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CORONAVIRUS PLANNING & RESPONSE

See how Spurwink is preparing and responding to COVID-19

Spurwink considers the health and safety of its clients and staff to be its highest priority. In this rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, Spurwink is working closely with the CDC, DHHS, DOE, CDS and other partners to operate in the manner that is safest for all while also providing essential behavioral health services. Click here to read more.

Portland City Manager Releases FY22 CDBG Funding Recommendations

By May 25, 2021Blog

Funding for Spurwink’s Behavioral Health Outreach Worker Program Included

To aid in street outreach, the City Manager’s recommendations include funding for Spurwink’s Behavioral Health Outreach Worker program based at 22 Park Ave in Portland. The behavioral health outreach workers serve as case management, street outreach, and triage specialists for support services. This program will provide triage and case management services in Portland shelters and housing accessed by Long Term Stayers, with the primary focus on the unsheltered homeless population. This program will serve as an ultra-low barrier-housing program designed to stably house a small group of people who have historically faced difficulties with housing security and retention. The program will also provide outreach in Deering Oaks Park to address some of the issues that emerged in 2020 during the pandemic. The program will assist people outside and gathering in the surrounding area, with a goal of bringing Long Term Stayers into housing and ensuring their success. You can read more on the city’s website.