Health. Justice. Hope.
July 2019
LCS Now!
Serving Crook County's Behavioral Health Needs

Dear LCS Community:

We are hopeful that you are well underway, enjoying the beautiful summer season here in Central Oregon!

Here at LCSNW our teams are busier than ever continuing to work hard as your County Mental Health Provider.

Thank you all again for your continued support and collaboration. Your ongoing support is vital to LCS's ability in bringing health, justice and hope to our community.

"Together we do wonderful things"

Laura Placek
Crook County Community Mental Health Director
and the LCSNW Prineville Staff
LCS Program Update
LCS Resource Center Expands

We have expanded the Lutheran Community Services Resource Center and moved it to a new location! The Center is now located in what was the Hospice Wing of the Pioneer Memorial Hospital.

The Resource Center officially opened in the spring of 2018.We moved two times before finding the current location in our 96,000 square feet facility. 

The Center continues to be a place where community members utilize computer services, a food pantry and clothing closet. It also serves as a warming or cooling room in extreme weather.

The new digs are significantly larger. The Resource Center now has a private women and children’s room, a separate adult male space and laundry and shower services. Our LCS Supported Housing Staff are onsite so individuals can easily access supportive services. 

It has been a community effort to keep the Center funded and open. We depend upon individual/business monetary and in-kind donations. Foundations, NeighborImpact and the Fred Meyer Foundation each donated $5,000 towards the center’s utilities and food pantry. Thank you for your continued support in meeting our community's needs.

The Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food donations can be delivered to the LCS offices at 1103 NE Elm Street – Prineville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monetary donations can be made on-line at
Noteworthy News and Events
LCS Recognizes Pride Month
Celebrating our Local LGBTQ+ Community
Community Mental Health Director, Laura Placek, Child, Youth and Family Program Manager Hayden Gaines and Young Adults in Transition Peer Support Specialist, Bonnie McMillan were all smiles at the Pride event.
On Friday, June 28, Lutheran Community Services along with community partners Mosaic Medical, Mountain Star Relief Nursery, the Crook County Public Health Department and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) came out to celebrate our local LGBTQ+ community. Nearly 100 community members participated in the first-ever Crook County BBQ and resource fair.

LCS offers support for the LGBTQ+ community in the form of providing a safe meeting location for LGBTQ+ organizations and have inclusive counseling to LGBTQ+ individuals and their families coping with mental health issues.

  • All Staff Picnic - August 2, 2019
  • Crook County Fair - August 7 - August 10, 2019
  • Recovery Month Event: "Central Oregon's Recovery, It's in our Hands" - September 18, 2019
Meet our Team
Please join LCSNW Crook County in welcoming Hayden Gaines, Licensed Professional Counselor to our team! Hayden began in May as the Child, Youth and Family Program Manager. She comes to Prineville from Alabama with 13 years of clinical experience in mental health. Most recently, she was the Clinical Director for a family treatment center in Birmingham. Hayden has her Masters of Education and Counseling from the University of Montevallo and her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alabama.

Hayden and her husband, David, are parents to several fur babies. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy camping, fishing and hiking. Hayden is excited to have the opportunity to work with children and families in Crook County.

Welcome to Phoebe Clark, LPC to our Adult Behavioral Outpatient Treatment Team. Phoebe came to us from Santa Fe, New Mexico where she worked as a Clinical Counselor for Valle De Sol. She was also the Program Coordinator for The Santa Fe Mountain Center.

Phoebe holds an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a BS in Psychology in Women & Trauma, Trauma and Forgiveness from Portland State University.
Thank You
Thank You to Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Prineville continues to support our clients with monetary and in-kind donations. We are grateful to their congregation for choosing to be a community resource for those most vulnerable in Crook County. Thank you, Our Savior's, for choosing to support a healthy and vibrant community!

Brad's Story
In His Words
Here For You
Help LCS provide quality behavioral and mental health services in Crook County by making a tax deductible donation on-line.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
1103 NE Elm Street - Prineville, OR 97754