To contribute to the health of our community by returning addicted citizens to healthy, productive lives through a continuum of services.
The Grace Roots / MAT-C committee meets at the following times in the conference room at the Women’s Health Center (1075 S.W. Grandview Ave., Grants Pass):
• First and Third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHO WE ARE
The Grace Roots / MAT-C (Medically Assisted Treatment Center) Committee was created to address the opiate addiction crisis in Josephine County.
Heroin and synthetic opioid abuse is a problem that’s been growing exponentially in Josephine County and nationwide in recent years. Addiction to these drugs tears families apart and fuels many of the property crimes that plague our county.
Our first idea was to simply bring a methadone clinic to Grants Pass to serve the more than 200 opiate addicts in Josephine County who commute daily to the nearest methadone clinic in Medford.
But based upon valuable input from many of you, our vision for the Grants Pass facility evolved from a methadone clinic to an opiate treatment center to Grace Roots (a MAT-C) that has the ultimate goal of helping addicts achieve drug-free lives and become contributing members of our community.
Grants Pass Treatment Center:
After much hard work, our vision for an opiate treatment center in Josephine County is becoming a reality! The Grants Pass Treatment Center is slated to open in a space on the north end of Grants Pass in January.
The outpatient center will be operated by a private company based in Bend. The center’s director, Matt Owen, gave a presentation to the Grants Pass City Council on plans for the center in August.
Next project: Residential treatment:
In the meantime, Grace Roots is completing its non-profit paperwork and pursuing the creation of a separate, residential treatment center elsewhere in the county to further ramp up the battle against addiction.
Watch this 20-minute video for more background on opiate addiction in Josephine County. The video was created by SOS in March 2015:
A GRANDMOTHER’S LOSS: A local grandmother who lost her granddaughter to addiction shared her story with Grace Roots. Read her story HERE.
Pathways to Wellness
Chairperson: Nancy Yonally
Vice Chair: Dr. Felicia Cohen
Secretary: Crystal Lee
Treasurer: Rick Jones
Committee Members Include: Alysha Meadows, David Vance, Cheri Adkins, Michele Belcher, Dennis Clark, Diane Hoover, Dr. Lyle Jackson, Rick Jones, Jay Meredith, Bob Morgan, Dr. Tim Roberts, Paul Robertson, Dr. Jim Shames, Marilane Jorgenson, Mark Gatlin, Jay Snodgrass, Archie Lidey, Dr. Heather Kahn, Dr. Liz Hirni, Dr. Steve Marshak, Michelle O’Brien, Mary Collins, Dawn Cogliser FNP, Antonio Barros, Michelle Martin, Tracy Fain, Sandie Nelson, Rebecca Peterson, Dr. Matt Johnston, Dr. Cory Johnston, Dr. Lynch, Dr. Bradshaw, Crystal Lee, Marnie Martin, Dr. John McIlveen, Jess Webb, Matt Corey, Kathleen Krohn, Jessica Szilli, Dr. Brandon Lynch, and John Chambers.
Grace Roots Medical Director: Dr. Steven Rotter
Grace Roots is directly supported by our “Five Pillars” (treatment centers) in Josephine County:
GRANTS PASS TREATMENT CENTER
JOSEPHINE COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
COMMUNITY AT RISK VIDEO PREMIERE (March 20, 2015)