Hand In Hand Day Treatment

Our Hand in Hand Day Treatment program serves children who struggle with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Children in our Day Treatment program often have diagnoses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and reactive attachment disorder. We also have a long history of serving children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

We provide comprehensive, individualized trauma-informed care to address the needs of each child and their family. Our Day Treatment program operates year-round and is comprised of two components, a therapeutic milieu classroom and intensive community-based family services.


Our therapeutic milieu classroom operates Monday through Friday and provides a supportive school environment to address the academic, social, and emotional needs of the children. Trained, experienced clinical staff are joined by a Portland public school special education team to support each child using evidence-based therapeutic and educational practices. A board-certified child psychiatrist provides consultation for the day treatment program and sees children on a regular basis to provide assessment and treatment, as well as medication management services when needed.

Family Services

Individual and family therapy is provided in the setting that best meets the needs of each child and family. For many families, this involves having their therapist meet with them in their homes or other convenient community locations. Community-based therapists can focus on situations that are challenging in the setting and help the child transfer skills from the milieu classroom environment to the home. Additionally, the therapist provide support to children transitioning out of day treatment and back into school.

Whom We Help

We provide services for children who are kindergarten-aged 5 years old to age 9 who are enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid). NOTE: If your child is enrolled in a private or commercial insurance plan, please contact your insurance representative for information about day treatment options.


We accept referrals from coordinated care organizations (CCOs), the Department of Human Services (DHS), mental health providers, school staff, and parents or guardians.


Services are provided at our Knott Street campus at 11456 NE Knott Street, Portland, OR 97220.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at 503-736-6554 or hnhintake@morrisonkids.org.