Lindsay Houston has over three years of experience in substance use disorder policy, program design, and implementation. Recent projects include technical assistance for addiction and mental health treatment in Colorado jails, developing a medication-assisted treatment program for a public health department and two federally qualified health centers, and conducting an environmental scan of treatment resources in Jefferson County Colorado. Lindsay also currently serves as consortium coordinator and project manager on two federal Rural Communities Opioid Response Program HRSA grants, one on the western slope and the other in northwest Colorado. In this capacity, Lindsay works to coordinate prevention, treatment, and recovery across rural counties in Western and Northern Colorado.
As a consultant, Lindsay provides expertise and knowledge in grant writing, technical assistance, and project management. Lindsay leads the Steadman Group’s substance use-related grant-writing efforts, many of which relate to efforts to improve substance use disorder in the criminal justice system. She has experience with state, foundation, and federal grants and is committed to aligning individual grants to client and community needs. In the past year, Lindsay helped develop numerous grant proposals, ranging small state grants for a single organization to multi county grants involving several hospitals and 25 stakeholder organizations. Recently, she helped to finalize a winning $1.5 million SAMHSA grant to expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Northern Colorado. In the past few months she also helped to develop a $300,000 winning CDPHE grant to bring recovery activities to Pueblo and Mesa county and a $200,000 winning Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse and Prevention MAT Expansion grant in Mesa County.