Lived experience guides the way.
Compassionate Addiction Treatment (CAT) connects with individuals experiencing homelessness exactly where they are at, and welcomes people in to receive compassionate supportive services in a zero barrier, harm reduction Recovery Community space. Both street outreach and our Recovery Community day program are staffed with Certified Peer Counselors who use their lived experience to support our community members experiencing homelessness in their personal journeys to recovery. Hope and trusting relationships are built, helping eliminate a primary barrier to care (defeat, fear and distrust due to past negative or traumatic experiences).
CAT exists to meet gaps in care, attain housing and employment, provide treatment services, and improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Spokane. We do this work through the lens of lived experience. Our team is representative of the people we serve.
- Peer led daily support groups
- Outpatient Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorder
- M.A.T. (Medication Assisted Treatment) services, provided by five volunteer MD's and ARNP's
- Housing and Employment Case Management
- OAN IT!: Peer support, advocacy and navigation into housing and services for people exiting the county jail into homelessness
- Volunteer Work Experience Program in partnership with Trot About Riding School (In need ofa program sponsor for 2024 - cost total $10,000)
- Community Outreach
- Camp Hope services: Sobering Center, Transitional Housing, Peer Support and holistic navigation into services and housing
Many people experiencing homelessness have been negatively impacted by stigma when reaching out for help. Our team takes time to build relationships and trust. Building trust and healthy connections through street outreach, meeting people exactly where they are at, and through welcoming people into our Recovery Community day program is some of our most important work - it's a foundation to build upon. This work is essential and is not yet covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Your donations allows us to continue to provide these crucial services and empower people to recover and live the life they dream of.
A number of our Recovery Community members are on Medicare. This insurance does not pay for outpatient substance use disorder treatment or supportive housing and employment case management. In removing barriers to care, and supporting each person in living the life they imagine, CAT provides these services at no charge to people experiencing homelessness who are on Medicare.
Your donation allows us to continue to provide these impactful services and empower people experiencing homelessness to recover and live the life they dream of.
Compassionate Addiction Treatment