SafeRx Opioid Coalition
HR Center for Transformation
  Hope Rising's 3rd annual Innovation Summit designed to inspire community transformation in Lake County.  

In October of 2015, partners throughout Lake County joined to form SafeRX Lake County to reduce and prevent misuse of opioids.
  This project is now launching, thanks to Housing Innovation funding from Partnership Health Plan. Watch for more information to support and engage with this important initiative.  

Annual Innovation Summit
June 22, 2018 was the Hope Rising Annual Innovation Summit!  Thank you to all of our partners and partnering organizations that helped to make the event such a huge success. 

We're sorry if you missed it, but scroll through and take a look at some of the great pictures from this year's summit. 
So far this year (2018), the SafeRx coalition has attended four different community events. At each event educational materials, public services announcements and Deterra pouches were handed out.  
The overarching goal of SafeRx Lake County is to Reduce the deaths due to the use and misuse of prescription pain killers by 50% and improve the quality of life for residents of Lake County by improving access to pain management alternatives by 2020. SafeRx recognizes addiction as a disease and works to eliminate the stigma associated with opioid addiction.

We hope to reach this goal through innovative programs, community outreach and a shift in prescribing guidelines.
Last year, SafeRx began handing out Deterra Pouches in Lake County. Detrra is a biodegradable pouch designed to deactivate expired or left over opioid medications.  The pouches come in three sies and can deactivate pills, patches and liquids.



Prescribing Guidelines
Due to the high level of prescription drug use and abuse in Lake County, these guidelines have been developed to standardize prescribing habits and limit risk of unintended harm when prescribing opioid analgesics.
Letter Urging the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Hope Rising Center for Transformation
Hope Rising was awarded a grant that will help to fund more opportunities for transitional Housing. We are currently in the development of one of these locations and will share more information as it becomes available. Please check back here  for the most recent updates on the project. 
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Project Restoration
Renewing Hope, Changing Lives

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Outcomes 2018

  • Increase in primary care appointments, decrease in emergency room visits. 
  • Decrease in paramedic calls, increase in scheduled appointments.
  • Decrease in number of arrests and ensuing jail time  
  • Movement from homeless to sustainably housed 
  • Increase in employment or among those disabled in Social Security Disability benefits 
  • Restoration of Family relationships for clients
  • Personal growth for clients 
Vulnerable populations include, individuals that are either homeless or inadequately housed and living with complex, fragile medical conditions. Inadequate housing can include but is not limited to, homes without running water or electricity and mobile units without hookups. A goal set by Project Restoration was to assist ten clients within the first year, as of February 2018, fifteen have received care and seven are currently living in the transitional residence. In 2018 Project Restoration will help to find five of their client’s permanent housing in Lake County.

Project Restoration is uniting community partners through innovative case management to empower our high utilizing neighbors to achieve health, wholeness and hope. Clients are provided with intensive case management. Through partnerships with several community agencies, the staff of Project Restoration is able to provide the best care available. High utilizers, a term coined by Project Restoration refers to individuals who have had frequent interactions with the hospital emergency departments, the police departments and the county paramedic squad. Through research conducted by PR staff, it was noted that there is a high correlation between high utilizers and our vulnerable populations as a result, many of our neighbors have fallen through the cracks. It is Project Restoration hope to resolve any barriers that may be preventing client’s from having their needs met.

Over the year 2018, Project Restoration plans to assist more members of the community that are homeless or living in inadequate housing. A strategy to do that includes locating a second facility that can temporarily house at least twenty members of the community. Law enforcement has played a crucial role in the success of the project this far. An action team will be developed so these efforts are continued. All of the progress Project Restoration has accomplished since February of 2017 has been funded through grants and collaboration with partners in the community. Project Restoration will continue to look for more funding opportunities in the future so that their work can continue for years to come.
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An inside look into some of the rooms at Restoratoin House 
 The five-bedroom house in Lower Lake opened September of 2017. The house provides transitional housing to vulnerable members of the community. Restoration House was funded by a $300,000 grant from Adventist Health, Adventist Health Clear Lake’s parent corporation. The first client moved in October 2017 following the grand opening. Currently there are ten beds available for clients and respite care.

Clients enrolled at Restoration House will participate in the Project Restoration collaboration, which involves Clearlake city government, local law enforcement, fire district/EMS leaders and public and private community agencies in a united effort to serve individuals in the community who are high utilizers of local services, whether that be time in the hospital or encounters with the local police.

Project Restoration involves the partners in addressing an individual’s whole needs, instead of each agency focusing on a particular issue. The goal of this approach is to better serve these “super-utilizers” while freeing up time and resource for local agencies to address other community concerns and goals.

If individuals would like to learn more about Project Restoration or donate needed items to Restoration House, they are invited to contact Marylin Wakefield at 707-995-5831.