New Narrative



From clinical care and peer support programs to housing, we provide resources so thousands of people seeking mental health care can develop the tools to thrive, not just survive.

Bottom Line for Portland

 For forty-five years, New Narrative has risen to meet the mental health and housing challenges facing the Portland Metro community. We embrace a spirit of innovation by focusing on human-centered models of care. We are not gatekeepers for mental health; we know that the thousands of adults seeking services know what they need and we listen to their goals and situations, meeting them where they are at and creating a plan so that they can be successful in their mental wellness journeys. 

We know that mental health and houselessness are urgent issues affecting all of us. When you invest in New Narrative, you are helping people facing mental illness secure and keep housing, develop important life skills, and an opportunity to be a meaningful part of our community.


If I wouldn't have had access into housing [through New Narrative] I probably wouldn't be here today, I would have been wanting to be dead because I didn't want to live all my life homeless.

-Michael, a resident with our mission-based property management program


[New Narrative's program] NorthStar was there for me when I exhausted all other possible Mental Health resources. After countless insurance issues and not qualifying for many programs, I was inconsolable. In a seemingly dark, cruel and ruthless world I found the light that NorthStar brings and I now bring with me everywhere I go.

-Erika, NorthStar Clubhouse Member


Now I have my own bed for the first time in 6 years. Oh, and new glasses after 10 years.

-Peer Program Participant, Self-Directed Services


I really didn't have people taking care of me. Now, to be able to maintain a full-time job and things I would've never had before has provided an opportunity for me to really work on myself. 

-Brayden, a Participant in our Compass Rose Program for former foster youth coming out of the foster care system

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At New Narrative, we believe in creating space and elevating voices that have traditionally been excluded. We will continue to dedicate resources to ensure that New Narrative is a safe, welcoming space for everyone.


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Year Founded: 1977

Tax ID: 93-0685734

New Narrative is in the Health category which is sponsored by CareOregon.

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