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Alisha Moreland of Healing Hurt People on KBOO

Cascadia's Director of our gang violence intervention program, Healing Hurt People, took to the KBOO airwaves to talk about how the program helps African-American youth. The discussion centered around its innovative approach to violence reduction, how Portland’s program models several similar demonstration projects across the country, and what are the opportunities and challenges specific to Portland. [...]

Cascadia’s Nurse Margaret, making her dent in the universe

Cascadia prides itself on having some of the best (and nicest) nurses in healthcare. These are individuals who have dedicated themselves to serving those in the community living under the most challenging circumstances that are exacerbated by symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. One such nurse, Margaret Ngai, offered up a little about herself [...]

Cascadia scores at Bowling for Hope

Inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week, enthusiastic Cascadia vendors gathered at Grand Central Bowl on October 12 to compete in Bowling for Hope, a fundraiser for Cascadia. Nine teams from a few Cascadia vendors bowled alongside our team, The Striking Cascadians - Adidas, Enterprise Rental, Comcast, Providence, Moss Adams, Almar, Key Bank, and Bullard Law. [...]

On OPB: The recovery of Cliff Bedell with OPHI

Kristian Foden-Vencil of OPB sat down with OPHI client Cliff Bedell and Peer Wellness Coach Sybil Berkley to hear their stories of recovery and support. The interview paints a personal picture of this federal grant-funded program that Cascadia started early in 2013, and shows how essential it can be for people in recovery. Thanks Christian [...]

50 stories of recovery commemorate the Community Mental Health Act

From the National Council: Far too often, mental illnesses and addictions make the headlines only in the wake of tragedies, while stories of hope and courage get little attention. The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to bring you 50 stories of recovery in a special issue of National Council Magazine to commemorate the [...]

Chad Brown of Healing Hurt People discusses the healing power of the outdoors

Chad Brown, of the Healing Hurt People advisory board, founded a program called Soul River. He has found that connecting veterans and inner city kids with nature (through fishing) enhances healing and their sense of purpose in the world. This is the kind of program which compliments the goals of Healing Hurt People, to intervene [...]

Behind the scenes with Project Respond and the Portland Police

Recently the Portland Police filmed a ride along with the Mobile Crisis Unit (a team within the Behavioral Health Unit). These are police who are trained in safe mental health intervention and each paired with a Cascadia Project Respond team member. This team deescalates situations involving people with mental illnesses and helps assess the next [...]

Welcoming Oregon’s new Addictions and Mental Health Director

Cascadia is excited to be a sponsor in welcoming Oregon's new Addictions and Mental Health Director, Pam Martin, Ph.D. Pam is, at her roots, a community mental health person. New Mexico, where she served mental health systems for most of her career, shares many of the same challenges as Oregon. Dr. Martin, speaks about Oregon's [...]

NEWS COVERAGE: Cascadia opens new integrated walk-in clinic

This past Friday, June 21 Cascadia and its partner OHSU held an open house to launch a new pay-as-you-can medical and mental health walk-in clinic at SE 43rd and Division in Portland. Besides being well-attended the event received some excellent news coverage: Oregon Public Broadcasting Portland Business Journal Lund Report Photo from left: Derald Walker (CEO, [...]

More healthcare integration at Cascadia

In addition to the recently launched Oregon Partnership for Health Integration (OPHI) at Cascadia (along with Outside In), we are pleased to announce another integrated healthcare program. This partnership with Oregon Health & Science University's Richmond Clinic is made possible with $1.3 in federal funds, and includes behavioral and physical healthcare at Cascadia's Plaza clinic. A [...]

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