Portland, December 15th. Over 300 supporters celebrated the Grand Opening of Central City Concern’s Old Town Recovery Center. John Hardesty, Andy Miller and Matt Godt of Walsh Construction, the general contractor on the project, enjoyed the event. Construction at the corner of West Burnside and Broadway was completed in roughly 15 months. (Photos by Andie Petkus)
The new facility on the site of the old Burger King on Burnside is a state-of-the-art health-care building.
The VIP reception of funders and people actively engaged in the rapid pace completion of the building was followed by an open house for the entire community. The building will enable CCC to more fully integrate physical and behavioral health-care for its 4,000 plus clients who receive care at the Old Town Clinic and the Old Town Recovery Center.
From Central City Concern:
Central City Concern meets its mission through innovative outcome based strategies which support personal and community transformation.
- Direct access to housing which supports lifestyle change.
- Integrated healthcare services that are highly effective in engaging people who are often alienated from mainstream systems.
- The development of peer relationships that nurture and support personal transformation and recovery.
- Attainment of income through employment or accessing benefits.
The success of these four elements results in an transformation of world view and self image from a negative to a positive outlook, enabling people to become productive citizens who want to “give something back” to the community
Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment. CCC currently has a staff of 600, an annual operating budget of $38 million and serves more than 13,000 individuals annually.