Creekside Location Information
58646 McNulty Way
St Helens OR, 97051
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The History Of Creekside Center
In June 2002, the CCMH Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 4 acres on McNulty Creek. This wooded location was chosen for easy access and the setting, which was conducive to privacy and the efficient delivery of services.
An architectural firm was engaged to develop a plan, which was completed in December 2002. The facility is designed with two distinct wings to house the addiction and psychiatric rehabilitation programs. A third wing will include outpatient mental health and developmentally disabled services. Administrative services are included in the third wing. There will be 33% increase in the number of individual therapy and group therapy rooms.
Key factors around the privacy and confidentiality of the clients influenced the design. Three separate waiting rooms will be situated off the lobby. A private entrance to be used by law enforcement agencies is included. In addition, different populations using different services can be segregated and use private designated entrances. An innovative psychiatric rehabilitation program includes a working kitchen where clients will be supervised in a new business enterprise. They plan to serve deli meals and beverages to staff, clients and the public.
A community room has been designated for community outreach purposes and to address the shortage of meeting space in St. Helens. Our long-term goal is to educate our community regarding mental health, addiction, and developmentally disabled issues. We are hoping that bringing the public into our new facility will decrease the discomfort associated with the mentally ill.
The total budget of the new facility is $3.3 million. Major financial support was received from a Community Development Block Grant and a long-term USDA Rural Development low interest loan, both playing a significant role in the project's momentum. These significant commitments laid a strong foundation for CCMH to launch a private fund-raising community campaign in the amount of $900,000.
Columbia Community Mental Health consists of a highly dedicated group of skilled professionals who provide comprehensive and effective mental health, addiction/dependency, mental retardation, and developmental disability services of the highest standards to the people in Columbia County.
These services include crisis services, individualized family oriented community-based services for children and families, case management, and residential services.
We respect and value one another while working toward collaboratively serving the many communities of our region. While acknowledging both diversity and unity, we foster open, clear communication in a trusting atmosphere. In recognition and in the practice of these values, we promote a collaborative, ethical, and effective environment of service.