Bay Area First Step peer support staff will work with each individual to create a recovery plan that best suits their needs. If it’s meeting once a day or once a month, our team will walk alongside each person and help with getting connected to community resources needed for recovery.
Bay Area First Step offers services to engage those who suffer from Opioid Use Disorder, HIV/HCV with harm reduction and link them to treatment services. Peers meeting homeless individuals where they are and assisting with their basic needs. We believe harm reduction is an accessible priority and see it as an important piece to the recovery process. These free services include the distribution of Naloxone and overdose response training , safe injection kits, sharp containers, and Hep C and HIV testing.
Transportation is challenging in rural Oregon. If transportation is a barrier for you, and you need a ride to a support group, meeting, doctor appointment, grocery shopping, work, etc. BAFS peers can assist.
We offer structured activities, mutual support groups (AA, NA, etc.), and more! We assist individuals to access resources as well as teach them important life skills, budgeting, resumes, self-care, cooking and social skills.