LifeWorks NW/Beech Street Apartments is a mixed-use development in Northeast Portland that provides permanent family housing along with supportive services by Home Forward. The project expands Project Network, a culturally focused residential treatment program for women created by LifeWorks NW.
The two-building project is connected by a one-story community room flanked on each side by playgrounds for the children that live in each building. The LifeWorks NW building provides temporary space for 36 women to live during substance abuse treatment along with their young children. It includes a child development center, library, courtyard, administration, and a variety of gathering spaces for treatment by LifeWorks NW.
Reserved for graduates of substance abuse treatment programs, the development’s 32 permanent family apartments comprise Home Forward’s first sober housing program. This unique, community-oriented development aims to be a model of both social and environmental sustainability.
The project is LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise Platinum pending, featuring a green roof, storm-water planters, locally sourced materials, and no-VOC paints and finishes.