Our Approach 

Blending Expertise and Compassion

We blend clinical expertise with human compassion. Our work is guided by evidence-based practices with long-proven outcomes, along with innovative models of care representing the latest research.  We understand that each client is unique. Individualized service plans ensure the best possible outcome for each person who walks through our doors. Some of our key models include:

Person Centered Approach

Services are driven by each client’s own roadmap of self-determined recovery goals for sustained health and independence.

Trauma Informed Care

Traumatic stress is widely experienced by those with mental illness. Trauma awareness helps clients build resiliency in an environment that is safe and welcoming to all. 


Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT)

A third of people with mental illness experience substance abuse (or dual diagnosis). IDDT recognizes this complex interaction and offers treatment and support for both conditions simultaneously. 


Permanent Supportive Housing & Housing First

The symptoms of mental illness often lead to a cycle of homelessness. These evidence-based models interrupt the cycle, offering housing and treatment that are independent but well-coordinated.

  • Permanent Supportive Housing combines safe, affordable housing with flexible services, either on- or off-site. Tenants have rights and responsibilities as outlined by landlord tenant law, ADA, and Fair Housing laws, as well as services that address individual needs and preferences.

  • Housing First provides a stable residence to participants as quickly as possible, removing barriers such as requirements for income, sobriety and participation in treatment. Tenants are encouraged, but not required, to participate in supportive services.

Luke-Dorf is a member of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, ensuring equal access to housing and protecting against illegal housing discrimination.



Peer Delivered Services

Sometimes the most valuable supports are provided by someone who has been there. Peers help navigate recovery through the perspective of shared experience. Luke-Dorf has three peer-driven programs and employs peer counselors at most sites.

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Integrated Care

Luke-Dorf coordinates primary and preventive care, and provides many health and wellness services, such as smoking cessation and an in-house Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle (HEAL) program.

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