Rimrock Trails Treatment Services receives $ 7,500 grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

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PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) – Rimrock Trails Treatment Services said Monday it was extremely grateful to receive $ 7,500 in grant funds from the Spring 2021 grant cycle from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

Funding from CCUIF establishes a peer support specialist fund so that individuals and families in Deschutes County have their basic needs met and can participate in skill-building activities while receiving behavioral health treatment.

“Rimrock Trails relies on the support of our community partners to strategically meet our clients wherever they are. Regardless of the financial situation, we continue to provide uncompromising, evidence-based, affordable treatment to underserved and most vulnerable individuals and families in central Oregon. Funding from our valued Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation partners ensures that our peer support specialists can meet the basic needs of our clients and engage them in innovative skill building activities to achieve health and positive well-being. – Michelle Duff, Community Relations Manager, Rimrock Trails Treatment Services

Over 80 percent of the clients Rimrock Trails serves are classified as low income with limited or no insurance benefits covering the full cost of treatment. Innovative, creative and experiential approaches are often required to successfully engage individuals and families in therapy.

A key and proven part of their approach is to provide Peer Support Specialists (PEPs) to individuals and families who need more intensive support. One of the elements of PSS support is to introduce clients to healthy fortification activities.

Due to their economic situation, many if not all clients have not yet had the opportunity to participate in healthy enrichment activities, the team at Rimrock Trails know that exposing individuals to positive activities and Chemical Free promotes creativity, imagination and stimulates growth while teaching essential coping skills.

In addition, by not participating in enrichment activities, clients and their families are often unable to provide essential items for an individual’s success. Many clients lack adequate weather clothing, personal hygiene products, safe housing and food. While imperative to the treatment and success of the client, enrichment activities and basic necessities have a cost not covered by insurance.

Funding from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation establishes a PSS fund to ensure that clients in treatment can participate in essential healthy fortification activities and that their basic needs are met, increasing their chances of success.


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