Tayas Yawks will provide peer support and job resources to all clients with added services around Native American
culture focusing on family values, culture and sense of community for tribal and community members. BestCare will
staff a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
All services are based on a compassion approach, while providing harm reduction services and coordinated care with
BestCare for those willing to enter detox or treatment. Additionally, the project aims to create a continuum of care for this
population with existing agencies within our community.
This mobile unit will be the 1st
of two that will travel and
meet people where they live around
the community and county.
The colaboration with
Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services,
Tayas Yawks, and BestCare
is a ‘Joining of Hope and Connection’
as these Team's work to save lives
and spread awareness about this opioid epidemic. Mobile Services will include: Harm Reduction, Narcan Distribution,
CADC on-site for rapid access to Detox or Treatment and Peer Support Specialists.
Breakdown of Goals & Community Efforts:
• Maximize mobile street outreach and
serve the high-risk opioid
users in our tribal community, where they are.
• Increased diagnosis of addiction,
access to treatment/recovery services.
• Provide Harm reduction through
Narcan and Fentanyl test strip distribution,
clean needle exchange, and
referral for detox and inpatient/outpatient care.
• Goal to reduce unmet treatment needs and
opioid overdose related deaths,
through the use of emergency
shelters, connection to
community resources, and MAT Programs