Mental Health America of Oregon has existed in some form for more than 35 years. Just prior to 2001, MHAO had become a program at Oregon Advocacy Center.
Mental Health Association of Oregon receives a bequest that allows it the
ability to organize as a independent nonprofit once again.
Its primary activities were systems advocacy.
MHAO awarded first round of funding for the Oregon Consumer/
Mental Health Association of Oregon changed its name to
Mental Health America of Oregon
MHAO wins two awards from the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Project Open and Peerlink
MHAO expands its services to include Peer Directed Services