Sponsored Portland, OR. On Wednesday, February 7th, a circle of artists, storytellers, and supporters will gather at the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare HEART Reception to address issues of health, healing, and hope and how they impact women’s lives. The reception at The Evergreen PDX, at 618 SE Alder St., in Portland is from 6:00pm-8:00pm. You can learn more about it at https://www.cascadiabhc.org/give-to-cascadia/events/

Tickets are $40/each. If you have questions, email [email protected] or call 503.927.0630. Valet parking will be provided.

Artist who will be featured at the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare HEART Reception include the following:

Jamila Clarke- photography http://www.jamilaclarke.com

Maya Vivas- ceramic http://www.mayavivas.com

Leslie Vigeant- painting https://www.leslievigeant.com

Jo Lundberg- painting https://jolundberg.carbonmade.com

 Leslie Dorcus- printmaking https://www.wolffgallery.com/leslie-dorcus-ensnared-embraced/

The Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare HEART Reception is just one of the activities drawing people to the organization. The nonprofit is also celebrating a successful round of fundraising at its inaugural Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring and already planning for the next year’s Gala which will take place on April 5th, 2018 at Peter Corvallis Productions Warehouse.

Event organizers for the 2017 gala thanked their supporters saying, “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!”

Arvie Smith was honored at the 2017 Gala: Bridging a Culture of Caring.

Mrs. Yvonne Garlington, Jr.

And also coming up:

Cascadia capital campaign donors, prospective supporters and community members sign up for a:

Hard Hat Construction Preview Tour of the Garlington Campus
4pm to 5pm Thursdays at the Garlington Campus…

2017: November 16, 30; December 7, 14
2018: January 11, 18, 25; February 8, 15, 22 or March 1

Tours begin promptly at 4pm.
Wear closed-toe shoes.

Tours are limited in size, kindly RSVP early to: [email protected]

Community Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Garlington Campus is scheduled for May 4, 2018.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit whose mission is to provide healing, homes and hope for people living with mental health and addiction challenges. For information on Cascadia’s comprehensive range of innovative clinical and housing support programs. www.cascadiabhc.org.

As of April 1, 2017, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) and part of a national two-year demonstration project to measure the benefits of expanding the integration of mental, substance use and physical health care. Cascadia’s three CCBHC clinics in Portland will expand this federal designation of services and serve as models for an innovative approach to mental health that treats each patient holistically, leading to improved mental and physical health, lower catastrophic care costs, and reduced stigma surrounding mental health and substance use. This project places Oregon in the national spotlight for health care reform. Oregon was one of just eight states chosen to participate in the two-year program, and Cascadia is one of only 13 organizations selected statewide.