Asante Foundation aims for $5 million to fund mental health services

The Foundation has already raised $3 million. On Thursday it received a check for $500k from the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe.

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 6:10 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Thursday, the Asante Foundation celebrated a milestone in its drive to improve behavioral health services in the Rogue Valley, hosting a reception to bring together community partners.

Asante started an initiative to raise $5 million dollars for new mental health facilities — and through the donations of those partners, it has already brought in $3 million toward the goal.

According to the Foundation's Executive Director, the initiative means more resources for the Rogue Valley community, where mental health issues are a key problem.

At the reception on Thursday, the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe presented the Foundation with a check for $500,000 toward that goal.

The new mental health approach championed by Asante is based on a "Sanctuary Model," according to the Foundation — creating a "therapeutic, nonviolent community in which patients and staff work together as partners in the task of recovery and building resilience."

"Put simply, Sanctuary asks the patient not 'What is wrong with you?' but 'What has happened to you?'" the Foundation said.

The company said that it has grown its network to include more than a dozen community partners to support discharged patients with mental health conditions, resulting in a "continuum of care" and fewer hospital re-admissions. More than 200 medical staff and community partners have been trained in the Sanctuary Model.

"The Emergency Department now has four 'swing rooms' designed to accomodate both physical and mental health patients, and the Psychiatric Care Unit has been remodeled, increasing from 3 to 4 rooms," Asante said.

Ultimately, Asante wants to expand its behavioral health facilities from 18 beds to 24, with four single rooms and an increase in privacy, accessibility, and comfort.

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