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Kay Toran, a long time leader from Portland’s African American community, who has directed Volunteers of American Oregon since 1999, was approached by businessman and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer to see if the organization could re-envision a purpose for the never used Wapato jail site that he owns. The response: a proposal to create a community wellness center that is a 100-bed residential treatment program for addiction and mental health services for men and women.

Kay Toran, a long time leader from Portland’s African American community, who has directed Volunteers of American Oregon since 1999, was approached by businessman and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer to see if the organization could re-envision a purpose for the never used Wapato jail site that he owns. The response: a proposal to create a community wellness center that is a 100-bed residential treatment program for addiction and mental health services for men and women.

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Toran Offers a Plan for Wapato

New proposal for never used jail

A new vision for the never-used Wapato jail been drafted by Volunteers of America. This time the proposal is to create a 100-bed residential treatment program for addiction and mental health services for men and women.