Prevention Programs

We are dedicated to strengthening community and cultural awareness through substance abuse education, mental awareness outreach and prevention services to promoting healthy minds and healthy paths.

The Prevention Department is located in the Road to Wellness Building on the Burns Paiute Reservation. We collaborate with tribal programs, tribal community and local community to develop and provide alcohol and drug prevention programs and service to community members. Our Prevention program provides services to the community including activities, programs, information and education.

Strategic Prevention Framework Program

SPF-PFS’s mission is to engage all Native American’s within Harney County in the decision making process towards encouraging and educating health and wellness to reduce alcohol abuse. The Burns Paiute Tribe SPF-PFS program is to create a healthy, safe alcohol free community. Where the community members contribute to the planning and implementation of prevention through cultural restoration.


The Burns Paiute Tribe was selected as a sub-recipient for Oregon’s Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success grant (SPF-PFS) from the Federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


The purpose of the project is to build on the work of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) and to implement the five components of the SPF planning model at both state and community levels in Oregon, and to choose one of the following Nations Prevention Priorities through assessment and data collection of our community (Burns Paiute Tribe).  



Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program

The focus of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program is to educate the victim/survivor and the community that there is never a reason to abuse anyone in any way. There is help in leaving an abusive relationship and to keep the survivor safe

Services Available

  • Safety Planning
  • Crisis Response
  • Advocacy
  • Referral to Community Programs
  • Groups (Talking Circle)
  • One on One Advocacy
  • Advocacy navigating the Criminal Justice System
  • Transitional Housing Funds to Eligible Clients
  • Sexual Assault Advocacy
  • SARRC Response (Sexual Assault Response and Resource Circle)
  • Assistance in obtaining a Restraining Order
TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Kristeny SoucieDV/SA Program Cultural Advocatekristeny.soucie@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-3085
Teresa CowingDV/SA Program Manager/Advocateteresa.cowing@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-3061541-413-0216

Mental Health Program

The Burns Paiute Tribe Mental Health department aims to provide comprehensive, integrated mental health services that promote the health and overall quality of life for our individuals and families within the community.

Services Available

We provide confidential and compassionate mental health services.  To advocate for the rights and needs of individuals with mental health challenges. To engage in active outreach to assure prevention, early intervention, promotion and coordination of services to reduce the impact of mental health disorders for the individuals. All services are free and are available to Burns Paiute Tribal members and their families.

TitleJob TitleEmailPhoneCell Phone
Pam LindgrenBurns Paiute Tribal Nursepamela.lindgren@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8043
Vickie ClemensCertified Coder/Billingvickie.clemens@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8044
Deborah DelarosaCHRdeborah.delarosa@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8042
Shelley RichardsBilling Clerkshelley.richards@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8047
Rachel SamorClinic Receptionrachel.samor@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8050
Randall LewisWarehouserandall.lewis@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8023
Twila TeemanHealth Services Directortwila.teeman@burnspaiute-nsn.gov541-573-8049

Contact Info

100 Pasigo St

Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-1375
Fax: (541) 573-7806


2019 Newsletter