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Women's Mental Healthcare

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Our Staff: Peer Wellness

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Under Construction: Watch Our Garlington Video

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The Garlington Legacy

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There is Always a Doorway...

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Listen: Think Out Loud Discusses Peer Counseling

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Everybody Loves Clove

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At the Heart of Cascadia..

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Event: HEART

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Meet Our Street Outreach Team

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Garlington Campus - A Model of Innovation

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Learn More About Our New Look

For 37 years, we have been Oregon’s community health and housing safety net serving 16,000 Oregonians of all ages experiencing mental health and addiction challenges, trauma, poverty, and homelessness. Recently, we launched our new logo and tagline Whole Health Care™ to visually communicate and reflect the expansion of our health services to include primary care, wellness programs and affordable housing. Watch our video to learn more about our rebranding.



Giving Tuesday

At Cascadia we believe that when we work together to make every effort to understand and care for each other that we build a healthier, thriving community. Our approach to providing integrated healthcare and housing solutions to Oregonians of all ages embodies this and builds on the idea that caring for the whole person is caring for the whole community. 

This #GivingTuesday, we ask you to please consider a gift to help us serve community members experiencing mental health challenges, addiction, trauma, poverty and homelessness and build on our shared goal to improve the quality of life for all in our community.  

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Women's Mental Healthcare

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare was recently featured in SagaCity Media's and OHSU Center for Women's Health Women's Health Annual 2017. 

Our Staff: Peer Wellness

Pictured: Meghan Caughey, MA

Senior Director of Peer Wellness Services


Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Peer Wellness Services are composed of individuals who have lived experiences with mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.

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Under Construction: Watch Our Garlington Video

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 Spring 2018 where healing, homes and hope come together to build a culture of caring. To make a gift and learn more about our campaign, please visit cascadiabhc.org/giving.

The Garlington Legacy

Pictured: Rev. Garlington's daughter Tina at Cascadia's 2017 Gala.


The late Rev. Dr. John W. Garlington Jr. and his wife Yvonne Garlington are remembered as compassionate social justice activists in Oregon during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Their lives were cut short when the two died in a tragic car accident while traveling in Florida, January 16, 1986. Rev. Garlington was 48, Yvonne, 46. They left behind five children.

The Garlington’s memory and contributions to the greater community can be found in numerous places around Portland.

Cascadia’s Garlington Center, a mental health clinic and social services center located at 3034 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, was named in 1989 in honor of Rev. Garlington and Yvonne. Their legacy continues wherever care and compassion preside over Portland, including at  the Garlington Campus, featuring The Garlington Health Center and Housing, opening Spring 2018 at the same address.

Special thanks to the Garlington family for their dedication to the community. 

Garlington's Gala Slideshow from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare on Vimeo.

There is Always a Doorway...

How does mental illness impact your life, the lives of your family or friends? 

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare provides a door in which thousands walk through every year. Our goal? Caring for the whole person. 

“That moment I walked down the halls of Cascadia...I realized how far I had come." 

Learn more, watch our video: 

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare: A Bridge to Care from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare on Vimeo.

Listen: Think Out Loud Discusses Peer Counseling

Listen to Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Loud featuring our very own Braunwynn Franklin, Peer & Wellness Program Manager, about how peer-to-peer counseling helped her.

“We meet people where they're at...we give them the compassion and empathy to make life choices differently,” said Franklin. ”We walk alongside them to reach those goals. We give them new tools.”


Everybody Loves Clove

Who is Clove? 

She's a celebrity at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, of the best kind.

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At the Heart of Cascadia..

The heart of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is our people – the individuals we serve, our colleagues, peers, donors, volunteers, and our community health partners. Togetherwe form a unique environment: one that is innovative in spirit, focused on efficiency, committed to diversity and embodied by compassion.


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Event: HEART

February 7, 2018
6:00pm-8:00pm
The Evergreen PDX, 618 SE Alder St., Portland

heart generates awareness of our shared goal to improve access to mental health care for all women while creating a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters addressing issues of health, healing, and hope as they impact women’s lives.

tickets $40/each
purchase your tickets now

for more information:
events@cascadiabhc.org or 503.927.0630
valet provided

Meet Our Street Outreach Team

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare takes on some of Portland’s toughest issues – families facing eviction, chronic homelessness and serious mental health conditions. Cascadia’s team of mental health providers, counselors, and outreach specialists help transition people out of homelessness and into housing every day.

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Street Outreach Team helps a community member experiencing homelessness.

IMAGE: MARIO GALLUCCI

Cascadia’s Street Outreach Team makes a difference in the lives of Portlanders – individuals and families – experiencing homelessness by providing consistent and immediate response and support. The nonprofit’s outreach and response teams work directly with people experiencing homelessness (living and sleeping on streets, park benches, concrete steps, tents and vehicles) who have mental health challenges. The staff also work tirelessly across the City and in close partnership with emergency response systems to help people in crisis and to help those in need access health care and permanent supportive housing.

Once an individual or family is housed, Cascadia provides individually focused services around each client’s needs to help maintain their housing and avoid returning to homelessness. Oregon research and data show that the population of families with children experiencing homelessness is increasing and represents a growing number of the households Cascadia helps transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing. 

Cascadia is Portland’s community health and housing nonprofitpartner. Their services are built upon over 38 years of demonstrated experience delivering compassionate, quality care to Portlanders of all ages experiencing mental health and addiction challenges.

“It’s hard on the street. People are experiencing trauma daily and carry forward a lot of pain, loss and grief,” shares Liora who oversees Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s homeless services. She adds, “we provide compassionate care to help people transform their own lives, so they can begin to experience an improved quality of life.”

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Liora, pictured above, oversees Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s homeless services.

IMAGE: MARIO GALLUCCI

Cascadia’s street outreach and homeless services teams are fully mobile, highly-trained, and skilled in caring for our community’s most vulnerable members. The nonprofit provides a host of services around whole health care and affordable housing, including homeless services and outreach, permanent supportive housing, housing retention services, short-term rental assistance to prevent an eviction, coverage of rental screening fees and deposits, utility assistance, and help with basic necessities.

Housing is health care. It’s that basic. With a home, a person has the stability and security to heal and improve their health, away from the risks and trauma of living on the street. Cascadia’s services are based on the “Housing First” program model, which works to reduce and address the conditions associated with chronic homelessness.

Yet, for many people, housing is nearly unobtainable. They do not have the income or resources and our community’s affordable housing options are limited. The Portland metro area has among the highest levels of individuals experiencing homelessness in the nation.

For these reasons, Cascadia has made housing one of our priorities for providing whole health care services to clients. The organization is also focused on creating more affordable housing options as quickly as possible for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and collaborates with other agencies and affordable housing support services in the area.

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Street Outreach Team helps an individual experiencing homelessness.

IMAGE: MARIO GALLUCCI

For Cascadia’s team members, the work they do is personal. They are caring for someone’s daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother or friend. They are ordinary people helping those in our community overcome extraordinary challenges. But, they cannot do the work alone. They rely on the generosity and support of the community to help.

The support of the community has immediate impact to help Cascadia care for more individuals and families struggling with accessing and maintaining stable, affordable and permanent housing. To get involved, make a gift, or learn more about Cascadia’s goals for whole health services and affordable housing, visit cascadiabhc.org today. 

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Cascadia Is Bridging a Culture of Caring

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Street Outreach Team Works Every Day to Help Portlanders Experiencing Homelessness.


Garlington Campus - A Model of Innovation

“At Cascadia we believe that when we work together to make every effort to understand and care for each other that we build a healthier, thriving community. Our plans for Cascadia’s new Garlington Health Center embodies this approach to whole health care and builds on the idea that caring for the whole person is caring for the whole community.”

– Derald Walker, Ph.D.

CEO, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare


When completed in April 2018, the Garlington Campus—home to the new Garlington Health Center and Garlington Place Apartments—will serve as a model for innovative care in the Pacific Northwest.

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