News | December 21, 2023

Jackson House Acquires Cameron Care, Inc. To Enhance Mental Health Residential Services In Multnomah County


In a strategic move to elevate mental health residential services and enhance their impact, Jackson House has acquired Cameron Care, creating a dynamic alliance in the mental health residential sector.

The acquisition brings together two providers who share a commitment to advancing mental health care in our community, delivering innovative solutions, and improving accessibility for individuals seeking support.

Under conditions of the deal, Jackson House will acquire a majority interest in Cameron Care, Inc. with owner Corey Cameron continuing as Executive Director of the 39-bed residential treatment provider. The new entity is called Cameron Care, LLC.

Key Highlights of the Merger:

  1. Combined Expertise: By pooling the expertise of Jackson House and Cameron Care, the new entity will create a diverse team of mental health professionals, therapists, and experts, fostering a collaborative environment to deliver excellent service to those in their care.
  2. Expanded Service Offerings: Their acquisition will result in an expanded range of services at Cameron Care’s three residential treatment facilities including medication management, nursing support, mental health therapy, and peer support services. This comprehensive approach aims to address the diverse needs of individuals within the Multnomah County residential system.
  3. Streamlined Operations: The acquisition will result in streamlined operations, leading to increased efficiency in service delivery to more fully support the recovery journey of those in their care.

Quotes from Leadership:

Jim Sechrist, President of Regional Operations for Jackson House remarked, “We are very excited to partner with such a well-established and respected provider as Cameron Care. Their reputation as a caring and compassionate member of the mental health residential system and the excellent work they do every day makes them the perfect partner for Jackson House’s culture of respect and innovative service delivery. This acquisition represents a significant first step for Jackson House toward our desire to help solve our state’s most pressing mental healthcare challenges.”

Corey Cameron, Owner and CEO of Cameron Care added, “We are excited to be partnering with Jackson House as they expand into our local market. Since Cameron Care began in 1979, our top priority has been to provide the best possible individualized residential treatment. As we begin our forty-fifth year, we have continued to grow our program in order to keep up with the increasing needs of the population we serve. This partnership will make a quality program even more efficient and improve our residents’ access to critical outpatient behavioral health services. It will also provide more opportunity for the professional growth of our employees. This step ensures that Cameron Care is on firm footing to remain a high-quality program for the next forty-five years.”

About Jackson House and Cameron Care:

Jackson House and Cameron Care are dedicated to providing high-quality care and promoting mental health recovery with a rich history of compassionate and personalized service.

About Jackson House

Jackson House provides residential mental health treatment to community members at its intimate, non-institutional, home-like facilities. Jackson House was formed to provide a comfortable environment for people that don’t or no longer require inpatient hospitalization but need 24-hour support and treatment to gain and retain the tools to manage their mental illness. Currently, Jackson House operates seven (7) Residential Mental Health Treatment Facilities and one (1) Residential Treatment Facility for Addictive Diseases in California. These Jackson House facilities, located in San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, Tulare, and Imperial counties, provide quality, evidenced-based care to clients. Jackson House also operates (under the name West Coast Recovery Centers) an Addiction and Mental Health Outpatient Treatment facility in San Diego County, California.

Jackson House will open its first privately developed 16-bed residential treatment facility in Clackamas County and first outpatient mental health clinic in North Portland in early 2024.

About Cameron Care

Cameron Care, Inc. was founded by Jon and Gaye Cameron in 1979 and operates three residential treatment facilities serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Portland, OR.

Our sites are staffed 24/7 and our program’s success is because of our hard-working, dedicated, and compassionate employees.

In 2009, Cameron Care was purchased by Geraldine & Corey Cameron.

Cameron Care provides care and treatment to residents in the least restrictive setting so each individual may regain stability and obtain the skills necessary to live as independently as possible. We believe that mental health treatment should be provided with the same level of respect and compassion you’d find when visiting a medical provider.

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