Behavioral Health

Providence Hood River Foundation

Supports projects or services benefiting those with mental health needs, substance abuse or domestic violence.

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Helping those in need


Behavioral health programs at Providence Hood River help our most vulnerable patients, including those who are experiencing addiction or mental health crises.  We work to improve their well-being by connecting them with emergency housing, transportation, food, hygiene kits and other essential contributors to health.

As part of behavioral health, the Better Outcomes thru Bridges (BOB) program focuses on empowering individuals on their journey toward well-being by engaging with compassion, dignity and integrity.

Support specialists

Using lived experience, Caring Contacts peer support specialists work with behavioral health patients recently discharged from the emergency department. These specialists connect our most vulnerable patients to community resources and behavioral health programs while providing needed support services. 

Substance use disorder peer support

Peer support specialists use their own lived experiences with addiction to work with patients who have substance use disorders. Peers meet patients in the hospital who were admitted with medical concerns related to their substance use and continue to work with patients after discharge. The program provides support, service navigation and advocacy in their clients’ journey toward recovery.

Emergency Department outreach

The BOB Emergency Department outreach specialists work directly with the hospital and community partners to identify behavioral health patients who may need additional support and services after being discharged from the Emergency Department. These outreach specialists spend most of their time in the community alongside clients, assisting them in connecting to the resources that address their unmet needs. 

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