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Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency, Children Services

County: Shasta

Project Year: YOR I Project (2018-2020)

Project Name: Project Wellness

Partner Agencies (Subcontractors): Empire Recovery Center, Steps to Tomorrow

Project Description: Project Wellness is in response to the public health priority of reducing opiate use and related disorders among youth in Shasta County and addresses the limited availability of youth-specific service integration models that aim to address youth opiate needs. Project Wellness is a behavioral health integration navigation approach that promotes service partnerships and the use of evidenced-based practices to serve youth opiate needs, including youth with OUDs in Shasta County. Project Wellness will develop service integration partnerships within local school districts and juvenile probation to provide both education and referral and navigation services to youth for OUD treatment, including MAT services.   Project Wellness will offer OUD assessment, OUD psychosocial treatment, and MAT for Shasta County youth ages 12-24.

Primary Contact:
Name: Doug Shelton
Position: Clinical Division Chief
Agency: HHSA, Children’s Services
Email: dshelton@co.shasta.ca.us
Phone: (530) 229-8423