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Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.

County: Los Angeles

Project Years: YOR I Project (2018-2020)
YOR III Project (2022-2024)

Project Name: Project MAT Youth Expansion (MAT-YE)

Partner Agencies (Subcontractors):  Valley Care Community Consortium (VCCC)

The overall purpose of TTC’s project is to improve access to culturally responsive
prevention/screening/assessment/treatment/recovery support/other support services among youth ages 12-18 in LAC’s SPA 2 who are or at risk of misusing opioids/stimulants. The target population will be low-income youth, primarily racial/ethnic minorities, enrolled in local middle and high schools and youth programs at local agencies. Specific goals for the 14-month project are:

1) Expand access to prevention/screening services among at-risk youth;

2) Expand access to assessment/treatment/recovery
support/other support services among youth who are misusing opioids/stimulants; and

3) Decrease stigma and increase knowledge related to overdose prevention and OUD/StUD treatment among youth, families, and teachers/staff.

Outreach/education activities will include dissemination of targeted outreach materials, social media postings, provider trainings, and youth prevention presentations with youth and parents/guardians. Service delivery activities will include screening, referring, and assessing youth with OUD/StUD and linking them to comprehensive treatment, including MAT.

Primary Contact for Information about the Project:

Name: Dr. Jessica Lasater
Position: Senior Supervisor/Psychologist
Email: jlasater@tarzanatc.org
Phone: 818-996-1051 x 3813

Name: Hilario Vazquez
Position: Youth Program Supervisor II
Email: hvazquez@tarzanatc.org
Phone: 818-996-1051 x 3129

Agency Website Link: Home – Tarzana Treatment Centers