Hubs provide continuous, integrated health care access for young adults in 12 Oregon counties. Hubs serve those who have lived in state systems of care, have been referred for EASA services but who don't met diagnostic criteria, and those who are not well-connected to health care and other supports.
Hubs are modeled, in part, after Australia’s headspace
Centers. headspace has helped more than 63,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health issues. At headspace Centers, any young person who needs support, advice or just someone to talk, can walk in and be treated with respect and compassion in a confidential and safe environment.
Hub partners have designed collaborative models of support that include a strong emphasis on peer-delivered services and supports, outreach to marginalized and vulnerable young adults, connections to extended family members, and access to developmentally appropriate services all within a strong youth development framework.
Hub leadership meets monthly as a learning community, exploring challenges and accomplishments, and sharing approaches, training ideas, and other resources.