“Innovation and Impact-
Because Each Mind Matters”
Options for Southern Oregon
Mental illness affects everyone. It knows no race, age, gender, creed, or socioeconomic status. Every year one in four adults and one in five children experience a mental health condition. One in twelve adults has a substance use disorder. Often people are struggling with both a mental illness and a substance use disorder.
Options for Southern Oregon is Josephine County’s Community Mental Health Program. “Options” provides a wide range of innovative health services to individuals of all ages throughout Josephine and Jackson Counties. Services range from mental health and addictions treatment, to employment and education assistance, primary care and dental care, parenting education and family services. Sarah Small, Options’ Development Associate, will provide a brief overview of the programs and services available to those with behavioral health needs and will share their impact through client success stories.
Sarah has been the Development Associate at Options for Southern Oregon for the last three years. She holds a Master’s in Community Psychology and has a passion for both community and mental health. Originally from Northern California, Sarah has lived in five different countries and now resides in Medford with her son, fiancé, six sugar gliders, and a bearded dragon. Sarah is excited for this opportunity to share her experience with the Rotary Club of Grants Pass.