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CATT Definitions, FAQs and Service Locations

Find commonly used definitions, FAQs and information about substance use treatment services planned for each of two locations. The Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) is a project currently in development.

Accessing our services

Our lobby is open to the public from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our office is considered a health care facility and visitors are required to wear a mask. Community members are urged to continue accessing county services through telephone, email or webpages. Documents may be placed in the drop box or mailed to 5240 N.E. Elam Young Parkway, Suite 150, MS 70, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Please email us through the Mental Health Services webpage or call 503-846-4528 for assistance.


We've developed a definitions page that includes uncommon words used in this project as well as terms commonly used in the field of substance use treatment.


Thank you for wanting to learn more about this project. We've collected questions from our community meetings, focus groups and feedback form. You’ll find the answers to frequently asked questions about the CAT on the FAQ page.

Service Locations

Our model is a split-campus approach, meaning we will have services in two locations. One location will house our “Intensive Services” and the other location will be used for “Community Services.”

Beaverton location

We are approved to use a county-owned building at 17911 NW Evergreen Place,* Beaverton, Oregon, for the Intensive Services Building. We need to do extensive design and engineering work to make this location work for the CATT. Our next step is to select an architectural firm to begin the design process. This sitewill include these core elements:

  • Assessment and Triage: This is the entry point into services. An individual will meet with program staff to discuss their substance use, service needs and desire for treatment. The goal is to provide immediate support and rapid connection to care. This service will be closely aligned with the Hawthorn Walk-In Center which offers crisis and urgent behavioral health care to Washington County residents.
  • Stabilization: A flexible, short-term residential program that provides immediate services to individuals in a safe environment while they are waiting to access other care. This program may also be used to support individuals as they transition from one service to another. Most individuals spend 2-4 days in stabilization. We are planning for 10 beds for this service.
  • Residential Treatment: A facility-based treatment program where a person lives in a supportive environment and learns the skills to avoid relapse. Services are commonly 30-90 days. The CATT will have 24 men’s and 20 women’s residential beds.
  • Sobering: Designed to support an individual who is acutely intoxicated. Services include monitoring vital signs, providing fluids and nutrients and offering a safe and supportive environment. Length of stay is typically very short, generally ranging from 4-12 hours. The CATT will have 16 sobering beds.
  • Withdrawal Management (also known as Detox or Detoxification): Provides medical monitoring and support to individuals who have developed a physical dependence on alcohol or opiates. This is typically a short-term service, often with transition to residential services upon discharge. Average length of stay is 3-5 days. We are building 16 detox beds.

*This location address is also 17911 NE Evergreen Parkway.

Hillsboro location

The second site we are requesting to purchase is at at 5250 NE Elam Young Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon. This site would be used for our Community Services Building, housingother services that can support individuals with problem substance use and those in recovery.

  • Peer Drop-in Center: A space where individuals in recovery and their friends, family and other supports can come together. Drop-in centers provide opportunities for connection, mutual support, and development of peer networks and resources, all of which are critical to recovery.
  • Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment: A range of treatment interventions provided in an outpatient setting. Services are focused on reducing mental health symptoms and addressing substance use disorders. Services include evidence-based interventions, peer supports, medication management and counseling.
  • Crisis Services/Hawthorn Walk-In Center: This program offers urgent behavioral health crisis intervention, assessment and stabilization services. It provides connection to both mental health and substance use treatment services. No appointment is needed.
  • Health Care: Individuals who have problem substance use often have untreated health care needs as well. Our vision is to locate some health care including primary care and dental services onsite to make these services more accessible to our community members.
  • Supportive Housing Services: Housing instability can make it difficult for individuals to focus on their recovery. We plan to partner with the Department of Housing Services to locate housing navigators onsite to help connect people to services when they have housing concerns.