Other Services – In-Reach Specialist
Empowerment Clinic also implements other support services for DCJ populations. The clinic employs an Institution In-Reach Specialist through our contract with Multnomah County. The In-Reach Specialist provides assistance to individuals within 6 months of getting out of Multnomah County jails (Detention Center & Inverness) and also Columbia River Correctional Institution and Coffee Creek Correctional Institution.
The assistance provided to DCJ In-Reach clients includes but is not limited to Peer Mentoring, EBT assistance, OHP Application Assisters and SSI/SSDI, Vocational Rehabilitation services, housing assistance, clinical counseling, group counseling, tickets to sports activities, public transportation assistance as well as clinical and non-clinical trainings for the communities we serve.
EC partners with the Department of Community Justice’s African American Program in an effort to fill the service gap to African Americans soon to be released from local institutions. EC’s In-Reach Specialist focuses on the individual needs of each consumer. This is done through an individualized service plan that focus on the strengths of those we serve. EC’s In-Reach Specialist has knowledge of the community and it’s vast resources and thus is able to connect consumers to the appropriate resources. This translates into higher rates of continued success for those we serve.