KORYO (Koreatown Organizing to Reduce Youth Opioids [Use])

KORYO (Koreatown Organizing to Reduce Youth Opioids [Use]) aims to increase and expand KYCC’s capacity to provide youth ages 12-24 with Opioid Use Disorder and Stimulant Use Disorder services in the Koreatown community by conducting needs assessment, enhancing infrastructure and networks, and improving pathways to treatment services. KORYO will use youth-guided, culturally-relevant, data and outcomebased strategies to strengthen network capacity. The goal of KORYO is to provide outreach and education, identify barriers to services, increase referral and access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), in addition to other recovery services. It is the hope of KORYO to ultimately reduce the use of opioids and stimulants, while positively impacting this crisis amongst California’s youth and families. 

For more information, please contact Hiroko Makiyama at hmakiyama@kyccla.org or (213) 367-7400 Ext. 5517.

KORYO is funded by California Youth Opioid Response (YOR).