Service Description

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a program designed for older adolescents and young adults who are experiencing the onset of a psychotic disorder. The goal of the program is to minimize the potential long-term impact of the disorder while providing skills training, case management, treatment and low-dose prescribing. A strong emphasis is placed on attaining education and employment goals, and providing education and support to family members. Individuals involved in this program may also receive assistance in obtaining independent housing and learning the skills necessary to live independently. This program follows an intensive case management model with a variety of team members who can provide specialized services.


There are no insurance or income requirements for this program. In order to qualify, an individual must have a covered psychotic disorder that began within the last 12 months. Program eligibility will be determined through a screening process.

What Services Does EASA Offer?

  • Counseling
  • Family Support
  • Free consultation
  • Outreach and Education
  • Trust Building
  • Medical evaluation/medication management
  • Academic and Vocational Support
  • Multi-family groups
  • Peer support network

EASA Service Provider for Lincoln County 

Access, Program Inquiries and Referrals:

Sena Benson-Arb, MA, QMHP,  Clinical Counselor, Intensive Services/EASA
(541) 265-4179 extension 0541

Due to the very specific clinical requirements for the program, not all individuals screened for the program will be accepted. Individuals who are not accepted into the program will be provided with a referral to an alternative treatment program.

If there is not a clinician available who speaks your language, an interpreter will be provided.

Service Locations

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) services are provided at:

Lincoln County Child & Family Program 
Mental Health & Addiction Services
36 SW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Phone: (541) 265-4179
FAX: (541)265-4194

Lincoln County Child & Family Program 
Mental Health & Addiction Services
4422 NE Devils Lake Blvd., Ste. 2
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Phone: (541) 265-4196
FAX: (541) 994-1882

Additional Information

To learn more about this program, please visit:

Early Assessment and Support Alliance
Other EASA programs available throughout Oregon
Printable EASA Brochures in English and Spanish are available at the bottom of this page