Merging Architecture and Recovery at a New Women’s Rehab Project

Jan 05, 2015

Portland Monthly Magazine reports on Lifeworks NW and Home Forward’s new drug- and alcohol-free facility

Image: Jeremy Bitterman

Lifeworks Northwest, a mental health and addiction nonprofit, and Home Forward, Portland’s public-housing authority, hired development firm Gerding Edlen to create a place where women can battle addiction both in short-term treatment and long-term recovery. Holst Architecture designed the shared facility in Northeast Portland.

Opened in July, 16 temporary units run by Lifeworks accommodate up to 36, while across a communal courtyard the Beech Street Apartments—32 two-bedroom units—provide permanent family housing: Home Forward’s first drug- and alcohol-free facility. 

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