Options for Southern Oregon, Inc
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Kim Miller, Executive Director
Where Options Began
Options was started in 1981 to provide meaningful alternatives to the often underserved segment of the population with psychiatric disabilities. Originally focused on day treatment, the agency's mission was expanded to include residential services in 1984. In 1985 a vocational component was added, which included the creation of The New Hope Bakery in 1986, and the addition of The New Hope Cafe in 1988.

Over the past two decades, Options has been an innovator and leader in bringing effective, evidence based programs to the state of Oregon. Currently we provide strengths based case management, support for community based employment and education, affordable housing and transportation services. We have a 10-member board of directors and employ 174 persons, 158 full-time. Options has been an innovator and leader in bringing effective, evidence based mental health programs to Oregon. In addition, Options has created affordable housing in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties and delivers consultation and training to other mental health service providers statewide.

Direct services have been provided in Josephine County for 28 years.   The agency has delivered consultation and training statewide. Our mission has evolved over time; programs have been added and discontinued based on their relevance and effectiveness as evaluated by consumers and staff.

Options meets a persistent, ongoing need for care and rehabilitation in the community and has received numerous awards from the cities of Grants Pass and Ashland, Josephine County, the Oregon Housing and Community Services Division and the office of Mental Health and Addictive Services of Oregon and the Maxwell Award for innovation in the development of affordable housing.


G St Bldg
G Street Building

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