As we begin to see our world opening back up this summer, I want to acknowledge the young people and families we serve and the incredible staff here at Trillium for the resilience and flexibility demonstrated over the past 15 months. While we are not done protecting our clients and each other, we hope everyone is taking time to enjoy the warmer weather or whatever self-care activities help you manage your mental health and wellness.
Like many employers, recruitment and retention of our staff continues to be a top priority. We are making significant efforts to broaden our outreach and support our committed colleagues who make our work with children, families, and communities in Oregon possible. We have leaned into our commitment toward supporting our teams in Portland and the mid-valley as it has been a continued focus for leadership at all levels of the organization.
The successful transition to tele-therapy by our community services teams from schools during the pandemic has opened opportunities to continue to build on the learning and adaptive successes that many of our clients and families achieved. Our partners at the Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) across Oregon are signaling interest in further expansion of this important alternative to in-person care when appropriate.
Our Executive Leadership continues to work with DHS, OHA, OYA, hospital systems and CCO leadership to help us problem solve ways they can help us invest in our staff and develop the mental health workforce across our sector. There are promising discussions occurring at the Legislature which may result in additional resources to address these needs over time.
We believe these and other concrete action items will be key to the future of our continued success serving Oregon children and families. We deeply appreciate all our staff and families who have remained committed to our shared work throughout such a tumultuous year.

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