All individuals released from jail or prison in Clackamas County are provided temporary housing and mentors through Bridges to Change.
Two mentors are dedicated to drug court participants engaged in treatment services through Clackamas County Behavioral Health. By partnering with treatment, Bridges to Change mentors help support individuals in expanding recovery support, finding employment and becoming self-sufficient.
In February of 2016, the Transition Center of Clackamas County opened its doors of the remodeled Sheriff’s Office South Station to aid individual’s released from custody access resources. Bridges to Change has both a male and female mentor on site. Other services include:
• Employment and housing assistance
• Peer mentors
• Cognitive therapy
• Mental-health and substance abuse assessments
• Basic needs
• Hygiene items
• Bi-monthly health-care enrollment
The CSAP service individuals referred by their parole and probation officers. Mentors through Bridges to Change assist in supporting individuals access support meetings, employment skills building and other resources.