A group of Looking Glass supporters, board members, staff and elected officials met on Wednesday, July 10th to celebrate the successful opening and operation of the new Regional Crisis Center. Supporters included Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht, PeaceHealth CEO Mary Kingston, Oregon State Representative Nancy Nathanson and Oregon State Senator James Manning.
As behavioral health issues continue to challenge youth in our community, Looking Glass finds ways to serve those needs. Through collaboration with the State of Oregon, PeaceHealth, Pacific Source and other partners, a remodeling project was completed on our River Road campus to prepare it for opening the Regional Crisis Center in February. The 24-hour, 14-bed facility offers intensive treatment care to clients and serves some of our area’s most vulnerable youth. The RCC serves boys and girls, 12 to 18 years of age, from all over the state of Oregon. Individual, family and group therapy and trauma-informed behavioral support is offered. This is the first facility of its kind in the state and serves a youth population which is severely lacking in treatment options.
“Oregon has one of the lowest number of residential treatment beds per capita of any state in the country,“ Looking Glass President & CEO Craig Opperman offered while explaining the importance of this new facility. “This program helps address the critical need in Oregon for safe, therapeutic placements for our children.”
Looking Glass would like to thank our partners and vendors for helping us to renovate our River Road facility to meet the needs required to ensure we can provide the highest level of care to some of the most vulnerable and challenging youth in our state. This program would not be possible without assistance from the State of Oregon, PeaceHealth and Pacific Source as well as the numerous construction workers and maintenance crew from local companies including Chambers Construction, AWJ Architects, Twin Rivers Plumbing and others.