LETTER: Clinic would be compassionate gift from Jamestown Tribe

In troubled times, a community is blessed by a center for healing, especially including our elderly neighbors and loved ones.

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe wants to continue its history of generous sharing with our broader community by building a model Healing Campus offering comprehensive medication-assisted treatment addiction services treating the whole person, not merely “quicky” maintenance injections.

This tribe’s support for us neighbors is proven.

Jamestown Family Health and Dental Clinic serves 17,000 people — essential as Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement levels are slashed.

The tribe is among the oldest community residing on the Peninsula and their contributions add to the ambiance of Sequim, attracting many recent elder retirees from elsewhere.

The Jamestown MAT Healing Campus will offer opioid abusers medically proven opportunities for successfully sustained recovery.

The website www.jamestownhealingcampus.org lists following strict comprehensive DEA guidelines, and rigorous state, city construction and security regulations.

The epidemic is here in our own backyards.

Jamestown’s Healing Campus offers many compassionate hope — possibly even those near and dear.

Addiction is a national calamity caused by succumbing to destructive forces within self and society and by the void in our collective humanity.

Surely a higher power calls us to support the tribe’s compassionate gift to our mutual well being.

Sylvia Meyer,

Port Angeles