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Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Health Wellness

County: Santa Barbara

Project Year: YOR II Project (2020-2022)

Project Name: YOR Place – Lompoc

Partner Agency: Family Service Agency

Project Description: The YOR California project through the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness implemented YOR Place, a youth-led drop-in center, in the City of Lompoc. A youth advisory group partnered with county staff to co-create a drop-in center designed to increase access to services for youth ages 12-24 who are misusing opioids and/or stimulants. YOR Place services include outreach, education, engagement, screening, early/brief interventions, family support services, referral to behavioral treatment, referral to Medication-Assisted Treatment MAT, case management and recovery supports. YOR Place services are designed by youth and includes a calendar of events consisting of youth support groups, family groups, and positive youth development activities facilitated by the Department of Behavioral Wellness and partner agencies. Targeted outreach was co-created with the youth advisory group to destigmatize treatment options and reach diverse populations including Latinx youth and families.

Primary Contacts:
Name: John Doyel or Melissa Wilkins
Position: Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP) Division Chief, ADP Project Manager
Agency: Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness
Email: jdoyel@sbcbwell.org or mwilkins@sbcbwell.org
Phone: 805-681- 4907 or 805-681-5445

Website: https://www.countyofsb.org/behavioral-wellness