The Tulalip Tribes received a grant, ODMAP (Overdose Detection Mapping & Application Program). It is a 14 month long grant. The need for a coordinated tribal opioid response project is evidenced by the opioid epidemic plaguing the Tulalip Reservation for the past several years.
Tulalip Police Department, Tulalip Bay Fire Department and Marysville Fire Department support the Tulalip Community. Statistics concerning overdose is tracked in different ways. The Overdose Mapping Application Program will allow each origination to be tracked in the same way.
ODMAP is located within Tulalip Court. The team includes Kari Joseph, Coordinator; Cara McCoy, Social Worker; Tashina Hill and Melissa Gover are Outreach Specialists.
The program will support services already available within the Tulalip Tribes. We are supporting the Tulalip Pharmacy and Recovery Services, educating the community about Narcan® and distributing kits. We want families to have the information and tools to help loved ones.
If you have an expired kit, it can be exchanged with Tulalip Pharmacy or Recovery Services. If you go to Tulalip Pharmacy, you must have Apple Health or private health insurance for a kit. We also plan to offer more webinars and other opportunities for community members to receive a kit.
We are also in the process in creating an extensive resource book with services available. We are taking the approach that one size does not fit all. We are looking at all resources, for different situations, available during normal operating hours, after hours, COVID and holidays.
We care about our community and want to do what we can to direct support our Tribal members and support Tribal programs.
If you need help, information or someone to listen, please feel free to contact anyone in the department.
To receive the supplies please watch the training video and complete the below form.