At Great Circle Recovery, the doors are open to anyone seeking addiction treatment

Fentanyl has taken over the illegal drug market largely due to its low cost and abundant supply. It’s fueling rising addiction rates, and those in need of treatment often have no options. Enter the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde’s Great Circle Recovery program, which has locations in Portland and Salem, as well as a mobile clinic.

Community Partners Affordable Housing helps residents thrive

The Cedar Grove apartments in Beaverton were created by Community Partners Affordable Housing, or CPAH. The nonprofit has been working to create homes that Oregonians can actually afford to live in for 30 years now.

Everyone Village in Eugene partners with community to provide temporary housing, jobs and other support

It’s the latest installment in our series of conversations about some of Oregon’s most urgent problems, with a focus on possible solutions. About two years ago, pastor Gabe Piechowicz started a new temporary housing development of small cottages for people experiencing homelessness in Eugene called Everyone Village. We’re in front of a small audience from the village today.

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Oregon’s many mental health crises

OPB talked to experts throughout the state to learn about several of the most pressing elements of the crisis — and about promising strategies to address the many problems.

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The Oregon-based nonprofit LifeWorks NW began providing mental health services more than 60 years ago, long before the idea of providing mental health services in the community was recognized as a best practice. Today the nonprofit runs a variety of mental health treatment programs. We went to the LifeWorks NW Tigard site and sat down with those involved in receiving and giving mental health care.

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How to solve Oregon’s child care crunch

Child care is expensive and often hard to find. Providers are struggling with staffing shortages and limited space. But many are pushing for solutions that could help.

Parents and providers highlight successes of Preschool for All

The lack of affordable child care in Oregon and the nation has been described as a crisis. In 2020, Multnomah County voters passed a tax on high income earners to fund the Preschool for All measure. We talk to the director, providers and parents about how it's going.