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Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT)

Washington County has big plans to increase substance use treatment options in the community.
There is no shame in having an addiction or seeking help. Recovery is absolutely possible!

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The Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) is tentatively scheduled to open in early 2025. To get help now with problem substance use in Washington County, visit our addictions page to learn how to connect to services. If you are in crisis call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111. If you or a loved one are facing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

Project development

Logo for Center for Addictions and Triage Treatment

Washington County's Behavioral Health Division is working on an exciting new project to improve access to substance use disorder care for adults in our community. The Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT) is a project currently in development.

We believe that people can recover from problem substance use. Our plan is to build a comprehensive and coordinated substance use treatment center that is open 24/7. The CATT will be a place where adults struggling with problem substance use can get the services and supports necessary to live a healthier life. The CATT will offer rapid access to care and culturally responsive treatment. It will provide treatment proven to work. Individuals will enter the CATT voluntarily.

In September 2022 the CATT project moved into the building design phase. Holst Architecture has begun the initial building design and CODA, Inc. will be the provider for intensive services. You can read more about the locations and services we hope to offer on the "Definitions, FAQs and Service Locations" page.

Work groups made up of treatment providers, local leaders and individuals with lived experience are meeting frequently to help form the foundation of the program. Take a look at our building blocks and equity tool to see the core values underlying our project.

Building Blocks (PDF 228.23 KB)
This document describes our values as we develop the CATT.
CATT Equity Tool (PDF 252.62 KB)
CATT Feasibility Study (PDF 2.3 MB)
The feasibility study was completed early in the project to develop the initial concept and explore the need for the CATT. It provides information about the initial process and vision for the center. Please note that some of the information in the feasibility study is outdated as the project has evolved since publication. The most current information can be found on this website.

Stay informed

Visit the CATT News and Publications page regularly to see what's new and subscribe to receive the CATT e-newsletter.

Provide feedback

Your feedback about the CATT project is important to us. If you have comments or questions, please complete our feedback form.