Rimrock Trails Treatment Services is tremendously grateful to receive $7,500 in grant funds from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation’s (CCUIF) spring 2021 Grant Cycle. Funding from the CCUIF establishes a Peer Support Specialist Fund so that Deschutes County individuals and families will have their basic needs met and be able to partake in skill-building enrichment activities while receiving behavioral health treatment.

“Rimrock Trails relies on support from our community partners to strategically meet our clients where they are at. No matter the financial situation, we continue to offer uncompromised, evidence-based, and affordable treatment for the underserved and most vulnerable individuals and families in Central Oregon. Funding from our valued partners at the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation ensures that our Peer Support Specialists can fulfill our client’s basic needs and engage them in innovate skill-building enrichment activities so that they achieve positive health and wellbeing.” – Michelle Duff, Rimrock Trails Treatment Services Community Relations Manager

Upward of eighty percent of the clients Rimrock Trails serves classify as low-income with limited or no insurance benefits covering the full cost of treatment. Innovative, creative, and experiential approaches are often necessary to successfully engage individuals and families in therapy. A key and proven component of their approach is to provide Peer Support Specialists (PSS) for individuals and families that need more intensive supports. One element of PSS support is introducing clients to healthy enrichment activities. Due to their economic circumstances, many if not all the clients have not had the opportunity to engage in healthy enrichment activities yet, the Rimrock Trails team knows that exposing individuals to positive and chemical-free endeavors promotes creativity, imagination, and stimulates growth all while teaching essential coping skills.

In addition, to not having participated in enrichment activities, the clients and their families are often unable to supply basic need items to ensure an individual’s success. Many of the clients lack inclement weather clothing, personal hygiene products, and secure housing and food. Though imperative to the client’s treatment and success, enrichment activities and basic need items come with a cost not covered by insurance. Funding from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation establishes a PSS Fund to ensure that the clients in treatment can participate in essential healthy enrichment activities and have their basic needs met increasing their chance to succeed.
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About Rimrock Trails Treatment Services

The mission of Rimrock Trails is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment services to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by substance use and mental health issues. They create a foundation for healing, strengthen family connections, and offer hope for a brighter future.

For nearly three decades the administration, board of directors, and team of behavioral health care professionals at Rimrock Trails have been dedicated to helping create lasting change in the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental health and substance use disorders in Central Oregon. Rimrock Trails is a 501c3 nonprofit human services agency, established in 1990 and has helped over 14,000 individuals and families in Central Oregon and beyond.
For more information about Rimrock Trails, please visit: www.rimrocktrails.org

About the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation

The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, strengthen youth and family, provide positive youth development, and add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon. The Foundation has put increasing emphasis upon basic needs so more hungry people can get fed.

The CCUIF was founded in 1997 and began its philanthropic efforts in 1998. To date, the Foundation has awarded $20,263,524 to non-profits in the seven southwestern Oregon counties from which it accepts grant requests. Grants are awarded semi-annually, in January and June.

For more information about the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation visit: https://www.cowcreekfoundation.org/


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