Pathfinder Peer Project
Compass Health’s Pathfinder Peer Project is a specific grant-funded pilot project under the State-Targeted Response to the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) crisis.
The Pathfinder project is designed to serve homeless individuals with OUD and assist them in obtaining needed treatment, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and community resources that will facilitate recovery.
The Pathfinder staff…
- Assist referred individuals with obtaining a source of income and housing within the scope of available resources.
- Provide outreach to local emergency room departments as well as areas known to be frequented by homeless individuals with substance use disorders in an effort to engage them into needed treatment and services.
- Collaborate care with involved organizations for each referred individual.
Services provided by SUD Peer Counselors:
- Provide outreach to the Emergency Department to coordinate services and identify needs of individual
- Offer encouragement and support, and guide individuals in their individualized recovery plan
- Provide services to support the discharge plan, assist in identifying resources and supports that may aid in the transition from the Emergency Department to a community setting
- Provide transportation when available and appropriate
- Provide additional referrals, as needed, to supportive services and partner with other local agencies, such as; housing resources, mental health services, MAT services, substance use disorder services, etc.
In Snohomish County:
- Pathfinder Peer Counselors are available Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm | (425) 349-7284, (425) 349-7299