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Welcome to Abilitree, where we are Growing Abilities for Independence. Abilitree has been in the Central Oregon community for 30 years and operated as CORIL (Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living) before its rebrand to Abilitree in 2011. We thank you for taking the time to stop by and learn what great things Abilitree will bring to our community over the next 30 years.

Abilitree provides jobs, training, community service and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities. Individuals with a wide range of abilities come to our work center and receive training for various types of jobs. Abilitree then provides outsourced manufacturing, product assembly and product packaging either in our facility or yours here in Central Oregon.

Abilitree also provides many other great services in Bend to help people grow their independence in all aspects of their life. Our independent living services cover a wide range from helping people advocate for social security benefits, to referring individuals to various other services in our community.

Go to Abilitree Website

Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection

When you are looking for information about services to address aging or disability needs, the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon can help you learn about local public and privately paid options. The ADRC has trained professional staff who can help you and your family with immediate needs, or help you plan for the future.

Go to the Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection Website

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.

Go to the Alzheimer's Association Website

BestCare Treatment Services

BestCare is proud to be one of the longest-term providers in the Central Oregon region. We got our start in November of 1997, thanks to a partnership between Deschutes County, State of Oregon, St. Charles Medical Center and the Central Oregon District Hospital—and, as a result of the only other residential drug rehab center closing its doors.

Since 1997, we have grown from a modest, singular drug rehab center to offering residential and outpatient services in four cities and becoming the only Spanish-speaking alcohol and drug rehab facility in the state. We have helped thousands of people find the help they need in a caring and collaborative environment. And, we have remained true to our Business Code of Conduct, and our founding mission:

To advocate and provide compassionate care in the treatment and prevention of addictions and mental illness.

Go to the BestCare Treatment Services Website

Cascades East Area Health Education Center

CEAHEC: building health care pathways and sustainable health care in Oregon communities.

Cascades East Area Health Education Center serves Central and Southeastern Oregon, a territory of over 37,000 sq. miles that includes Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, and Lake counties plus the Warm Springs Community in Wasco County. Our Advisory Board has been selected from throughout the region to help steer the direction, programming, and policy actions CEAHEC undertakes.

Cascades East AHEC has been hosted by St. Charles Health System since 2000, a partnership that links the resources of two organizations with strong commitments to community health and health care access. The compatibility of the Cascades East AHEC mission and the the St. Charles Health System mission provide many opportunities to build synergistic programmatic initiatives to serve the health care providers and communities in the Cascades East AHEC region. An example of this collaboration is the ability of Cascades East AHEC to host or co-sponsor continuing education programs using the teleconferencing system that serves many of the rural communities in our AHEC region. The support we receive from St. Charles Health System (SCHS) allows our regional AHEC center to put more of our funding directly into programming and services such as our K-12 programs.

Go to the Cascades East Area Health Education Center Website

City of Bend Fire Department’s Safety Outreach for Seniors program (SOS)

Volunteers administer a free safety program designed to help uncover harmful conditions in and around the home that could place a person, guest or pets at risk of injury or even death. They try to identify Fire Hazards and Fall Hazards and suggest ways to prevent these hazards from occurring.

Go to the Safety Outreach for Seniors Program Website

City of Bend Police Department Community Response Team

The mission is to protect and serve by reaching out with our community partners to help those facing a mental health crisis by offering a variety of mental health resources and support.

Go to the Community Response Team Article

City of Prineville Police Department

The Prineville Police Department is a state-accredited agency that meets the highest standards for excellence in law enforcement.  Members of the Prineville Police Department will support our Vision, Mission, Core Values, and uphold our Criminal Justice Code of Ethics both internally and externally always supporting Police Legitimacy through Procedural Justice.  Procedural Justice is based on four basic concepts; Treat all people with dignity and respect, giving people ‘voice’ during encounters, being neutral and transparent in decision making, and conveying trustworthy motives.

Go to the Prineville Police Department Website

Council on Aging of Central Oregon

We are a private nonprofit organization and the designated Area Agency for Aging (AAA) under the Older American Act of 1965, responsible for providing services to meet the needs of senior citizens in the tri-county area of Central Oregon.

We serve motivated and creative people willing to listen and work together to solve problems that improve the lives of seniors, through a supportive and progressive environment. We operate in a caring, compassionate and nurturing way for seniors.

Go to the Council on Aging of Central Oregon Website

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

The Government of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is charged with securing and protecting the perpetual health and prosperity of the Confederated Tribes. The government fulfills its mission by preserving and strengthening the sovereign status of the Confederated Tribes, protecting the treaty and legal rights and interests of the Confederated Tribes, and creating a community and economic environment which affords every member of the Confederated Tribes the opportunity to attain good health, self-sufficiency, pride and self-esteem.

Go to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Website

Department of Human Services

The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is to help Oregonians in their own communities achieve safety, well-being and independence through services that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. DHS is responsible for the care of some of Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens— children, families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and seniors. DHS is also responsible for serving Oregonians at times when they are most in need—when they have experienced abuse, when they are hungry, when they are homeless.

Every year, more than one million people rely on services offered by the Department of Human Services and our partners to meet their most basic needs: to be safe, to live as independently as possible and to support their efforts to achieve economic independence. DHS’s success in that effort depends upon nearly 7,500 employees across the state, as well as upon thousands of community and service delivery partners, all of whom are dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of Oregonians.

Go to the Department of Human Services Website

Deschutes County Health Services

Seniors are at a high risk for a variety of mental health problems and needs. The purpose of Seniors Treatment Services is to further expand the availability and accessibility of mental health services to help them meet these needs. The goal of this program is to maximize the ability of seniors and their support systems to lower barriers to treatment and have information available to them that would enhance their decision making process. These services focus on those individuals who are residing in out-of-home placements and who, because of mental or emotional disorders, are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Go to the Deschutes County Health Services Website

Latino Community Association

Latino Community Association (LCA) is an essential connecting point for our immigrant community to ask questions, have letters translated, get help making phone calls (interpretation) and negotiating payment plans (advocacy). We help families pay their bills, file their taxes, work through legal issues, find work, improve their English, and connect to new opportunities.  We give our clients the time to be heard and understood.  We also provide volunteer opportunities that bring people together across cultures to build a more cohesive community.

Go to the Latino Community Association Website

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a non-profit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Our caring staff provides a wide variety of services to adults, adolescents, children, families, schools, businesses, congregations, neighborhoods and communities. We are privileged to touch the lives of people of all ages, cultures and faiths.

Our Mission: Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Go to the Lutheran Community Services Northwest Website

Mosaic Medical

Mosaic Medical is a community-based, community-supported and community-governed network of community health centers that provide quality care for all regardless of life circumstances. Founded in 2002, we believe that the quality of your healthcare should never depend on how much money you make, what language you speak, or what your insurance status is. We believe in quality care for all.

Go to the Mosaic Medical Website

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

Go to the NAMI Website

PacificSource Community Solutions

With an 80-year reputation for taking great care of people, we are known for building relationships and making the extra effort to get to know customers one-on-one. As a member of your local community, we’re here to help you get the healthcare you need to live the life you want.

Go to the PacificSource Website

St. Charles Health System

At St. Charles Behavioral Health Services, we diagnose and treat emotional and mental health issues and behavior problems ranging from mild to severe — in a peaceful, safe setting.

Our experienced and compassionate psychologists, social workers and other licensed clinical professionals carefully assess each situation and suggest therapeutic solutions for behavioral care. We believe that mental health is an important part of total well-being, and we work with you or someone you love to improve chances for recovery.

Go to the St. Charles Health System Website