Portland, OR. Due to the health impacts from COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community, and in line with Governor Kate Brown’s direction on large gatherings, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Culture of Caring Gala, which was scheduled for April 2nd, has been POSTPONED. Cascadia has rescheduled the Gala for Thursday, October 8th. (At the 2018 gala, John Washington, Cupid Alexander, Christina Hawkins posed for the photo above.)
Cascadia is working in cooperation with Multnomah County and the Oregon Health Authority, as well as following CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines. Organizational leaders say they take this outbreak very seriously and released the following statement:
“While we are disappointed to be losing the opportunity to come together, putting the health of our community first is critical at this time. We hope that by pushing the event back, our community will be able to stay healthy and then come back together for an impactful night of rising together in support of whole health care.
We appreciate your continued partnership and support of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. We will keep you updated with next steps. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]”
Last year, Lisa Oyler, Chiki Nussbaumer, Gayathrai Ramprasad, Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie and Tamara Pedrojetti were among the hundreds who enjoyed the night.
Below are all the new details:
Thursday, October 8, 2020
The Redd on Salmon
5:30 Cocktail, Reception & Art Viewing, 7:00 Dinner, Awards & Special Program
Portland, OR. Drawing a record 450 guests, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s 2019 Transformation Gala raised nearly a quarter million dollars in support of the nonprofit’s whole health care and outreach services. Attendance was the highest in the Gala’s three-year history, growing by 100 supporters over last year. Lisa Oyler, Chiki Nussbaumer, Gayathrai Ramprasad, Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie and Tamara Pedrojetti were among the hundreds who enjoyed the night. Highlights of the April 4th benefit included the announcement of new grants from Cambia Health Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, US Bank Foundation, Pacific Power Foundation, and OnPoint Credit Union, as well as new gifts and sponsorships. Cascadia provides mental health services, addiction recovery support, primary care, wellness programs, permanent housing solutions and affordable housing to people of all ages. (Photo credit, Mario Gallucci)
The event was emceed by mixed media artist and Bend’s 2019 Creative Laureate MOsley WOtta, with music performance by celebrated singer-songwriter Tasha Miller.
Lauren Macbeth, Gina and Adam Davis
Gayathri and Bangalore Ramprasad
Jim Hlava, John Duke, and Derald Walker
Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw
Jonathan Eames, Heather Jeffries, and Eric Sevos
Kay Toran, Michelle Farrakhan, and Andi Potter
Katy Robinson, guest, Janice Jacobs, Kendall Hansen, Jerry Robinson
Natalie Williams, Sarah and Dawn Coleman, Pari Mazhar and Katherine Moore
Rico Bocala and Roger Willoughby
Tracy and Kellie VavRosky and Lisa Shamek
Todd and Chiki Nussbaumer with Amelia Wilcox and Jim Mol
Joni and Ron Hartmann, Gala guest, Mark Stevenson, and Kathy Swift
Jerry and Katy Robinson, guest, Paul Giger and Lauren Crow
Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Michelle Farrakhan
Andrew Colas, Alex Colas, Aneshka Dickson, Marc-Daniel Domond and members of the Colas Family
Andrew Colas and Alex Colas with Members of the Colas Family
Michael Seale, Laura Cohen and Jeffrey Eisen
Jeff Heatherington and Chief Danielle Outlaw
Hermann Colas, Jr, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, Derald Walker
Deniz Conger, Kregg Arntson, Melissa Appleyard
Arvie Smith and Julie Kern-Smith
Lisa Farley, Sandra Wilborn, Beth Burns and Nathan Engkjer
(seated) Tracy VavRosky, Lisa Shamek, Bradley Scott Christie, Becky Paris Christie, Amador Bustos, Rosalie Bustos, (standing) Kellie VavRosky, Emily VavRosky
(seated) Van Do, Todd Nussbaumer, Chiki Nussbaumer, Cabre Vickers, Andrew Tweedie, Brice Terrible, Kassie Auler (standing Lisa Oyler and Adam Auler)
(seated) Laurie Chern, Jeff Marotta, Robin Boyce, Janice Jacobs, Susie Richardson, and Michael Phillips, (standing) Neil Falk, Janet MacDonnell, Darian Minkunas , and Dan Johnson
Amelia Wilcox and Jim Mol
“Our work at Cascadia is about people – supporting each other and helping people experience transformative care to improve their health and quality of life,” said President and CEO Dr. Derald Walker. “What makes this event so dynamic is that the minute you walk in, it’s all about community – people coming together to fuel support around our shared goals to provide life-changing whole health care, more affordable housing, and improving our region’s quality of life for people of all ages.”
The Gala presented three Culture of Caring Awards recognizing contributions and leadership in strengthening our community’s social, physical, cultural and emotional well-being. Hermann Colas, Jr, Founder and Chair of Colas Construction, was honored for his achievements in promoting greater awareness and importance of affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods, and building healthy, vibrant communities. Portland Police Bureau Chief Danielle Outlaw was honored for her work in building community relations and civic engagement. Beth Burns, executive director of p:ear, was honored for building community through the arts. The awards honor the legacy of the late Reverend Dr. John and Mrs. Yvonne Garlington’s dedication and commitment to community that Cascadia embodies in its mission.
The evening was filled with great music, food, and art and hosted at the Peter Corvallis Productions warehouse in North Portland. Gala guests included Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, Oregon Representative Rob Nosse, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, members of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury’s office, staff from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office, and a lead representative of US Senator Ron Wyden’s office who shared a special letter from the Senator in support of Cascadia’s service to the community.
Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony youth jazz ensemble also entertained Gala guests. Cascadia showcased a dynamic art installation by Portland Winter Light Festival artist Michael Taluc that symbolized transformation and hope with a sculptural, mobile that filled the space with light and movement.
Cascadia is the largest community-based behavioral health and substance use treatment services organization in the state of Oregon and is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC). More info at this link: https://www.cascadiabhc.org/
Portland, OR. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is building one of the nation’s most innovative community centered campuses—a place where healing, homes and hope come together. Cascadia’s new Garlington Health Center at the corner of Northeast MLK and Morris in the Eliot neighborhood will provide integrated healthcare – mental health, addiction treatment, primary care and wellness services – all in one location to support all of a person’s health needs. The new campus – due to open this summer – will also be home to Garlington Place, a 52-unit affordable housing apartment building. Advocates believe the key to fight homelessness and help people achieve improved health and well-being is to provide access to both whole health care and safe, permanent housing. To support the goal for the new campus, supporters have launched Building a Culture of Caring, Cascadia’s $3.5 million dollar community giving campaign. You can help by contributing at https://cascadiabhc.org/give/ways-to-give/give-now/.
Here’s a video about the campaign:
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is celebrating the success of its sold out Culture of Caring Gala on April 5th and reaching out the whole community saying, “Your support has immediate impact in the capital campaign effort to open the new Garlington Health Center.”
To learn more about the naming recognition opportunities and how a gift can be part of the growing circle of community supporters, call 503.963.7799 or email Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare at [email protected]
The Garlington Center, as it is known today, was dedicated in honor of the late Rev. Dr. John W. Garlington Jr and his wife, Yvonne Garlington, who established a compassionate voice for Portland’s African American population within the social services community. Dr. Garlington was a leader for social justice in the areas of education, employment, police-community relations and ministries to individuals and families experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness. The Garlingtons’ died in a tragic car accident while traveling in Florida in 1986. In honor of their remarkable contributions to the people of Portland, Cascadia renamed the Center in 2006 to recognize Dr. and Mrs. John Garlington’s legacy.
From Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare:
Cascadia’s new Garlington Health & Wellness Center will be one of Oregon and the Northwest’s leading integrated mental health, addiction recovery, primary care and wellness services clinic when it opens in 2018.
Our new campus will have economic benefits to the community through investments made in workforce development and employment opportunities. Coupled with the addition of residents in the apartment building, and individuals and families visiting the Garlington Health & Wellness Center, these activities will positively impact the neighborhood, area businesses and nonprofits.
We know that mental health and addiction challenges can impact lives in many ways and we know that the benefits of integrated healthcare contributes to an individual’s ability to achieve improvements in health. We also know that placing individuals and families in homes first provide a safe, familiar environment in which to heal, recover and regain independence.
Cascadia’s plans for the new clinic innovate the delivery and model of mental healthcare and addiction recovery with the integration of primary care services to treat and provide medical care for illnesses and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. With the addition of wellness programs and classes, the new Center will also help promote healthy living.
Wellness programs will include community spaces such as a teaching kitchen, health education classrooms, resource library, and a community garden; and host nutrition and cooking classes, exercise lessons, parenting programs, First Aid, and more. Integrated care contributes to improved health outcomes, reduces the financial burden on area hospitals and emergency departments, and increases healthcare cost savings.
Support our campaign with your gift today. To speak with someone about making a gift, learn about naming opportunities/recognition, or to sign up for an upcoming tour of the building, please call 503.963.7799 or Email us.
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:
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.
Community Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Garlington Campus is scheduled for May 4, 2018.
ABOUT CASCADIA BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE: 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.
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