The Science and Management of Addition Foundation (SAMA) is focused on eliminating substance abuse and addiction in youths.
In January, 2011 SAMA became a State-Certified chemical dependency treatment agency. SAMA’s certification allows the agency to implement their Navigation to Recovery Program which offers long-term support to young people leaving acute treatment as well as their families.
Use of Best Practices
The University of Washington Nursing Department’s Reconnecting Youth Prevention Program completed an evaluation of SAMA’s Family Navigator Program in January of 2011. The results show that the Family Navigator Program was highly successful in terms of interaction with the services but externally-referred resources were not as satisfied. Hence, SAMA understands the successes and challenges of the Family Navigator Program and started to adjust their approach to better serve the needs of the community. In response to the suggested improvements, SAMA began offering Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).
As a result of meeting and building relationships these past five years, SAMA has a solid and growing network of collaborators in the fields of healthcare, research, education, and government. SAMA and Therapeutic Health Services (THS) share information, cross-refer clients, and strategize on ways to improve outcomes for youths. Additionally, SAMA’s Recovery Services for Adolescent and Families (RSAF) pilot project required strong linkages within our local treatment community and SAMA was able to rely on partnerships within the community to recruit 56 adolescent participants for the RSAF pilot project.
Grant History with The Seattle Foundation:
Grants Awarded through The Seattle Foundation Grantmaking Program:
$10,000.00||support general operating expenses.|