This safety net program helps pay for mental health treatment for uninsured adults and children who have limited financial resources and need immediate help.

Funds are limited, and are intended to help our most vulnerable clients receive mental health treatment for up to 6 months.

If you request the Multnomah Treatment Fund, you must work to get your client into more permanent and on-going mental health coverage. If your client still needs services after 6 months, assistance may be extended.

Clients receiving assistance can also get help paying for medication»

Who Is Eligible

A client may be able eligible if they:

  • Live in Multnomah County
  • Have income less than 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Have no insurance, including the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid)
  • Documentation that you tried to get them on insurance
  • Have a high and immediate need for mental health services

Who Might Need the Multnomah Treatment Fund?

I can’t pay for mental health treatment, and I:

  • Was just released from a psychiatric hospital
  • Am close to being hospitalized or jailed
  • Might lose a child, home or school placement

Get Assistance

Our contracted providers* can request the Multnomah Treatment Fund for a client. To get assistance for someone, contact these agencies:

  • Lifeworks (children and adults)
  • NARA
  • Asian Health & Service Center
  • Cascadia
  • Central City Concern
  • New Narrative (formerly Luke Dorf)
  • Lutheran Community Services
  • Outside In

How to Apply (For Contracted Providers)

You must be from one of the agencies listed above.

Use these forms to apply and reapply. Submit your request within 30 days of a mental health assessment.

Provider Training Slides (804.82 KB)

Other Resources

If your client doesn't qualify for Multnomah Treatment Fund but still needs help, contact the Mental Health Call Center, 503-988-4888.

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