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Direct Service

County of Solano Probation Department

Project Name: Solano County Probation Collaborative Youth OUD/SUD Treatment Program

Project Description: The Solano County Probation Department (SCPD)’s Collaborative Youth OUD/SUD Treatment Program will expand access via a menu of services to reach youth/young adults. The menu brings together four Medi-Cal SUD treatment providers and SCPD to create a network of strategies to reach client youth before/during justice involvement. The program reduces opioid/stimulant use and addiction among vulnerable youth who are justice involved or at-risk for system involvement aged 12-24 in Solano County through a multi-agency collaborative to recruit, assess, and refer youth to prevention, intervention, and treatment programs. Our goals include: 1) Increasing access for youth and young adults to timely, effective, culturally responsive OUD/SUD services; and 2) an overall reduction in at-risk youth developing an OUD/SUD through fortified partnerships and extensive community engagement, prevention, and intervention efforts.

Primary Contact:

Name: Jessica Fraser
Position: Quality Assurance & Implementation Analyst
Agency: Solano County Probation
Email: jafraser@solanocounty.com
Phone: (707) 784-7689

Website: https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/probation/contact/juvediv.asp

Eggleston Youth Center

Project Name: The Eggleston Substance Abuse and Education Project

Description: The Eggleston Substance Abuse and Education Project seeks to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and/or recovery support activities for OUD and for stimulant misuse and use disorders to reduce the impact of the opioid and stimulant crisis on youth and families. In addition, focusing on destigmatizing misinformation about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for youth with opioid use disorders using language that is selective and purposeful, while advocating for the non-judgmental, non-coercive provision of services and resources for successful outcomes while addressing opioid use disorder OUD/StUDs and overdoses across the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery, with a focus on youth/young adult populations and communities at the highest risk of mortality, and with higher barriers to services, including communities of color, justice-involved populations, pregnant women, and subpopulations and expanding access to youth-relevant outreach.

Primary Contact: 

Name: Linda M. Garcia, MBA, CADC-II   
Position: SUD Program Director
Email: lmgarcia@egglestonyouthcenter.org
Phone: (626) 472-6000

Another Choice Another Chance

Program Name: Transcend: Transcend your challenges, embrace your well-being.

Another Choice Another Chance is a non-profit organization (established in 1987) that provides outpatient substance use and mental health counseling services to youth, adults, and families with the objective of reducing the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse in underserved communities. The Transcend program will expand services for young people with or at-risk of an opiate and/or stimulant use disorder to include our new drop-in center, which will target young people (ages 12-24) in Sacramento County.  Transcend will welcome young people of all backgrounds, with an emphasis on marginalized communities, and provide a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment by which to participate in mindfulness-centered enrichment activities, prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Primary Contact:

Name: Okeema Polite, MA, LMFT  
Position: Chief Executive Officer 
Phone: 916-388-9418 Office
Email: opolite@acacsac.org

CLARE MATRIX

The Project Name: Youth Advocacy and Treatment Program (YAT)

Partners: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Description:  The CLARE|MATRIX (C|M) Youth Advocacy and Treatment Program (YAT) will serve 35 youth aged 12-24 within 14-months. The YAT program will expand upon current C|M youth prevention programs such as Clarity for Youth within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The program objectives for YAT participants age 12-17 will include SUD education; family therapy and education; individual and group SUD therapy; MAT education and referral services; linkages to external community resources/services; 12-step introduction for teens; peer support; sober fun activities; and the opportunity to be a part of a youth advocacy and advisory panel. Program objectives from YAT participants aged 18-24 will include all those listed above, as well as withdrawal management, gender-specific residential treatment, and outpatient treatment services, including medication assisted treatment. Additionally, C|M will build additional community partnerships to expand services to more youth across Los Angeles County communities, with a special focus placed on reaching youth in SPA 5 and 6. 

Primary Contact:

Name: Dara Yomjinda
Position: Senior Director of Clinical Operations
Email: Dyomjinda@Clarematrix.org
Phone: 310-314-6200

Web Site: https://www.clarematrix.org/treatment/who-we-serve/youth/

Union of Pan Asian Communities, San Diego

Program Name: A New Start

Description: A New Start is an outpatient MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) program created out of lack of MAT services for adolescents struggling with substance use and abuse.  A New Start will be able to prescribed MAT for 12-17 years old that are not otherwise able to access MAT services by implementing them at our County funded Teen Recovery Center. A New Start provides MAT services specifically tailored to the TAY population struggling with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or at risk of OUD.  A New Start focuses on raising awareness through outreach and education of MAT services, that especially targets the underserved populations of San Diego’s East African Communities and homeless transitional age youth. A New start program includes a provider that prescribes MAT medications, a Case Manager that helps with screening and referral support, a  Peer Support Specialist who helps train and distributes Narcan to the community and an administrative support.

Primary Contact:             
Name: Jessica Martin
Position: Assistant Director
Email: jmartin@upacsd.com
Phone: (760) 822-9946

Website: www.upacsd.com   

St. John’s Community Health-Integrated Behavioral Health Services

Partner Agencies (Subcontractors): Compton Unified School District (CUSD), Compton Community College District (CCCD)

Project Description: Our project will help address the needs of youth (ages 12-24) in the City of Compton who use substances.  The project seeks to lower the incidence of overdose and help mitigate the impact of opioid and stimulant misuse through education, advocacy, and sustainable culture change that reduce stigma around drug use; increase awareness of overdose response strategies and availability of naloxone; and improve the partners’ collective capacity to competently address the needs of youth who abuse substances.

St. John’s Community Health (SJCH) provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and support services through 20 health clinics in Los Angeles areas to low income, uninsured, underinsured, and insured community members of all ages. Our mission is to improve community health and reduce health disparities by delivering high quality, comprehensive services and impacting health and social policy. Our partnerships with agencies in Los Angeles complement and deepen the impact of our work on residents and our advocacy for systemic improvement and positive health outcomes.

Primary Contact:
Name: Deborah C. Bradley, LMFT, Ph.D.
Position: Director, Integrated Behavioral Health Services
Agency: St. John’s Community Health
Email: dbradley@wellchild.org
Phone: (213) 431-9345

www.wellchild.org