Community- and School-Based Outpatient

Morrison’s community- and school-based programs provide therapeutic support to children and families in their homes, schools, and communities. By offering intensive therapy, increased case management, and support within community-based settings, where youth might not traditionally have access to services, we are able to meet the needs of a broad range of clients, helping to increase awareness and community support of mental health and emotional needs. In addition, youth and families with more intensive mental health needs receive specialized services within their homes and communities.

Our community- and school-based outpatient programs include:

Our Crisis Prevention Outreach (CPO) Services are primarily community-based services provided for youth with pressing emotional and behavioral needs who do not require emergency mental health services. We administer risk assessments, safety planning, and short-term home and community-based support. We provide case management, information and referral resources for mental health providers and community services. We also consult with caseworkers and school district personnel, and connect clients with a higher level of community mental health services. We provide extra outreach in the community for families who have difficulty engaging in conventional mental health services.

Whom We Help

We help youth:

  • from birth to age 18
  • who live in Multnomah County
  • who have pressing mental health needs and may or may not have insurance coverage
  • who are experiencing an acute difficulty related to their mental health
    for whom risk assessment and safety planning is required within 48 hours
  • who need risk assessment and linkage to community services and resources to alleviate their mental health needs
  • who need outreach and support in accessing traditional mental health services

Referrals

Referrals are made through the Multnomah County crisis mental health system as deemed medically necessary. Referrals can be made by contacting the Multnomah County Crisis Line at 503-988-4888 or the Morrison Central Intake at 503-258-4381.

Language Accessibility

Services are provided in English and Spanish. Language interpreters attend treatment sessions as needed.

Locations

Services are provided in home and community locations throughout Multnomah County.

Our Family Intensive Support Services (FISS) provide rigorous, home-based services, throughout the week, to help stabilize youth and their families. Referrals are often made due to a deterioration of functioning within the family, school environment, peer relationships, and/or community. The youth are at risk of an out-of-home placement or are currently transitioning back into the community. We work closely with the family to support the transition and to help the youth maintain stability.

The FISS program provides intensive individual and family therapy and helps youth maintain stability in the least-restrictive environment possible. To avoid more acute treatment programs, such as psychiatric residential treatment, acute-care programs often refer youth and families to FISS to support mental health as youth transition back into the community.

Whom We Help

We provide services for youth:

  • from age 5 to 18
  • who have a DSM-5 mental health diagnosis such as major depression, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • who reside in the Portland metro area
  • for whom it has been clinically determined that their current level of treatment intervention does not adequately address their or their family’s needs
  • who are covered by Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and who meet the medical necessity criteria for Level D services
  • who require a high level of care to stabilize in the community and divert a psychiatric hospitalization or other acute-care stay
  • who need 24/7 access to support the family or caregivers in managing the child/youth’s mental illness
  • who need services in the community to return to adequate levels of functioning at home, school, with peers and in the community
  • who may have multi-system involvement such as child welfare, school placement issues, or other community providers

Referrals

With a recent mental health assessment, referrals can be made through the youth’s Oregon Health Plan participating community care organization.

Language Accessibility

Services are provided in English, Spanish and with language interpreters.

Our Home Intensive Outpatient Services (HIOPS) are rigorous, home-based services, throughout the week, to help stabilize youth and their families. Referrals are often made due to a deterioration of functioning within the family, school environment, peer relationships, and/or community. The youth are at risk of an out-of-home placement or are currently transitioning back into the community. We work closely with the family to support the transition and to help the youth maintain stability.

The HIOPS program provides intensive individual and family therapy and helps youth maintain stability in an environment that is as least-restrictive as possible. To avoid more acute treatment programs, such as psychiatric residential treatment, community acute-care programs often refer youth and families to HIOPS to support mental health as youth transition back into the community.

Whom We Help

We provide services for youth:

  • from age 5 to 18
  • who have a DSM-5 mental health diagnosis such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • who reside in the Portland metro area
  • for whom it has been clinically determined their level of treatment intervention does not adequately address their or their family’s needs
  • who are covered by Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and who meet the medical necessity criteria for Level C services
  • who require a high level of care to stabilize in the community and divert a psychiatric hospitalization or other acute care stay
  • who need services in the community to return to adequate levels of functioning at home, school, with peers and in the community
  • who may have multi-system involvement such as child welfare, school placement issues, or other community providers

Referrals

Referrals are made by outpatient practitioners who require a higher level of treatment to achieve treatment goals.

Language Accessibility

Services are provided in English and with language interpreters.

Our Early Childhood Intensive Outpatient Services (ECIOS) program provides short-term, high intensity services, in home and community-based settings, to families with young children. We serve children who are at risk of losing their biological or foster home, preschool, or child care placement. Such children require more services than are routinely provided by early childhood care, education settings or traditional outpatient services.

Our primary goal is to partner with families in a way that strengthens the family, facilitates access to community support and transitions the child to less-intensive outpatient services. We seek to build skills and a support structure to help children maintain a clean and sober lifestyle and also instill coping skills to help develop emotional stability.

Whom We Help

We provide services for children:

  • from birth to age six
  • who reside in Multnomah and Clackamas counties
  • who are Oregon Health Plan recipients

Referrals

To make a referral, please contact Central Intake at 503-258-4381.

Language Accessibility

Services are offered in English, Spanish and other languages. Interpreters are available at certain locations.