THE STRONGHOLD: A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Stronghold has been in organization and development since 2019. The Stronghold was solely developed by grassroots efforts and led by volunteering advocates who are enrolled or descendant members of a federally recognized tribe. Each of our members are trained Peer Wellness Specialists. We offer culturally relevant and responsive peer support for individuals residing within Klamath County. The Stronghold is developing as a 501©3 non-profit organization and started providing services in July 2020. The Stronghold is a peer-run organization, meaning that the organization's bylaws require that 51% or more of its Board of Directors and the majority of its leadership positions be composed of individuals who are enrolled or descendant members of a federally recognized tribe and 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 that provides culturally relevant healing practices led by individuals who offer their shared lived experiences and are enrolled members or descendants of a federally recognized tribe.
The Stronghold is working in partnership with Great Spirit Native American Fellowship United Methodist Church to provide two transitional living spaces: one for women and the other for men (the red house provided in the picture is for women).
The church will provide a transitional living space for men. Our program will be a low barrier of entry program, which will provide a transitional living space for any individual in need.
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204 4th Avenue Chiloquin, OR 97624