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  • Blue Mountain Heart to Heart was founded in 1985 and became an incorporated non-profit in 1991. Programs Include:
    • HIV/AIDS/HCV Support Groups and Case Management, (40 clients, 2020)
    • Opioid Recovery Medication Program and Case Management, (160 client enrollments, 2020)
    • Free Testing (HIV, 160 Tested 2018; HCV, 120 Tested 2019)
    • Community Education (approximately 32 Public Presentations, 2019)
    • Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program (410,000 syringes, 1,800 participants, 2020)
    • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program co-sponsor (along with Comprehensive Mental Health) with project launch in 2021
  • Clarkston Syringe Exchange added as program site, 2019
  • Kennewick Opioid Recovery Clinic added as program site, 2020
  • Outreach Services to Vulnerable Communities (2,500 Contacts, 2019)
  • Opioid Overdose Reversal via naloxone (>800 overdoses reversed since 2014)
    • Naloxone distribution to Law Enforcement Units (program began in 2017)
  • Fentanyl Testing Strips Distribution (1,000 supplied in 2020)
  • HIV/AIDS/HCV Advocacy and State-Wide Activism (stakeholder interviews with DOH on SB1551)
  • Opioid Resource Network Manager for the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health
  • Food Bank, Monthly Grocery Delivery, Nutrition Assistance, Vitamins, Social programs
  • Comprehensive Housing Support and Housing Stabilization
  • Transportation Support for Medical Appointments
  • General Service Area:  Walla Walla, Benton, Garfield, Franklin, Columbia, and Asotin Counties in Washington, Umatilla, Union, and Morrow Counties in Oregon
  • Annual Budget:  $1.5M (2019 operating budget)
  • Primary Funding Sources: State and Federal Grants, including Title XIX, Private Grants, including Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Pride Foundation, Community Fundraising.
  • Revenue: Large annual fundraiser called Dinner for Friends with Friends raised approximately $23,000 in 2019. Grant revenue is approximately $126,000 annually. Contract income is approximately $1,400,000 annually.
  • Staffing:  
    • One full time executive director
    • Two full time supervisory case managers
    • One full time physician assistant
    • One part time nurse practitioner
    • Three full time case managers
    • One full time outreach coordinator
    • One full time harm reduction coordinator
    • Two full time nurse case managers
    • One part time syringe service assistant
    • One part time support staff.
  • Board:  The BMH2H Board is comprised of 7-16 (9 currently) community members.

BMH2H is an amazing organization. I attend the exchange weekly and bring in 300-1000 dirty needles for 4-10 different people. The staff at the exchange is top notch. They are knowledgeable and very positive. Thank God for this program. Ms. Pulfer and Raul are the best!

Joe W., Kennewick

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