PCARE (Project Connections at Re-Entry) also known as REACH/The Van/Project Connections is aimed at the problems faced by people in jail.
We provide opioid maintenance therapy in the form of suboxone to populations experiencing addiction and mental health issues in the Baltimore area. We park a mobile treatment van directly outside of the Baltimore City detention center so that just-released people and other community members can easily get the treatment they need. The van is staffed with a team that can offer immediate assessments and treatments to this population. A full clinical team will be at the van Monday through Friday from 7:30am-3pm each week. We are also collecting data and analyzing results in preparation for a full research study to determine whether this pilot works.
Data will be collected to measure the impact on: overdose deaths recidivism costs treatment and health outcomes
We offer the following services:
Medical advice with referrals to appropriate medical institutions/care providers *please note we are not a primary care clinic but we are happy to connect you to a primary care provider*
Help clients navigate and understand currently existing programs and resources within Baltimore City through our Outreach Team. For example; Food, Temporary shelter, Identification documents, Health Insurance
Locations and times for support groups/meetings in Baltimore through our Peer Recovery Specialist
Wellness checks via phone call from our Outreach Team
Tailored onsite recovery support
Agree that you are not actively taking prescribed or non-prescribed methadone due to safety reasons.
Agree to rapid oral toxicology swab with each visit. The swab results in less than 20 min and provides same day results.
Agree to be respectful to staff and other clients.
Agree to take your suboxone as prescribed by a BHLI provider.
Agree to keep your suboxone in a safe, protected place.
Agree to be honest with your substance use and substance use history.
How do I join? We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to see if you are a good fit for our program you must come in person to the van. ID and health insurance are not required but helpful. If you have ID and/or insurance, please bring this information with you. We prioritize our current clients. There is always a chance you might not be able to be seen if it is a busy day and we have many existing clients waiting to be seen. We advise that if you are new, to come early to increase your chances of being seen. *Before you arrive, please check our Facebook page to see if we are operating in-person or via phone that day.*