Mission: A forever home for everyone
Programs: Services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities is comprised of two programs, the adult residential living program and employment services. The adult residential living program provides community-based services for persons who are developmentally disabled. Special emphasis is placed on the successful transition from the institution to a residential five-bedroom home. Individuals served in the residential program are adults. Employment services is a program that operates a sheltered workshop program for persons with developmental disabilities. Staff also place clients in appropriate work in community based jobs.
youth and family services is comprised of a number of foster care and youth oriented programs. The largest of these programs are as follows:oregon youth authority behavioral rehabilitation services is a foster care program paid for by a contract from the oregon youth authority. The youths are placed with foster parents who are trained and supported by the youth and family services staff. Cavazos center is the only culturally and linguistically specific program in oregon that addresses the needs of gang-affected latino youth. A residential program, cavazos center works to ensure that the young men in the program will be able to make a successful transition back into the community. Cavazos center accommodates 10 youths at a time. Department of human services behavioral rehabilitation services is a foster care program operated under a contract from the department of human services. Center court commons is a program that provides a safe, healthy and supportive apartment community where former foster youth gain experience living independently in a positive environment. Therapeutic foster care is a foster care program for youths requiring intensive services that include behavioral rehabilitation, individual and group therapy, and support and intervention provided by the new solutions program. New solutions is a program for intensive treatment of youths who require intensive services in a therapeutic foster care home. New solutions is funded through oregon health plan contracts with county managed care organizations. Community homes for children are foster homes which serve children from keizer and highland / grant neighborhoods in salem. The homes are operated by ccs and can house up to five children each. Unlike traditional foster homes, the children are able to remain in the same home as long as they need foster care. The homes also benefit from natural community support. In the future, the goal is to have thirty homes in the mid-willamette valley. The homes will be located in neighborhoods that demonstrate the greatest need so children will be able to receive support from and remain part of their community. Father taaffe program is comprised of nurturing homes and at-home services for pregnant and parenting teens. The homes are funded with generous donations received primarily from catholic parishioners, knights of columbus and other catholic organizations.
behavioral health services is comprised of one program community counseling centercommunity counseling center provides low-cost professional counseling services to the community. The center offers a wide range of services: individual counseling for adults and children, marital and family therapy, group counseling and play therapy for children, co-dependency therapy and treatment for adult children of dysfunctional families. Treatment services are available for victims of physical/sexual abuse, as well as juvenile sex offenders. Counseling, group, and therapy services to youth in ccs behavioral rehabilitation and community homes are also provided.