Resources for Human Development has been a leader
in fighting opioid addiction since 1972, and specializes in creating and providing trauma-informed, person-centered services that work in any community setting.
Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids — including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin — has quadrupled, and last year more people died from opioid overdoses than in any year on record. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, opioid abuse results in $55 billion in health and social costs each year.
At RHD, we know people need more than a referral. RHD’s continuum of care focuses on access to treatment, including “warm handoffs” to keep people from falling through the cracks, and stable housing that removes barriers to recovery. RHD’s philosophy of care coordination meets the needs of program participants in a recovery-oriented environment dedicated to healing, wellness and choice.
RHD’s Montgomery County Recovery Center (MCRC), which provides Medication Assisted Treatment to people with opioid-related substance use disorder, was named a Center of Excellence by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Human Services. MCRC supports more than 350 individuals each day, with an experienced team that provides treatment in conjunction with counseling and supportive services. After successfully accessing services, 92 percent of MCRC participants are free from using opioids.
Center of Excellence
Becoming a Center of Excellence as part of Pennsylvania's expansion of addiction recovery treatment allows RHD's Montgomery County Recovery Center to offer more and better treatment to Pennsylvanians with opioid-related substance use disorder. MCRC was one of 20 Centers of Excellence opened by DHS this year. Find out more
RHD’s Camden Supportive Housing, which provides comprehensive, recovery-oriented case management services to individuals with substance use disorder, has a 97 percent housing retention rate, and 82 percent of participants have maintained their recovery. In addition, 98 percent of participants saw successful family reunification, and 47 percent maintained supportive or market-rate employment.
“RHD maintains a holistic approach to service, with a commitment to care for the whole person,” said Linda Donovan-Magdamo, Executive Vice President of the RHD Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Housing Division. “RHD is proud to be on the front lines of the fight against the national epidemic of opioid addiction, using evidence-based practices to create an environment that offers treatment, support, and hope."
Resources for Human Development provided expert testimony on solutions to the national public health crisis of opioid addiction before a bipartisan delegation of Pennsylvania legislators at Temple University, highlighting the challenges facing providers like RHD and addressing the treatment options and approaches RHD is taking. Find out more