The Olalla Center for Children and Families has provided mental health services for children in Lincoln County since 1978.  

Olalla is a non-profit, community driven, community-based, independent organization.  We strongly believe in the power of community.  The research shows that community involvement increases positive outcomes in people suffering from mental health issues.

There are many children in Lincoln County suffering from mental health issues.  When children are struggling; the symptoms are displayed through their behaviors.  Olalla seeks to identify, understand, manage and eventually heal these very real wounds in children’s emotional lives.   Behaviors that suggest mental health issues in a child include but are not limited to; withdrawal, aggression, violence, suicidal thoughts and/ or self harm behaviors, compulsions, severe nightmares, regression (including sudden renewed bed-wetting, thumb sucking or other age related regression),  severe meltdowns and/ or an inability to handle emotions appropriately. 

If you know a child who is struggling, please call Olalla at 541-336-2254 or another therapist in the Lincoln County area.  Early detection and intervention is key to healing and hope for the future. Olalla partners with the Lincoln County School District, Lincoln County Mental Health, Lincoln County Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division, Head Start, Early Intervention, Lincoln County Developmental Disabilities Services and more.

Olalla also supports the community by supporting other non-profits such as the Flowerree Community Center, the Oregon Coast Children’s Theater, the KYAQ Public Radio Station, as well as local artists such as Heather Fortner of Sea Fern Nature Printing Studio.  All of these people and organizations are located in the old Mary Harrison School building that houses the Olalla Center at 321 SE 3rd Street in Toledo, Oregon.   

We believe it takes a village to raise a child and we are fully in support of building our village!