The Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2021 (H.R. 433), introduced by Representatives David Trone of Maryland and Daniel Meuser of Pennsylvania, creates a grant program to help community organizations and nonprofits provide critical support services to relatives of those struggling with a substance use disorder. This bill unanimously passed out of the House of Representatives last year and we hope it can become law this year. U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia recently introduced the Senate companion. It is essential to contact your Member of Congress and voice your support for H.R. 433 and S. 3179.
This important legislation takes a community-based approach to help families across the nation help loved ones who are struggling with a substance use disorder. Creating a grant program to support nonprofits will help organizations continue to offer services such as support groups, providing vital information and services, training, education, and much more. These types of services are key because we know that when families are armed with knowledge, outcomes for people struggling with a substance use disorder improve.
Take action today! Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 433 and S. 3179 to help communities and families across the nation who are struggling to find adequate assistance when confronted with addiction.