What we do
The Opioid Overdose Response Program (OORP) is an emergency mental health service that provides recovery coaching and patient navigation to members of the Kalamazoo community seeking recovery from substance use. OORP provides 24/7 on-call recovery coaching to patients recovering from a drug overdose or other substance-related health complication at local hospitals. OORP also partners with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to provide Recovery Outreach services in the community.
OORP recovery coaches are trained and certified staff who are in long-term recovery for substance use and/or mental health. These coaches use their own experience and knowledge to provide support and guidance in the immediate hours following an overdose or other drug-related health complications. Patients can be linked with the program patient navigator for help accessing substance use disorder treatment and coordination of care. Program staff provide ongoing support free of charge for up to 60 days.
Who we work with
OORP staff are on-call 24/7 to meet with patients at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. OORP is also available free of charge to any Kalamazoo County resident interested in recovery, regardless of insurance type.
• Peer Support and Education
• Connection to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
• Narcan Training
• Resources for Family & Friends