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Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA)

County: Los Angeles

Project Years: YOR I Project (2018-2020)
YOR II Project (2020-2022)

YOR I Project Name: VOALA YOR Program

Project Description: The project enabled VOALA to improve and expand access to a continuum of OUD early intervention services and treatment as coordinated with agency and community providers, including access to MAT, for youth and young adults ages 12-24 and their families in LAC, thereby preventing opioid overdose-related deaths and other serious consequences.

YOR II Project Name: Volunteers of America Los Angeles Youth Opioid Response (YOR) 2

Partner Agencies:

  • LACADA-Los Angeles for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Youth and Family Services
  • Home Boys Industries
  • BAART Treatment Centers
  • CA Bridge
  • Sobriety Central
  • Cri-Help

Project Description: YOR 2 focused on intervention and comprehensive service planning for youth misusing opioids/stimulants or with opioid/stimulant use disorders (OUD/StUDs). VOALA YOR 2 concentrated on sustainability and system change by providing multiple service elements that include case management, Medication-Assisted Treatment, behavioral interventions, family focused services, and recovery supportive services. We have an emphasis on creating a space for clients to connect with a mentor who has previously completed the program to address the principles and fundamentals and share their own experience in addiction recovery. VOALA YOR project  also conducted early intervention for those who are misusing opioids/stimulants.

Primary Contacts:
Name: Jasmond Nelson
Position: Senior Program Manager
Agency: VOALA
Email: Jnelson@voala.org            
Phone: (213) 500-6013

Name: Jessica Munoz
Position: Program Manager II
Agency: VOALA
Email: Jmunoz@voala.org
Phone: 213-610-7531

Website: www.VOALA.org

Summary: VOALA Project