their use of positive parenting practices. To the extent this pilot project is effective, it holds great promise to serve as a model for the U.S. and beyond.”

The full press release from FORE can be found at this link.


About UNC Horizons

UNC Horizons is a comprehensive recovery and relapse prevention program, with a range of residential and outpatient services, including prenatal and OB-GYN care, psychiatric services, individual and group counseling and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. We also offer assistance with finding employment, creating a budget and managing finances, as well as creating healthy relationships and healing from abuse and violence

About FORE

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) was founded in 2018 as a private 501(c)(3) national, grant-making foundation focused on addressing the nation’s opioid crisis. FORE is committed to funding a diversity of projects contributing solutions to the crisis at national, state, and community levels. FORE’s mission is to convene and support partners advancing patient-centered, innovative, evidence-based solutions impacting people experiencing opioid use disorder, their families, and their communities.

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