725 Washburn Method is dwelling to Phoenix Place, a licensed psychological well being Safe Residential Remedy Facility operated by KBBH. The adjoining heaps have been vacant for over 20 years and are restricted to psychological well being remedy by way of a 2009 Housing Improvement Grant awarded to Klamath County from the State of Oregon.
Stan Gilbert, former CEO at KBBH, lengthy envisioned increasing psychological well being companies at this website and initiated the property switch request previous to his retirement in 2021.
Kendall Alexander, present CEO at KBBH, will take the lead on a multi-million-dollar infrastructure funding anticipated to start in 2023. The brand new Residential Remedy Facility, funded partly by an Oregon Well being Authority grant, will double present residential capability for people needing psychological well being residential or respite companies.
As well as, the ability will embody a separate Disaster Receiving Heart designed to divert people experiencing a psychological well being disaster from Sky Lakes Medical Heart and Klamath County Corrections.
Alexander acknowledged, “I respect the County’s help of our efforts to develop entry to much-needed residential psychological well being companies. The property switch positions KBBH to higher meet the psychological well being wants of our neighborhood, whereas decreasing prices for our companions within the hospital and corrections techniques. When full, our total capability for residential, respite, and disaster receiving will improve from 16 to 36 beds and strongly help the nationwide implementation of 988 as a nationwide suicide and disaster lifeline.”