THANK YOU to everyone who supported NADAP at our 2023 benefit reception on October 11, 2023 at the Salesforce Tower in Bryant Park, NYC. Thanks to your support we were able to raise crucial funds for our maternal health program. This program connects opioid addicted mothers and their babies to life-saving substance use treatment & recovery, pre & postnatal infant care & food security, and child custody legal services to keep families healthy, safe, and together.
Maternal Health Program
Supporting opioid addicted mothers and children in need.
Did you know…
that more than 40% of pregnant women enrolled in a substance use treatment program reported symptoms of postpartum depression?
Did you know…
that infants exposed to opioids during pregnancy are more than likely to be born preterm, have poor fetal growth, longer hospital stays after birth and/or be born with birth defects?
Did you know…
About 90 infants per day, or 1 every 15 minutes, are born physically dependent on opioids and may require various levels of intensive care to wean them from the drugs?
LEWIS RUDIN LEADERSHIP AWARD
After 45 years, Lawrence Singer retired from Segal Consulting, a major actuarial and benefits consulting firm, in June of 2021. Larry served as a Senior Vice President and Regional Public Sector Health Care Practice Leader and was the lead consultant to the firm’s state, county and school district clients in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was often a quoted industry source in publications, such at the New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as a number of insurance industry and labor relations periodicals.
Additionally, Larry was an adjunct professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College and York College at CUNY as well as New School University. He taught basic economics at BMCC, e- marketing at York and developed and taught a graduate level class at the New School’s Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment called Economic Security.
Larry has served on the Board of Directors for NADAP since 1992, with over two decades as Board Chair, overseeing NADAP’s growth and transformation into a multi-service agency and leader in the field that annually connects over 35,000 underserved and marginalized New Yorkers in need to life-saving medical & mental health care, substance use & addiction treatment, public benefits & health insurance, and workforce development & employment resources and services.
Larry now resides in Columbia County with Carol, his wife of 47 years. They are involved with several local organizations, including the Columbia County Interfaith Council, Hudson Hall and the Churchtown Dairy. They have 2 children, Lauren and Jonathan and two grandchildren Avery and Ezra.
SPIRIT OF NADAP AWARD
Meet Erin O’Hanlon
Erin O. was one of the first clients enrolled in NADAP’s new maternal wrap around program. Erin has opioid use disorder and was originally referred to MWRAP by her primary care providers who would not prescribe her suboxone because she was 36 weeks pregnant. Erin knew she was at risk for relapse and asked the MWRAP team to assist her in finding a provider who would prescribe medication assisted treatment to her at this stage of her pregnancy. Within 48 hours of first speaking to her, the MWRAP team had found a provider who was willing to help. However, by the time they could make an appointment, the weekend had arrived. Over the weekend Erin both relapsed and gave birth to her baby. The following week Child Services had opened a case against her because of the drugs in her system at the time of delivery.
The MWRAP team was able to accompany Erin to court and advocate on her behalf, letting the judge know the services they offered, and informing them that Erin had in fact been advocating for herself and asking for help. Upon hearing this, the judge decided to allow Erin to stay in the home with her children so long as she followed through with her plan to receive substance use treatment. It is because of Erin’s ability to advocate for herself and ask for help, along with the work of the MWRAP team that allowed her to remain with her children! Erin ended up graduating from our MWRAP program and began to pursue training to become a peer advocate herself after all of her work with the MWRAP team.