THE STRONGHOLD: A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Led by volunteer advocates and grassroot efforts, The Stronghold: A Culturally Responsive Peer Support Program has been in development since 2019. The Stronghold members are enrolled and/or descendants of a federally recognized tribe. Each of our members are trained Peer Wellness Specialists. We offer culturally relevant and responsive peer support services for individuals residing within Klamath County. The Stronghold is a 501©3 non-profit organization, which began providing services in July 2020. The Stronghold is a peer-run organization, meaning that the majority of the Board of Directors and leadership positions be composed of individuals who self-identify as an individual living a life of mental health, an addiction in recovery or both.
To create a culturally responsive peer support model, which provides culturally relevant healing practices. These practices are led by individuals who offer their shared lived experiences and are enrolled members or descendants of a federally recognized tribe.