History

Quality Behavioral Health's History:

In 1972, Quality Behavioral Health (QBH) was established as the Asotin County Department of Mental Health, Drug Abuse, and Involuntary Treatment. It initially served Asotin and Garfield Counties in the State of Washington. Over time, Garfield County formed its own organization, severing ties with QBH.

On December 17, 1981, the Asotin County Department of Mental Health, Drug Abuse, and Involuntary Treatment became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under the name Asotin County Mental Health Center Association. In the following year, QBH purchased and renovated Dr. Galen Rogers' medical office building at 900 Seventh Street, which is still the location of administrative and clinical offices. QBH began providing alcohol treatment under contract from Asotin County in 1987. Additionally, the organization acquired a residential house adjacent to its clinic in the same year, expanding its services to include local mental health, involuntary treatment, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities services. Asotin and Garfield Counties later became part of the Greater Columbia Behavioral Health Regional Support Network (RSN) in the subsequent year, which oversees mental health service funding for eleven counties in Southeast Washington.

Throughout the 1990s, QBH continued to grow and purchased more properties. A building that was adjacent to the administrative office on Seventh Street, previously belonging to Dr. Klein, was acquired in 1991 and repurposed to house children's services. In the previous year, QBH purchased a duplex at 911 Eighth Street in the City of Clarkston and added another unit. The organization further obtained a grant from the Department of Commerce, Trade, and Economic Development to purchase three housing units in Pomeroy, Washington, and one unit in Clarkston. However, due to staffing challenges, these units were either sold or given to another nonprofit in 2004-2005. In 2000, QBH gained accreditation and initiated the Community Sexual Assault Program to support victims.

In 2003, the organization underwent a legal name change and became Rogers Counseling Center. Then, in 2007, QBH re-acquired the triplex at 911 Eighth Street in Clarkston to address a significant gap in services and to facilitate the hiring of appropriate staff. Simultaneously, the agency officially changed its name to Quality Behavioral Health.

In 2022, we celebrated our 50th anniversary with a momentous event—the grand opening of our new WISe and Mental Health building! This milestone was an opportunity to showcase our state-of-the-art facilities and to invite the entire community to join us in celebrating this special occasion.

Presently, QBH offers four main services to Asotin and Garfield Counties: mental health, crisis intervention, substance abuse, and community sexual assault services for victims.

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