Home to our Supported Living Program, the Benton Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Corvallis, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The only program of its kind in Corvallis, we offer comprehensive case management services to low-income individuals experiencing severe and chronic mental illness. Our mission is to reduce the rates of homelessness, psychiatric ED visits, and the need for law enforcement intervention for this population in our community.
Community resources and cohesiveness can be worn thin when our citizens use the street corners for slumber, the emergency department for primary medical care, and law enforcement for procurement of mental health services.
Our office, which serves as a drop-in center, is a place where individuals can take prescibed medications, schedule rides to medical/mental health appointments, and get help obtaining employment and ancillary services such as substance abuse treatment, legal aid in-home caregivers and hospice services. We orchestrate the process of securing and maintaining housing, SSI, SSDI and SNAP benefits. Other services include, but are not limited to, SSI payeeship, basic money managment training, bill-pay service, and scribe service for medical, legal, financial and benefit-related documents. We provide dispute resolution and support in negotiating everyday quandaries, which, when faced alone, can destabilize mental and emotional health.
In our basement Community Room, we host monthly potluck celebrations to promote social connections between Benton Plaza residents and the community at large.
Our community collaborators include Benton County Mental Health, Vina Moses, Linn-Benton Food Share, Doxology Church, Heart of the Valley Community Chuch, and the Community Services Consortium's Low Income Energy Assistance Program.