BAKER CITY:  Ground breaking for Directions Northwest

BAKER CITY: Ground breaking for Directions Northwest

Officials with New Directions Northwest, Inc. along with several board members and community partners will break ground on August 26 for a new 21,980 square foot multi-service campus in Baker City, Oregon. The project, which was identified as the nonprofit’s number one priority during a strategic planning session in October of 2018, will consolidate several outpatient services currently accessed at three different locations, increase operational efficiency, and reduce costs associated with leasing and/or maintaining outgrown facilities. The new facility will be centrally located to other services partners such as Public Health, St. Alphonsus Medical Center, St. Lukes Clinic, the Baker County Sheriff’s office, and the Powder River Correctional Facility. The new location will allow for community members to access services in one central area.
New Directions Northwest, Inc. is one of the top four employers in Baker County and provides a variety of social services to Baker County residents. Services include: outpatient mental health services, individual, family and group therapy, 24/7 mobile crisis response, school-based mental health services, alcohol, drug, and gambling treatment, community/school prevention, and education, supported employment, developmental disabilities services, residential treatment, tele-med psychiatric services, and outpatient-based opioid treatment. Specialized programs also include ACT (Assertive Community Treatment), EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) and Wraparound (team-based planning for youth with complex behavioral needs). New Directions currently operates three residential facilities in the central location as well as an Alternative Incarceration Program at the Powder River Correctional Facility. New Directions Northwest, Inc. is also the administrator of the Baker County Safe Communities Coalition.
For more information about this project please contact Andi Walsh, Public Relations and Grants Manager, 541 523-2517.