Navos will merge with Community Psychiatric Clinic


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Local non-profit Navos and Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) on Thursday (June 14) announced that they planned to merge, allowing them to increase access to urgently needed behavioral health services across King County.

The two organizations will merge under the Navos name on Nov. 1, 2018.

Navos and CPC have similar missions, aligned values and identical goals of improving behavioral health care services. Through this merger, the two organizations will combine their efforts to support behavioral health services and be more efficient with the narrow operating margins in the community behavioral health field.

“This merger will allow for significant economies of scale, enhancing the sustainability of critical treatment programs and services for people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders,” said David Johnson, CEO of Navos. “We are proud to be joining together with CPC to build a stronger and more expanded continuum of care for the many people in King County who are affected by behavioral health challenges.”

“We know that together with Navos, we make a stronger, more viable organization. Navos’ affiliation with MultiCare also brings a respected medical partner to the relationship, which is critical as behavioral health and medical care are integrated at the point of client care,” said Doug Crandall, CEO of CPC. “Both CPC and Navos have the reputation for serving the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach people in our community for more than 50 years. This merger will offer our combined communities more care options for their behavioral health needs and improve their quality of life.”

Building on their longstanding partnerships with their communities, Navos and CPC will create an enhanced continuum of care that supports primarily low-income children, youth and adults throughout treatment and recovery. Their expanded team of providers will treat behavioral health conditions affecting people of all ages through a rich array of services and whole-person approaches

In 2017, Navos affiliated with MultiCare, a not-for-profit, community-based health system with a well-respected behavioral health program. In 2018, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare of Pierce County also joined MultiCare as an affiliate organization. With CPC merged with Navos, the four organizations will marshal their individual resources to become stronger and more effective in helping more individuals achieve wellness and live to their fullest potential.

About Navos
Navos, a nonprofit organization, offers a full spectrum of behavioral health services to more than 12,000 low-income children, youth and adults each year. Navos is the public behavioral health provider for more than 40 percent of all youth served in the King County community behavioral health system, and is the largest behavioral health provider in Washington State. More than 600 employees strong, Navos’ community of behavioral health and social service providers give clients individualized support and education through residential and community housing, employment matching and support, primary care, among other evidence-based programs and services.

About CPC
Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) has been a trusted provider of mental health, substance use disorder and supportive housing services in Seattle since its inception in 1953. CPC provides a comprehensive array of high quality, evidence-informed, community-based and recovery-oriented treatment throughout Seattle and north King County. Each year CPC’s mission-driven staff helps thousands of individuals and their families confront the challenges of living with mental illness, addiction, poverty, homelessness and social inequities, and to realize their hopes and dreams.

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