How donations to LifeWorks NW empower communities

Nov 22, 2023


Like many nonprofit organizations, LifeWorks NW relies on donations to make our work in the community possible. Today, we wanted to take a moment to talk about that work and how supporters like you can help us make a difference in the Portland Tri-Counties area. 

What is the mission of LifeWorks NW? 

Our organizational mission is simple: we promote a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan throughout Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties. 

We take a holistic approach to behavioral health, supporting our clients as whole people rather than simply a diagnosis. That means working with patients across the lifespan, from prenatal to older adults. We also offer Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) that integrate behavioral health care with our clients’ primary medical care needs.  

What are LifeWorks NW’s main programs and services? 

We focus on three primary types of services: mental health services, addiction treatment and prevention services. 

The mental health services we offer include both outpatient and residential care, and our clinicians are trained to work with a range of issues, including severe mental health issues. Just a few of our specialized programs include supporting families; treating children and adolescents who are struggling with a traditional school environment; and helping young people who are dealing with signs of emerging psychosis. 

Our addiction programs not only focus on substance use disorders, but also support clients struggling with problem gambling. We have multiple programs for youth and adults, and residential and outpatient sites. Clients are supported by an entire team to help them overcome their addiction and reach their personal goals. Our staff includes not just therapists, but also peer support specialists who have lived experience and personal insights to share. 

Prevention services are focused on developing healthy children, families and communities. We help families learn healthy parenting strategies, how to set children up for success, and develop important life skills of their own. 

To see some real-life examples of how our services have helped clients overcome obstacles and get their lives on track, read the success stories we’ve posted on our website. 

How can you support LifeWorks NW’s work? 

Are you ready to help support our efforts? Just click this link to visit our donations page. While you’re there, you can choose specific programs to support. It only takes a few minutes, and the support you give today will have a positive impact on our community for years to come.