With the announcement of recent grants from The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland Development Commission, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s capital campaign to redevelop the Garlington Center clinic has reached $1.5 million in cash and pledge contributions toward a $3.5 million philanthropic campaign goal. The campaign will help raise funds to establish the new Garlington Health & Wellness Center clinic offering integrated mental health, addiction treatment, primary care and wellness services to serve low income community members.

Cascadia’s redevelopment plan includes a new two-story health and wellness clinic and a 52-unit apartment building – offering affordable housing for Cascadia clients, veterans and displaced North and NE Portland community members. The new campus is located in the Eliot neighborhood – in the heart of the historic Albina district at 3034 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The center is named in honor of the late Rev. Dr. John W. Garlington, Jr, a prominent leader and advocate for the African American community in Portland during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The space will meet the critical needs of Portland’s African American community and is closely tied to PDC’s deep commitment to creating healthy, complete communities throughout Portland. PDC provided $100,000 in support through the Community Livability Grant program to positively affect the economic and physical health of neighborhood residents and the general community.