We’ve received upwards of 45 nominations from across King County over the last two months, showcasing frontline behavioral health care workers.
Today, we’d like to tell you about Miranda Sullivan:
“Miranda is a medically assisted treatment (MAT) outreach case manager. She works predominately in encampments focusing on youth and young adults with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Miranda has this amazing ability to go into encampments where people of all ages are living/surviving and find young people between the ages of 16 to 25 and build relationships with them, get to know them, get them on suboxone and provide them with a go-to person for anything that might be a basic need, from housing them to sitting with them while they apply for college. Miranda has to build relationships with other providers and people not in her age range or her scope of work to zoom in on what her individual clients need.
She can walk into the “treeline” off of I 5 and walk out with a 19 year old addicted to heroin, bring them to our Kaiser clinic at Orion Center, get them phone-prescribed Suboxone, and follow up with them as they navigate the many barriers they all have. She has shown that with good outreach skills and super intentional, non-judgmental relationship building skills we can engage with the young addicted people that many providers find “hard to engage”.
Thank you to frontline care providers like Miranda for creating real relationships that build hope for young people when they need it.
Save the date for a special KCRC Presents featuring some of our Gratitude for the Frontline nominees on May 20th!
Learn more about our Gratitude for the Frontlines or nominate someone today.