To: All ODDS Staff & Stakeholders
From: DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel and ODDS Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer Trisha Baxter
We wanted to let you know that the program you know as SOCP—State Operated Community Programs---has had a name change to better reflect their focus. The new name—Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU) supports the working trend over the last several years as the program is geared toward serving those individuals who are in crisis, and have exhausted all other resources within the state. The goal is to serve these individuals through the crisis period and into stabilization so that they can successfully return to an appropriate community placement.
SACU will continue to be a safety net for Oregon’s most vulnerable, intensive, medically and behaviorally challenged individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and to provide support when no other community-based option is available to them. This includes people with developmental disabilities coming out of the Oregon State Hospital, correctional systems, and from crisis situations where counties and private providers cannot meet the needs of the individual, to ensure their health and safety. SACU will continue its focus on supporting people in community-based settings and enabling them to return to less intensive service levels as quickly as possible.
SACU consists of twenty-three residential homes along the I-5 corridor from Portland to Eugene, with a total capacity of 108, serving 98 adults and 10 children. We would like to thank the leadership and staff at SACU for their past and ongoing efforts to support these individuals through crisis and stabilization.
As the identity of SACU changes from SOCP, DHS will work collaboratively with our partners and providers in the community to ensure continued success for the individuals that we serve.
If you have any questions about the name change or about SACU services, please contact either of us or Jana McLellan, SACU Director at (503) 378-5952, or firstname.lastname@example.org