Case Study: Central City Concern

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I conducted a telephone interview with Tammy Hubert the morning of Thursday, October 29, 2015. She works at a local Portland agency called, Central City Concern. The agency is a large company and has numerous services to offer the community. Tammy works in the CCC Recovery Center. Working at Central City Concern is a newer job position for her as she was just hired with the company in June of this year. However, she has over five years in this field. Previously to this current job she was working in residential treatment for three years. Additionally, she worked with De Paul for the two years prior. Tammy is a certified alcohol and drug counselor. This is a requirement for her position along with additional agency training. She holds the CDC2 …show more content…

Back in the 1970’s the City of Portland and Multnomah County recognized a neighborhood called Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown which had high crime and alcohol problems. They responded to this problem area by creating an organization called Burnside Consortium (later changed to Central City Concern) which administer a public inebriate grant. Initially they offered alcohol recovery treatment and affordable housing solutions. During the 1980’s the organization added recovery support to crack cocaine and heroin users. In the 1990’s the agency wanted to further support client needs and self-sufficiency so they added training and work opportunity programs (Central City Concern, …show more content…

112). The textbook describes the mission of this model as, “…to promote physical and mental health and prevent disease, injury, and disability” (p. 112). Due to the changing concept of public health the model has also changed over time. Furthermore the textbook describes, “…a more positive meaning – the capacity to live fully, which entails maintaining the physical, mental, and social reserves for coping with life’s circumstances in a way that brings satisfaction” (p. 112). Tammy describes her agency, Central City Concern as using the public health model. They take in full consideration of each individuals needs which includes having a medical clinic, mental health clinic, addiction services, and housing. The treatment is focused on the entire person, not just one need or

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