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Union of Pan Asian Communities, San Diego

County: San Diego

Project Year: YOR III Project (2022-2024)

Program Name: A New Start

Description: A New Start is an outpatient MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) program created out of lack of MAT services for adolescents struggling with substance use and abuse.  A New Start will be able to prescribed MAT for 12-17 years old that are not otherwise able to access MAT services by implementing them at our County funded Teen Recovery Center. A New Start provides MAT services specifically tailored to the TAY population struggling with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or at risk of OUD.  A New Start focuses on raising awareness through outreach and education of MAT services, that especially targets the underserved populations of San Diego’s East African Communities and homeless transitional age youth. A New start program includes a provider that prescribes MAT medications, a Case Manager that helps with screening and referral support, a  Peer Support Specialist who helps train and distributes Narcan to the community and an administrative support.

Primary Contact:             
Name: Jessica Martin
Position: Assistant Director
Email: jmartin@upacsd.com
Phone: (760) 822-9946

Website: www.upacsd.com