As Oregon gets ready to close the Blue Mountain Recovery Center in Pendleton, three mental health facilities are set to open nearby.
One will be a crisis center, where police can hand off people dealing with a mental-health emergency. The other two will be residential treatment homes, one serving young people between the ages of 17 and 24, the other serving adults transferring out of the Oregon State Hospital.
After multiple last-minute reprieves, the 60-bed Blue Mountain Recovery Center, the state's smallest mental hospital, is scheduled to close in March. Most of the patients have already left.
Read more at The Columbian.