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Ryther staff receives recognition for work

Miranda (right) outdoors in a mask and a bright red coat in front of a Ryther sign holding care package items and a tote bag that says “Recovery Happens Here”, with KCRC’s Director, Heather (left) in a dark red coat, masked, holding an appreciation certificate.

We are proud to share that one of our staff members, Miranda Sullivan, was recognized by King County Recovery Coalition for her work on the frontlines. Miranda is a case manager for our Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. She works predominately in encampments focusing on youth and young adults with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). From her nomination:

“Miranda has this amazing ability to go into encampments where people of all ages are living/surviving and find young people between the ages of 16 to 25 and build relationships with them, get to know them, get them on Suboxone and provide them with a go-to person for anything that might be a basic need, from housing them to sitting with them while they apply for college. She can walk into the “treeline” off of I-5 and walk out with a 19 year-old addicted to heroin, bring them to our Kaiser clinic at Orion Center, get them phone-prescribed Suboxone, and follow up with them as they navigate the many barriers they all have. She has shown that with good outreach skills and super intentional, non-judgmental relationship-building, we can engage with the young addicted people that many providers find “hard to engage”.”

This past year has posed unique challenges for our outreach team, as staff continues to work with clients who do not have access to virtual services. We are so proud of Miranda and her team for all they have accomplished, and couldn’t be more excited for her to receive this recognition.

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