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Merit Resources: (509) 837-7700

Substance Use or Mental Health Crisis Line: 988

Serving Central Washington for Over 40 Years

Recovery Navigator Program

Have mental health or substance use issues created challenges in your life? MERIT’s Recovery Navigator Program connects individuals in need with locally available treatment and support services. If you or someone you love is struggling to find assistance, we can help. We’re staffed by Certified Recovery Peers with real-world experience. Let us connect you with life-changing resources, from social services to community connections and addiction recovery support. We provide these essential services to reduce the chance of relapse and harm and aid a successful recovery. Get the help you need now:

Who We Serve

MERIT’s team collaborates with law enforcement, prosecutors, medical providers, and community partners, providing recovery support services for:

  • Youth and adults suffering from substance use disorders and mental health issues at risk of arrest
  • Family and friends of affected individuals in need of supportive services
  • Impacted individuals referred by a friend, family member, or law enforcement, experiencing homelessness, poverty, or marginalization
  • Incarcerated individuals nearing release and in need of re-entry assistance

Within 24 hours of reaching out to our Certified Recovery Peers, we’ll ensure Medicaid or Apple Health reactivation. We can assist you with meals, a coat, shoes, finding a safe place to stay, and obtaining legal employment while you transition. MERIT also offers access to outpatient individual and group treatment, regardless of your ability to pay for services. 

Important Recovery Navigator Program Tenets

Participant driven

It’s your choice.

Many paths to recovery

Choose the way that works for you from our comprehensive mental health, drug addiction treatment, and support services.

Peer advocacy

Our Certified Recovery Peers have been where you are, and we’re on your side.

Skills development

Make a strategic plan to build the foundation for a better future – we’ll help you get there, providing referral services to meet your needs.

Community resources

Everyone needs help sometimes. Your community is here for you.

Harm reduction

Reduce the harm substance users inflict on themselves and the surrounding community through engagement, not isolation, whether or not they abstain from substance use.

We know change is a process, not an event. You don’t have to manage the journey to recovery on your own.

Make a Recovery Navigator Program Referral

Do you know someone who could benefit from MERIT’s Recovery Navigator Program, or do you need help yourself? Contact us at 877-789-3344 to schedule a consultation at our Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, or Yakima rehabilitation center today.