Based out of Portland, Oregon, Volunteers of America Oregon is a broad organization that provides affordable behavioral health care programs to clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The facility is CARF-accredited and is one of many subsidiary organizations operated through the nationwide non-profit Volunteers of America. In addition to its outpatient options, the facility also provides residential treatment programs for men and women.
Accommodations and Food
The facility has separate housing for men and women with 52 and 35 available beds, respectively. Each location features dorm-style accommodations with two to four residents per room in twin beds. Bedrooms also come with dressers, basic decorations and shared closet space. In addition to the bedrooms, each location also comes with basic weights and exercise equipment, therapy rooms, shared common areas with cable TV and fully-equipped kitchens. All clients are served three meals a day, cafeteria-style.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all participants go through an initial intake and assessment process to help them develop their treatment plans. While detox services are not available on-site, those in need can get referrals to nearby programs. Once stabilized, residents continue on to programs with both individual and group therapy featuring evidence-based practices including CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). All programs include 12-step meetings and teachings, in addition to trauma-informed care tailored to meet the needs of veterans. Support for clients with co-occurring disorders is available as well. Groups cover a wide range of topics including relapse prevention, vocational skills, nutritional education, parenting skills and addiction education. While both programs are primarily catered towards residents coming out of the criminal justice system, self-referred participants are also welcome to attend.
As a special component of the women’s residential program, six beds are kept set aside for mothers with children as necessary. In addition to inpatient care, the organization also offers a range of less intensive programs including re-entry and transitional counseling, community outreach and prevention at nearby high school and middle schools and Latino and Asian-specific outpatient therapy.
Overall, Volunteers of America Oregon is a broad, community-oriented organization with a range of affordable programs for men and women. Residential treatment includes dual diagnosis support, 12-step integration and evidence-based care to help clients reintegrate into society. For those in the area in need of more intensive care who fit the demographic, Volunteers of America Oregon’s residential programs may be worth considering.
Volunteers of America Oregon
2318 NE MLK Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
200 SE 7th St
Portland, OR 97214
Volunteers of America Oregon Cost: State-funded. Reach Volunteers of America Oregon by phone at (503) 335-8611 (men’s facility) and (503) 235-0131 (women’s facility). Find Volunteers of America Oregon on Facebook and Twitter
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