Partner Agencies (Subcontractors): Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; University of California, Santa Barbara; Multidimensional Family Therapy
Project Description: SBNC increased access to MAT by combining psychological and behavioral therapy with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications and treatment for mental illness, including SUDs, particularly those patients leaving the hospital who have been diagnosed or are at high risk for SUDs, as well as decrease emergency room visits and hospitalization costs. SBNC improved and expanded access to a continuum of OUD prevention, intervention, MAT, and other treatment and recovery services for youth (ages 12–24) and their families, thereby preventing opioid overdose-related deaths through our Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic, located in the town of Isla Vista, though services are currently offered at all our clinics. Isla Vista is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 23,096. Most residents are college students at nearby University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB, located to the east of the community) or at Santa Barbara City College. The student population, mostly 18-24-years old, shares densely packed housing with a working-class Hispanic population.
Name: Nancy Tillie
Position: Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Agency: SBC YOR
Phone: (805) 617-7863