Washington Indian Behavioral Health HUB – Mia Klick

Written by on December 6, 2021

Join Daybreak Star Radio Network as we interview Mia Klick, a descendent of a Tulalip Grandmother and a Nuu-Chah-Nulth
father.

Mia started with Volunteers of America in May of this year as a navigator for the Washington Indian
Behavioral Health HUB. Working alongside Becky George to create resource lists and traveling from tribe to
tribe to get the word out about the new HUB.

From Mia:

“A little bit about me, I barely made it out of high school and college was not something I wanted to actively pursue. I married young, started a family, and kept afloat with a small furniture business and side jobs with my husband doing electrical and handyman work. I had no Degree and no experience that counted on a resume when I applied here at the VOA, just a few decades of life experience and a heart full of pride and love for the people native to this land. That didn’t stop them from giving me a chance though, and here I sit, overjoyed to be giving back to the AI/AN communities in a way that I know will make a huge impact.

I started with Volunteers of America in May of this year as a navigator for the Washington Indian Behavioral Health HUB. Working alongside Becky to create resource lists and traveling from Tribe to Tribe to get the word out about the new HUB. I enjoyed my work as a navigator, so when I was offered the Tribal 988 Coordinator position, I couldn’t refuse it as I would continue working alongside Becky and doing the good work, the heart work, that needs to be done.

It has been an honor to have joined Volunteers of America as I am passionate about this job, and I will work hard for this program and the communities that it will serve. My goal for this program is to be here for when someone needs us, be the people they can trust, the ones that know and understand the pain and help them get through their bad day. We all need someone to talk to sometimes, let us be that ear.”

The HUB was developed in partnership with:

  • Tribal Centric Behavioral Health Advisory
    Board
  • American Indian Health Commission
  • Volunteers of America Western
    Washington
  • Health Care Authority and the Department
    of Health

Washington Indian Behavioral Health Hub can assist with:

  • Coordinating care for individuals experiencing behavioral health concerns prior to a crisis.
  • Assistance with accessing treatment beds (voluntary or involuntary).
  • Follow-up on crisis Lifeline referrals.
  • Coordinate care after a client has been discharged from a facility (psychiatric hospital, emergency room visit, outpatient crisis treatment services).
  • Provide culturally appropriate resources and assist with overcoming barriers.
  • Assist Designated Crisis Responders to connect with Tribal and non-Tribal behavioral health service resources and accessing and following Tribal crisis coordination protocols.
  • Provide light case management (follow-up for two weeks).
  • Collect individual feedback on the cultural sensitivity of treatment facilities and programs.

If this is something you are interested in checking out click here or call 1-866-491-1683

Be sure to check out the full video on Daybreak Star Radio’s YouTube page

Be sure to check out Volunteers of America if you or your family needs help in a crisis.

Mia Klick
Tribal Crisis Line Coordinator

Tribal HUB


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