Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL) began seeing clients at its new facility at 1060 Webber Street in The Dalles in early August. Construction of the facility was funded by a combination of grants, matching funds, and loan funds. Wasco County received $2 million from the Community Development Block Grant program from the Oregon Business Development Department. MCEDD supported Wasco County with grant administration for the project since 2016 when the funds were awarded. In addition to grant funds, the project was supported by MCCFL funds and a loan from Wasco County. As the grant recipient, the County officially owns the new facility for the first five years.
MCCFL provides integrated physical and behavioral health services for people with mental illness, substance abuse and intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new facility allows MCCFL to consolidate all programs and administration into one building and enable separate treatment areas for adult and children’s services. In addition, the building will provide for state of the art lighting, electrical, plumbing, heating, and technology. It will also provide a comfortable, safe healing center designed and developed for and with people who have mental illness, addictions and/or developmental disabilities. The facility will allow MCCFL to provide treatment and services for 1,600 low to moderate-income adults, children and families dealing with mental illness, addictions and/or developmental disabilities.