June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013 – LifeWorks NW is proud to announce that it has successfully broken ground on the new Project Network site located in Northeast Portland. Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith were in attendance for the ceremony which took place Friday, June 14. Project Network serves predominantly African American pregnant and parenting women with addiction issues, helping them move to productive lives in recovery. Project Network focuses on treatment and life skills education, including parenting, relationship building and career development. Home Forward will own and operate the substance-free family housing in the adjacent Beech Street Apartments. “This innovative collaboration provides a treatment facility and permanent housing that helps families to build a solid base of recovery, maintain a crucial support network, sustain the success of their treatment and remain in their local community,” said Mary Monnat, President/CEO of LifeWorks NW. “We are truly honored to work alongside Home Forward to rebuild community one family at a time.” Founded in 1961 and based in Portland, Oregon with clinics and service centers throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, LifeWorks NW is a non-profit agency, which provides mental health, addiction and related social services for a healthy community. The agency depends on community support and private funding to provide results-driven support services for children and families, adults and older adults.