72nd Avenue Recovery Center


7759 SE 72nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97206
503-788-4506 FAX

Developed in partnership with the State of Oregon Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the 72nd Ave Recovery Center offers a clinical approach that is dramatically different than the traditional subacute locked facility. The program embraces the recovery philosophy at all levels instead of focusing primarily on symptom and behavior management. Recovery is woven into and defines every aspect of the program, from assessments and interventions to the resident information system, the selection of staff, and the overall resident experience.

About 72nd Ave Recovery Center

Members: 16
Population Served: Adult males 18 years and older, who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis of Axis I and who have had extensive institutional experiences. 
Funded by: Oregon Addictions and Mental Health Department, Medicaid, Medicare, and private pay.

Recovery Model

72nd Ave Recovery Center embraces the philosophy of recovery. Specific programming in this program will be designed to promote recovery in a resident group that is often remanded to long term institutional care. The services in this residential setting will be guided by the belief that, with support and the opportunities to learn and connect with people, every person can create his own recovery from mental illness, reclaim hope, build skills and create a meaningful life. The program will be grounded in the premise that recovery can occur even in the presence of symptoms and functional deficits of severe and persistent mental illness.

Consistent with a recovery philosophy, services will be designed to promote and support wellness and meaningful life experiences, and to promote and encourage the learning of skills necessary to live a satisfying life. These services will not focus solely on symptom reduction or management. The program will be designed to integrate Substance Abuse, Medical Conditions and Mental Health Services. The design will also recognize the prevalence and impact of trauma on people served in the program. Services will be provided within a structure that allows development of therapeutic and collaborative relationships between staff and the residents who receive the care.

The creation of a safe environment is central to the provision of services in this setting. Consistent with the recovery philosophy, prevention of aggression and maintenance of safety will be integral to the treatment environment and will be incorporated at each point of care. Consistent with Positive Behavioral Supports, individuals will engage in learning processes that help them make effective choices, reduce the amount of harm in their lives and increase their personal strengths.

Services and Supports

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Group activity
  • Skill building groups
  • Milieu therapy
  • Community integration activities
  • Case management from an external service provider

Office Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Referral Process

Referrals to the program are made by the Multnomah County Human Services Department (Mental Health Division). Prospective applicants are either in one of the three Oregon State Hospitals or from a variety of local Acute Care Psychiatric Units. 

A screening is scheduled and the prospective applicant is interviewed to determine their suitability for admission into the program. Once completed, the applicant and referral source will be contacted with either an acceptance or denial decision. The denial will have a justification for this decision

Who Is Served

  • Adult males ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness
  • Must have had extensive institutional experiences 

Contacting A Family Member

Family members can contact their loved ones at 503-788-4504.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.