The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Health and Human Services Department has kicked off the “360 Project” to further address the ongoing opioid epidemic. The project is funded by SAMHSA under the Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) grant opportunity.
The 360 Project seeks to address the opioid epidemic by ways of decreasing the stigma and misuse of all substances and increasing holistic and cultural wellness with a strong focus on self-education, self-empowerment and self-sustaining.
Our goal is to decrease the misuse of all substances that are addictive and harmful and take a preventative measure approach to engage the tribal community to become the key to healing. Tribal members will have an opportunity to share their gifts and good medicine through approved effective PSA’s proposal’s that will be benefit the overall wellness of our Tribal community. Through the efforts of coming together, teaching, supporting and respecting each other, the 360 Project plans to be a best- practice methodology.
The 360 Project will serve all Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal members and their families by:
Conducting a Community Wellness /Needs Assessment to determine further HHS programming.
Creating a 2- year calendar of community- driven culturally- infused wellness programs, services and activities.
Improving education and access to the Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for recovery support.
Providing direct Peer Recovery Coaching by a Tribal (PRC) Specialist.
If you have anyone that is interested in giving back to our community please submit a “Proposal for Service” form to the MWT HHS department. For more information please contact Councilwoman Cheryl Frye-Cromwell, HHS Manager Unique Lopes Forde or Pamela Scully -MSPI/Tribal Action Plan Manager for more information about the 360 Project. MWT-508-477-0208 (EXT 171)