The 2018 Prosperity Project is the Opportunity Council’s community needs assessment that was conducted in order to (A) gain a detailed, quantitative understanding of the experiences of people living in low-resource households, and (B) provide a summary of qualitative data ...." This study "is conducted every three years and is used by Opportunity Council in strategic planning so that our agency’s priorities are aligned with the people we aim to serve."
What does this have to do with Recovery in Community (RIC)?
Under "Whole Person Health," the report notes " Health-related themes that emerge from a variety of community health needs, assessments and philanthropy task forces include: care coordination, including specifically targeting vulnerable/complex populations; greater access to substance use disorder treatment ..." which underlines one of the reasons the Recovery In Community (RIC) project was begun.
RIC is designed to strengthen the connection between our Orcas Island community, our myriad resources, and the islanders who could use these supports. We connect as volunteers, following and providing practical support as islanders meet their mental health and substance use disorder challenges.
Click here to access the full, 2018 Prosperity Project report.