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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

Sep
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00 – Hotline – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Sep 27 all-day
00 - Hotline - SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

Excerpt(s) from

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Counseling Services

The Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Since its launch in February 2012, the Disaster Distress Helpline has provided counseling and support in response to disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Ebola outbreak.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:

  • Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
  • Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
  • Tips for healthy coping
  • Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support

When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. The counselor may ask you for some basic information at the end of the call, but these questions are optional and are intended to help SAMHSA keep track of the types of calls it receives.

Who Should Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline?

This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as:

The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

The impact of crises may affect people in different ways. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress related to natural and human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is open to everyone. This includes survivors of disasters; loved ones of victims; first responders; rescue, recovery, and relief workers; clergy; and parents and caregivers. You may call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Call or Text

From the United States and its territories, call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support.

Callers to the hotline can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in your primary language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor and she/he will connect to a live interpreter (interpretation in less commonly-spoken languages may require calling back at an appointed time). Learn more and download information about the Disaster Distress Helpline in 30 of the most commonly-spoken languages in the U.S.

To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor 24/7 via SMS, from the 50 states text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746. Spanish-speakers from Puerto Rico can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663.

Texting is subscription-based and only involves a few steps:

  1. Enroll in the service by texting TalkWithUs or Hablanos exactly as written. It’s important to do this before sending your first text message because otherwise the enrollment may fail, and you will not be able to speak with a counselor, or you may accidentally subscribe to another service.
  2. Look for confirmation that your subscription was successful. You will receive a Success! message if it was.
  3. To unsubscribe, text Stop or Unsubscribe to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico) at any time. For help, text Help to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico).

Standard text and data message rates will apply when texting from mobile phones. International text and data rates may apply from within U.S. territories and free association nations. SAMHSA will not sell your phone numbers to other parties.

The Disaster Distress Helpline’s TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred Relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Other Inquiries

If you’re not in immediate need of crisis counseling support and would like to contact us for other reasons, send an email. Contact us for:

  • Technical problems. If you encountered a technical problem while trying to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline, please include your name and preferred contact information in your email if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Provider inquiries. Providers with specific inquiries about technical assistance and support, requests for materials, and exploring collaborations are encouraged to send an email.
  • Feedback. To provide feedback about your experience reaching out to the Disaster Distress Helpline, send an email describing your experience and SAMHSA will look into the matter. Please include your name and preferred contact information if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Social media inquiries. Email us with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline’s use of social media.
  • All media inquiries. Members of the media with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline are encouraged to call the SAMHSA Media Services Team at 1-240-276-2130.

Our staff appreciate hearing from people about their experiences. SAMHSA takes feedback about our services, whether it is positive or negative, very seriously.

SAMHSA also encourages public promotion of the Disaster Distress Helpline. Anyone can use the Disaster Distress Helpline logo and telephone number on their website and link to the Disaster Distress Helpline’s materials and social media properties.

Call 211 for information about disaster-related evacuations, shelters, food and clothing distribution, volunteer opportunities, and other resources and referrals. Or visit the national 211 Call Center Search website to find the 211 information and referral center nearest you.

Last Updated: 11/11/2019

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Spanish

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
  • TTY 1-800-846-8517

Spanish Speakers

  • Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”
  • From the 50 States, text Hablanos to 66746
  • From Puerto Rico, text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663
  • En Español
Twitter Tweets:

Facebook

Follow the Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook.

01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – Anytime 24/7/365 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Text Messaging
Sep 27 all-day

CHATLINE

FREE Text Messaging to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Depression / Crisis, etc.

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

An alternative way to connect is through Facebook Messenger at this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/204427966369963/?messaging_source=source%3Apages%3Amessage_shortlink

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

Connecting with someone who cares and listens can make a difference and can help us get through our most difficult moments.

Whether it’s friends, family, or community – Everyone needs Somebody to lean on!

NOTE: Wait time can vary.  Usually a response comes pretty quickly in under 5 minutes.  Sometimes the wait can be 5 to 15 minutes or longer if there is a disaster or other reason.

 

Who are the Crisis Counselors? They are trained volunteers who—with the support of full-time Crisis Text Line staff—use active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning to help texters in their moment of crisis.

Crisis doesn’t just mean suicide; it’s any painful emotion for which you need support. 

This service is for short term needs and is not a substitute for a friend or professional therapist.

For more information, check out the Frequently Asked Questions at this link: https://www.crisistextline.org/about-us/faq/ 

crisis text line banner

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Sep 27 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

503-575-3764
Answered by BIPOC counselors 
M-F from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM PST

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Many of us experience racism every day.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture where racist acts happen often. From workplaces to housing to healthcare, we know that our communities aren’t getting the same kind of treatment as others.

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

Whether in small acts, or violent ones, racial bias can have serious emotional impacts. Racism changes how we see the world around us. It’s stressful to worry about how people see us as different or dangerous. It’s exhausting to notice the ways that people treat us as less-than, day in and day out. It’s heartbreaking to turn on the news and learn about more violence against people who look like us.

We get it. And we’re here to talk. To support. To connect.

The person who answers may be a stranger – but we understand what you’re going through. We’ll listen to your situation as you talk through your feelings, and we may offer resources based on what seems most helpful to you.

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

If you have questions or want to reach the Director of Equity Initiatives, please email Donna Harrell at DonnaH@linesforlife.org.

Toll-Free Access

If you need toll-free access, call any line at Lines for Life and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line during its operating hours.

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Sep 27 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery - Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)

WILDFIRE AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

CALL 911 for emergency assistance.

Call 211 or visit 211info.org
for information and/or resources.

DISCLAIMER:
This information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever. Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals. You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

WARNING:
Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
Oregon Radio Stations
Oregon TV Stations

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Oregon National Weather Radio Stations
Oregon Weather AlertsStatewide
or By County or By Zone

 

DEFINITIONS / TERMS for Warning Status or Evacuation Level

 

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National Weather Service Fire Warning Statuses

RED FLAG WARNING
The National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a
Red Flag Warning
to an alert people if there are
critical fire weather conditions
happening NOW or expected VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH
The National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a
Fire Weather Watch
to alert people if there are
critical fire weather conditions POSSIBLE
but not immediate or happening now.
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.

Source:

National Weather Service – Fire Information
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

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Oregon Emergency Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1: “BE READY” for potential evacuation.

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor your telephone devices, local media sources, and county website to receive updated information.

This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock.

If conditions worsen, public safety will issue an upgrade to a level 2 or 3 for this area.

 

LEVEL 2: “BE SET” to evacuate

You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice

This level indicates there is significant danger in your area, and residents should either voluntarily evacuate now to a shelter or to family/friend’s home outside of the affected area.

If choosing to remain, residents need to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items but doing so is at their own risk.

This may be the only notice you receive.

Continue to monitor your telephone devices, local media sources, county website to receive further information. If conditions worsen, public safety will issue an upgrade to level 3 for this area and will make every attempt to return to this location with the new upgrade notice.

 

LEVEL 3: “GO” Evacuate NOW

Leave immediately!

Danger in your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this notice, you must understand that Public Safety Officials may not be available to assist you further.

DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
This may be the last notice you receive until the notice is cancelled or downgraded.

Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are deemed safe by Public Safety Officials. Local and regional media partners (digital, print, radio), public safety and county website-social media sites-call center will provide periodic updates.

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STATE OF OREGON

OREGON – OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)

https://arcg.is/140fCT

or

https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=cdf61542ff574df797bdae784992cc44&folderid=d152ce8b437c47b1ba66c125a3648822

OREGON WILDFIRE SITE
https://wildfire.oregon.gov

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS
(Public Health /Preparedness)

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREPAREDNESS/CURRENTHAZARDS/Pages/index.aspx

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT
(Public Health / Preparedness)

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preparedness/prepare/pages/prepareforextremeheat.aspx

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

READY.GOV (Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family)
https://www.ready.gov

FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
https://www.fema.gov/locations

FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)
https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-09/fema_oregon-referral_dr-4562.pdf

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

** IMMEDIATE NEEDS **
such as
SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL, etc.

EVACUATE OR STAY PUT?

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)

FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/emergency-shelter

EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/emergency-food-and-water

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE – TOLL FREE – MULTILINGUAL

CALL 1-800 985 5990

or

TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746

The Disaster Distress Helpline,
1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System

OR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area.

This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
Oregon Radio Stations
Oregon TV Stations

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Oregon National Weather Radio Stations
Oregon Weather AlertsStatewide
or By County or By Zone

PUBLIC ALERTS – Signup to Get Alerts
https://www.publicalerts.org/signup

Clackamas County
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/ccens.html

Columbia County
https://www.columbia911.com/general/page/columbia-alert-network-can

Linn & Benton County
https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085613276#/login

Marion County
https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/login

Salem
https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/get-community-alerts.aspx

Multnomah County Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612905#/login

Washington County – Tigard residents can register for City Alert (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/1E28B1D668D7) & Washco;
other residents should register only for the Washco County Alert System
http://www.wccca.com/wcens/

FLASH ALERT messaging system – has news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
https://www.flashalert.net/

BY OREGON COUNTY / REGION
https://www.flashalert.net/regions/portland-vancouver-salem/?CatName=Counties%2FRegional&Texting=0

METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
https://www.metcom911.com/

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/usfs/

Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/imagery.php

DISASTER MAPS
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer-disaster-maps.html

CURRENT WILDLAND FIRES – USA INTERACTIVE MAP
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=40.749596,-111.533203&zoom=5&basemap=USA_basemap&overlay=VIIRS_24_hours,MODIS_24_hours&txtfile=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/disaster/USA_wildland_fire.txt

Other Maps

RED CROSS SITES / REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/about-us/locations.html

FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/

The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life! Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country. Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

GIS Server List (links to geographic information such as cooling centers)
https://mappingsupport.com/p/surf_gis/list-federal-state-county-city-GIS-servers.pdf

 

AIR QUALITY

AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you. When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health. For more information, check out the links below:

AIRNOW.GOV
https://www.airnow.gov

AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Portland&state=OR&country=USA

USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
https://gispub.epa.gov/airnow/

OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
https://www.airnow.gov/state/?name=oregon

USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP
https://fire.airnow.gov/

CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency

PROBLEM:
Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.

POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.

Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
https://findmesar.com/p/pdf/smart-way-call-911-with-cell-phone.pdf

and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:

1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser

Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/

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Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by Wildfire, Smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser. Click a link to a group (see below). Then, click JOIN. You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions. Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available. If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES
For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon
1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/
2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/
3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/
4. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

MORE WILDFIRE RESOURCES

The COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program (COWOP)

The COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program (COWOP) empowers communities by connecting people to resources and services such as COVID-19 vaccination info; food, rent, and utility assistance; emotional support; and so much more. Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after a disaster isn’t something anyone needs to do alone.

Serving Statewide

English: Call or text 971- 420-1028

Spanish: Call or text 971- 420-1018

Link: cowop2021.org

 

WILDFIRE WELLNESS TOOLKIT

https://www.cowop2021.org/en/wellness-toolkit

Excerpt(s):

The purpose of this guide is to support individuals, caregivers, and families impacted by wildfire. We hope to provide resources to improve general wellness and tools for resiliency, knowing that people with greater feelings of wellness are better equipped to support their family and community.

1. Coping with Stress
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue1.pdf

2. Wildfire Resources
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue2.pdf

3. Strength and Resilience
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue3.pdf

4. Values: A Personal Compass
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue4.pdf

5. Caregiver Edition
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue5.pdf

6. Your Personal Wellness Vision
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue6.pdf

 

WILDFIRE SUPPORT PHONE NUMBERS

Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services
1-503-655-8585

ADAPT of Douglas County
1-800-866-9780

Marion County Health & Human Services
1-503-588-5288

Jackson County Health & Human Services
1-541-774-8201

Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
1-541-883-1030

Lane County Health & Human Services
1-541-687-4000

Lincoln County Health & Human Services
1-866-266-0288

Linn County Health Services
1-800-560-5535

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES
1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.
We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.
Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at: 1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES
In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website
https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance
https://www.disasterassistance.gov

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:
https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542
Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:
State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response
https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters
For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)
For verified disaster relief organizations
https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home
https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County
https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling
Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery
https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever. Use at your own risk and expense. You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

 

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Sep 27 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Phone – Mondays @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

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VISIT: http://aaphonemeetings.org/sunday/

Excerpt(s) from http://aaphonemeetings.org/ last viewed on 2020 Mar 17.

AA Phone Meetings Are Listed By Day And Operate On Eastern Standard Time. [EDITOR NOTE: Oregon is on Pacific Standard Time PST, 3hrs earlier than EST]

Mute to listen or Unmute to share – Each conference call has different muting and unmuting functions – Press * 6 to unmute yourself. When you are done sharing, you will hear “muted” or “unmuted” Always remember to mute when not sharing to preserve the clarity and serenity in all of the AA phone meetings.

AA meeting etiquette should be practiced in all conference call meetings for the good of the group and AA as a whole.

Each meeting has an individual format so come early, stay late, learn to listen, and listen to learn.

All AA phone meetings have a parking lot to ask questions and fellowship after each meeting. Please practice common sense when taking or giving out any personal information during or after any phone meeting.

Please note: These are conference call meetings, and you may need to check with your phone provider to see if there is are additional costs or restrictions that may apply to each meeting you attend

All AA phone meetings may not have an available moderator for all times listed. Generally 90 days of sobriety are required to serve as a meeting moderator (as per group conscious). In the event a moderator is not available for that meeting time, please feel free to begin meeting.

Open meeting by asking for volunteers to read AA Preamble. If there are no volunteers, please read the preamble.

Ask for a volunteer to read the 12 Steps or How It Works or 12 Traditions
Ask for a volunteer to keep time.

Generally phone meeting sharing is limited to 4 minutes thus giving all participants an opportunity to speak if desired.

Tradition 7 – We are self supporting through our own contributions and the AA preamble states The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking and there are no dues or fees for membership AA itself does has operating cost so please donate what you can when you can by clicking on the basket to donate directly to AA and you will be linked to AA.OGR donation web page.

The basket will be AA direct link to AA.ORG donation page
https://www.nyintergroup.org/contributions/

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Phone – Mondays @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

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VISIT: http://aaphonemeetings.org/monday/

Excerpt(s) from http://aaphonemeetings.org/ last viewed on 2020 Mar 17.

AA Phone Meetings Are Listed By Day And Operate On Eastern Standard Time. [EDITOR NOTE: Oregon is on Pacific Standard Time PST, 3hrs earlier than EST]

Mute to listen or Unmute to share – Each conference call has different muting and unmuting functions – Press * 6 to unmute yourself. When you are done sharing, you will hear “muted” or “unmuted” Always remember to mute when not sharing to preserve the clarity and serenity in all of the AA phone meetings.

AA meeting etiquette should be practiced in all conference call meetings for the good of the group and AA as a whole.

Each meeting has an individual format so come early, stay late, learn to listen, and listen to learn.

All AA phone meetings have a parking lot to ask questions and fellowship after each meeting. Please practice common sense when taking or giving out any personal information during or after any phone meeting.

Please note: These are conference call meetings, and you may need to check with your phone provider to see if there is are additional costs or restrictions that may apply to each meeting you attend

All AA phone meetings may not have an available moderator for all times listed. Generally 90 days of sobriety are required to serve as a meeting moderator (as per group conscious). In the event a moderator is not available for that meeting time, please feel free to begin meeting.

Open meeting by asking for volunteers to read AA Preamble. If there are no volunteers, please read the preamble.

Ask for a volunteer to read the 12 Steps or How It Works or 12 Traditions
Ask for a volunteer to keep time.

Generally phone meeting sharing is limited to 4 minutes thus giving all participants an opportunity to speak if desired.

Tradition 7 – We are self supporting through our own contributions and the AA preamble states The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking and there are no dues or fees for membership AA itself does has operating cost so please donate what you can when you can by clicking on the basket to donate directly to AA and you will be linked to AA.OGR donation web page.

The basket will be AA direct link to AA.ORG donation page
https://www.nyintergroup.org/contributions/

ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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In addition to over 100 weekly mutual aid support meetings, the Alano Club offers other recovery resources, like weekly recovery yoga and mindful meditation classes, monthly seminars on topics like brain chemistry and addiction and relationships and recovery, and regular workshops on topics ranging from recovery advocacy to mindful-based relapse prevention. The Alano Club also hosts large-scale sober social events, like our Recovery Art Walk, Recovery Talent Show and holiday community dinners.

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

The following organizations provide links to daily online resources, supports and meetings for people recovering from addictions during COVID-19.  Events change daily and offerings serve a wide variety of people recovering many forms of addiction.

 

The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links (Including Online Meetings)

PortlandAlano.org offers this daily schedule with links to a variety of online recovery meetings and events.

NOTE: Meeting rooms open 15 minutes prior to official start times.  All times are listed in Pacific Standard Time. Events and meeting times vary daily.

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

 

Alano Club meeting types include:

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous
ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon: Families & Friends of Alcoholics
AVS: Attention Veritability Syndrome
CLA: Clutterers Anonymous
CMA: Crystal Meth Anonymous
CODA: Codependents Anonymous

COSA: Partners of Sex Addicts
DA: Debtors Anonymous
FA: Food Addicts
GA: Gamblers Anonymous
HA: Heroin Anonymous
MA: Marijuana Anonymous
NA: Narcotics Anonymous
OA: Overeaters Anonymous

RCA: Recovering Couple Anonymous
RR: Refuge Recovery
RTS: Recovery Toolkit Series
SAA: Sex Addicts Anonymous
SIA: Survivors of Incest Anonymous SLAA: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
SMART: Self Management And Recovery Training
WA: Workaholics Anonymous
WB: Wellbriety

Meeting Details:
(C) Closed
(G) Gay
(L) Lesbian
(MO) Men Only
(SM) Secular Meeting
(WO) Women Only

 

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

Events Calendar

https://portlandalano.org/calendar/

Facebook Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandAlanoClub

AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Support Groups @ Online and Other Venues
Sep 27 all-day

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AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

You are not alone.  Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.  Visit the website for support, links, stories and more at: https://www.afsp.org

Each year, many people join AFSP in Out of the Darkness community walks in all 50 States: https://afsp.donordrive.com/ and https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1370

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

Core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Find a Support Group online:

https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500
F: (212) 363-6237
General Inquiries: info@afsp.org
Press Office: 347-826-3577

Mailing Address:
199 Water St.
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038

AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
Sep 27 all-day
ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

AM – All Month – COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Access Information by OHA – Oregon Health Authority – English & Español
Sep 27 all-day

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COVID-19 Vaccine Access Information

Información de acceso a la vacuna COVID-19

English & Espanol

As of April 19, 2021, all Oregonians over 16 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**This is a big day for the state. Many thanks to the folks on the front lines who are running vaccination sites and working so hard to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
See below for information on getting scheduled for a vaccine.
Accelerated Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
Scheduling a Vaccination
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has created several resources to assist individuals in planning for their COVID-19 vaccination:
How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
Available in Spanish at Cómo encontrar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 en Oregon
What to know before you get vaccinated
Post Vaccination: What we all need to do together
Scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine is primarily managed through the
OHA’s Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
The OHA has created a Get Vaccinated Oregon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Multi-lingual assistance using the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is also available by calling 211.
Some local pharmacies are offering vaccinations through a Federal Retail Pharmacy Program partnership.
Appointments can be made by visiting pharmacy websites directly:
If you need to get a vaccine through the drive-through site at PDX Airport, please go to OHSU’s COVID-19 Vaccine: Information and Appointments page.
All COVID-19 vaccine sites are dependent upon the availability of vaccine supply, which is determined by many factors, including supply at the national level and allocation at the federal and state levels.
Appointments are required.
Multnomah County maintains the COVID-19 Vaccine page which includes information options for scheduling a vaccination and resources for individuals who may need assistance scheduling an appointment due to language or barriers with technology.
Lastly, if you’re an immigrant, please know the following:
All eligible people in Oregon can get the vaccine.
You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine.
Getting the vaccine will NOT affect your immigration status or count as a public charge.
You do not need to have or provide a social security number.
You do not need to have identification.
If you need help, you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357).
**See active links in this bulletin by
Oregon Legislature, Speaker of the House, Rep. Tina Kotek’s
published  4/19/2021 at:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/2cd30a8

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

AM – All Month – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Online Educational Resources @ Online, Register for Details
Sep 27 all-day

Pride Month Poster

 

 

Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

LGBTQ+ Health Topics- – Online Educational Resource Center: The Centers for Disease Control has a wide array of information related to LGBTQ+ Health Topics.  Link to searchable webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/index.htm  

LGTBQ+ Youth & Young Adult The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention suicide prevention services, and educational Resources to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Link to their primary webpage, from which topics of interest can be chosen: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/

LGTBTQ+ Community Resources – The Safe Zone Project:  The Safe Zone Project provides a rich variety of educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community.  This includes website links for both educational and supportive organizations, articles, blog posts, video documentaries, several LGBTQ+ organizations, and printable handouts.  Link to this searchable webpage: https://thesafezoneproject.com/resources/

LGBTQ+ Allies-University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (UWM): UWM provides a wide array of educational and support information for people who are allies of the LGBTQ+ community:  https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/allies

 

AM – All Month – NRM – National Recovery Month – Events, Resources & Celebration – Recovery is For Everyone
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the millions of Americans in recovery by expanding and enhancing the nation’s recovery support services infrastructure. This Recovery Month, we can all recommit to supporting family members, friends, and neighbors in recovery.” 

Regina LeBelle  Office of Drug Control Policy

 

National Recovery Month Selected Online Events

I Love Someone in Recovery Campaign
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When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people in recovery and those who love them, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity. This #RecoveryMonth we invite you to use the “I Love Someone in Recovery” graphic and share an empowering story as a person passionate for mental health and substance use disorder recovery. By lending your face and your voice, you create space for a nurturing recovery community that is open and inclusive to all. Follow the journey.  #ILoveSomeoneInRecovery.

National Big Texas Rally For Recovery

This year’s National Rally for Recovery will be hosted in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021.

A centerpiece of Recovery Month – the National Rally for Recovery, hosted this year in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

We are planning great music, comedy, storytelling, dance, food—all with Houston’s famous hospitality. Dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, and persons in recovery, families, community supporters, speakers, and friends of recovery will all join the celebration to inspire and replenish our passion for recovery. We will have a large youth area with plenty of positive fun, family-friendly activities, and food. More details still to come!

REGISTER FOR THE RALLY

 

International Recovery Day

 

September 30th, 2021

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – all on the same day. We invite you to join our International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on this site today. We will then send you a token by email that will allow you to launch your own virtual firework on . Later on, we will send you a reminder to go online September 30th and watch for yourself as you launch your firework into the sky – to be joined by countless others in recovery launching their own fireworks from all around the globe.

 

 

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1  JOIN ONLINE

Join International Recovery Day community by filling out an online form here. Your privacy is always respected.

REGISTRATION

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2  GET a REMINDER

Prior to International Recovery Day, observed annually on September 30th, we will send you an email reminder

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3. CELEBRATE WITH US

Commend your own recovery by launching a virtual, celebratory firework on September 30th.

 

 

Recovery Happens 2021 Art Show

 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

The 2021 Recovery happens Resource Fair will be hosted virtually throughout the month of September on our website: https://www.vorsmc.org/recoveryhappens2021

If you would like to have your organization’s information added to the resource page please contact info@vorsmc.org

Confidant Health

Celebrate Recovery!  Recovery Month Pop Up Group.

( All-Month Pop Up Group)

September is National Recovery Month, to celebrate, we’ve set up this pop-up group to share information, start discussion, raise awareness, and CELEBRATE RECOVERY! The group is for anyone who has been touched by substance use, addiction, or overdose. Whether you are in recovery or actively using substances, or are the extended family, parents, children, or friend of someone dealing with addiction or in recovery, this group is for you. Addiction is a tough and highly stigmatized disease, but recovery is possible. At Confidant, our aim is to create an informative, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for everyone to share their experiences for the greater good of all.
Join us for various activities and challenges to celebrate Recovery Month throughout the month of September. The most active group members will receive a prize at the end of the pop-up. Cheers!

To Attend, Join the Group from the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2927147624269864/

 

Selected Events In Oregon

Voices of Recovery:

September is National Recovery Month

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, AT 9 AM PDT – 10 AM PDT

Come hear the stories of individuals currently in recovery for a substance use disorder. Hear about their special path to treatment and recovery and how they maintain their sobriety. Members from the community and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Meet representatives of local community and social agencies and support groups and learn about the valuable services they are providing to individuals and loved ones affected by a substance use disorder.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2300 or

Register Online at:

https://www.chestercountyhospital.org/…/wellness-events...

Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, AT 5:30 PM PDT — 6:30 PM PDT

Online Via ZOOM

We are the statewide advocacy coalition of 75+ organizations working to ensure that Measure 110 is implemented fully, centering on the needs of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native and tribal communities.

REGISTER HERE

Janus of Santa Cruz

Recovery Month Event: Domestic Violence Presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 10:30 AM PDT — 12 PM PDT

Online Via Facebook Live

Join Janus staff and Monarch Services’ Maria Barranco, Sydney Woodward and Dalia Ochoa for an important discussion on domestic violence.   To attend visit the Facebook Page: 
Recovery Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight the impacts that addiction and mental illness have on all parts of our community. Join us in celebrating recovery this September and throughout the year.
A full list of events throughout the month can be found on the event calendar: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/recovery-month-2020.Some activities include:

  • September 1: Lincoln County Health Promotion publishes a Recovery Resource Guide here.
  • September 8: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Newport City Council at 6pm.
  • September 10: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Waldport City Council at 2pm
  • September 14: Board of Commissioners Proclaim September Recovery Month. Virtual event. Watch here.
  • September 14: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Siletz City Council at 7pm.
  • September 15: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Newport. Details here.
  • September 16: Lincoln County Behavioral Health hosts a Recovery Altar. Details here.
  • September 19: Beach Clean-up in Lincoln City. Details to come.
  • September 19: Lights of Hope at the Toledo Waterfront. Details to come.
  • September 25: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Lincoln City. Details here.
  • Prescription drug take back and recovery swag pick up in Waldport. Date coming soon.
  • Visit the event calendar listed above for a full list of events.

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Suicide Prevention – Youth Resources – Family Resources
Sep 27 all-day

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide has created a county-based LGBTQ+ Youth Resource List.  ( 14 Pages in PDF Format) 

>>> Check it out here <<<

and share with partners.

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

Statewide Suicide Prevention Liaison:
Annette Marcus
Email:amarcus@aocmhp.org
Phone: (503) 399-7201

Suicide Prevention Project Specialist:
Jennifer Fraga
Email: jfraga@aocmhp.org
Phone: (503) 399-7201

MORE OREGON RESCOURCES

Crisis & Support Lines

OREGON LGBTQ CRISIS LINES

Local, state, national and LGBTQ crisis and support resources.

CRISIS & SUPPORT LINES

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

If you or a friend are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are having a crisis and need support, contact Oregon’s Lines for Life: 800-273-8255.

Lines for Life will connect you with 24-hr crisis lines that provide crisis intervention and targeted support for youth, families, older adults, military service members and veterans for mental health crises and support, suicide prevention, help with addiction and recovery and racial equity and support – in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority.

English: 800-273-8255
En español: 888-628-9454
TTY: 800-799-4TTY (4889)

Oregon YouthLine: 877-968-8491.

Oregon YouthLine is a peer crisis line for youth ages 21 and younger. Teens are available to help daily, 4 to 10 p.m. Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by adult call counselors) or chat online at the YouthLine website.

Text:teen2teen” to 839863
Chat online: at YouthLine website

24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 with the message “Home” for support any time, night or day.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – National suicide prevention support, available 24/7. Call: 800-273-8255.

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidioin Spanish call: 888-628-9454.

LGBTQ CRISIS LINES & ONLINE CHAT

Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ youth) 24 hours: 1-866-488-7386.

TrevorChat is available 24/7 days a week, or you can text the word “START” to 678-678, available 24/7.

CHAT SPACE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH

Q Chat Space is an online community chat for LGBTQ youth and teens who are questioning their identity, ages 13-19, facilitated by staff and volunteers from LGBTQ community centers around the country. Provides a place to connect and get access to information and resources. Q Chat Space is a program of CenterLink, the national organization for LGBTQ community centers.

Oregon Child Abuse Hotline – to report child abuse and neglect call: 855-503-SAFE (7233), available 24/7.

PARENT SUPPORT LINES

Reach Out Oregon WarmlineParent Support Line call: 833-732-2467, Monday – Friday 12-7 pm PST (except for holidays).

A parent / caregiver support service that provides peer support, access to services and referrals for parents and caregivers with a child or youth experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. The warmline is a project of Reach Out Oregon and the Oregon Family Support Network.

 

Oregon-Based LGBTQ Services& Support

OREGON LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

Selected resources listed on this website focus on providing services and support to reduce mental health risks and promote well-being for LGBTQ young people.

RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

Asian Pacific Island Pride
Non-profit organization that serves LGBTQ API communities in greater Portland and provides safe and supportive environments to celebrate, educate and bring communities together. apipride@gmail.com

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
A multi-service agency that provides a wide range of services and supports for Native American children, youth, adults and families, including Two-Spirit and LGBTQ support groups and events.

PDX Latinx Pride – Pride events in Portland for the Latinx LGBTQ community, families and allies. Central facebook page provides a space to connect throughout the year – www.facebook.com/PDXlatinxpride

Portland Two-Spirit Society
P2SS is a social, cultural, educational, resource group for the LGBTIQ Native American/Alaskan Natives and their families; to come together and share, connect, reclaim, and restore culture and community.

Sankofa Collective Northwest
Sankofa provides support, education and advocacy for Black families, friends and LGBTQ people through monthly support groups, faith outreach, mini-grants and an annual Portland Black Pride celebration. Sankofa began as the first African American chapter of PFLAG in the U.S. and relaunched as the Sankofa Collective Northwest in 2016.

Utopia PDX – United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance Portland
Portland chapter of a nonprofit organization by and for queer and trans Pacific Islanders that provides support, community organizing, political engagement, and cultural stewardship. https://www.facebook.com/utopiaportland

 

YOUTH RESOURCES – STATE ACCESS

SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center)
SMYRC’s on-site center in Portland provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities such as art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, resource referral, counseling, and education. Through Bridge 13, SMYRC provides LGBTQ trainings, educational workshops and consultations for social support staff, health professionals, youth providers, and educators. SMRYC also helps families and youth find local resources in their communities that support LGBTQ youth and families.

Oregon Queer Youth Summit
A conference held by and for queer and trans identified youth and their allies from the state of Oregon. Leadership development and organizing events happens year-round.

SCHOOL RESOURCES – STATEWIDE

Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC)
A coalition of public and private organizations in Oregon that supports community efforts to reduce youth suicide and risk behaviors for LGBTQ youth. Provides education, data collection, and support services to create safe schools and communities for youth, teachers, and families.

GSA (Genders & Sexualities Alliance) School Clubs
GSA school clubs are available in many Oregon schools to provide support for LGBTQ students and allies and to provide education and events to promote safer schools and communities. Individual GSAs are listed by county and by school. (See National listings for information on GSA Network – a national organization that provides education and training to help students and local GSA clubs in schools to advocate for safer schools and policies to protect LGBTQ students from harassment and victimization.)

GLSEN Oregon
State chapter of the national organization that works to ensure safe schools for all students. GLSEN’s state chapter supports students and educators to adopt LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plan teacher trainings, and hold events for students, educators, parents, and allies.

FAMILY RESOURCES

Basic Rights Oregon Fierce Families Network
Advocates for public policy that meets the needs of a breadth of the LGBTQ communities. Provides and distributes resources to help families understand their LGBTQ+ children.

Pride Foundation Scholarship Program
Community foundation that funds LGBTQ programs and supports in the Northwest, and funds scholarships for LGBTQ student leaders.

YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCES BY COUNTY

BENTON COUNTY

Cheldelin Middle School Pride Club
Cheldelin Middle School sponsored group that provides a confidential, safe space for students to support each other.

Corvallis High School Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA)
A Corvallis High School sponsored GSA group that promotes understanding, acceptance and inclusion of all.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas High School GSA
A Clackamas High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Milwaukie High School & Milwaukie Academy of the Arts Queer-Straight Alliance
A Milwaukie High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

The Living Room
A safe space that provides peer support and youth drop-in services, resources to promote personal growth and leadership skills, to build relationships and promote positive development of LGBTQ youth and allies.

Youth ERA Clackamas
A youth-focused program of services that includes a drop-in center, crisis services, online support, wrap around services, training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups and agencies.

CLATSOP COUNTY

Astoria High School Rainbow Alliance (GSA)
An Astoria High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Lower Columbia Q Center
A community center that provides a range of resources and support activities for LGBTQ youth and adults, including youth support and educational activities.

Seaside High School GSA
A Seaside High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Scappoose High School FLATH/GSA
A Scappoose High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

COOS COUNTY

PFLAG Coos Bay/South Coast
A Coos Bay/South Coast chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

Youth ERA Coos
A youth-focused program of services that includes a drop-in center, crisis services, online support, wrap around services, training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups and agencies.

CROOK COUNTY

PFLAG Central Oregon
A Central Oregon chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

PFLAG Prineville
A Prineville chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

CURRY COUNTY

Brookings-Harbor High School LGBTQ+ and Straight Alliance Club
A Brookings-Harbor High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

PFLAG Curry County
Curry County chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

DESCHUTES COUNTY

PFLAG Central Oregon
A Central Oregon chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

Mountain View High School GSA
A Mountain View High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

PFLAG Douglas County
A Douglas County chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

HOOD RIVER COUNTY

Hood River Valley High School GSA
A Hood River Valley High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

JACKSON COUNTY

Lotus Rising Project
A community organization in Southern Oregon that provides activities and services for LGBTQ youth and adults.

Phoenix High School GSA
A Phoenix High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Youth ERA Medford
A youth-focused program of services that includes a drop-in center, crisis services, online support, wrap around services, training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups and agencies.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

Grants Pass High School Southern Oregon Pride (GSA)
A Grants Pass High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

PFLAG Grants Pass
A Grants Pass chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

LANE COUNTY

Churchill High School GSA
A Churchill High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Sheldon High School GSA
A Sheldon High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

South Eugene High School GSA
A South Eugene High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Trans*Ponder
A Lane County parent support group for families and caregivers with gender diverse children.

Willamette High School GSA
A Willamette High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. https://www.facebook.com/Willamette-High-School-GSA-273630792665482

Youth ERA Eugene
A youth-focused program of services that includes a drop-in center, crisis services, online support, wrap around services, training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups and agencies.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Newport High School GSA
A Newport High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

PFLAG Oregon Central Coast
Oregon Central Coast chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

The Bravery Center
A resource center that provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth, ages 14-24, in Lincoln County.

LINN COUNTY

Intersection Connection via Zoom
A support group for area middle and high school students with regular meetings held on Zoom.

Out-N-About
A support group for high school-aged LGBTQ youth in Linn and Benton with regular meetings via Zoom.

MARION COUNTY

PFLAG Salem
Salem chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

Rainbow Youth
Support groups for middle and high school students in Marion and Polk Counties. Services include social activities, and individual support.

Youth ERA Salem
A youth-focused program of services that includes a drop-in center, crisis services, online support, wrap around services, training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups and agencies.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Asian Pacific Island Pride
Non-profit organization that serves LGBTQ API communities in greater Portland and provides safe and supportive environments to celebrate, educate and bring communities together. apipride@gmail.com

Brave Space, LLC
An organization that provides counseling and support and facilitates access to knowledgeable providers for transgender and genderqueer young people, adults and their families.

Bridging Voices
A chorus for LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 13-21 in a safe, accessible place for youth to experience empowerment and unity through music. Bridging Voices is Portland’s first LGBTQ+ and Allied Youth Chorus and is one of the largest choruses of its kind.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
A multi-service agency that provides a range of health, education housing and peer support services for adults. Also provides services for youth. Includes Prism Health that provides gender affirming care.

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
A multi-service agency that provides a wide range of services and supports for Native American children, youth, adults and families, including Two-Spirit and LGBTQ support groups and events.

OHSU Transgender Health Program
Health care services for transgender for gender diverse children, youth and adults at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Provides information, referrals and access to resources.

Outside In Transgender Health Services
Health care and social services for youth experiencing homelessness and others. Provides an LGBTQ affirming medical clinic, transgender care, housing assistance, a Queer Zone group and a community drop-in center.

P:ear
Organization that provides a safe space, food, recreation, and mentorship through art, barista, and bike mechanic programs for youth who are experiencing homelessness and unstable housing.

PFLAG Portland
Portland chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

Portland Two-Spirit Society
P2SS is a social, cultural, educational, resource group for the LGBTIQ Native American/Alaskan Natives and their families; to come together and share, connect, reclaim, and restore culture and community.

Prism Healthcare Clinic
Health care agency that provides a wide range of services for LGBTQ people, including primary care and behavioral health services and counseling, gender-affirming care and STI testing.

Q Center
Portland’s LGBTQ community center. Provides a range of support groups, activities and a directory of local LGBTQ resources and referrals. Support groups are provided for adults related to gender identity, addiction recovery, veterans, seniors and a support group for youth under age 18.

Quest Center for Integrative Health
Health center that provides health and mental health care to youth and adults that includes counseling, LGBTQ health services, HIV services and wellness care.

Sankofa Collective Northwest
Sankofa provides support, education and advocacy for Black families, friends and LGBTQ people through monthly support groups, faith outreach, mini-grants and an annual Portland Black Pride celebration. Sankofa began as the first African American chapter of PFLAG in the U.S. and relaunched as the Sankofa Collective Northwest in 2016.

SMYRC (Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center)
SMYRC’s on-site center in Portland provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities such as art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, resource referral, counseling, and education. Through Bridge 13, SMYRC provides LGBTQ trainings, educational workshops and consultations for social support staff, health professionals, youth providers, and educators.

TransActive Gender Project
A program at Lewis & Clark that provides services and support for transgender and gender diverse children, youth, and families, including support groups for children and youth (ages 4-18), caregivers and families, as well as advocacy, counseling and referrals.

POLK COUNTY

Dallas High School GSA
A Dallas High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. https://www.facebook.com/Dallas-High-School-GSA-702785019853083

PFLAG Salem
A Salem chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

Rainbow Youth
Organization that provides safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth and their friends to find connection, support, and friendship in Marion and Polk Counties. Provides support meetings for middle and high-school aged youth, ages 18 and under.

UMATILLA COUNTY

PFLAG Pendelton
Pendelton chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents.

UNION COUNTY

PFLAG Union County
Union County chapter of PFLAG that provides education, advocacy, and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons, including ongoing support groups for parents. https://www.facebook.com/PflagUnionCounty

WALLOWA COUNTY

Safe Harbors
Community organization that provides education and outreach with crisis intervention and advocacy services for survivors of domestic, sexual and dating violence for youth and adults.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Beaverton High School GSA
A Beaverton High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Hillsboro High School GSA
A Hillsboro High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

Sherwood High School Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA)
A Sherwood High School sponsored student club that provides support for LGBTQ and all students to promote understanding, acceptance, and inclusion.

 

 

Research-Based Publications for Families withLGBTQ Children

EVIDENCE-BASED FAMILY GUIDANCE RESOURCES

The evidence-based resources included here were developed by the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) and are rooted in FAP’s groundbreaking research with LGBTQ youth, young adults and families. This research and guidance from the lived experiences of ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families with LGBTQ young people enabled FAP to develop the first evidence-based family support model to prevent health risks and promote well-being for LGBTQ children and youth. FAP continues to produce a series of evidence-based resources to help to decrease health risks and promote well-being for LGBTQ children and youth.

FAMILY EDUCATION BOOKLETS

“Best Practice” Resources for Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth
(English, Spanish & Chinese and a growing series of faith-based versions)

Key information from FAP’s research on how families can help support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) children to reduce health risks and support positive development. These family education booklets have been designated as “Best Practice” resources for suicide prevention for LGBTQ young people by the Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.

HEALTHY FUTURES POSTER SERIES

Available from FAP in 10 languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Punjabi, Tagalog and Vietnamese. Other versions are in development.

Series of 3 posters that tell the “story” of family accepting and rejecting behaviors and show how these behaviors contribute to serious health risks including suicidal behavior and drug use and how they help protect against risk and promote well-being. Each poster includes common accepting and rejecting behaviors that are expressed across diverse cultures. The posters are available to download free in 4 sizes and include the camera-ready art to take to a commercial printer.

DEVELOPING THE FIELD OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ CHILDREN & YOUTH

Providing Services & Support

Although it may seem surprising to many people who are concerned about the health and well-being of children and youth, before the Family Acceptance Project was established 20 years ago, no one had studied LGBTQ young people and families. As a result, many mainstream services, including government agencies, have not included services and support for diverse families with LGBTQ children. As the Family Acceptance Project has shown, families can learn to support their LGBTQ children when services are provided in ways that are culturally relevant for them. Culturally appropriate services are needed to help families learn to support their LGBTQ children to reduce serious health risks, strengthen families and support positive development. Use this website to learn about these issues to provide support for LGBTQ children, youth and families – urgently needed now as LGBTQ young people and families are coping with the losses from Covid-19.

FAITH COMMUNITIES AND THE WELL-BEING OF LGBTQ YOUTH

A publication for faith communities and families on supporting LGBTQ youth to prevent mental health risks and to increase support, published by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. GAP is a professional organization of thought leaders in the field of psychiatry who provide guidance on addressing critical emerging mental health issues.

Selected National LGBTQ Services& Support

NATIONAL LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

Selected resources listed on this website focus on providing services and support to reduce mental health risks and promote well-being for LGBTQ young people.

ACCESS TO LGBTQ COMMUNITY CENTERS & LOCAL RESOURCES ACROSS THE U.S.

CenterLink
CenterLink is a nonprofit organization that provides capacity building and connects more than 270 LGBTQ community centers across the U.S. in 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as several other countries. CenterLink provides a searchable database of LGBTQ centers where LGBTQ people, families, providers and others can find and access LGBTQ services in their communities, including counseling and support services.

Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project (FAP) is a research, education and training program that helps ethnically, racially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBTQ children. FAP conducted the first research on LGBTQ youth and families and developed the first evidence-based family support model to help families to decrease rejection and health risks and to increase support and well-being for LGBTQ young people. FAP provides training for agencies, families, providers and religious leaders on increasing family support to reduce risk for suicide, homelessness and other serious health risks and using FAP’s multilingual educational materials and family support framework, also available online.

PFLAG
PFLAG is a national organization with 400 chapters across the U.S. that provides education and support for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people through individual and peer support groups, public education and advocacy. Parents and others can search PFLAG’s website to find chapters and support in local communities, in person and online. Local Oregon PFLAG chapters are listed by county under Oregon-Based LGBTQ Services & Support.

TransFamilies
TransFamilies provides support services and education for transgender people and their families, including an annual conference for families and their transgender children (Gender Odyssey). Formerly called Gender Diversity, TransFamilies provides online parent support groups in English & Spanish, a transgender youth leadership program and youth support groups, as well as training for schools and organizations.

Gender Spectrum 
Gender Spectrum provides education and support for families with transgender and gender diverse children and youth, support groups and an annual conference for children, youth and families. Gender Spectrum also provides training for schools and organizations working with children and teens.

SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES

GSA Network – Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network
GSA Network is a national youth-led organization that provides networking and support for GSAs – school clubs that provide education, peer support and activities to promote safer schools. GSA Network connects LGBTQ+ youth and school-based GSA clubs through peer support, leadership development, community organizing and advocacy and works with a network of 40 statewide organizations representing more than 4,000 GSA clubs across the country. GSAs in Oregon schools are listed by county under Oregon-Based LGBTQ Services & Support.

GLSEN
GLSEN is a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters that work to promote safe schools for LGBTQ students. GLSEN provides resources for educators and students, conducts school climate research, provides guidance on comprehensive school policies and information on bullying and school safety.

Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is a public-private partnership in Washington State that was among the first school-based initiatives to support LGBTQ students. The Coalition hosts a longstanding website with resources to help promote safe schools and to implement its mission of “helping schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Campus Pride
Campus Pride is a national organization working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students by developing resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the U.S. This includes hosting Camp Pride, a summer leadership camp for LGBTQ and ally students to learn campus strategies to develop supportive campus environments and leadership skills, LGBTQ college fairs and information on the campus safety, visibility and affirmation for LGBTQ students.

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Affirmation LGBTQ Mormons Families & Friends
An international organization that promotes understanding, acceptance, and self-determination for individuals with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions for current and former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provides allyship, ministering, and educational resources and an annual international conference.

Beloved Arise
An organization that provides resources and support to empower LGBTQ teens across Christian denominations through youth programs, advocacy and ally engagement opportunities and resources for other faith-based organizations.

Brethren Mennonite Council
A nonprofit group that is committed to providing mutual support for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members. This includes LGBTQ people, families and allies, to worship, educate and provide mutual support

DignityUSA
A national Catholic organization that provides support for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. Provides opportunities for worship, service, education and social justice.

Equally Blessed
A coalition of Call to Action, DignityUSA, and New Ways Ministry that seeks to educate and inspire Catholics to take action on behalf of LGBTQ and intersex people, their families and friends.

Eshel
An organization that works with individuals, families, and the Orthodox Jewish community to support LGBTQ members. Eshel has chapters in cities in the U.S. and Canada that provide activities, parent retreats, a speakers bureau and access to LGBTQ resources in the U.S. and Israel.

Freed Hearts
A Christian organization that helps parents, LGBTQ people, educators, therapists, and churches to create safe spaces, inspiration and encouragement. Provides resources ranging from books, podcasts, video courses and social media, including a YouTube Channel.

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
A North American Quaker faith community that holds online gatherings and worship.

Fortunate Families
A national Catholic organization and parent network that supports LGBTQ family members and facilitates conversations with bishops, pastors and Catholic Church leadership through sharing personal stories and working to establish Catholic LGBTQ Ministries in dioceses, parishes, educational institutions, and communities.

Galva – 108
An international, nonprofit religious organization – Gay & Lesbian Vaishnava Association – that provides information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their friends, and other interested persons.

Jewish Queer Youth
A group that supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the Jewish community with a focus on teens and young adults from Orthodox, Chasidic, and Sephardic communities. Provides Drop-In Center, and services for parents, teens, and families.

Keshet
An organization that works for the full equality of LGBTQ Jews and families. Helps Jewish organizations with the skills to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, spaces for queer Jewish youth, and advances for LGBTQ rights. Offers professional development, training and consultation, youth initiatives, programs for LGBTQ Jews of Color, leadership projects and community learning.

Many Voices
A Black church movement for gay and transgender justice. Equips and brings forward Black leaders that support LGBT equality and justice through educational workshops, seminars, and dialogues – in-person and online.

Mama Dragons
An organization founded by Mormon mothers with LGBTQ children that supports, educates, and empowers mothers of LGBTQ children through a private Facebook and regional groups to support and advocate for their LGBTQ children.

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
An organization that works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. Provides educational classes, retreats, advocacy, and resources including lectures, films video, podcasts, and blogs.

Muslims for Progressive Values
An organization that reflects Islam as a source of dignity, justice, compassion, and love for all. Offers spiritual counseling, chaplain endorsement and lectures and speaking engagements. Provides support for LGBTQ people and access to resources.

Q Christian Fellowship
An organization that cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through an annual conference, community groups, Parent Summit, and a variety of resources.

United Church of Christ LGBT Ministries
Christian religious organization that includes local churches and a global ministry. Has a specific ministry to LGBTQ people and families.

Unity Fellowship Church Movement
Unity Fellowship Church Movement is the first affirming and welcoming Black church for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons with several congregations across the U.S. Members of the public can RSVP to attend services online.

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Sep 27 all-day

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide has created a county-based LGBTQ+ Youth Resource List. Check it out here and share with partners.

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

Statewide Suicide Prevention Liaison:
Annette Marcus
Email:amarcus@aocmhp.org
Phone: (503) 399-7201

Suicide Prevention Project Specialist:
Jennifer Fraga
Email: jfraga@aocmhp.org
Phone: (503) 399-7201

 

 

AM – All Month – ODVA – Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Resource Number (1-800-698-2411) & Resource Listings
Sep 27 all-day

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA)

Call Today.

1-800-MyVA411  /  1-800-698-2411 and press ‘0’ for a live operator.

This is the number to call when you don’t know who to call.

For all Veterans and Service Members seeking information or assistance.

USE THIS LINK TO OPEN THE VA WELCOME KIT

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Download your VA Welcome Kit

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. You can print out copies for yourself and others:

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For Family Members

Veteran Resource Navigator

The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) has a comprehensive online resource guide (VETERAN RESOURCE NAVIGATOR) available to assist veterans in finding the benefits that are most useful to their unique circumstances at this time.

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

https://www.oregon.gov/odva/COVID/Pages/default.aspx)

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

If you are a veteran or family member with specific questions not addressed here, or if you need other direct assistance, please contact an ODVA Resource Navigator by calling (503) 373-2085 or toll-free at 1-800-692-9666.

Contact ODVA Headquarters

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs
700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (800) 692-9666 or (503) 373-2085

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

AM – All Month – Renters, Tenants and Landlords – Support, Resources, Assistance & Info – During COVID-19 Pandemic
Sep 27 all-day

Oregon Covid-19 – Support For Tenants and Landlords

Resources & Assistance

 

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR TENANTS:

Statewide Eviction Moratorium

There is a new statewide eviction moratorium (HB 4401) that will last until June 30, 2021. This means that, with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for nonpayment or without cause until July of 2021.​

Renters must sign and return a “tenants declaration” to their landlord if they can’t afford their rent.

http://www.livingcully.org/

Instructions and tenant declarations forms are available from Living Cully in English and Spanish.

English Version:

Eviction-Moratorium-Flyer and Form-English.pdf

Spanish Version:

Eviction-Moratorium-Flyer and Form-Spainish.pdf

This form is also available from the following agencies and links:

Oregon Judicial Branch – Oregon Judicial Branch.

Oregon Law CenterOregon Law Center

Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Information and Application For Tenants and Landlords

The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program is open as of May 19th. OHCS is working with local organizations to provide more than $200 million in assistance to low-income Oregonians that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. OHCS created a partner toolkit to help communities promote this vital resource. This packet includes check lists for tenants and landlords, application information and documentation, frequently asked questions, and other helpful information related to the program.

Vista De Verificacion Del Inquilino 

Solicitud En Papel

The Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. This program uses funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which allocated a collective total of $280 million to Oregon, the City of Portland, and multiple counties in the state. In most cases, approved applications will result in payments made directly to landlords and utility providers.

Beginning May 19, 2021, qualified renters who have experienced financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability, may apply for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP). This program is not a loan, which means those who receive assistance will not have to pay back funds so long as they are used as approved and not duplicating other assistance programs. Assistance is offered to all eligible renters regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, and it will not impact the recipient’s eligibility for other federally funded programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, social security, WIC or public housing.

Renters who are eligible for the program may request rent and/or utility assistance dating back to March 13, 2020 (prior expenses are not eligible). OERAP will cover up to 12 months of past due rent and three months of forward rent, once all past due rent is paid. OERAP will also cover past due utility costs including electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, internet and bulk fuels. Costs that will NOT be covered include: homeowner costs, homeowner utilities, landlord-paid utilities, landlord-paid property taxes, property insurance, phone, and renter insurance.

If approved, in most cases, payments will be made directly to the landlord, property owner or utility company on the tenant’s behalf via direct deposit or check. OERAP funds are not first-come-first-serve. Funds will be distributed based on a formula that prioritizes applications based on need. Everyone who turns in a completed application will have their application reviewed.

Click on this link to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance

Apply for OERAP Now

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Landlord/Tenant Law FAQ

 

 

https://www.osbar.org/index.html#

Is there an eviction moratorium in place right now?

Yes. There are three eviction moratoriums that apply to Oregonians right now. The most important one is Executive Order 20-56 (EO 20-56). It states that landlords are mostly unable to end tenancies without tenant cause. Also, landlords are unable to end tenancies for nonpayment from Oct. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.

The second moratorium is House Bill 4213 (HB 4213) from the Oregon Legislature. HB 4213 allows tenants until April 1, 2021, to pay back any rent or other moneys that were not paid between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020. Landlords cannot serve a notice of termination or evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent that came due between April and September until after March 31, 2021.

The third moratorium on evictions is an order from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If a tenant files a declaration saying:

  • They are unable to pay their rent;
  • They make less than $99,000 per year;
  • They are trying to pay as much as they can, and;
  • They are trying obtain all available government assistance, then a landlord cannot terminate their tenancy except for cause until after Dec. 31, 2020.

In most cases, this is weaker than the protection provided by EO 20-56. This makes the executive order more relevant to Oregonians.

Can a landlord evict a tenant for nonpayment?

A landlord cannot serve a termination notice or file an eviction case for nonpayment until after Dec. 31, 2020. This includes nonpayment of rent, late fees or other payments associated with the tenancy incurred between April 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, unless the law changes, landlords will be able to take action against tenants for missing payments that come due in 2021. This also applies to payments that came due between Oct. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. There is a grace period through March 31, 2021, for payments incurred between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020.

For example, if a tenant did not pay rent in May of 2020 or September of 2020, but paid rent every month after that, the landlord would not be able to take action on the unpaid rent from May and September until April 1, 2021. But, if a tenant kept up with their rent during the emergency period but missed rent in January, a landlord could evict that person in January.

Under the CDC eviction moratorium, which lasts through Dec. 31, 2020, if a tenant files a declaration saying:

  • They are unable to pay their rent;
  • They make less than $99,000 per year;
  • They are trying to pay as much as they can, and;
  • They are trying to obtain all available government assistance, then a landlord cannot evict the tenant for nonpayment through Dec. 31, 2020.

The legality of the CDC eviction moratorium order has been challenged, but it is currently good law.

What about other kinds of notices?

None of the above explanations cover terminations “for cause” where the cause is something other than nonpayment. Causes that violate a rental agreement may include:

  • Destroying property.
  • Smoking where not allowed.
  • Allowing other people to move in.

A landlord can give a termination notice and seek to evict the tenant if they fail to move out at the end of the termination notice.

But, termination notices for no cause are prohibited by the state moratorium during the emergency period. A no-cause notice may be for a landlord reason such as wanting to repair the dwelling or convert it to a nonresidential use. However, under EO 20-56, a landlord may give a termination notice asking that the tenants move out in 90 days if the landlord or an immediate family member of the landlord wants to move in. This also applies if the landlord has sold the premises to someone who plans to move in.

Can a landlord still give a 24-hour inspection notice or does that violate social distancing?

Governor Brown has ordered all businesses to maintain social distancing within the workplace. She has not specifically addressed this issue. Nevertheless, the order suggests that a landlord should not be entering a rented property unless absolutely necessary (like for emergency repairs of leaks, breaks, power outages, etc.). The landlord should only perform an inspection while maintaining a distance of six feet from any other person. The landlord also should not come into contact with the surfaces of the home. If this cannot be done, then the landlord should wait until the state of emergency ends to conduct inspections.

Additionally, ORS 90.322(1)(f) allows a tenant to deny consent to a landlord who wishes to enter the premises with a 24-hour notice. The denial must be in writing and must be posted on the main entrance to the premises. A tenant cannot deny lawful access without risking the termination of the tenancy. So, any denial of entry for COVID-19 related reasons should state so in the written denial posted on the door.

A landlord who insists upon entry when a tenant has denied entry may be subject to civil penalties. In addition, failure to comply with the governor’s social distancing order is a Class C misdemeanor.

Where can a renter go for assistance if they receive an eviction notice?

If you are low-income, contact your local Legal Aid office. You can find your local office at https://oregonlawhelp.org/find-legal-help. If you do not qualify for legal aid services, contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 452-7636.

If you are a veteran, disabled, elderly or under a certain income level, additional services may be available in your area. If you need help connecting to services in your area, call 311.

If your landlord tries to forcibly remove you from your home, call your local law enforcement.

The COVID-19 situation is changing on a daily basis. These answers are our best interpretation of the state’s precautions as of Oct. 5, 2020. Please check these websites to monitor changes:

-Elliott Farren, Oregon Law Center, Eugene

 

ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/Landlord-tenant-resources.aspx

OHCS Landlord Compensation Fund

The next application round will be opening in late March 2021 and will include another $50 million in assistance.

The Oregon Legislature  enacted an eviction moratorium and  established the Landlord Compensation Fund (HB 4401). The Legislature allocated $200 million in rent assistance to support tenants and landlords, which includes $150 million for the Landlord Compensation Fund.
The Landlord Compensation Fund opened in February with a tremendous response through an online application portal to streamline the collection of landlord provided data on rent collections. The first round will fund up to $50 million in requests for unpaid rent. Participating landlords must accept 80 cents for every dollar of qualified rent-owed and this first funding round will include rent owed from April 2020 – February 2021. The program is not a “first come, first serve” basis, please see criteria below.
Please note:
FIRST ROUND DEADLINE: Friday, March 5 at 4:00pm.
If you are experiencing difficulties and have initiated an application and intend to submit it for the first-round funding – we are committed to working through these technical issues with you. If you are working on this application and need additional assistance with technical issues, you must complete the form at the following link by 4pm on Friday to secure your place in Round 1.
For those that would prefer to wait until the next round of funding, which will be open in April 2021, we will have funding to offer for carry-over and new applications submitted for the second round. As a reminder, the first round includes $50 million of the total $150 million in program funds.

As a reminder to all applicants, the deadline for first application round of the Landlord Compensation Fund program is4pm on Friday March 5, 2021.

The next application round will be opening in late March 2021 and will include another $50 million in assistance.

 

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/72622

Oregon Eviction Moratorium FAQ For Landlords

Moratorium on residential evictions in Oregon on the basis of nonpayment of rent or terminations without tenant cause. The following information is applicable statewide. View Frequently Asked Questions on this page.

OTHER RESOURCES
Legal Aid Services in Oregon
Oregon State Bar, Landlord Tenant Law
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing of Oregon
Hotline: 1-800-424-3247 (for housing discrimination only)
Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)
503-288-0130
Multifamily NW
503-213-1281
Manufactured Housing/Oregon State Tenants Association
(Information for mobile park tenants)
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.
AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research &amp; Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

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Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

Add to Calendar: GoogleAppleOutlook

Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

AM – All Month – Veteran Quick Resource List by NAMI Multnomah – Weekdays & Weekends
Sep 27 all-day

Oregon Veterans Resources may include but not be limited to:

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VA Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)

308 SW 1st Ave

Portland, OR 97204

503- 808-1256 or 800-949-1004 Ext: 51256

WEEKDAYS 8 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

THURSDAYS 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.

Transition Projects Day Center at Bud Clark Commons

650 NW Irving Street

Portland, OR 97209

MONDAY – FRIDAY 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

WEEKENDS 8 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

Multnomah County Veterans’ Services Offices (VSO)*

Lincoln Building

421 SW Oak Street, Room 100

Portland, OR 97204

EVERY TUESDAY: 9 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

EVERY FRIDAY: 9 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

 

East Area Office

600 NE 8th Street, Room 100\

Gresham, OR 97030

EVERY THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. TO 11:30 A.M.

 

North / Northeast Area Office

5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd

Portland, OR 97239

EVERY FRIDAY 2:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Portland VA Medical Center

3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road

Portland, OR 97239

EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY 1:00 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

*Walk-ins are unavailable at all Multnomah County VSO locations on the last working day of every month due to VA claims deadlines.

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Dial: 2-1-1

Transition Projects Veterans Hotline
855-425-5544

Multnomah County Veterans’ Services
503-988-VETS (8387)

   Email: veteran.services@multco.us

   Call or email any time to schedule an appointment or see VSO drop-in hours.

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255

Call Center for Homeless Veterans
877-424-3838

Multnomah County Veterans’ Services Aging, Disability & Veteran Services Helpline
503-988-3646

 

>>WEB RESOURCE LIST

https://www.quickresourceguide.veteran 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AM – All Month – Wildfire Affected Persons, Families and Communities – Support, Information and Facebook Groups @ Online Via Facebook Live
Sep 27 all-day

A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.

To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser.  Click a link to a group (see below).  Then, click JOIN.  You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions.  Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.

More groups may become available.  If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/

2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/

3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

Other social media pages of potential interest to people affected by wildfires in Oregon

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322593768956395

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990

2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.

We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at:  1-800-698-2392

NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

** INFO for IMMEDIATE NEEDS (e.g. water, food, shelter, medical, etc.) during DISASTERS**

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/evacuate-or-stay-put

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542

Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:

State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters

For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home

https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson Count

https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling

Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery

https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

 

DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy with guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

AMHAW – Association of Mental Health & Wellness – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays @ Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

  • For and by people who experience emotional distress, extreme and/or altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis and/or who are trauma survivors
  • A space to connect, share, support, and vibe

Facilitators, who are they and why?

  • People who are trained peer specialists who also experience emotional distress
  • To guide the support group and offer mutual support

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 6am-2pm PST (9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST)
Saturday: 2pm-7pm PST (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)
Sunday: 11am-4pm PST (2:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST)

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

AOH – Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors – Online Forum and Resources @ Online Forum
Sep 27 all-day

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide,
you are not alone.

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

This moderated online forum operates like a 24/7 support group – overseen by a mental health prof. and trained team of moderators. We have more than 18,000 members and specific forums for loss type and survivor experiences.

Many support group leaders use our online forum as a supplement to their regular meetings.

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

https://allianceofhope.org/find-support/find-a-support-group/

Additional information:

Since 2008, the Alliance of Hope has been working to decrease stigma, increase understanding of the suicide loss experience, and provide direct support to survivors.

  • Every 40 seconds, someones dies by suicide, leaving 6-8 loved ones grieving devastating loss.
  • In the U.S., 45 million people have survived suicide loss.
  • Every day, thousands of people seek support after suicide.

Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each of our situations is unique, we tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.

Video by Founder, Ronnie S. Walker, loss survivor and licensed clinical mental health counselor in Chicago

External links:

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL — For those who want to start a support group, our colleagues at Friends for Survival have compiled this guide for creating a sustainable grief support organization for families and friends after a suicide: Pathways to Hope by Friends for Survival (PDF)

AFSP (AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION) — Search Support Group Directory online: https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group/

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (UK) — Find Local Support Groups: https://uksobs.org/we-can-help/local-support-groups/find/

SURVIVORS OF MILITARY LOSS – TAPS (TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS):  https://www.taps.org/suicide

CA – Crim-Anon – Criminals Anonymous Fellowship – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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CRIM ANON (Criminals Anonymous) Recovery Group

Without You There Is No Us

Open Meeting – Virtual Group on Wednesday nights

6pm-7pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/83235802714

Meeting ID 832 3580 2714

About Crim-Anon (Criminals Anonymous)

We are a recovery fellowship comprised of men, women, youth, survivors and their families that are committed to supporting and living a crime-free lifestyle. We welcome you to check out our website at www.crimanon.org. Zoom on in with us!

Website:

https://www.crimanon.org

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/475073000014931/

CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups – Weekdays @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

 

 

CancerLine offers online and telephone peer support for persons experiencing or impacted by cancer.

Online Support Groups Links:

https://cancerlifeline.org/about-our-support-groups/

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

Weekdays 6am-2pm PST / 9am-5pm EST

https://cancerlifeline.org/lifeline-chat/

Online Support Groups

Our cancer support groups are designed to meet four key needs:

* Members have a place where emotions can be expressed and not judged
* Members gain a sense of community & inclusion with others in a similar situation
* Members find ways in which choice & control can be attained while living with cancer
* Members are provided with opportunities for education and information

While we are online, please note that our Support Group Norms require participation by both video and audio unless you have been granted an exception by Cancer Lifeline. To inquire about an exception, please call (206) 832-1271.

Current Support Groups

CLA – Clutterers Anonymous – Phone and Zoom Daily Calendars
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Clutterers Anonymous Phone and Zoom Daily Calendar

USE THE LINKS  BELOW TO OPEN LIVE CALENDARS FOR CLUTTERER ANONYMOUS PHONE AND ZOOM MEETINGS.

CLA Phone Meetings

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

CLA Virtual Meetings

 

CLA Phone Meetings

A phone recovery meeting or group is formed when two or more clutterers gather on a conference call to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with clutter and help each other to recover. The meetings are guided by the CLA 12 Steps and 12 Traditions and are facilitated by a CLA member. Everyone is welcome. International and long-distance charges may apply. These meetings are shown in red in the calendar below.

Meetings in this list are:

  • Believed to be active and agreed or requested to be listed
  • Registered with CLA World Service Organization (WSO)
  • Not to be used for commercial ventures or solicitation
  • Neither approved nor endorsed by CLA WSO for their autonomous business dealings and implementation of the CLA program

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

Here’s your opportunity to declutter with the support and encouragement of other clutterers. Everyone is welcome.  A phone activity session is a moderator-led gathering of two or more clutterers who come together on a CLA conference call line on a designated day and time. Clutterers actively declutter, set goals, make commitments, announce victories, give and receive support, bookend, and meet CLA buddies. Activity sessions are guided by the 12 Traditions of CLA but are not, and do not take the place of, CLA recovery meetings. International and long-distance charges may apply. These are shown in green in the calendar below.

Daily Phone Lines – not shown on the calendar

General Tips for viewing both calendars:

  • Click today if not already viewing the current date.
  • Use arrows to the right of “Today” to move through the calendar
  • The default view is “Agenda” which is a daily list of all phone meetings and activity sessions.
  • You can select Week or Month view but that may have too much detail to be helpful.
  • Click the arrow to the right of the “Agenda” tab to only see meetings or activity sessions if desired.
  • Use the print icon to get a printed list.
  • You can click the plus sign in the blue box at the bottom right to save this calendar to your own calendar program. It should convert meeting times to your time zone and it will allow you to click on the events in your calendar to get a clickable dial-in number for phone meetings.
  • For phone problems check this link. Alternate phone numbers

All events are in the Eastern Time (ET) zone.

VIRTUAL MEETINGS – Open to All CLA Members

The following Zoom meetings are open to any CLA member. You need to contact the person listed to gain access to the meeting ID. The majority of these meetings met Face-to-Face, but are now meeting virtually due to the pandemic. They may return to their Face-to-Face locations at any time.

Note: These meetings are listed as a courtesy only and WSO does not attest to each group’s adherence to CLA’s “12 Steps & 12 Traditions” and therefore the meetings should be attended with that in mind.

All events are in the Eastern Time (ET) zone…click event to see local time zone if different.

You can click the plus sign in the blue box at the bottom right to save this calendar to your own calendar program. It should convert meeting times to your time zone.

Any questions about calendars or meetings contact meetings@clutterersanonymous.or

There are additional online meetings for local attendees which are listed separately by the city in the map listing on the Face-to-Face meeting page.

If you represent one of these groups and have additional information please contact: registration committee

Guidelines

We ask that you respect our volunteer moderators and all attendees; do not interrupt them or give directions. This will help ensure well-functioning and effective meetings. Thank you! Please familiarize yourself with:

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CTS – Collective Trauma Summit 2021 – Collective Healing In Action – Sunday through Tuesday @ Online Register for Details
Sep 27 all-day

 

Collective Trauma Summit, 2021

September 19th thought 28th, 2021

A 10-Day Online Event with 45+ Experts to Explore How to Work With Individual, Ancestral, and Collective Trauma

“By attending the online Summit, you will be part of creating a powerful healing container to bring light to collective trauma for the collective consciousness  of humanity at this pivotal time on our planet.”

Thomas Hübl

Access 45+ Online Talks plus a Series of LIVE Events to Explore How to Address Collective Trauma in Our World Today

Join over 100,000+ souls for all an NEW online event with expert presentations, talks, poetry readings, movement sessions, guided meditations, and panel discussions where we will delve into the theme of Collective Healing in Action.

Some of the many topics INCLUDE:

Click the button to register for the FREE online Summit & receive your free gift: a chapter from Thomas’ book “Healing Collective Trauma”

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DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Sep 27 all-day

 

DBSA online support groups give people living with depression and bipolar disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous donors and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.

Our support groups are led by peers – which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder. In addition to our general support groups, we offer specialized groups for:

  • Young adults
  • Military Veterans from all branches of the service
  • Female minority Veterans
  • Seniors aged 60 and over, offered in English and Spanish
  • Friends, family and caregivers caring for loved ones with mood disorders

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. However, in this time of growing need, we welcome gifts in any amount that will help us open more groups to meet the demand. Click here to give.

Join a Support Group

Our meeting schedule is listed below. Please log in to register for and attend a support group. If you haven’t already created a user account, we welcome you to do so. The process is quick and easy.

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

Meeting Date & Time Group Leader
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 6, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 7, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 8, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 8, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 9, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Farley Calhoun
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 12, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
Female Minority Veterans Peer Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00 PM PT
DBSA Online Support Group Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Monday, September 14, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM PT
Douglas Hulst
DBSA Senior Strength Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Jennifer Adkison
DBSA Online Support Group Tuesday, September 15, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Family and Friends Support Group Wednesday, September 16, 2020
4:30 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Senior Strength Spanish Language Thursday, September 17, 2020
4:00 PM PT
Monica Severson
DBSA Senior Strength Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Vail Smith
DBSA Online Support Group Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Military Veterans Friday, September 18, 2020
11:00 AM PT
Ted Thomas
DBSA Online Support Group Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM PT
Team Led
DBSA Online Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
9:00 AM PT
Team Led
DBSA Young Adult Support Group Saturday, September 19, 2020
3:00 PM PT
Team Led

 

Meeting Guidelines

We read the guidelines before each meeting to remind us that we are all responsible for following and committing to the group standards, which are in place to keep this group a safe place to share.

Share the air
Everyone who wishes to share has an opportunity to do so. No one person should monopolize group time.

One person speaks at a time
Each person should be allowed to speak free from interruption and side conversations.

What is said here stays here
This is the essential principle of confidentiality, and MUST be respected by all.

Differences of opinion are o.k.
We are ALL entitled to our own point of view.

We are all equal
We accept cultural, linguistic, social and racial differences and promote their acceptance.

Use “I” language
Because we do not participate in support groups as credentialed professionals, we do not INSTRUCT or ADVISE. We however do share from our own personal experiences. We are unique individuals, and only we know what is best for our own health (along with our doctor’s recommendations). Example: “In my experience, I have found…”

It’s o.k. not to share
People do not have to share if they do not wish to.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to make the discussion groups a safe place to share.
We respect confidentiality, treat each other with respect and kindness, and show compassion.

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
55 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 490
Chicago IL 60604 

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Hope and Recovery Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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DDA Online Hope & Recovery Meetings – Every Day – 7 Days per Week

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

 

SUNDAY-10AM to 11 AM (PST): Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

SUNDAY- 5 to 6 PM (PST): Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86467565130

MONDAY-10 to 11 AM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106

MONDAY – MEN’S ONLY MEETING – Man in the Mirror – MONDAYS- 12 to 1 PM (PST)-Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86467565130

MONDAY- 5 to 6 PM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY-10 to 11 AM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003

TUESDAY- 12 pm to 1 PM (PST): https://us05web.zoom.us/j/86159625763?pwd=Y201cUMxMGZLalB3aWQ2TkxNOFBhQT09

TUESDAY- 5to 6 PM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372WEDNESDAY- 10 to 11 AM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106

WEDNESDAY- 12pm to 1PM (PST): https://us05web.zoom.us/j/86159625763?pwd=Y201cUMxMGZLalB3aWQ2TkxNOFBhQT09

WEDNESDAY- 6 to 7 PM (PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929THURSDAY- 10 to 11 AM(PST) Book Study Meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003

THURSDAY- 5 to 6 PM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372FRIDAY- 10 to 11 AM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106

FRIDAY-5 to 6 pm(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554SATURDAY- 10 to 11 AM(PST): Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

SATURDAY- 5 to 6 PM (PST): Join Zoom Mtg https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86467565130

 

Meetings from Other Areas

Chicago DDA– DDAers topic/discussion meeting Thursday at 4 pm (PST) Zoom ID: 873 6999 4674, password: ddago

Sacramento DDA- open DDA meeting Friday at 6 pm (PST) 

****The following information is new for Sacramento Friday 6 pm:

879 6889 0960

Passcode: 164673

 

DDA UK– visit DDA UK’s website for meeting links https://www.ddauk.org/

Monday 11:30 am (PST)-Step Study Workshop

Tuesday 11:00 am (PST) – DDA Meeting

Friday 11:00 am (PST)

Saturday 3:00 am (PST)

Sunday 11:30 am (PST)

 

Fairfax, Virginia DDA

Saturdays at 4 pm (PST) Meeting ID is: 892-5105-3549 and password: novadda

Fun In Recovery Events

Art night is continuing every Tuesday at 3 pm (PST). Can’t wait to socialize and build new skills in recovery with you all!!! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88050830159

Music Hour – 430pm 1st Tuesday of every month, join us to listen to music and get your groove on! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82801519944?pwd=R2VYTkpneVkrU3U2YVJHaDl4M0xnUT09 Meeting ID: 828 0151 9944 Passcode: DDADance!

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page

facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) is a peer support group based on an authorized version of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous plus an additional 5 Steps that focus on Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse). DDA’s unique 12 Steps Plus 5 Program offers hope for achieving the promise of recovery. Read more about the history of DDA at http://www.ddaoregon.com/about.htm.

Facebook DDA Oregon Page:
http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Portland-OR/Dual-Diagnosis-Anonymous-of-Oregon-Inc/90538964670

Thank you to sponsors for support: Oregon Health Authority, CareOregon, Yamhill County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County

EA – Emotions Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Skype, Zoom and more
Sep 27 all-day

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EA (Emotions Anonymous)

Virtual / Online Meetings List

Daily 8:30 AM, CT — The Next Frontier

  • Phone Number: 1-339-209-6307
    • Participant Access Code: Not Required
  • FreeConferenceCall Meeting ID: nextfrontier12
  • Group Contact: Elene D at edanger314@gmail.com

 

Sunday 8 AM, PT

  • Phone Number: 1-718-362-6360
    • Participant Access Code: 1813110#
  • Group Contact: Barbara C at bmayclark@gmail.com or 916-743-8134

 

Sunday 9 AM – 10 AM, PT — EA International Meeting

  • Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833
    • Participant Access Code: 84608549857#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 846 0854 9857
    • Password: 893674
  • Group Contact: Heidi M at heidimathat@gmail.com

 

Sunday 1 PM, ET (Hollywood, FL)

  • Please contact Jerry H for meeting details at jerfield@sbcglobal.net or 954-537-3001

 

Sunday 2:30 PM, ET

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Method: Remotely phone accessible; virtually online & app accessible
  • Please contact the group for information at least 48 hours before the meeting.
  • The room will open at 2 PM, ET for casual conversation.
  • Group Contact: Rosemary H at 586-943-7629 (text ok)
  • Second Group Contact: Dwight H at 586-776-3886

 

Sunday 5:30 PM, CT

 

Sunday 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, CT (Oak Park, IL)

 

Sunday 7 PM, ET — Acceptance and Serenity

  • Phone Number: 1-712-451-1140
    • Participant Access Code: 808747#
  • FreeConferenceCall Meeting ID: eatelephoneconference5
  • Group Contact: Greta O at oagreta@gmail.com

Sunday 3 PM – 8 PM, ET — General Fellowship (Not Moderated)

 

Sunday at 8 PM, ET — Structured Meeting (Moderated)

 

Sunday 8:30 PM, ET (Montréal, QC Canada)

    • Women’s Only Meeting
    • Phone Number: +1-438-809-7799

 

Sunday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, MT (Boulder, CO)

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 838 2673 4484
  • Group Contact: Randy H at rhickernell6727@gmail.com or 720-876-8099

 

Sunday 10 PM, PT — Spiritual Gangsters Canada

(Sunday Vancouver, Canada)

  • This meeting is open to the public and as such will be recorded on streaming platforms for potential members to use later via YouTube for the www.spiritualgangsters.ca Networks.

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 446 740 9495

    • Password: sgcmember

  • Group Contact: Kurt G at kurtg@spiritualgangsters.ca or 236-886-4301

 

Monday 10 AM, PT (Bend, OR)

  • Please contact David K for meeting details at eabendor@gmail.com or 954-562-8487

Monday 12 PM, CT

    • Phone Number: +1 253-215-8782
      • Participant Access Code: 546640#
  • Meeting ID: 870 1147 4540
    • Passcode: 546640
  • Group Contact: Shawna F at dakotae966@gmail.com or 701-552-108

 

Monday 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM, CT (Mesquite, TX)

  • Mini EA Meeting
  • Phone Number: +1-978-990-5065
    • Participant Access Code: 391049#
  • Group Contact: Mary Alice R at marichwit@gmail.com or 214-952-3651
  • Second Group Contact: Rocky S at 469-547-1367

 

Monday 12:30 PM, MT — Calgary EA Newcomers (Calgary, AB Canada)

  • Newcomer focus – all EA Members are welcome
  • Please contact Lor S for meeting details at eanewcomercalgary@gmail.com

 

Monday 4:40 PM, CT

  • Phone Number: 1-978-990-5033
    • Participant Access Code: 3540536#
  • Group Contact: Scott J at sdjakel@gmail.com or 507-276-0323

 

Monday 5:10 PM, CT

  • Phone Number: 1-605-313-4162
    • Participant Access Code: 181510#
  • Group Contact: Scott J at sdjakel@gmail.com or 507-276-0323

 

Monday 7 PM, ET (Salem, OH)

  • Method: Google Meet App & Online Accessible
  • Please contact Jeff P for meeting details.
  • Group Contact: Jeff P at jjp32059@gmail.com or 330-257-6075

 

Monday 7:30 PM, ET (Brooklyn, NY)

    • Phone Number: +1-929-205-6099
    • Participant Access Code: 84461570606#
  • Click here to join the Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 844 6157 0606
  • Group Contact: Brian W at eabrooklyngroup@gmail.com or 718-663-1469

Monday 7:30 PM, ET — Serenity EA Skype

  • To join a Skype EA Meeting please email the group contact for the meeting you wish to join. They will send you further instructions pertaining to their particular group.
  • Group Contact: Ron P at 3dpainter@gmail.com

 

Monday 6 PM, MT

 

Monday 7 PM, CT (Wood River, IL)

 

Monday 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, CT (Austin, TX)

  • Please contact Carol H for meeting details at Jeunef@bobcattexas.com

 

Monday 7:30 PM-8:30 PM, PT (Riverside, CA)

  • Phone Number: 1-425-436-6391
    • Participant Access Code: 215353#
  • Group Contact: Steve B at stevebell_28@yahoo.com or 909-438-4938

 

Monday 10 PM, PT — Spiritual Gangsters Canada

(Monday Vancouver, Canada)

  • This meeting is open to the public and as such will be recorded on streaming platforms for potential members to use later via YouTube for the www.spiritualgangsters.ca Networks.

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 446 740 9495

    • Password: sgcmember

  • Group Contact: Kurt G at kurtg@spiritualgangsters.ca or 236-886-4301

 

Tuesday 10 AM – 11:30 AM, PT (Ukiah, CA)

    • Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833
    • Participant Access Code: 779586#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 229 971 6767
    • Password: 779586
  • Group Contact: Harvey B at hbaumoel@sbcglobal.net
  • Second Group Contact: Eula B at ewise@outlook.com or 707-463-3911

 

Tuesday 1 PM-2:30 PM, ET (Virginia Beach, VA)

    • Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592
      • Participant Access Code: 76262030602#
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 762 6203 0602
  • Group Contact: Dave M at moo7587@aol.com or 757-351-3413

 

Tuesday 6:30 PM, ET (Atlanta, GA)

    • Phone Number: 1-312-626-6799
    • Participant Access Code: 5394705128#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 539 470 5128
  • Group Contact: Cliff E at cliffedge@att.net or 404-403-4353

 

Tuesday 6:30 PM, ET (Montclair, NJ)

  • The meeting is hybrid; accessible face-to-face also
  • Click here for face to face meeting details
  • Please email or call the group contact before 6 PM, ET on Tuesdays for Phone Access Information
  • Group Contact: Paul N at aibtikarfoundation@gmail.com or 929-399-6515

 

Tuesday 6 PM, CT (Prairie Village, KS)

    • Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
    • Participant Access Code: 967624900#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 967 624 900
    • Password: 653146
  • Group Contact: Ann-Marie K at misskoerner93@gmail.com or 785-318-0063

 

Tuesday 7 PM, ET (Roswell, GA)

    • Platform: Zoom
    • Method: App/Online Accessible & Face-to-Face

 

Tuesday 7 PM, ET

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Method: Remotely phone accessible; virtually online & app accessible
  • Please contact the group for information at least 48 hours before the meeting.
  • The room will open at 6:30 PM, ET for casual conversation.
  • Group Contact: Rosemary H at 586-943-7629 (text ok)
  • Second Group Contact: Dwight H at 586-776-3886

 

Tuesday 8 PM, ET — Hope, Love, Anxiety, and All the Rest

  • Download the Clubhouse: Drop-in audio chat app from the Apple App Store.
  • Please contact the group contact to be invited in immediately.
  • Group Contact: Sarah W at sarahmanciniwebber@gmail.com or 617-480-5041

 

Tuesday 7:30 PM, CT (Apple Valley (Burnsville), MN)

  • Please contact the group for Zoom meeting details.
  • Group Contact: Joyce T at 952-431-1145 or jtrine@aol.com
  • Second Group Contact: Dave Q at 651-434-0162 or quastde62@gmail.com

 

Tuesday 8 PM, CT (Houston, TX)

  • Please contact Becky I for meeting details at houstoneaintergroup@gmail.com or 832-902-4736

 

Tuesday 6:30 PM, PT (Sacramento, CA)

  • Please contact Barbara C for meeting details at bmayclark@gmail.com or 916-743-8134

 

Wednesday 10 AM, PT (Bend, OR)

  • Please contact David K for meeting details at eabendor@gmail.com or 954-562-8487

 

2nd & 4th Wednesday 11 AM, PT (Yreka, CA)

  • Platform: Zoom
  • Method: Remotely online & app accessible until the group can meet in person again.
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 470 602 7634
    • Password: 336600
  • Group Contact: Leeann C at 530-841-0810
  • Second Group Contact: Virginia S at vschnepp@nvcss.org

 

Wednesday 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM, CT (Mesquite, TX)

  • Mini EA Meeting
  • Phone Number: +1-978-990-5065
    • Participant Access Code: 391049#
  • Group Contact: Mary Alice R at marichwit@gmail.com or 214-952-3651
  • Second Group Contact: Rocky S at 469-547-1367

 

Wednesday 2 PM – 3 PM, ET (Syracuse, NY)

  • Platform: Google Meet
  • Method: Hybrid Meeting; Remotely phone accessible, virtually online & Face-to-Face
  • We can host up to 20 individuals in person. 
  • We can host up to 250 individuals virtually.
  • The meeting is scheduled for 1 hour but may last longer.
  • There is no registration required.
    • Phone Number: 786-701-6911
      • PIN: 246 726 641#
  • A moderator will let you into the “online room.”
  • Google Meet Meeting ID: kyz-tcyc-dym
    • Password: Not Required
  • Group Contact: James C at info@syrpeer.org or 315-558-7920

 

Wednesday 7 PM, ET — EA a Place of Healing

  • Please contact Tony N at tonynewman98@yahoo.com or 404-453-0194 for meeting details.

 

Wednesday 7:30 PM, ET (Winston Salem, NC)

  • Platform: Glip/RingCentral
  • Method: Remotely phone, app & online accessible until the group can meet in person again.

 

Wednesday 7 PM, CT — Serenity Parkersburg

  • Message Tyler Fornash on Facebook to join
  • Group Contact: Tyler F at tyler.fornash@waldenu.edu or 304-488-1882

 

Wednesday 8 PM, ET — Structured Meeting (Moderated)

 

Wednesday 8 PM, EST — Sanctuary for All

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 606 481 0721
    • Password: metime2021
  • Group Contact: Caro W at sanctuarynyc2021@gmail.com

 

Wednesday 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, ET — International Meditation Meeting

  • This meeting is on hiatus.
  • Group Contact: Leigh B at leighblashki@bigpond.com

 

Wednesday 8 PM – 9 PM, MT (Edmonton, AB Canada)

    • Phone Number: 1-312-626-6799
    • Participant Access Code: 245141722#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 245 141 722
  • Group Contact: Richard at 780-995-6691
  • Second Group Contact: Lynda L at eaedmonton@gmail.com

 

Wednesday 7 PM – 8:15 PM, PT (Oakland, CA)

    • One Tap Mobile Phone Number: 1-669-900-6833
      • Participant Access Code: 9524174615#
    • One Tap Mobile Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
      • Participant Access Code: 9524174615#
    • Dial by your location phone numbers list:
      • +1 669-900-6833 US (San Jose)
      • +1 346-248-7799 US (Houston)
      • +1 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
      • +1 312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
      • +1 929-205-6099 US (New York)
      • +1 301-715-8592 US (Washington DC)
        • Meeting ID: 952 417 4615
  • There will be a waiting room. Please wait until the host lets you in.
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 952 417 4615
    • Password: Not Required
  • Group Contact: Dan S at danjeffstrauss@gmail.com or 510-504-4765
  • Second Group Contact: Ange G at georgeange20@gmail.com or 323-835-9993

 

Wednesday, Saturday 10 PM, PT — Spiritual Gangsters Canada

(Wednesday Vancouver, Canada)

  • This meeting is open to the public will be recorded on streaming platforms for member use later via YouTube for the www.spiritualgangsters.ca Networks.

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 446 740 9495

  • Password: sgcmember

  • Group Contact: Kurt G at kurtg@spiritualgangsters.ca or 236-886-4301

 

Thursday 3:45 PM, CT (Chicago, IL)

  • Phone Number: 1-312-667-4792
    • Participant Access Code:  279396#
  • Group Contact: Rick W at richardw1944@sbcglobal.net or 773-504-4980

 

Thursday 6:30 PM, ET (Doylestown, PA)

    • One Tap Mobile Phone Number: 1-929-205-6099
    • Participant Access Code: 88217467517#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 882 1746 7517
    • Password: 046035
  • Group Contact: Donna G at Donna.Giordano@Lenapevf.org or 267-893-5071

 

Thursday 4 PM – 5:30 PM, PT (Ukiah, CA)

    • One Tap Mobile Phone Number: +1 669-900-6833
    • Participant Access Code: 779586#
  • Join the meeting via Zoom at 3:45 for Newbies for assistance
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 229 971 6767
    • Password: 779586
  • Group Contact: Harvey B at hbaumoel@sbcglobal.net or 707-391-1447

 

Thursday 7 PM – 8 PM, ET  LGBTQ+ Peer Group

    • The meeting is for EA members who identify as LGBTQ+
    • One Tap Mobile Phone Number: +1 929-205-6099
    • Participant Access Code: 995465#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 814 2228 2780
    • Password: Required; please contact the group before 6:30 PM, ET on Thursdays for information.
  • Group Contact: Alex G at lgbtqpeergroup@gmail.com

Thursday 7 PM, ET

  • Phone Number: 1-712-451-0178
    • Participant Access Code: 582467#
  • FreeConferenceCall Meeting ID: creativesis
  • Group Contact: Dottie S at dottieschaffner@gmail.com or 978-851-4122

 

Thursday 7:30 PM, ET — EA Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

    • Hybrid meeting; the meeting is also accessible face-to-face
    • Zoom room is open at 7 PM, ET
    • The meeting will promptly start at 7:30 PM, ET.
    • Passcode required please contact the group before 5:30 PM, ET Thursdays for code or more info.
    • Phone Number: 1-720-707-2699
    • Participant Access Code required please contact the group before 5:30 PM, ET Thursdays for information.
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 536 104 306
    • Passcode required please contact the group before 5:30 PM, ET Thursdays for code.
  • Group Contact: emotionsanon@yahoo.com or 234-206-1232

 

Thursday 7 PM, CT (West St. Paul, MN)

  • Phone Number: 1-978-990-5189
    • Participant Access Code: 194584#
  • Group Contact: John W at Johnwerner52@gmail.com or 612-760-0313

 

Thursday 8 PM, ET — Structured Meeting (Moderated)

 

Thursday 8 PM, ET — EA Atlanta

  • For questions about the EA meeting, please contact Shannon.
  • Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
    • Participant Access Code required; please contact the group for information.
  • Please email either group contact to be sent the Zoom link
  • Group Contact: Dave S at psychologyrush@outlook.com
  • Second Group Contact: Shannon at saunderwood65@gmail.com

 

Thursday 7:30 PM, PT (Vancouver, BC Canada)

  • Method: Paltalk App Accessible
  • Please search for EA Vancouver approximately five minutes prior to the start time.
  • Group Contact: Doug D at atma2010@yahoo.ca and phone (604) 688-4276

 

Thursday 8 PM, PT (Culver City, CA)

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 899 4007 0635
    • Password: sharelove
  • Group Contact: Hank K at hjayk2@yahoo.com or 213-210-4912

Friday 11:30 AM, ET (Providence, RI)

  • Phone Number: 929-205-6099
    • Participant Access Code: 189758744#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 189 758 744
    • Password: 030583
  • Group Contact: John G at johnthegman59@gmail.com or 401-419-1758

 

Friday 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM, CT (Mesquite, TX)

  • Phone Number: 1-978-990-5065
    • Participant Access Code: 391049#
  • Group Contact: Mary Alice R at marichwit@gmail.com or 214-952-3651
  • Second Group Contact: Rocky S at 469-547-1367

 

Friday 1:40 PM, CT — TGIF

  • Phone Number: 1-425-436-6369
    • Participant Access Code: 823190#
  • Group Contact: Scott J at sdjakel@gmail.com or 507-276-0323

 

Friday 4 PM, CT — Happy Hour Emotions Anonymous

  • Method: Google Hangouts’ Website Accessible
  • Please contact Brandy C at brandyclicks@gmail.com to be emailed link

 

Friday 4 PM, CT — EA Friday Micro Meeting

  • It is a 30-minute meeting with a 15-minute meditation from 3:45 PM – 4 PM.
    • Phone Number: 1-312-626-6799
      • Participant Access Code: 486058#
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 865 4671 4576
    • Password: 486058
  • Group Contact: Kathleen E at kathleene.engel@gmail.com

Friday 6:30 PM, ET (Atlanta, GA)

    • Phone Number: 1-312-626-6799
    • Participant Access Code: 5394705128#
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 539 470 5128
  • Group Contact Cliff E: cliffedge@att.net or 404-403-4353

 

Friday 6:55 PM, CT (St. Paul, MN)

  • Participants will incur a charge on their own plan of a penny a minute.
  • Everyone is welcome!
  • Phone Number: 1-515-606-5450
    • Participant Access Code: 722360#
  • Group Contact: Paul W at 651-402-6774
  • Second Group Contact: Faith J at faithjohnson27@gmail.com

 

Friday 8 PM, ET — Structured Meeting (Moderated)

Friday 8 PM, CT (Houston, TX)

  • Please contact Becky I for meeting details at houstoneaintergroup@gmail.com or 832-902-4736

 

Friday 7:30 PM, PT (Del Mar, CA)

    • Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799
    • Participant Access Code: 7586320810#
      • Password: 215791
  • Click here to join Zoom Meeting
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 758 632 0810
    • Password: EAgles
  • Group Contact: Michael J at mjohnson3@cox.net or 760-644-8366

 

Saturday 10 AM, MST (Gilbert & Mesa, AZ)

  • Phone Number: +1-712-770-5362
    • Participant Access Code: 405024#
  • Group Contact: Lenny S at ealennyaz@gmail.com or 602-320-4823

 

Saturday 10 AM, PT (Bend, OR)

  • Please contact David K for meeting details at eabendor@gmail.com or 954-562-8487

 

Saturday 11 AM, PT (Vancouver, BC Canada)

  • Method: Paltalk App
  • Please search for EA Vancouver approximately five minutes prior to the start time.
  • Group Contact: Pam M at eavancouver@hotmail.ca or 778-394-0400

 

Saturday 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM, CT (Mesquite, TX)

  • Mini EA Meeting
  • Phone Number: +1-978-990-5065
    • Participant Access Code: 391049#
  • Group Contact: Mary Alice R at marichwit@gmail.com or 214-952-3651
  • Second Group Contact: Rocky S at 469-547-1367

 

Saturday 3 PM, ET — smallsteps

  • To join a Skype EA Meeting please email the group contact for the meeting you wish to join. They will send you further instructions pertaining to their particular group.

  • Group Contact: Jordan at easmallsteps@gmail.com

 

Saturday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, ET — Welcoming the Spiritual Awakening Within Me Study Group

  • *It is recommended that you have your own workbook.*
  • Phone Number: 1-605-313-4162
    • Participant Access Code: 181510@#
  • Group Contact: Scott J at sdjakel@gmail.com or 507-276-0323
  • Second Group Contact: Carole F at francarole@hotmail.com or 309-502-9090 (call or text)

 

Saturday 3 PM – 8 PM, ET — General Fellowship (Not Moderated)

 

Saturday 8 PM, ET — Structured Meeting (Moderated)

 

Saturday 6 PM, PT — Welcome to Peace of Mind

    • Spiritual Awakening Study Group

 

Saturday 10 PM, PT — Spiritual Gangsters Canada

(Saturday Vancouver, Canada)

  • This meeting is open to the public will be recorded on streaming platforms for member use later via YouTube for the www.spiritualgangsters.ca Networks.

  • Zoom Meeting ID: 446 740 9495

  • Password: sgcmember

  • Group Contact: Kurt G at kurtg@spiritualgangsters.ca or 236-886-4301

 

 

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a practice, a process, and a system for self-improvement. It is a form of “somatic education,” which means it uses movement and real-time awareness of your own body sensations to guide you toward the positive changes you seek.

The Feldenkrais Method is not a treatment, adjustment, or exercise program. Instead, it is based on decades of research in physics, neuroscience, biomechanics, learning theory, and human development to give you the means to help yourself.

There is more information on their site about ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration) as well as Professional Training.

Click on the link below to see a lists of daily classes then click on class listings for more details and registration instructions.  Many are offered for FREE or SLIDING SCALE (pay what you can).

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Frame – FREE Online Recorded Workshops by Frame – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

Frame

WHAT IF I’M JUST NOT READY TO TRY THERAPY?

That’s OK. The L.A.-based mental health startup Frame hosts digital workshops, led by licensed therapists, “for people who aren’t ready to try therapy,” said the company’s CEO Kendall Bird.

“It’s a way for people around the country — and specifically in Los Angeles — to get a sense of what therapy could be like for them, to have a better understanding of what you can talk about in therapy and also to learn that there are really different styles of therapists,” she said.

For people not ready or wanting to seek counseling with a therapist just yet, but who could use some information on common topics Frame offers FREE anonymous, online recorded workshops led by licensed therapists from the Frame network, designed to leave you with tangible tools for real life. Tune in when and where it works for you, as a supplement to your in-person sessions, or as a convenient way to explore specific topics and learn about what gets talked about in therapy.

Frame workshops:

https://portal-client.tryframe.com/workshops

Topics include but are not limited to:

For now, linking up directly with a therapist or counselor through Frame may only available for California residents, but you can add your name to a waiting list.  If you have insurance, you may want to contact them regarding providers in the network.  If you do not have insurance, you may want to explore community based services and/or faith based services that may offer Free or Sliding Scale services.  Or you may want to explore other self-help options online.
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

GT – GamTalk – Online Chat for Gambling Issues – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 27 all-day

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GAMTALK – Online support for Gambling Issues

24/7 Online Recovery Chat Forum (registration / login required)

https://www.gamtalk.org/chat/recovery/ 

Monday Nights Chat Forum (registration / login required)

Monday Evenings 6-9pm PST / 9pm-12am EST

https://www.gamtalk.org/chat/monday-evening/

Discussion Wall 

https://www.gamtalk.org/groups/community/ 

Stories of Hope

https://www.gamtalk.org/stories-of-hope/

Treatment & Support Resources including Oregon

https://www.gamtalk.org/treatment-support/

 

HLAAOR – Hearing Loss Association of Oregon @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter (HLAA-OR)

ABOUT HLAA-OR

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter, is a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the well – being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well.

Hearing Loss Association of America is the largest international organization of its kind with a nationwide support network of chapters and groups who are ready to help you.

Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, teachers, health care providers, government and others about hearing loss.

We provide information and support on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping strategies.

Find an HLAA Chapter Near You:

https://www.hearingloss.org/chapters-state-orgs/find-a-chapter/

Learn more about HLAA-OR (Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter)

https://www.hlaa-or.org/

There are currently five Hearing Loss Association of America affiliates in Oregon:

HLA of Lane County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Second Thursday
of each month
at 7 PM
The Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard Street
Eugene
Andrea Cabral
E-Mail:  angora@comcast.net 
541-345-9432
OR
Linda Diaz
(541) 790-1290
E-Mail:  warmheart2@msn.com
    OR
Clark Anderson
E-Mail:  clarkoa@msn.com   www.hearinglosslane.org/ 
Mail to: PO Box 2502 Eugene OR 97402
HLA of Linn and Benton Counties
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Last Wednesday
of each month
at 6:30 PM
Reimer Conference Room
Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Ave. SW
Albany, OR
John Hood-Fysh
E-mail:  jhood-fysh@wwmore.com 
(541) 220-8541 (cell)
818 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
HLA of Portland
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Third Saturday
of each month (Sept – May)
at 10:00 AM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave., at Marshall Street
Portland 97210
Ask at a desk for the meeting room location.
To plan your trip go to  www.trimet.org  and see “Trip Planner” section.
Mark Foster (president)
E-mail:  hlaportland@gmail.com 
PO Box 2112
Portland, OR 97208View HLAA Portland website:
HLA of Douglas County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mercy Hospital Community Education Room
2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg
Chuck Vicek
E-mail –  cvlcek@centurytel.net 
Phone (541)496-4541
OR
Barb Stoner
Phone (541)496-0060
HLAA – COVID-19 Resources Page:
HLAA – Supports FREE Captioning during COVID-19
HLAA – Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
HTH – Hand to Hold – You are not alone! – Support for NICU Parents
Sep 27 all-day

 

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https://handtohold.org/

Sponsor Purpose Statement

 

You are not alone!

Having a baby in the NICU is life-altering. But you don’t have to do it alone. Join the Hand to Hold Community for compassionate one-on-one connection with NICU parents and Hand to Hold Family Support Specialists at any point in your unique journey.

Our Mission

Hand to Hold® provides personalized support before, during and after a NICU stay to help ensure all NICU families thrive.

What We Do

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

Having a baby in the NICU is life-altering. But you don’t have to do it alone We’re here for you when you need us, at any stage in your journey.

Request a peer mentor today and get connected, and supported by, a trained, NICU graduate peer mentor. Hand to Hold carefully matches seasoned NICU and bereaved parents with new parents in need of support. Hand to Hold carefully matches seasoned NICU and bereaved parents with new parents in need of support. d

Hand to Hold understands that a high-risk pregnancy, a complicated birth, a NICU stay or the loss of a baby are very traumatic and isolating experiences.  Find support at any stage of your journey through our virtual support groups, podcasts, private Facebook communities and Peer Mentor Program.

Virtual support groups allow families to access support at all stages of the NICU journey, from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about our Family Support Specialists hosting the groups, visit our staff page.

If you are a professional, and not a NICU parent, we kindly ask that you please respect the privacy of the families who join our groups by not registering for, and joining, a session. Having professionals in a peer support group changes the dynamics and impact for the parents involved as observers cannot participate from a place of lived experience

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PODCASTS
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Wherever you are in your grief, we want you to know that you are not alone. There is a community of families ready to support you, whether it is today, a month from today, or a year from today.

No one understands what it’s like to suffer the loss of a baby like a parent who has been there. Hand to Hold trains and matches parents who have experienced a loss to provide peer support to bereaved families. If you have experienced a loss, you may request a Peer Mentor at any time.

COMING SOON: VIRTUAL CHAT
NEWS, ARTICLES & FAMILY STORIES

 

Contact Us

Toll-Free: 855-424-6428
Parent Support ext. 1
Online Store ext. 3

13740 Research Blvd., Suite L5
Austin, Texas 78750

Website: https://handtohold.org/

Media inquiries: mediainquiry@handtohold.org

Questions about the store: store@handtohold.org

HU – Health Unlocked – Social Network for Health @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

 

We are HealthUnlocked

 

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Imagine a world where you can tap into the health experiences of millions of people – and translate these into an action plan with the support of expert patients and health organizations.

We are the world’s largest social network for health, with 1 million members across the globe, and growing. We connect people with the same health conditions, where they can share experiences and get answers to questions about their chronic conditions and wellbeing needs – empowering people with knowledge for enhanced self-care.

Find Open Online Communities A-Z Link: https://healthunlocked.com/communities

We work with nonprofits to create patient-centric online communities

By providing a safe space to give and receive peer support, find tools and resources to inform about their condition(s) and access to local services, people are more equipped to manage their health than ever before.

Our social network is made up of over 700 condition-specific communities that are moderated by health experts such as the British Heart Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. So when people search for information on HealthUnlocked, they can rest assured that it is reliable and trustworthy. Our platform is also home to online support groups for popular NHS programs such as NHS Weight Loss, Couchto5k and Strength & Flex. Learn about our solutions for patient organizations.

Changing the way healthcare can be delivered

We are committed to becoming the most trusted global self-care ecosystem. Our vision for the future is to extend our value to cover every disease, illness and chronic condition that exists and offer education, peer support and relevant services to every person with an on-going health concern.

By driving the convergence between self-care and clinical care, we offer a new model of healthcare focused on patients themselves as a solution to the global healthcare crisis. Learn how we work with the NHS England.

 

L4L – Lines For Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Peer Support Meetings – Daily @ Online Via ZOOM
Sep 27 all-day

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MARA – Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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MARA – Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous

Every week, every day, online meetings via Zoom

https://www.mara-international.org/onlinemeetings

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Online Meetings

Join a meeting that fits your schedule!

Click on “Join Zoom Meeting” to launch the meeting.

Feel free to be on camera or not for these meetings.

** Attendees: Please observe the same meeting etiquette as you would in face-to-face meetings. Here are tips:

  1. Mute yourself when not speaking unless the Host calls you to all un-mute.

  2. Zoom has a “Raise Hand” feature to support sharing (see below) or send a private chat to the leader to share.

  3. The Host is allowed to disable the chat feature if there is too much cross talk.

  4. If you are concerned about anonymity, feel free to change your name by clicking on the ellipses (…) in the window of your personal image/icon.  Select “Rename” to do this.

  5. You can also turn off your camera for anonymity.

  6. Some hosts join early or stay after for community time.  Join in if yours does!

    To raise your hand in a Zoom meeting, click the “Raise Hand” icon on the bottom left of the Zoom window. When you click the Raise Hand icon, a hand icon will appear next to your name that will notify the host your hand is raised. You will also see the hand icon turn green. When you want to lower your hand, you can click the hand icon again and your hand will be lowered. If the raise hand feature is disabled you will not see the option to raise your hand.

Don’t forget about time zone changes… 11 am EST/10 am CST/9 am MST/ 8 am PST.

Search the Time Zone Converter​ for International conversions.

Offerings:

Monday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Christine M. at (512) 774-0733 for more info.

3:30pm PST / 6:30 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Melissa M. at (860) 840-0836 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Google Meet
Contact Thomasseenna D. at (606) 969-6215 for more info.

Tuesday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Jennifer H. at (540) 520-5457 for more info.

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891-800-639
3. Allow access to your mic & camera (optional)

Contact Reed at (561) 358-6030 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Google Meet
Contact Tim P. at (606) 253-2719 or email for more info.

 

Wednesday

7am PST / 10:00 am EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 802 976 7574

3. Password is “0” (zero)
Contact Michael O. at (401) 332-8556 for more info.

3pm PST / 6:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Shane K. at (518) 902-1092 for more info.

Thursday

8am EST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Christine M. at (512) 774-0733 for more info.

2:30pm PST / 5:30 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Carl M. by email for the meeting password.

Call (434) 363-7689 for more info.

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891-800-639
Contact Reed at (561) 358-6030 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Nick K. at (859) 687-9312 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 996 1202 3434

3. Enter Code 928050

Contact Diane S. at (386) 530-2575 for more info.

Friday

9am PST / Noon EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Call (828) 552-3858 or email Rachel B. for more info.

7pm PST / 10:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891 800 1324

Contact Sam T. at (504) 623 5675 for more info.

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Call Shane K. at (518) 902-1092 for more info.

Saturday

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Murk at (419) 975-2471 for more info.

Sunday

2pm PST / 5:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Nichole C. at (480) 799-2861 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Bobby R. at (586) 746-8121 for more info.

MC – Master Chen – Tai Chi Rescource- Prerecorded Tia Chi Videos – Weekdays and Weekends @ YouTube Link
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Free Tia Chi Training Videos

Provided by Master  JianFeng Chen

WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS

 

 Link to Master Chen pre-recorded YouTube videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/JianfengChen1978/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=503&shelf_id=0

 

About Master JianFeng

Master JianFeng Chen is from the Fujian province of China. Inspired by his teachers and experiences, he wanted to bring traditional training of internal/external martial arts to the people of America. In China, martial arts is deeply imbedded in everyday life. Energy work, through Qigong and Tai Chi are often not stressed enough, so the full benefits of practice are not realized. His goal is to bring awareness of your breath, your energy, your movements and how it affects yourself and others so everyone can achieve balance and thus happiness and health in their lives.At the age of 8, JianFeng, joined the Junior Athletic School of Zhangzhou to begin his formal martial arts training. At the age of 11, he was selected to join the Fujian State Athletic Wushu Unit, that is internationally renowned for winning championships, especially in Tai Chi. His teachers were Grand Masters and World Champions in Tai Chi and Wushu.

MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association – Peerpocalypse 2022 – Accepting Workshop Proposals Now
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL HERE! 

 

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MHAAO EPSP – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon / Evolve Peer Services Program – Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon – Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD – All Day @ Regester for Details
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon

Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD 

EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services offers an array of support options for individuals seeking something different. Individuals enrolled in our program work with a team of Peer Support Specialists, who identify as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges, have made a commitment to their own recovery, have been specially trained and certified, and are willing to walk beside and support individuals navigating their own recovery journey.

The link to register for peer services referral is: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/PROGRAMS

 

MS – MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

 

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MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

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Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
NC – NAMI Clackamas – Peer Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly @ online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

 

NAMI Clackamas: Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

You can download instructions in PDF format for joining an online group.

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Sundays 6-7:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldeGrqD0ugyewb1BfIidiKa8NBHLLCQ

Mondays 6-8 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUkdOGprTIjtWZCfRFHf7GvOYx-rH1bmg

Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYodeGoqjoppJ7PcvOZcoemZEPwsHScrQ

Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm pst (Young adults ages 18-35)
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-qurzouGtYrgnTb-p4rpdnSUIdr49Dk

2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30-9 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEuc-utqjsifxVVqo4uYZrqmo3qehkFmg

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQlce6urjkpjhXtBfQvAl-uVIqH-mZbJw

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upcvcOmrrDkpSG6jpaSYt1wPowZxrKWaAg

 

Contact us

Phone: 503-344-5050

Email: info@namicc.org

Website: https://www.namicc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NamiClackamas

No hablan ingles? Gisela puede ayudar! gisela@namicc.org

Address

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Office hours: 10am – 6pm