Cascadia Behavioral Health Tapped for Federal Pilot Program Expanding Mental Health and Substance Use Services for Oregonians
As of April 1, 2017, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) as part of a national pilot program to measure the benefits of expanding the integration of mental, substance use and physical health care.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Secures New Markets Tax Credits for Garlington Campus One Step Closer to New Innovative Integrated Health Care Center in Eliot Neighborhood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2017 PORTLAND, OR – [...]
Cascadia Garlington Video Series: Garlington Demolition from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare on Vimeo. Cascadia's Behavioral Healthcare's Garlington Center building has been a special part of the Eliot Neighborhood for nearly 80 years. We recognize and [...]
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Announces $500,000 Fundraising Challenge Match from FamilyCare Health in Support of Cascadia’s Capital Campaign for New Community Healthcare Clinic FamilyCare Health’s fundraising challenge supports Cascadia’s Building a Culture of Caring capital campaign [...]
Steel Door Gallery and Shaffer Fine Art will present “Volke: A Retrospective” Featured Artist: Bob Volke (1958 - 2016) Show Run Dates: January 21st – February 4th 2017 Bob Volke masterpieces being displayed [...]
(Left to Right) Cascadia President & CEO, Derald Walker, Ph.D. and Sr. Director of Homeless Services, Liora Berry receive a $6,150 grant check from Wells Fargo team members: Summer Rodriguez, Chiki Nussbaumer, Courtney Severson, [...]
Self Care Can Help with Post-Election Stress By Samantha Matsumoto of the Oregonian Before the election was even decided, more than half of Americans adults reported that it was causing them significant stress, according [...]
During the construction process for the new Garlington Center, which will combine affordable housing, a community wellness center, behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare, the current Garlington staff and services are being temporarily relocated.
At Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, this work of supporting the Eight Dimensions of Wellness for individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders is a priority, and an ongoing effort of the Oregon nonprofit. In fact, Cascadia is one of the largest nonprofit safety net behavioral healthcare providers in Oregon focusing on mental health, addiction, and integrated health services. Their focus on wellness allows them to serve people in local communities in innovative and effective ways.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is taking part in KGW's Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, which is focusing attention on the treatment of mental illnesses and some of the challenges that mental health can have on quality of life.
Susan Voss-Rothmeier walks the halls of Portland's Central Library, a bag slung over her shoulder and a clipboard of resource lists in her hands. She looks for opportunities to discreetly approach people and quietly ask if she can be of help.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and art has proven to be a contributing factor to a person’s mental well-being. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare's Art Program started a year ago after clients collectively voiced that they wanted a way to [...]
Cascadia's Garden Donation Drive There is no denying the warm sun these past couple of days and that surely means that Spring is really here. With the warmer weather, you'll often find many more people [...]
Later this year, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare will break ground on a gleaming $20 million center in Northeast Portland that will combine affordable housing and physical and mental health services.
Anna Putnam is on her way back from bipolar disorder. Putnam was accepted into a group home in Oregon City operated by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, where the staff worked with her to find the proper formula of medication that helped control her dopamine levels, but still let her feel her emotions.
Cascadia Problem Gambling Counselor, Erin Cox stand in front of the Columbia River Correctional Facility. She and a handful of others are combating problem gambling with an innovative program called "GRIP."
Meyer Memorial Trust Awards $750,000 for Cascadia’s Garlington Center Project — Funds will support building a new integrated behavioral healthcare clinic and 50+ affordable apartments for Northeast Portland – A center offering innovative, holistic care [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 21, 2015 PORTLAND, OR – This week Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare reached a critical milestone in its campaign to rebuild Garlington Center into a first-of-its kind development that will provide integrated [...]
Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis to join Health Share of Oregon as Senior Medical Director (Portland, OR) – Health Share of Oregon announced today the appointment of Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis as Senior Medical Director of the Tri-County [...]
PORTLAND, OR – Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare will host a grand re-opening of Harriet Court (7505 SE Henry Street, Portland, OR 97206) on Monday, December 8, 2014 beginning at 2:30PM. In collaboration with Multnomah County’s Mental [...]
As Cascadia strives toward becoming a more vibrantly diverse organization to better serve the communities in which we work and live, we are strategically focused on providing culturally competent, integrated care for our people and [...]
Our hearts go out to the friends and families affected by the school shooting in Troutdale. Maggie Bennington-Davis, Chief Medical and Operations Officer took a moment to reflect on why this is happening with more [...]
Cascadia's Senior Director of Peer Wellness Services, Meghan Caughey, opens up about her career choice and recovery with schizophrenia. Excerpt from the Lund Report: "Meghan Caughey was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 19. Now, after years [...]
Join the Mental Health Association, the Psychiatric Security Review Board and Cascadia for an informative evening about what's happening at the PSRB. April 29 OHSU Auditorium Reception - 6:00 PM Presentation - 7:00 PM Presentation by [...]
Cascadia CEO Derald Walker had a chance to sit down with Ken Ackerman of Comcast Newsmakers and talk about the non-profit he helms and the state of the mental health system in Oregon. They discuss [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
OPHI, Cascadia’s integrated healthcare program helps consumers manage their mental and physical health needs. Recently, a Royal Palm residential consumer had a major breakthrough due to help from the program. Filling out paperwork may not [...]
The students at Open Meadow High School decided in May that they would strive to raise $2000 for Cascadia's newest program, Healing Hurt People, which opens this month. Through the PGE Foundation's Community 101 program they raised a [...]
Come June, a new program partnership, Healing Hurt People, opens at Emanuel Medical Center. The cool kids at Open Meadow High School are more than half way to their goal of raising $2000 for the new program [...]
Thomas Insel, MD, Director of NIMH makes a very interesting case for the obstacles we create by insisting we use the label "behavioral disorder" instead of calling it what these disabilities really are: brain disorders. [...]
From The Oregonian, March 2, 2013 When something as horrific as the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings occurs, human nature tells us to seek rational explanation, to ask why. That question doesn't get us very far. [...]
Maggie Bennington-Davis, Cascadia's Chief Medical and Operations Officer, was handpicked to represent the viewpoint on solutions mental illness in our community for a Call to Action panel convened by U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall in partnership [...]
On February 6 Oregon's behavioral healthcare system received a boost from the floor of the Legislature when one of its longest serving members called for a large increase in funding for mental health programs. Cascadia [...]
The Oregonian, February 1, 2013 - Cogen expects the county, using contract trainers, to begin offering intensive, two-day seminars later this summer to "front-line responders" such as county workers, non-profit agency employees, teachers and even [...]
A front page article in the Clackamas Review, Beating the odds on addiction, recently profiled the many issues problem gamblers face and how they get help from Cascadia's Clackamas Clinic. Read the article
As part of its 2013 Performance Management Institute, OPEN MINDS has chosen Derald Walker to be a panelist that brings in his expertise with managing the massive changes in Oregon behavioral healthcare. The panel is titled Managing [...]
During Cascadia’s annual December Board meeting, held on December 13, 2012, we thanked outgoing Directors of the Board for their service, bid them farewell, and welcomed new members. Outgoing members include Commander Donna Henderson of [...]
By Maggie Bennington-Davis, Chief Medical & Operations Officer The shooting in Connecticut is horrible, and is likely affecting all of us in varying ways. Many of us are also much affected by the shooting at [...]
People with serious mental illness are dying too soon -- and Portland nonprofit groups Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and Outside In are teaming up to do something about it. Bringing medical care to the mentally ill [...]
Derald Walker, Casacadia CEO was asked his opinion during an OPB broadcast on how the mental health community feels about the report: "Derald Walker of Cascadia Behavioral Health says he hopes this will wind up [...]
In The Skanner, Cascadia Board Member Felesia Otis shares her story of a son's life touched by mental illness. Felesia Otis says it’s hard to pinpoint the moment when her son Keaton became mentally ill. As [...]
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese Tuesday morning went on the offensive, defending his officers' use of force as he presented a report to a downtown public safety group about the increasing number of suicidal calls to police in the city.
Cascadia was part of a multi-agency team to develop the new Multnomah Call Center integration with 911. It launches in January. Read the story
Written by Benedict Carey of the New York Times, Lives Restored is a fascinating read. It's a series of profiles about people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness and have chosen to speak out about their struggles. [...]
Among others in the professional mental health community, Derald Walker was quoted in a story about the most recent success in the way Portland Police handle cases of potential crisis involving individuals with a mental [...]
Meghan Caughey, Senior Director of Peer and Wellness Services at Cascadia, was featured in an Oregonian article about the growing debate over the long-term efficacy of psychiatric drugs. The article profiles a few individuals in [...]
Cascadia took to Tri-Met busses in August to let people know about the free help with gambling addictions that is available to anyone who lives in Multnomah County (also available in Clackamas County). One can [...]
The Board of Cascadia BHC announces the departure of Chair, Rick Cagen, an expert navigator during Cascadia’s financial crisis. He’s assuming the role of president of Silverton Hospital Network, precipitating this change. At the same time we welcome Captain Donna Henderson, Portland Police officer since 1988 and graduate of Lewis & Clark Univeristy’s Masters in Counseling program. […]
The Portland Business Journal named Cascadia's Chief Financial Officer, Beth Barker, CFO of the Year at their annual awards luncheon on May 5. She was recognized for playing a major role in Cascadia's recovery after [...]
Derald Walker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is being recognized by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare with the 2011 Award of Excellence for Visionary Leadership. His visionary leadership not only saved Cascadia from bankruptcy, but has since expanded services and resources available in the community. […]
A group of local police and mental health experts are in their ninth month of studying how to eliminate unnecessary Portland police encounters with people suffering from mental illness and have reviewed 40 nonfatal encounters [...]
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