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DMHAS manages initiatives for substance abuse treatment for pregnant and parenting women.  Women's services programs offer specialized addiction treatment, including gender specific services, individual and group counseling, prenatal and post-partum services, community-based outreach and linkages, case management, parenting, children's services - either directly or by referral, transportation, and recovery supports. For more information about these services, please contact Christine Scalise at 

Pregnant Women/Women With Dependent Children Initiative

This initiative provides a coordinated network of specialized substance abuse treatment services targeted to pregnant women and women with dependent children (PW/WDC).  Services include methadone maintenance, residential, halfway house, and outpatient level of care services.  Programs are required to provide gender specific services that is family centered and addresses the full range of women's needs that include clinical treatment, clinical support and community support services.  Specialized services includes primary medical care for women, referrals for prenatal care; primary pediatric care i.e., immunizations for their children; trauma informed and trauma specific substance abuse treatment using the "Seeking Safety" program, and other therapeutic interventions for women to address issues of relationships, sexual and physical abuse and parenting; therapeutic interventions for children in custody of women in treatment which may, among other things, address their developmental needs, their issues of sexual and physical abuse, and neglect; case management, transportation and child care to ensure that women and their children have access to these services.  Additional services include aftercare, linkages, assistance with housing, and recovery management.

Maternal Wrap Around Program (MWRAP)

The Maternal Wrap Around Program provides intensive case management and recovery support services for opioid dependent pregnant and postpartum women.  Opioid dependent women are eligible for services during pregnancy and up to one year after the birth event.  Intensive case management focuses on developing a single, coordinated care plan for pregnant/postpartum women, their infants and families.  Intensive Case Managers work as liaisons to all relevant entities involved with each woman.  The Recovery Support Specialists provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with the women and their infants. The overall goal of the MWRAP is to alleviate barriers to services for pregnant opioid dependent women through comprehensive care coordination that is implemented within the five major timeframes when intervention in the life of the substance exposed infants (SEI) can reduce potential harm of prenatal substance exposure:  pre-pregnancy, prenatal, birth, neonatal and early childhood.  MWRAP is intended to promote maternal health, improve birth outcomes, and reduce the risks and adverse consequences of prenatal substance exposure. MWRAP is provided statewide and the following providers have been awarded the MWRAP contract


Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative : Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties


JSAS Healthcare, Inc. : Ocean and Monmouth Counties


Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care :  Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Essex, Hudson, Union


Eva’s Village, Inc. : Bergen and Passaic


Zufall Health Center, Inc. :  Morris, Sussex and Warren

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