Over $2 Million Invested In Douglas County Projects By Umpqua Health

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Five projects initiated by local organizations in Douglas County will receive a share of over $2 million made available by the Umpqua Health Alliance.

Announcing the grants, the alliance said that the goal of the projects is to enhance social and community health and promote economic stability, providing crucial housing supports for families and individuals and in need.

The Chief Executive Officer of Umpqua Health Alliance, Brent Eichman, indicated that in partnering with local organizations, the are fostering initiatives that will contribute to the overall health and resilience of our community. He confirmed that Umpqua is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of Douglas County.

Investing in initiatives that prioritize housing support, Umpqua seeks not only to address immediate shelter needs, but will also be promoting long term health outcomes for families and individualsin the community. Eichman said, “Housing is a crucial determinant of health and wellbeing and a basic human need.”

The recipients of the Umpqua Health Alliance grants and their respective allocations are indicated below.


NeighborWorks Umpqua- Building Resilience During Transitions to Affordable Housing: $34,500

Assisting low-income residents as they transition into permanent affordable housing, the project will cover their rental deposits, furniture, moving expenses, and food. The object of the program is to increase the housing stability and resilience of people at risk of homelessness.


ADAPT- Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Transitional Recovery Lodge: $250,000

Benefiting community members recovering from substance use disorder, a 12-unit facility will be remodelled into transitional housing. The initiative includes wrap-around services to ensure residents’ engagement in health services and holistic well-being.


Peace At Home- Transitional Housing for Youth and Underserved Populations: $393,068

Used to renovate and improve existing facilities, the initiative offers low-barrier, affordable housing to individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma. To support residents’ needs, the funding will go towards the creation of a community kitchen, food pantry, and possible a childcare facility.


Dream Center- Resource Expansion Initiative: $500,000

Helping at-risk and vulnerable populations, The Dream Center’s program’s funding will be used to expand its resources and develop programs that will increase services to reach 1,200 individuals per month, an increase from the current 800 that they serve, providing essential support- such as housing assistance, food, clothing, and hygiene products.


ADAPT- Behavioral Health Transitional Housing: $829,868

By supporting the acquisition, repair, and renovation of a 50-unit facility the initiative will provide transitional housing to individuals with behavioral health needs. Peer support and mental health counseling are some of the additional services available to residents. It is intended to enhance  engagement in health services and health outcomes.

Eichman said said that their commitment seeks to support initiatives in Douglas County that promote the overall well-being of residents and address critical community needs.

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