The Avel Gordly Center for Healing is a multicultural mental health center responsive to the needs of the diverse communities of Oregon. The Center offers culturally based services, including African American services. Licensed African-American mental health practitioners are available to serve the mental health needs of the African and African-American communities in the Portland Metropolitan area.

One of the goals of the Center is to take away the shame associated with mental illness. Adults, families, and couples can get help with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment to major life events, bipolar and psychotic disorders, adjustment to chronic medical problems, substance abuse, DUI treatment, and problem gambling. Services include individual, group, couples and family therapy, as well as medication management.
621 SW Alder Street
Suite 520
Portland, OR 97205
Eligibility: Unrestricted

Sliding scale fees for mental health resources are available for uninsured patients who identify as African and African-American; and who are Multnomah County residents with income at or below 200% FPL.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 418-5311 Main phone
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call to schedule an appointment
FEES: Accepts OHP, private insurance and self pay. Sliding scale fees may be available.

Alcohol and drug addiction treatment is offered at sliding scale fees for African-American communities in Multnomah County.

Gambling treatment is offered free of charge for anyone.
DOCUMENTS: Insurance information, if applicable. Proof of income and address if applying for sliding scale fees.
AREA SERVED: State of Oregon
SITE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm
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