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Featured Loan: Columbia River Mental Health Services
Behavioral health services in Southwest Washington
$2,500,000 renovation loan (September 2022)
Columbia River Mental Health Services (CRMHS) is a mental health services provider whose mission is to provide behavioral health and recovery services to children, adults, and families in Southwest Washington, primarily serving people in Clark County. Through therapy, youth programs, substance use treatment, mobile health outreach, and more, CRMHS assists more than 5,000 clients annually – no matter their ability to pay or insurance status.
CRMHS is in the process of moving to a nearly 8,000 square foot building, which they recently acquired. Financed through NFF’s Resilient Communities Fund, this low-interest loan will provide a portion of the funding needed to renovate CRMHS’ new space – increasing the organization’s ability to focus on two important areas of its work. First, the new location will serve as the organization’s primary clinic to meet the immediate needs of clients through its medically assisted treatment substance dependence program, rather than turn them away. Second, it will house CRMHS’ growing Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), which provides round-the-clock, individualized, in-home mental health outreach services to people in recovery.
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