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Inslee: County’s plan for homelessness and addiction is ‘genius’ The governor was in Everett on Thursday to tour the diversion center that will open in March. EVERETT — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday said Snohomish County has come up with an idea that ought to go statewide in helping Washington tackle some of its toughest…Read More
County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers The former work release building in downtown Everett will be repurposed as a diversion center. EVERETT — The teams of social workers and sheriff’s deputies who venture into the homeless camps sprinkled around Snohomish County’s rougher edges go there in search of fleeting moments. The…Read More
Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis Everett Herald 12/20/2017 Older adults are becoming addicted, overdosing or unintentionally giving young people access to pills.Read More
Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’ Everett Herald, 11/21/2017 Snohomish County Health workers, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers are responding as they might to a disaster.Read More
Every Day is Drug Take Back Day! Snohomish Health District & Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Thanks to a partnership with MED-Project, a pharmaceutical stewardship program, now every day is Drug Take Back Day in Snohomish County. MED-Project has installed more than 65 kiosks within a 25 mile radius of downtown Everett at area pharmacies and police stations…Read More
Office of Neighborhoods Update Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Created in 2015, the Office of Neighborhoods teams up law enforcement and human services social workers to go out into the field and work directly with those who struggle with addiction and homelessness. Under the leadership of Sgt. Ian Huri, the Homeless Outreach team works to foster…Read More