With our heartfelt gratitude, we thank our 360 Gala guests whose generosity made it possible to set an exceptional record for our inaugural Gala – raising nearly $300,000. We are grateful for our sponsors, donors, guests, volunteers, and our community partners for joining us in our goal to open the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center in spring 2018.

Our Gala featured an incredible circle of Portland community members, supporters, volunteers, caregivers, artists and musicians who collectively Bridge a Culture of Caring throughout Portland. Thank you for creating a remarkable evening in support of mental health care, wellness and affordable housing for all!

We invite you to view photos of our 2017 Gala and hope it inspires you and your neighbors to join us in 2018 to further our goal in Bridging a Culture of Caring!

2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring

2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 Gala Program hosts and artists:

Darrell Grant, Johnna Wells, Me2/, MYS and many more.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 Bridging a Culture of Caring Honorees:
Drs. Ruth and Joseph Matarazzo

Arvie Smith

Reverend Dr. John and Mrs. Yvonne Garlington, Jr. 

Thank you to your Gala sponsors:


Sponsorships and tickets purchases: 
Deniz Conger, 503.963.7799

Tammey Zalewski, 503.927.0630

Watch: Garlington Construction Underway

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 honor the building’s history and the role the Center has served in the community, and we acknowledge the shared memories by those expressed from North x Northeast Clinic in this video who also called Cascadia’s Garlington Center home. We look forward to the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center opening summer 2018 where healing, homes and hope come together to build a culture of caring.

Community Groundbreaking Celebration


Thank you for joining us at our Community Groundbreaking Celebration for the new Garlington Health and Wellness Center on September 23rd!

It was a celebratory afternoon in support of Cascadia’s capital campaign to establish a new integrated healthcare clinic and our new 52 unit affordable housing apartment building in NE Portland.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to:

Our community partners: Canine Companions for Independence, Eliot Neighborhood Association, FamilyCare Health, N/NE Community Clinic, National University of Natural Medicine and Urban League

Our sponsors: Blick Art Materials, Broadway Ace Hardware, Creo Chocolate, Gem Gluten Free Bakery, Metropolis Cycles, NW Natural Gas, Queen of Sheba and Twenty Six Cafe

The amazing performances by: The Jefferson Dancers and Obo Addy Legacy Project Okropong

The delicious food from: Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine, Organic Island Shaved Ice and Po’Shines

Emily Newberry for her beautiful poem about Cascadia’s Garlington Center read by Pastor T. Allen Bethel from Maranatha Church

All of our speakers, volunteers and guests who made our Groundbreaking an extraordinary celebration.

View photos of the celebration and Emily’s poem below:


New Garlington Center Groundbreaking

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