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WestCare Texas, Inc. will serve 90 at-risk youth who have been affected by opioids through 1on1, group, and peer mentorship following the evidence-based program "Credible Messenger".

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $739,322)

Westcare Texas, Inc., will use funding to develop coordinated prevention and intervention strategies for youth and their families who have been impacted by opioids and other substances. The WestCare Texas Embracing Project (WTEP) will expand existing mentoring activities to support the implementation of peer services to youth who have been affected by opioid use disorder (OUD) and those at-risk for substance use, juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement.

Date Created: September 27, 2022