H.R.5572: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020
The Family Support Services for Addiction Act (FSSAA) (H.R. 5572) would award $5 million in grants through HHS for five years to nonprofit groups that focus on providing support to individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder. These Family Support Service grants may be used to provide education and training about addiction, interventions for family members, caregiver peer support, systems navigation for families trying to access treatment, and counseling services. Under this bill, grant allocation would be limited to a maximum of 85 percent of the total cost of each program funded.
S. 3179 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
- The stigma associated with seeking treatment addiction is higher than almost any other form of health services, and too many families are unwilling or unable to access the services needed to help loved ones sufficed from substance abuse.
- This bill would provide additional resources to community organizations that support families impacted by addiction and work collaboratively with family members through the rehabilitation prosses.
- The National Assembly Supports this legislation ensuring that families have the knowledge and the tools to manage those moments of strain in essential in the building longterm community wellbeing.