Community Integration and Outreach (CIO)

What is CIO?

BHR's Community Integration and Outreach program provides team-based, intensive assistance to adults with mental illness who have trouble accessing services on their own. We focus on clients who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to mental illness.

Our case managers support clients in remaining stable in the community and support diversions from inpatient hospitalization, incarceration and homelessness.

Services provided

Clients receive help navigating systems and accessing services such as:

  • housing
  • mental health and substance use disorder outpatient treatment
  • enrolling in services at DSHS
  • applying for SSI and health insurance
  • employment and education needs
  • ID/Birth certificate
  • DSHS services
  • referrals to other community resources

How to make a referral

Anyone can make a referral to CIO. Referrals may be made by community service providers, hospitals, jails, or by people interested in support for themselves.

To make a referral, contact:

Community and Corrections Liaison

Help and Support
House key

Community Care Center Liaison

BHR’s Community Care Center Liaison helps people who are unhoused or at risk of being unhoused connect to mental health, substance use, primary care and state services in the community.  Our liaison is based out of Providence Community Care Center:

Community Care Center
225 State Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Walk in 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri


CIO team member Heather Kranz talks about creating a culture of recovery at the Providence Community Care Center in downtown Olympia. Heather's comments start at 7:23.