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About Us

With support from Deschutes County, Cascade Peer & Self Help Center provides an inclusive and safe environment for individuals receiving treatment for mental health conditions. Our unique environment provides clients with support from staff who have also experienced living with a mental health condition. The connection between staff and clients within the program creates the strong community the Peers Center is today.

There is no cost to visit the Peer Center, and participation in the program is reliant on our client’s goals of helping themselves. We provide food, group activities, and support for our clients in addition to a communal space where they can spend their time between, before, and after therapeutic appointments.

If you are ready to take the first steps toward recovery from a mental health condition, we are here to support you! 

Call Deschutes County Behavioral Health at 541-322-7500 for an appointment and we will be right there with the community support you need for your recovery journey.


How we support Bend's community

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Clients get daily support from staff who have been through their own mental health struggles and recovery.


Clients have the opportunity to connect with other clients to build up their supportive community through groups such as art, mindfulness, and other group activities held at The Peers Center.


We support clients with day to day and long term challenges while they work with their counselors and other treatment team members towards recovery. From sack lunches and showers to connecting clients with housing or treatment options, our clients can trust us to help them get the assistance they need.



The Cascade Peer and Self Help Center provides a supportive and recovery positive space for individuals enrolled in Deschutes County Behavioral Health programming to gain peer support, free meals, and other support. We receive funding primarily through a grant from Deschutes County Mental Health Services, as well as other donations - such as our annual grant for operating expenses.

We also gain support from local organizations like Red Plate Foods, Neighborhood Impact, and The Bethlehem Inn in providing food or other services to clients. If you are interested in supporting us and our clients, please contact us using our information provided on this site! We would love to make more local connections with both individuals and organizations looking to support The Cascade Peer and Self Help Center. 

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