We need your support to SAVE LIVES from opioid use disorders and overdose deaths! As reported by The Monterey County Weekly, “The total number of opioid-related deaths – including fentanyl – for 2019 in Monterey County was 93, a 933-percent increase over 2018.”
Full article HERE.
In support by Kleinfeldt Family BBQ, Valley Health Associates is offering a delicious family BBQ to raise awareness for our Youth Outpatient Treatment Program. BBQ will be held on Friday, September 25th from 4pm-6pm. Orders can be picked up from ZIO Brand Sausage located at 92a Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908 or you may choose to have your meal delivered.
Please order online by September 23rd AT THIS LINK, or by contacting:
Stephanie Susidko at Tel. (831) 424-6655 x16 or email@example.com
Amy Bravo at Cel. (831) 578-9784 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More About the Opioid Epidemic in Monterey County & Valley Health Associates Treatments:
The 2019 California Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment Needs Fact Sheet for Monterey County reveals that 2.1% of our residents 12 years of age and older (7,537 people) have a diagnosed opioid use disorder. Yet, 5,477 of these patients DO NOT have access to treatment. Even more, due to extremely dangerous new street drugs laced with fentanyl and carfentanyl, the increase in overdoses that lead to death here in Monterey County is staggering.
Valley Health Associates and our patients need your support now more than ever!
We diligently strive to offer services that will enhance the lives of those we serve by keeping a pulse on our community’s needs. As an example, our Youth Outpatient Program opened in December 2019, and it is the first of its kind in Salinas. In addition, our Comprehensive MAT Adult Outpatient Program was recently approved to increase the number of service treatment slots from 100 to a much needed 130 patients PER DAY.
What’s more, Valley Health Associates works hard to distribute overdose reversal kits into the hands of community members. And, we will launch a Mobile Clinic in October that will bring treatment to the communities of Seaside, East Salinas, and South County.
It is because local community supporters LIKE YOU that the lives of our patients improve! We hope you’ll join us for some BBQ!