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La Maestra Community Health Centers

County: San Diego

Project Years: YOR I Project (2018-2020)
YOR II Project (2020-2022)

YOR I Project Name: Expanding Access to Youth Substance Use Disorder Services

Project Description: La Maestra’s YOR project increased access to evidence-based, youth-specific SUD, and OUD treatment services, including MAT, counseling, and recovery support services. La Maestra engaged youth ages 12 to 24 with a specific focus on preventing opioid overdose deaths. La Maestra implemented screening of all patients ages 12 to 24 for SUDs, referring, assessing and providing onsite counseling, and recovery support services, and distributing Naloxone to youth and families. La Maestra increased the availability of youth-customized technological diagnosis and treatment tools through virtual reality (VR). La Maestra uses VR equipment to provide youth patients with VR therapy to enhance the treatment of SUD, OUD, and co-occurring mental health conditions.

YOR II Project Name: Enhancing the Quality of Opioid/Stimulant Use Disorder (OUD/StUD) Services Among Vulnerable San Diego Youth

Project Description: La Maestra’s Comprehensive Community Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic continued to build on YOR I services and enhance OUD/StUD services for youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 24 in San Diego County. Our goal is to help reduce overdose-related deaths and improve the health and well-being of youth in our community. In all La Maestra services, there is a particular focus on low-income, uninsured, and underinsured youth and racial and ethnic minority youth. La Maestra is using a whole person and patient-centered approach to provide evidence-based Medication-Assisted Treatment, co-occurring disorder treatment, mindfulness interventions, drug education, and prevention and recovery services, while following everyone’s developmental stage.

YOR I Primary Contact:
Name: Corinne Hanson
Position: Chief Development Office
Agency: La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc.
Email: chanson@lamaestra.org

YOR II Primary Contact:
Name: Robyn Wasserman
Position: Operations Director
Agency: La Maestra Community Health Centers
Email: rwasserman@lamaestra.org
Phone: 619-285-7097

Website: www.lamaestra.org

YOR I Summary: La Maestra Project