Center for Addictions Triage and Treatment (CATT)
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.
This project is currently in the site selection phase. On February 1, 2022, the Board of Commissioners approved us to use a county-owned building in Beaverton for the Intensive Services part of the CATT. This direction moves us one step closer to making the project a reality. We are continuing to explore a second building in Hillsboro to house the Community 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.
To learn more about this exciting and important project for Washington County, please read the CATT Feasibility Study.
Your feedback about the CATT project is important to us. If you have comments or questions, please complete our feedback form.