California Projects II
YOR California

YOR California Awards $11 million
To Increase Quality Service Access for Youth!

The California Youth Opioid Response (YOR California) team is pleased to announce that a total of $11 million was awarded to organizations across the state of California to provide a wide array of services for youth (12-24) misusing opioids and/or stimulants or with opioid or stimulant use disorders (OUD/StUDs).

Funding to support this program was awarded to DHCS by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the agency’s State Opioid Response (SOR) II Grant. The YOR California team - California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) in partnership with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) – was awarded an allocated portion of this MAT Expansion Program funding to implement and expand MAT and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery services to youth and their family members through grants.

Nineteen implementation grants (total of $10.2 million) were issued to execute projects that build capacity and deliver direct services for youth with OUD/StUDs. Grantees’ projects include intensive outreach, screening, early interventions, engagement, MAT and other treatment, and recovery services that focus on positive youth development, are age-appropriate, and implement evidence-based practices relevant for youth with OUD/StUDs.

In addition to the implementation grants, the YOR California team also awarded 10 organizations with capacity-building only grants (total of $800 K). Two of these grants, expand capacity and access through school health centers and after school networks via education, workforce development, consultation, and distribution of resources. The other eight capacity-building projects enable grant recipients and their partners to plan and develop pathways, policies, and activities that improve access to services for youth misusing opioids/stimulants but do not deliver direct services for youth.

We look forward to working with all the YOR California grantees!

Implementation Grantees

CommuniCare Health Centers

Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Health

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health

Granite Wellness

The Teen Project

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services

Toiyabe Indian Health Project

LA Clinicia de La Raza

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine

La Maestra Community Health Centers

Uplift Family Services

Marin County Probation Dept

Valley Health Associates

Mind OC

Volunteers of America Los Angeles

Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles, Inc.

Yurok Tribe

Public Health Institute



Capacity-building Only Grantees

Adventist Health Reedley

Ink People Center for the Arts

California AfterSchool Network

Koreatown Youth and Community Center

California School-Based Health Alliance

Mathiesen Memorial Health Clinic

Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz

Urban Strategies Council

Hope Rising Lake County

Young People in Recovery


The YOR California team’s work also includes delivery of webinars, grantee technical assistance and training, identification and distribution of professional resources and OUD/StUD educational materials throughout the state, and establishment of learning collaboratives.


For more information contact:
Deb Werner
YOR California Project Director

CIBHS’ mission is to help health professionals, agencies, and funders improve the lives of people with mental and substance use challenges through policy, training, evaluation, technical assistance, and research.
AHP’s mission is to improve health and human services of care and business operations to help organizations and individuals reach their full potential.

A joint effort of California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., and
the California Department of Health Care Services, Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division