The Moms United to End the War on Drugs Campaign in a national project of A New PATH, in collaboration with organizations and individuals from across the nation, to end the violence, mass incarceration and overdose deaths that are a result of current punitive policies and to change criminal justice approaches to drug addiction to health-oriented solutions. Please visit our websites atwww.anewpathsite.org and www.momsunited.net.
July 12, 2012 (San Diego) -– A New PATH, a non-profit organization that works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness, has received a grant from the Alliance Healthcare Foundation for $63,158 for core support of their mission and projects. Through education and advocacy, PATH promotes therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies.
“One in four families is dealing first hand with addictive illness. Due to stigma, addicted individuals have been banished to the criminal justice system, rather than being handled as a public health issue. People of color or poverty have little access to addiction treatment services,” said Gretchen Burns Bergman, executive director and co-founder. PATH employs a social marketing campaign to eliminate health disparities and improve the health of underserved individuals and families by changing discriminatory policies and working to expand access to services.
Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) works to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable – the poor, working poor, children and homeless in San Diego & Imperial Counties. “PATH is proud of our partnership with AHF, and grateful for the support of our mission and projects,” said Gretchen Burns Bergman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of A New PATH. Please visit: www.alliancehealthcarefoundation.org.