Interim House, Inc., a PHMC subsidiary, recently received a grant from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Violence Prevention Grant Program. The funding will expand Interim House’s programming for women, children and families in the critically important areas of harm reduction and substance use prevention.

Interim House’s harm reduction programming will incorporate opioid education and prevention activities in the communities it serves, with an emphasis on awareness and expanding access to resources like Narcan kits and training. Additionally, Interim House will focus on intergenerational harm reduction through increased substance use education to family members and children of Interim House participants.

“My administration is thrilled to continue supporting community-based organizations that are providing services to the community that heal people and provide hope to those who are struggling,” said District Attorney Larry Krasner. “By addressing the root causes of community violence, these groups are helping prevent future tragedies.”

Interim House provides a continuum of comprehensive services to women with substance abuse and mental health issues. As the first specialized treatment program for women in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation, Interim House has been a model for innovative treatment for more than 50 years. 

Katherine Addison, Interim House Program Director, joined the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) for a roundtable discussion on the top issues and concerns surrounding treatment and prevention efforts for substance use disorders, to help inform DDAP's response to opioid and overdose crises in the city. Read more here.

Katherine Addison brings nearly 20 years of experience working in behavioral health, mental health, and addiction treatment settings to IHI, most recently serving as Director of Case Management and Program Standards at PHMC’s Forensic Intensive Recovery program, where she has held various roles since 2002. Read the full announcement here.

The 2021-2022 Interim House, Inc. Annual Report is available for public review. Please click here to read it.