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Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Counties: Inyo, Mono

Project Years: YOR II Project (2020-2022)
YOR III Project (2022-2024)

Project Year: YOR II

Agency: Toiyabe Indian Health Project

Project Name: Anadutana

Partner Agencies:

  • Toiyabe Indian Health Board of Directors
  • Owens Valley Career Development Center
  • California Rural Indian Health Board
  • Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
  • Telewell Behavioral Health
  • Toiyabe’s Chief Executive Officer

YOR II Project Description: The proposed “Anadutana” project was administered by the Family Services Department of the Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc. (Toiyabe) and community partners through a large collaborative of Native American, non-native and child-serving partners. Anadutana is a Paiute word meaning “lacing a baby in the cradle board.” A cradle board has been used historically by American Indians to provide security to our young. The Anadutana project is Toiyabe’s effort to provide security and support for our future generations. The purpose of the project is to encourage wellness amongst youth by providing a network of intervention and treatment options for opioid and stimulant use disorders.

Project Year: YOR III (2022-2024)

Partner Agencies:

  • Bishop Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court
  • Owens Valley Career Development Center
  • California Rural Indian Health Board
  • Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center
  • Native American Smartcare
  • Inyo County Behavioral Health Department
  • Inyo County Probation Department

Project Description:  YOR III will provide improved and effective linkages to MAT programing offered at Toiyabe Indian Health Project. These improved linkages to service will help alleviate the suffering and support recovery for youth that are currently falling through the cracks and open up doors to services needed. By providing new linkages to care through new partnerships Toiyabe Indian Health Project will be able to increase outreach and improve prevention services to youth and provide a pathway to access care.   

Primary Contact:


Name: Earl Lent, Michelle Saenz
Position: Earl Lent, SUD counselor and Michelle Saenz, Family Services Director
Agency: Toiyabe Indian Health Project
Email:  earl.lent@toiyabe.com or michelle.saenz@toiyabe.us
Phone: 760-873-6394

Website: www.toiyabe.us