421 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97204-0000
Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm

How to access services

Crisis Diversion Services can only be accessed through referral by the County I/DD Case Manager or Brokerage Personal Agent. Please call 503.988.6258. Our staff are available to help you understand more about the how to access services.

An individual may be at risk for a "crisis" when the child or adult is not receiving necessary supports to address life-threatening safety skill deficits or challenges resulting from behavioral or medical conditions.

Areas served

Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Supports and Services include, but are not limited to:

1) Prompt response for coordination of placement for an adult or child into a I/DD foster home or 24-hour residential home, for crisis situations that may be acute and short term OR require a long term solution; Region 1 also develops and maintains a network of I/DD adult crisis foster home placements as a resource, and coordinates initial certification of I/DD Child Foster Homes in Multnomah and Clackamas counties;

2) Quick response by professional behavior specialists to provide short-term behavior consultation in the home or community (non-school) setting for adults and children;

3) Technical assistance and training, both in classrooms and in home and community settings, for caregivers, licensed providers, case managers, personal agents, and other support partners, specifically to help facilitate proactive and crisis-response supports for adults and children with I/DD;

4) Assistance to ISP teams in identifying and planning for long-term residential options within Region 1 and in other areas of Oregon for adults and children with I/DD, in order to help prevent crises and achieve successful transitions from one residential setting to another.

Want more information?

Contact: Karen Markins, Program Supervisor
Phone: 503.988.3703
Email: karen.e.markins@multco.us
Address: 421 SW Oak Street, Suite 640, Portland, OR 97204