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. The building also includes amenities such as a fitness center, art studio, patient resource center, library, therapeutic gardens and outdoor gathering spaces, as well as medical and counseling offices, group meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and two dining rooms, and space for administrative offices.
The new trauma-informed facility allows patients to engage with treatment, nature, and each other in purpose-built indoor and outdoor therapeutic spaces. The facility also provides more space and functional adjacencies than Fora Health’s previous building. In their new home, Fora Health will be able to offer more patients the opportunity to engage in an approach to healing that cultivates hope despite years of illness and trauma.
“We are so excited to officially open our new facility, which is transformational for Fora Health, and reflective of the healthcare lens we take to providing addiction care,” said Maree Wacker, Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing to offer a full continuum of addiction care and to creating an environment for our patients that promotes healing and recovery.”
The new facility improves and expands access to treatment for individuals with use disorder who have severe co-occurring medical or psychiatric needs and who may struggle to find care. Fora’s excellent team will deliver treatment services to more than 5,100 individuals and their families each year and will reach an additional 5,300 individuals annually through community education programs.