Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
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MN Indian Women’s Resource Center Looks to Expand Opioid Treatment program
HOST: Negotiations continue to save Kateri [Kuh-tear -ee] a Minneapolis half-way house for Native women recovering from addiction.
St Stephens Human Services announced last December it could not could not afford to continue ownership.
That’s when Patina [pat-ee-nuh] Park approached St. Stephens about trying to maintain the residences for Native women.
She is head of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.
PARK: We have the chemical dependency program, Nikomis Endad and we could do services at the property with families so if they need in home one on one we could that and we can bill for those services so it helps generate revenue so the program can be maintained. (:16)
Park is hoping to partner with other American Indian focused organizations to plan education, job training and health programs for women and their children.
In the meantime the Kateri residence is still open for American Indian women who need a place to stay as they work to stay sober.