Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO)

BIPOC-Led Organization


The Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO) is an inclusive, community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote self-directed recovery and wellness for all, honoring the voice of lived experience. 

As a peer-run agency, we are the communities we serve; we have been down their roads, and use our lived experiences to walk alongside our peers in a nonclinical but therapeutic way. We help individuals set and meet their recovery goals, such as getting into treatment, securing housing, or finding employment, and feel empowered to direct their own path forward to recovery, health, and healing. The path to recovery is not walked alone. Together, we grow, transform, and thrive.

Bottom Line for Portland

At MHAAO, we build trust and spark hope – at the individual and community levels – knowing that recovery and healing are possible for all and that Portland community members are part of the solution. 


We are currently undertaking our most ambitious effort yet: a peer-run Recovery Campus offering a safe, no-barrier space for Portlanders experiencing addiction and mental health challenges. The Recovery Campus will offer holistic recovery services and housing all in one place – addressing the highest needs we are seeing in Portland and serving some of the most marginalized members of our community. Every individual journey to recovery helps our entire city to heal.


“This work really does save lives. My lived experiences have provided me so many tools to navigate life and I can now share those tools with others.” - MHAAO Peer Wellness Specialist

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are a women and BIPOC-led organization dedicated to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within all of our programs. We recognize that there are disparities in our community that have been created and maintained by systems of oppression; MHAAO is committed to the ongoing work necessary to combat these barriers. Our services are culturally responsive, trauma-informed, rooted in social justice and empowerment, and offered at no charge. 


The first 250 donors to our campaign will receive a free slice of pizza from Sizzle Pie.


Anyone who donates to our campaign on Giving Tuesday, November 28, will receive a free ice cream scoop from Holler Treats.

The first 50 donors on Giving Tuesday will receive a free truffle bar from Honey Mama’s.


The top two donors (largest donations) who give on Giving Tuesday will receive a Gift Basket from Dave's Killer Bread. 


The top two donors of the G!G campaign will receive a 6-month membership (valued at $550 each!) to The People’s Yoga.


The third largest donor of the campaign will receive a $50 gift card to McMenamins.


MHAAO, Quest Center for Integrative Health, and 4D Recovery are hosting a Clothing & Resource Swap on November 1, in collaboration with SHWOP and Works Real Estate, to launch our Give!Guide campaigns, bring the community together, and gather clothes and hygiene supplies for the people we serve. Join us from 5-7pm on Wednesday, November 1 at 2054 N. Vancouver Ave.


MHAAO is partnering with The Red Door Project to share stories about the intersections of race, behavioral health, houselessness, and the justice system; using the power of narrative art to bridge divides.


MHAAO is partnering with local pizza legend Sizzle Pie to offer coupons for a free slice of pizza to the first 250 Give!Guide donors – thank you, Sizzle Pie!

MHAAO is partnering Portland’s most inclusive, low-barrier yoga community, The People’s Yoga, to offer two 6-month memberships (valued at $550 each!) to the top two donors of our G!G campaign – thank you, The People’s Yoga!

MHAAO is partnering with Red Robin to donate 20% of sales on November 16 to our Give!Guide campaign. Share this flyer at Red Robin's Lloyd Center, Clackamas, Washington Sq., and Hillsboro locations to participate in the fundraiser – thank you, Red Robin!


MHAAO is partnering with Honey Mama’s – locally-made, delicious, nutrient-rich truffle bars – to offer a coupon for a free truffle bar to the first 50 folks who donate on Giving Tuesday, November 28 – thank you, Honey Mama’s!

MHAAO is partnering with Holler Treats, Portland's most nostalgic and playful scoops & cake shop, to offer anyone who donates on Giving Tuesday, November 28, a coupon for a free ice cream scoop – thank you, Holler Treats!


MHAAO is partnering with Dave's Killer Bread - everyone's favorite nutritious, organic bread and Second Chance Employer - to offer the two donors who give the most on Giving Tuesday, November 28, a special Gift Basket – thank you, Dave's Killer Bread!


MHAAO is partnering with McMenamins to offer a $50 gift card to any of their amazing neighborhood restaurants, historic hotels, or fabulous venues to the third-largest donor at the end of the campaign – thank you, McMenamins!

$10,190 raised of $10,000 goal
187 donations
102% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2001

Tax ID: 93-1012686


Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon (MHAAO) is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard.

They're a large-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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