Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare acquires addiction services group

From The Portland Business Journal, June 27, 2005

ASAP Treatment Services, a Portland agency offering substance abuse therapy, will become a set of specialized services within Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, the agencies announced.

Termed a merger, the deal will be final July 1. The combined agencies will take the name Cascadia.

“Joining together with ASAP advances Cascadia’s mission of creating hope and opportunity for people affected by mental illness and addictions in a way not possible before this merger,” said Cascadia President and CEO Leslie Ford.

ASAP will widen Cascadia’s current offerings to the community, adding on-site child care services; specialized and culturally specific recovery programs for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people; treatment services for domestic violence offenders; and intensive residential treatment programs for men and women at the Columbia River Correctional Institute in Portland and the Coffee Creek Correction Facility in Wilsonville.

Cascadia, with a fiscal year 2006 budget of more than $48.4 million and a current staff of over 1,100, provides an array of mental health and addictions treatment and housing services, and cares for 20,000 clients annually in Oregon. With the addition of ASAP’s programs, Cascadia will have about 1,160 employees, and will provide services to residents of Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

With the merger, Cascadia — Oregon’s largest provider of mental health and addictions treatment and supportive housing services — will provide services at nearly 70 locations.