Oregon's Poverty Fighting Network

Sobering Center coming to serve Marion and Polk Counties

The ARCHES Project of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, in partnership with the City of Salem, Marion County, Bridgeway Recovery, and Salem Health plan to open a sobering center as part of the Day Center renovation scheduled to be completed this fall.

The Sobering Center will provide a safe, clean and supervised space for intoxicated clients to sober, and serve as an avenue for service connection to detox and substance treatment, in addition to other housing and homeless services offered through MWVCAA and other agencies. The Oregon legislature and governor’s office have provided start-up financing for the sobering center, to help relieve the financial and service pressure on our hospital and jail, pressures that have increased dramatically with the growing number of chronically homeless persons in Marion and Polk Counties.

Submitted by:
Community Action Agency