Helping clients visualize what they want

Helping clients visualize what they want

Photo credit: Ted Zee for Evergreen Treatment Services   Housing is a complex process. We spoke with Bonnie Rico, a Housing Specialist with REACH, to learn more about what it...

Don’t Count Us Out

Don’t Count Us Out

King County launches the online campaign “Don’t Count Us Out” which aims to reduce the stigma around substance use disorder (SUD).  Across the United States, substance use remains stigmatized and...

Photo Essay: Meeting People Where They Are

Photo Essay: Meeting People Where They Are

ETS is committed to harm reduction. A core tenet of this approach is "meeting people where they are." To live out this commitment, ETS shows up in different spaces to...

Define What Recovery Means To You

Define What Recovery Means To You

Kimá Joy Taylor, MD, MPH, is the founder and managing principal of Anka Consulting, a health care consulting firm, and a non-resident fellow at the Urban Institute. Eliminating health disparities...

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

Our clinic staff show up every day supporting patients on their road to recovery. | Photo credit: Paul Ishii   More than 81,000 people died from overdose in the United States...

Trauma-informed Care at the Seattle Clinic

Trauma-informed Care at the Seattle Clinic

Evergreen Treatment Services, as part of its commitment to providing evidence-informed, relationship-centered care deeply rooted in harm reduction and social equity, is learning and evolving! We are working to further...

A Window into the World of the Outreach Team

A Window into the World of the Outreach Team

“Care, respect, funding, and coordination are the needed alternatives to fear, anger, and sweeping encampments away.”   By Betsy Wells, ETS Board member— I serve on the Board of Evergreen...

Helping People Get Their Lives Back

Helping People Get Their Lives Back

A seamless transition from the criminal legal system is nearly impossible without the right support in place. As Jeremy Lemoine puts it, “Even if you have all the willpower in...

“This place saved my life”

“This place saved my life”

All of our patients have a story. We recently sat down with Sherry to hear the story of how she overcame the traumatic events of her early life to become...

Small ways to make a big impact

Small ways to make a big impact

Start making a difference for the people ETS serves right now! Make hygiene kits at home and contact info@evergreentreatment.org to coordinate a drop-off. A hygiene kit can include: Shampoo/Conditioner Body...

“We live here. We give here.”

“We live here. We give here.”

The numbers don’t lie. Despite making up only six percent of the overall population in King County, 39 percent of people who are unhoused are from Black and Indigenous communities....

Pop-up services in a pandemic

Pop-up services in a pandemic

One of ETS’ core principles—and a principle of harm reduction more broadly—is to meet people where they are. Figuratively, this means meeting people where they are on their recovery journeys...

We cannot treat harm with harm

We cannot treat harm with harm

By Michelle Conley and Brandie Flood, REACH program—   Incarceration and recidivism rates in King County make clear that our overreliance on policing and the criminal legal system is failing....

Motivational Interviewing at ETS

Motivational Interviewing at ETS

Evergreen Treatment Services is training all clinic staff—from counselors to public safety—in the practice of motivational interviewing (MI). ETS believes in having a common language and approach for our team...

We’re taking our life-saving treatment on the road!

We’re taking our life-saving treatment on the road!

We're excited to launch Treatment in Transit! Our life-saving treatment will be traveling to our patients in the University District, Belltown, and North Seattle. The program is expected to start...

Preventing the Spread of Hepatitis C

Preventing the Spread of Hepatitis C

Many people start down the road to addiction with a prescription from their doctors to manage pain – from getting a tooth pulled to major surgery to deal with chronic...

What’s Working in Seattle

What’s Working in Seattle

By Chloe Gale, REACH Co-Director and Sean Soth, Director of Clinical Services—   If you haven’t seen the recent KOMO special “Seattle is Dying,” watch it with a skeptical eye....

The Heart Reaches The Heart

The Heart Reaches The Heart

Candis Dover is ETS’s first peer engagement counselor, supporting patients in their earliest days of recovery. She knows exactly where many of these patients are coming from; Candis has had...

Ride on to Recovery

Ride on to Recovery

One morning while doing outreach in downtown Seattle, one of our REACH care managers, Garrett, met a woman who was packing up a bedroll into her Harley Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle....

Recovery is Possible

Recovery is Possible

Six days a week for 52 weeks a year, nearly 3,000 people come from all over Western Washington to Evergreen Treatment Services to get the support they need to recover...

A Helping Hand Leads to Housing

A Helping Hand Leads to Housing

REACH case managers are steadfast in their support of clients. They meet them where they are, and forge partnerships with the community to achieve the best possible outcomes. Jerry and...