Provider-Police Joint Connection Project


Since December, Measure 110 addiction recovery providers and trained outreach peers have been working with law enforcement in downtown Portland to offer people suffering from addiction treatment instead of jail time.

Providers have hosted more than a dozen shifts and connected more than 150 people to vital services, from detox to treatment, peer support, shelter, and more. Each shift is an inspiring testament to the fact that people will voluntarily accept help when it is made immediately available in a low barrier way. It’s also a frustrating reminder that without a fully-funded system of care, many people who want treatment and would gladly accept help today are still not be able to get it. Measure 110 is making a difference, and much more is needed to build out a system of care that meets the need.

The pilot program has been so successful that it is now expanding into a permanent program. The project will soon cover all of Portland’s central city, and is funded by the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the State of Oregon following the tri-government fentanyl emergency declaration.

All frontline outreach workers participating in the program are from Measure 110-funded organizations. Thanks to additional funding from Measure 110, community organizations and addiction recovery providers have been able to staff each pilot event with trained peers/outreach workers — individuals whose jobs would not exist without Measure 110, nor many of the additional services now online that they can direct people to for help. Stay tuned for updates on where the program will be permanently housed!

Lane County Celebrates Its First-Ever BHRN Bash!


Recently more than a dozen mental health, harm reduction and addiction services providers based in Lane County showed up in full force for the first-ever BHRN Bash. A medley of culturally-specific, youth-centered, harm reduction and full-service providers were on hand to share about the many new addiction services now online, thanks to additional funding from Measure 110.

At the event peers and outreach workers met with community members to connect them to vital services, According to the most recent data, Lane County has seen a tremendous increase in addiction treatment with more than 42,000 encounters for  addiction treatment in the last 5 quarters alone.

Take a moment to see for yourself with this great segment from KTVL recapping the great work at BHRN Bash here.

More photos from our recent visit to Measure 110 providers in Eugene:

Provider Spotlight


Family Nurturing Center: Keeping Families Together in Southern Oregon

In the heart of the Rogue Valley lies a beacon of hope and transformation: The Family Nurturing Center (FNC). Recently, HJRA had the privilege of traveling to Southern Oregon to meet with some remarkable parent mentors at FNC who embody resilience and compassion, bringing lived experience to their work of having navigated many of the same challenges their clients are working through — whether that be addiction, criminal legal system involvement, or open cases with child welfare services.

FNC provides crucial support services, focused on keeping families together through a three-pronged approach of offering therapeutic classrooms for children, home visitation for parents, and parent education.  They also generate additional income through leasing out some of their buildings, ensuring sustainability and expanding their programs.

FNC’s Parent Mentor Program has seen significant growth thanks to Measure 110 funding. Crystal Walker, the Program Manager and a proud FNC graduate, oversees this vital program, which has doubled its capacity to support parents like Stephanie thanks to Measure 110. Under Measure 110 this program has from four mentors with 10 parents on each mentors’ caseload, to now eight mentors with an additional 10 cases each.