News & Articles

Fora Health Closes Youth Residential Program

After considerable thought and evaluation, the Fora Health Board of Directors with the support of senior management has made the decision to discontinue providing youth residential treatment services.

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Recent News & Articles

2022 Freedom Awards

Fora Health held its 22nd Annual Freedom Awards celebration on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. More than 200 supporters attended the joyous celebration both virtually and in person.

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Our New Treatment Center – Opening November 2021

Fora Health/De Paul Treatment Centers’ Visionary Campaign for Hope and Recovery. The project is much more than a building, it is the embodiment of hope and healing and will significantly increase our patient capacity at a time when our community needs us more than ever as we begin to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic increase in mental health and substance use disorder we are experiencing.

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KGW 8 Straight Talk – COVID creates challenges for those dealing with substance abuse

Fora Health’s Outpatient Medical Director Dr. Eowyn Rieke and Patient Care Manager Angela Tuescher, join Straight Talk to talk about the new challenges and solutions for treatment to come out of the pandemic.

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“Make Your Mark” — Collaborative Art in the New Building

Fora Health’s new treatment center in SE Portland’s Gateway District was designed through a patient-centered lens. We recently expanded this approach to include our plans for art in the new building, teaming up with former Board Member and renowned urban designer Suenn Ho to fill our new space with creations by and for the De Paul / Fora Health community.

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Welcome to the Board!

We are excited to welcome three new members to the Fora Health Board of Directors: Kevin Valk, Owner, Principal, and Design Director of Holst Architecture, Dr. Amit Shah, CareOregon’s Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Paul M. Conti, Psychiatrist and Consultant with Pacific Premier Group. All three bring a wealth of relevant talent and expertise to the Board as well as a passion for the equitable treatment of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in our community

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Holst and Fora Health Honored with Design Excellence Award

De Paul / Fora Health’s new treatment facility designed by Holst Architecture was recently honored with the 2019 Design Excellence Award from the Portland Design Commission. The award recognizes a project that exemplifies good design, as well as context, public realm, and quality and resilience.

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Expanded Access to Life-Saving Treatment

Fora Health was one of five treatment centers in Oregon to receive funding through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Authority (SAMHSA) to help address our region’s opioid use public health crisis.

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How Peer Mentors are Redefining Treatment

Peer Mentors help patients navigate sobriety with great skill and empathy because they have been there. Peer Mentors are highly trained and state-certified specialists with lived experience in recovery and who have at least two years of sobriety themselves. They are passionate about supporting others on their recovery journey and are often the glue that keeps individuals connected to services.

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Fora Health Cherry Blossom is Now Open

Situated in the Gateway District of Southeast Portland, the two-story, 53,000 square foot facility supports 70 adult residential treatment beds, treating patients in gendered programs where they identify, 24 medical withdrawal management (detox) beds, designated space for peer and family counseling services, and capacity to serve 920 individuals in outpatient therapy at a time.

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2022 Freedom Award Honorees

Meet the 2022 Freedom Award Honorees. Samuel C. Wheeler Freedom Award honoree Representative Tawna Sanchez. Spirit of Recovery Advocacy Award honorees Senator Kate Lieber, Representative Janelle Bynum, Representative Rob Nosse.

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