PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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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).

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ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

The Alano Club of Portland

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

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
Jan 19 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

AR – Addictions Recovery – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

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.

1) Digital Recovery – Meetings Schedule and Resources List with Links:

RecoveryResourcesPDX.com offers this daily schedule with links to a variety of online recovery meetings and events.  Plus you’ll find links to recovery resources, social services, food & housing, financial resources and COVID-19 information.

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://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

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https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

2) The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links

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/

 

3) Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

Oregon Recovery Network

https://www.OregonRecoveryNetwork.org

 

And… last but not least…

4) MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

Digital Meetings Online – Every Day, 7 Days per Week, Daily at:

4am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm PST and other times for other meetings

https://myrecoverylink.com/digital-recovery-meetings/

MyRecoveryLink Website:

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https://myrecoverylink.com/

CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups @ Online
Jan 19 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

EA – Emotions Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Skype, Zoom and more
Jan 19 all-day

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EA (Emotions Anonymous)

Search for a Group:

https://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/usa-meetings.html

Options to meet by Skype, Chat, Phone, in Person and more.

Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live
Jan 19 all-day
Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

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 harrassment, 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
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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

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. 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

3. 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

4. American Red Cross Shelters

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

5. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

FC – Fireweed Collective – Online Peer Support @ Online
Jan 19 all-day

 

Fireweed Collective offers an online haven that respects self-determination, informed choice, and the exploration and acceptance of different ways being in the world. We understand that a lot of emotional distress is the result of legacies of abuse and experiences of oppression. We foster communities that sit at the intersection of mental health and social justice. All of our online spaces are guided by anti-oppression principles and facilitation, center folks with marginalized identities, and are trans-inclusive.

Our community meets online in a closed group on Facebook where people with lived experience of emotional distress support each other within an anti-oppressive and social justice framework. This space aligns with our values and principles, is moderated and monitored by Fireweed staff, and has guidelines for participation which you should be familiar with before posting or commenting.

For more information to join the group, contact:

administrator@fireweedcollective.org

Facebook Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2394863930/

Guidelines Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQrK2nVNc7VSCPTWSUD0Y7c4P5wYcZKJI4kKGsPDGMFkv1sZwro_aG0J19WkKTwy-F6DWMYZ5HTtK9c/pub

CLOSED GROUP for Persons with Lived Experience Only

Please respect that this space is closed to providers and family members and is designed for those with lived experience only.

About Fireweed Collective

Excerpt(s):

Mission

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. We help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system. 

Vision

We strive to cultivate a culture of care, free of violence, where the ultimate goal is not just to survive, but to thrive as individuals and as communities. We envision a world in which all communities get to self-determine the source of their care, medicine, and wellness.

Our Framework

Healing Justice (HJ) is a framework rooted in racial justice, disability justice, and economic justice. Healing Justice provides us with tools we can use to interrupt the systems of oppression that impact our mental health. Fireweed Collective uses HJ as a guide to help redefine what medicine is, and increase who has access to it.

Read more at:

https://fireweedcollective.org/our-framework/

More than a name change…

Fireweed Collective is born out of The Icarus Project. Leaving The Icarus Project behind is not just a name change – it is a transformation and a birth announcement. Through Fireweed, we’re committed to working at the intersections of mental health, healing justice and social justice in service of a future where we all get free. Together..

Our new name reflects the new organizational culture -and the new organization- that emerged since the transition of leadership began. The plant Fireweed is one of the first blooms after a forest fire. A plant that flourishes in scorched earth, Fireweed fixes essential nutrients in the soil readying the ground for new life to thrive. If there was ever a time to bloom anew, it is now.

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Video: Healing Legacies: A Panel on Intergenerational Trauma (edited)

Fireweed Collective

520 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Fireweed Collective

PO Box 5473
Richmond, CA 94805

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 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
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 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
Jan 19 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/

 

HU – Health Unlocked – Social Network for Health @ Online
Jan 19 all-day

 

We are HealthUnlocked

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 organisations.

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 programmes such as NHS Weight Loss, Couchto5k and Strength & Flex. Learn about our solutions for patient organisations.

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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.

 

HVN – Hearing Voices Network Pacific Rim – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

logoPacific Rim Hearing Voices Network – A regional network specifically serving the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Island regions.  These online groups are for people who experience (or have experienced) voices, visions, extreme states and other unshared realities, as well as for people who directly support someone at home with these experiences.  We are working to build community in Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands.

All frameworks are welcome.

These online groups fully adhere to the Pacific Rim HVN Charter. These groups are non-judgmental, do not assume illness, and are not considered treatment or therapy. Pacific Rim HVN groups are social gatherings for people with lived experience to come together and share those experiences in an atmosphere of open-mindedness and mutual respect. Sharing your story, as well as receiving feedback from others, is always optional.

Our groups are hosted on Zoom and are available via computer, tablet, smartphone or landline.

Groups are designated for specific regions but are also OPEN to people from other geographical areas.

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Join a Meeting:

To access one of these groups, email a request to the contact email listed next to the specific group; you should receive an invitation with the connection info for Zoom — an audio/visual platform reachable by computer, smartphone, tablet and landline.

These groups are FREE, but Donations are welcome.

Visit the website for more info at https://www.pacificrimhvn.org

Meeting schedule: 
NOTE: All meetings subject to change without notice.  Check the website for the most current information
Mondays
Portland / Oregon City HVN (new time) – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Tuesdays
Puget Sound HVN – 5:30pm to 7pm PST.  E-mail pugetsound@pacificrimhvn.org
Wednesdays
Northeast Portland HVN – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Salem / Oregon Coast HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail salem@pacificrimhvn.org
Thursdays
Eugene / Southern Oregon HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail eugene@pacificrimhvn.org
2nd and 4th Fridays
Vancouver HVN Navigations – 10am to 11:30am PST.  E-mail vancouver@pacificrimhvn.org
Saturdays
Seattle HVN – Noon to 1:30pm PST.  E-mail seattle@pacificrimhvn.org
Sundays
Pacific Islands HVN – 7:30pm to 9pm PST.  E-mail pacificislands@pacificrimhvn.org
Website:
Online Groups:
Pacific Rim HVN Charter (adapted from the HVN England Charter):
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Jan 19 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

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

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.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 19 all-day

 

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

Web: https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/default.aspx

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Jan 19 all-day

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On Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA)

Excerpt(s) from Website:

Our Mission Statement is: “On-Line Gamers Anonymous® is a group of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover from problems resulting from excessive game playing.”

On-Line Gamers Anonymous® was founded by Liz Woolley in May of 2002 after her son, Shawn, committed suicide as a direct result of being addicted to an on-line game. Liz was soon joined by Ron Jaffe (Diggo McDiggity), a recovering gamer. They supported each other as the fellowship grew.

The OLGA® and OLG-Anon Recovery Fellowships and Outreach, are divisions of OLGA®/OLG-Anon (On-Line Gamers Anonymous®) World Services, Inc.. OLGA® and OLG-Anon Fellowships are dedicated to offering support to addicted gamers (OLGA), their families (OLG-Anon) so they can heal and recover from problems resulting from the newest “drug of choice” – excessive video game playing. Outreach is our public service division that assists in providing information to educate about the dangers of excessive game playing. The Outreach division assists in providing an extensive list of professional resources who provide services for those affected by excessive video gaming,video gaming addiction or a video gaming disorder. Outreach also helps raise funds to continue our mission.

We offer support. Our community is open to all who seek support. We are not an activist group, nor do we sponsor such organizations. Our message forums are available to all, regardless of bias or opinion. We are here to share our experience, strength and hope and encourage peer-to-peer support. Family and friends are invited to share their experience, compassion, and wisdom. Every day we accumulate and add to our collection of information related to excessive gaming and the issues it creates. Sharing this with our visitors is a primary goal.

…Our organization is staffed by many people, who at one time or another have considered themselves excessive gamers or have had their lives affected by an excessive gamer.

Online meeting schedule:

https://www.olganon.org/olgarolg-anon-schedule-meetings

 

Chat rooms are available, login required.

Read more about chat rooms:

https://www.olganon.org/about-chat-rooms

 

Discussion forums with message boards are also available 24/7:

https://www.olganon.org/forums/olga-recovering-gamer-forums

 

Website:

https://www.olganon.org/home

 

OLGAnon Meetings for Parents

On-line meeting for parents held Thursdays at 6pm PST / 9 pm EST.

Go here to go OLGAnon Meeting Chatroom. (You must be logged in to enter the OLGAnon chatroom).

ORN – Oregon Recovery Network – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

Oregon Recovery Network

 

Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

The Oregon Recovery Network is partnering with Recover Together With Google to provide Oregonians one centralized location with the latest state and local recovery resources and COVID-19 information so that our community can come out of this crisis stronger than ever.

Website

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Excerpt(s):

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery Center Resources
4Ds Love Wins LGBTQ+ NA Meeting Mondays 5:30-6:30 Zoom https://zoom.us/j/904315993
4D’s Lava Lamp Ladies Women’s AA Meeting Thursdays 8-9pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/249508105
4D’s HA HA meeting Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/719330497
4D’s Cleveland Group NA half-hour NA meeting Tuesdays 7-7:30pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/822021875
4D’s Recovery Yoga Recovery Yoga Everyday 8:00 AM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/729575100
4D’s Nite Owls Late Night AA Meeting Everyday 11pm- 12am Zoom http://zoom.us/j/331051272
4D’s Salty Bunch AA Meeting Wednesday 8-9pm Zoom http://zoom.us/j/688715448
4D’s FNYP Friday Night Young People AA Meeting Friday 8-9pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/914913374
4D’s No More Meth’n Around Young People’s CMA Meeting Mondays 9-10pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/239777719

From Darkness to Light Women’s NA Meeting (normally held at Wasco 4D) Fridays 6-7pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/633668699

Crystal Meth Anonymous Resources
Monday CMA Zoom No More Spundays / No More Methin’ Around Combined Meeting Mondays 8:30 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/400934411
Wecovery Wednesday Zoom Wecovery Wednesdays CMA Meeting Wednesdays 7:30 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/860655748
Thursday Solution Zoom The Thursday Solution CMA Meetings Thursdays 7:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/119446711
Freedom Friday Zoom Freedom Friday Zoom Meeting Fridays 9:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/676350141
Speedboat Zoom Speedboat CMA Zoom Meeting Saturdays 7:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/876369800
SOS – Serenity on Sundays Zoom SOS CMA Zoom Meeting Sundays 1:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/126291145For any meeting changes please check the Oregon Crystal Meth Anonymous Site

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Providence Milwaukie) Saturdays 10:00am-11:30am Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Willamette Falls Hospital) Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Judy (formerly at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/801882186

Narcotics Anonymous
Quarantined NA NA Every Day 5pm (Portland) Zoom https://zoom.us/j/332641205
NA@Home Living NA Mondays 1am-2am BlueJeans https://bluejeans.com/611333554
UKNA Online Meeting NA Mondays 12:30-2pm Go to Meet https://www.gotomeet.me/ukna
More Will Be Revealed NA Mondays 3-4pm Phone tel: (712)770-4160 ex: 472548#
Phili No Matter What NA Mondays 4-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/351229189
NA@Home LunchTime NA Mondays 7-8pm BlueJeans https://bluejeans.com/907613904

For additional meetings and meeting changes please view the

Portland Area Virtual NA Meeting List

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m2t0B-wrLdCY5KwMhnU2vBjKdHd8sDVJ_-SP-ULm0AM/edit#gid=0

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
DDA Meeting Mondays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Mondays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/597932554
DDA Meeting Tuesdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/510712003
DDA Meeting Tuesdays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/268498372
DDA Meeting Wednesdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Thursdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/510712003
DDA Meeting Thursdays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/268498372
DDA Meeting Fridays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Fridays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/597932554
DDA Meeting Saturdays 10:30-11:30am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Tempest Recovery Meetings
Portland Bridge Club Bridge Club Meeting for Portland Members Tuesdays 7-9pm Tempest Link
Tempest Support Group Support Group for Tempest Newcomers Multiple 1-2pm Meeting Registration

Other Portland Area Meetings

East Portland AA Intergroup Online Meetings
West Portland Online Meetings
NW Portland Online Meetings
Washington County NA, multiple Zoom meetings
Oregon Crystal Meth Anonymous, multiple Zoom meetings
List of Portland Metro Area NA Meetings
Reimagining Recovery Online Meetings
Portland Alano Invitation for Friends and Family, Tuesdays 6:45pm-8:15pm
Alano Club of Portland Meetings Schedule
Recovery Dharma PDX Meeting Schedule

 

 

RAC – Redmond Alano Club – Recovery Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends
Jan 19 all-day
RAC - Redmond Alano Club - Recovery Meetings - Weekdays & Weekends

 

 

Redmond Alano Club has recovery meetings in Central Oregon.

Learn more by visiting:

http://www.redmondalanoclub.com/meetings.html

AA Meetings

​​Sunday
​7:00 AM          AA Make My Day
11:00 AM       Sober Solutions   ​

4:00 PM          Girls Gone Sober

Book Study, every Sunday

except 1st.

5:30 PM          Weekend Warriors

Monday
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Tuesday
12 Noon         AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Wednesday
12 Noon          AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Thursday
5:30 PM          AA 24 & Alive

7:00 PM          AA Girls Gone Sober

Friday
12 Noon          AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Saturday
​7:00 AM          AA Make My Day

10:00 AM        AA Spiritual Awakening

5:30 PM           AA Weekend Warriors

9:00 PM          AA Candlelight Meeting

NA and CoDA Meetings

Sunday
12:30 PM COHSANA Subcommittee 1st Sun only

2:00 PM COHDANA Meeting 1st Sun Only​

7:00 PM NA To Reinvent A Perspective (TRAP)

Monday
7:00 PM NA Primary Purpose

Tuesday
7:00 PM Co-Dependents Anonymous

Wednesday
7:00 PM NA Primary Purpose

Friday
7:00 PM NA Above the Influence

If you need immediate assistance or support please call

AA Hotline 541-548-0440
NA Hotline 541-416-0273

More resources are listed on the web page link:

http://www.redmondalanoclub.com/resources.html

NOTE: DUES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND MEETINGS.

Redmond Alano Club
337 West Antler Ave
​Redmond OR 97756

​Mailing Address
PO Box 265
Redmond OR 97756

Email:

RedmondAlano@yahoo.com

Website:

https://www.redmondalanoclub.com

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

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RECOVERY DHARMA ONLINE

We are a group of Recovery Dharma Members who use technology to meet up with each other from around the world. We make an effort to stay in contact with each other between meetings to form Spiritual Friendships.

We get together online for meetings, workshops, and inter-sangha business. Some of us stay around after the closing to hangout in the Virtual Parking Lot for fellowship. For some of us, this is our primary recovery community. For others, it supplements the meetings available to us locally.

Recovery Dharma Online organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace.

https://recoverydharma.online/

Join online meetings 7 days/week.

RemedyLIVE- All day
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day

 

 

RemedyLIVE

 

24/7 Chat available with a soulmedic

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

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Mission:

RecoveryLink™ is more than just peer recovery support or technology, we are a modern company created with communities in mind. Our mission is to provide a suite of accessible and impactful recovery support tools designed to elevate collective impact.

MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

Digital Meetings Online – Every Day, 7 Days per Week, Daily at:

4am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm PST and other times for other meetings

https://myrecoverylink.com/digital-recovery-meetings/

MyRecoveryLink Website:

https://myrecoverylink.com/

SARDAA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America – Conference Calls and Online Meetings @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

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Improving Lives Affected by Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America

You are Not Alone

Our vision is that every person living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder achieves recovery and fulfilling life in a compassionate community free of stigma and discrimination.

SARDAA invites you to attend its meetings and/or conference calls (peer support and family support)

Online and in-person support groups and conference calls are available.

SARDAA in-person meetings are ON HOLD until further notice at this time due to the pandemic.

Find SARDAA meeting locations, groups, and conference call information at this web page:

https://sardaa.org/schizophrenia-alliance/sa-group-locations/

To register for conference call groups, visit this link: 

https://sardaa.org/call-registration/

Current conference call group times include:

Sundays 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Mondays 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tuesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Wednesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Thursdays 10am PST / 1pm EST and 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Fridays 11am PST / 2pm EST and 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Families / Caregivers Conference Call Group

Tuesdays 4pm PST / 7pm EST – Families for Care Support Conference Call Group

Online meetings via ZOOM are also offered including:

Saturdays 9am PST / 12pm EST – SA: Psychosis Support & Acceptance

Sundays 1pm PST / 4pm EST – SA: Psychosis Support & Acceptance

Tuesdays 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST – Spanish / Espanol Meeting

Families / Caregivers Online meetings via ZOOM

Wednesdays 3pm PST / 6pm EST

Sundays 11am PST / 2pm EST

Fridays (1st and 3rd monthly) 6pm PST / 9pm EST – Spanish / Espanol Family / Caregiver Support Meetings

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free:

800-493-2094

Phone:

240-423-9432     

Email:

info@sardaa.org

Website:

https://www.sardaa.org

Social Media Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/sardaaorg

Social Media Twitter Feed:

https://twitter.com/sardaa_org

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 19 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
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Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

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Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Jan 19 all-day

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Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


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Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Jan 19 all-day

Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

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Website: https://www.dougy.org

Phone: 503-775-5683

Phone Toll Free: 866-775-5683

Email: help@dougy.org

A safe place to talk. A safe place to listen.

People grieving a death often feel like no one understands what they’re going through. And truthfully, no one’s grief is exactly same. But people tell us the help they appreciate most comes from sharing with others who are also grieving a death.

Our children’s support groups are designed around age, type of death, and the connection to the person who died. Parent/adult caregiver groups run at the same time as the children’s support groups. Around 500 children and 350 adult family members come to our groups each month. Each person decides how long he or she wants to be at The Dougy Center.

In the groups, there is no right or wrong way to be. Nobody will tell you it’s time to move on. Or that an emotion you have is wrong or inappropriate. Here, through talking and listening, you’re free to find hope and comfort in your own personal way. Children can express themselves through play, music, art, games, and sharing.

Our unique approach, using peer group support to help people discover their own way through grief, has made The Dougy Center a worldwide leader in the field. More than 500 programs based on our model now thrive in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Australia, Europe and Japan. Our guidebooks assist parents, schools and others who deal with children affected by death, and our children’s activity books provide them an outlet for expression.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dougy Center is hosting virtual support groups for our bereavement and Pathways programs. If your family lives in the Portland metro area and would like to participate, please call 503.775.5683 or email help@dougy.org.

At The Dougy Center we realize that:

  • Grief is a natural reaction to death;
  • Each individual has a natural capacity to heal from loss;
  • Duration and intensity of grief are unique to each individual; and
  • Caring and acceptance assist in the healing process.

Support Group FAQs

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/faqs/

Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/bill-of-rights/

Orientation

Orientation lasts approximately one hour. During that time, adults and children/teens are broken into separate groups where we explain the program. Questions are answered, and everyone is given a tour. Children and teens watch a Dougy Center video produced by the TV program 20/20. The adults learn about how to have a child or teen begin participation at the Center and receive all the application forms. Coming to an orientation does not mean the child/teen becomes a participant. We encourage the adults to allow the children and teens to make the final decision for themselves.

Pathways Groups

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/pathways/

Spanish Support (Esperanza: Grupos en Espanol):

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/esperanza-spanish-support-group/

LYGHT Groups – Listening and Led by Youth in Foster Care: Grief, Hope, and Transitions

At the core of the L.Y.G.H.T. program, we aim to raise awareness about how grieving youth in foster care experience marginalization on various levels, create ways to provide trauma-informed peer support to youth in foster care, and promote the importance of moving the child welfare community toward a grief-informed holistic model of care.

“It helps you to feel like you are not alone. They are also going through something as well and you can help each other.” – L.Y.G.H.T. program participant

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/lyght/

Grief Support Groups in Oregon listed with Dougy Center for those not in Portland:

19 places based on search at:  https://www.dougy.org/grief-support-programs/


*Cason’s Place: Grief Support for Children and Families of Eastern Oregon

1416 SE Court Avenue
PO Box 1142
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

p: (541) 612.0828
www.casonsplace.org


*Blue Mountain Hospice

422 West Main
John Day, Oregon 97845

p: (541) 575-1648
www.bluemountainhospital.org


*Vange John Memorial Hospice/Good Shepherd Medical Center

645 W. Orchard Avenue, Suite 300
Hermiston, Oregon 97838

p: (541) 667-3543
f: (541) 667-3544
www.gshealth.org/hospice/


Benton Hospice Service

2350 NW Professional Drive
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

p: (541) 757-9616
p: (800) 898-9616
f: (541) 757-1760
www.bentonhospice.org


*SHELL: Support and Healing for Early Life Losses

Mt. Hood Hospice
PO Box 1269
39641 Scenic Street
Sandy, Oregon 97055

p: (503) 668-5545
f: (503) 668-5545
www.mthoodhospice.org


Me Too. and Company

PO Box 10796
Portland, Oregon 97296

p: (503) 228-2104
www.oregonhospice.org


*Mercy Medical Center Hospice

Wings of Hope
2400 Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

p: (541) 677-2384
f: (541) 440-0761


*Courageous Kids/Hospice of Sacred Heart

1121 Fairfield Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402

p: (541) 461-7577
f: (541) 461-7697
www.peacehealth.org


Mourning Resources Inc.

PO Box 82573
Portland, Oregon 97202

p: (503) 777-0433


*Light House Center

1620 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

p: (541) 269-2986
f: (541) 267-0458


Good Grief – Lovejoy Hospice

939 SE 8th St
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

p: (541) 474-1193
p: (888) 758-8569
f: (541) 474-3035
www.lovejoyhospice.org


*Douglas Community Hospital

738 W Harvard
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

p: (541) 673-6641


Partners in Care

2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, Oregon 97701

p: (541) 382-5882
www.partnersbend.org/bend-hospice-services/childrens-grief-support/


My Friends House Inc.

1293 Wall Street #1339
PMB 1339
Bend, Oregon 97701

p: (541) 382-5882
www.partnersbend.org/bend-hospice-services/childrens-grief-support/


St. Anthony Hospital Hospice

3001 St. Anthony Way, Level 2
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

p: (541) 276-4100
f: (541) 276-4103
www.sahpendleton.org/services/hospice/


Compassionate Friends Portland Chapter

PO Box 3065
Portland, Oregon 97208-3065

p: (503) 248-0102
www.portlandtcf.org/home.aspx


*Winterspring

PO Box 8169
Medford, Oregon 97501

p: (541) 772-2527
www.winterspring.org


*Willamette Valley Hospice

Willamette Valley Hospice
1015 3rd Street NW
Salem, Oregon 97304

p: (503) 588-3600
p: (800) 555-2431
f: (503) 363-3891
www.wvh.org


The Dougy Center

3909 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206

p: 503 775-5683
f: 503 777-3097
dougy.org

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Jan 19 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

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Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS: – Online and Outdoor – Dec/Jan @ As Listed
Jan 19 all-day
WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS: - Online and Outdoor - Dec/Jan @ As Listed

 

WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS 
December 2020 to January 2021
Online and Outdoor Events

Christmas Virtual Events
Portland Zoolights:  This will be a drive through activity this year for safety, but the lights will be just as awesome as they always are!  Here is the information link:  
Portland Winter Wonderland at the Portland International Raceway (PIR):  The largest Christmas lighting display in the Pacific Northwest. The lights can be admired from the safety of being inside a car driving around the raceway.  
Eventbrite:  Searchable listing of Christmas events and activities…some are free, and others are at a nominal cost:
Facebook listing of Christmas Events:
Hannukah Virtual Events
 
Hannukah events hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland: 
The Chabad.org page offers a wide variety of virtual Hannukah activities for individuals, families and specifically kids:
Facebook listing of Hannukah Events: 
Kwanzaa Virtual Events
Kwanzaa Celebrations and Virtual Culture Experiences, some events are free to attend, others are a low cost:
Facebook listing of Kwanzaa Events:
Winter Solstice Virtual Events
SisterSpirit of Portland’s Winter Solstice Celebration for Women, Festival of Lights, “Returning.”
Facebook listing of Winter Solstice Events:
For both the expert and novice stargazers out there, during the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.” Newspaper article about this phenomenon: https://www.koin.com/news/heres-when-you-can-see-the-christmas-star-for-the-first-time -in-800-years/

 

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ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

The Alano Club of Portland

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

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
Jan 20 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

AR – Addictions Recovery – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

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.

1) Digital Recovery – Meetings Schedule and Resources List with Links:

RecoveryResourcesPDX.com offers this daily schedule with links to a variety of online recovery meetings and events.  Plus you’ll find links to recovery resources, social services, food & housing, financial resources and COVID-19 information.

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://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

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https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

2) The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links

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/

 

3) Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

Oregon Recovery Network

https://www.OregonRecoveryNetwork.org

 

And… last but not least…

4) MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

Digital Meetings Online – Every Day, 7 Days per Week, Daily at:

4am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm PST and other times for other meetings

https://myrecoverylink.com/digital-recovery-meetings/

MyRecoveryLink Website:

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https://myrecoverylink.com/

CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups @ Online
Jan 20 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

EA – Emotions Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Skype, Zoom and more
Jan 20 all-day

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EA (Emotions Anonymous)

Search for a Group:

https://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/usa-meetings.html

Options to meet by Skype, Chat, Phone, in Person and more.

Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live
Jan 20 all-day
Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

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 harrassment, 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
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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

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. 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

3. 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

4. American Red Cross Shelters

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

5. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

FC – Fireweed Collective – Online Peer Support @ Online
Jan 20 all-day

 

Fireweed Collective offers an online haven that respects self-determination, informed choice, and the exploration and acceptance of different ways being in the world. We understand that a lot of emotional distress is the result of legacies of abuse and experiences of oppression. We foster communities that sit at the intersection of mental health and social justice. All of our online spaces are guided by anti-oppression principles and facilitation, center folks with marginalized identities, and are trans-inclusive.

Our community meets online in a closed group on Facebook where people with lived experience of emotional distress support each other within an anti-oppressive and social justice framework. This space aligns with our values and principles, is moderated and monitored by Fireweed staff, and has guidelines for participation which you should be familiar with before posting or commenting.

For more information to join the group, contact:

administrator@fireweedcollective.org

Facebook Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2394863930/

Guidelines Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQrK2nVNc7VSCPTWSUD0Y7c4P5wYcZKJI4kKGsPDGMFkv1sZwro_aG0J19WkKTwy-F6DWMYZ5HTtK9c/pub

CLOSED GROUP for Persons with Lived Experience Only

Please respect that this space is closed to providers and family members and is designed for those with lived experience only.

About Fireweed Collective

Excerpt(s):

Mission

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. We help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system. 

Vision

We strive to cultivate a culture of care, free of violence, where the ultimate goal is not just to survive, but to thrive as individuals and as communities. We envision a world in which all communities get to self-determine the source of their care, medicine, and wellness.

Our Framework

Healing Justice (HJ) is a framework rooted in racial justice, disability justice, and economic justice. Healing Justice provides us with tools we can use to interrupt the systems of oppression that impact our mental health. Fireweed Collective uses HJ as a guide to help redefine what medicine is, and increase who has access to it.

Read more at:

https://fireweedcollective.org/our-framework/

More than a name change…

Fireweed Collective is born out of The Icarus Project. Leaving The Icarus Project behind is not just a name change – it is a transformation and a birth announcement. Through Fireweed, we’re committed to working at the intersections of mental health, healing justice and social justice in service of a future where we all get free. Together..

Our new name reflects the new organizational culture -and the new organization- that emerged since the transition of leadership began. The plant Fireweed is one of the first blooms after a forest fire. A plant that flourishes in scorched earth, Fireweed fixes essential nutrients in the soil readying the ground for new life to thrive. If there was ever a time to bloom anew, it is now.

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Video: Healing Legacies: A Panel on Intergenerational Trauma (edited)

Fireweed Collective

520 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Fireweed Collective

PO Box 5473
Richmond, CA 94805

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 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
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 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
Jan 20 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/

 

HU – Health Unlocked – Social Network for Health @ Online
Jan 20 all-day

 

We are HealthUnlocked

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 organisations.

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 programmes such as NHS Weight Loss, Couchto5k and Strength & Flex. Learn about our solutions for patient organisations.

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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.

 

HVN – Hearing Voices Network Pacific Rim – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

logoPacific Rim Hearing Voices Network – A regional network specifically serving the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Island regions.  These online groups are for people who experience (or have experienced) voices, visions, extreme states and other unshared realities, as well as for people who directly support someone at home with these experiences.  We are working to build community in Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands.

All frameworks are welcome.

These online groups fully adhere to the Pacific Rim HVN Charter. These groups are non-judgmental, do not assume illness, and are not considered treatment or therapy. Pacific Rim HVN groups are social gatherings for people with lived experience to come together and share those experiences in an atmosphere of open-mindedness and mutual respect. Sharing your story, as well as receiving feedback from others, is always optional.

Our groups are hosted on Zoom and are available via computer, tablet, smartphone or landline.

Groups are designated for specific regions but are also OPEN to people from other geographical areas.

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Join a Meeting:

To access one of these groups, email a request to the contact email listed next to the specific group; you should receive an invitation with the connection info for Zoom — an audio/visual platform reachable by computer, smartphone, tablet and landline.

These groups are FREE, but Donations are welcome.

Visit the website for more info at https://www.pacificrimhvn.org

Meeting schedule: 
NOTE: All meetings subject to change without notice.  Check the website for the most current information
Mondays
Portland / Oregon City HVN (new time) – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Tuesdays
Puget Sound HVN – 5:30pm to 7pm PST.  E-mail pugetsound@pacificrimhvn.org
Wednesdays
Northeast Portland HVN – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Salem / Oregon Coast HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail salem@pacificrimhvn.org
Thursdays
Eugene / Southern Oregon HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail eugene@pacificrimhvn.org
2nd and 4th Fridays
Vancouver HVN Navigations – 10am to 11:30am PST.  E-mail vancouver@pacificrimhvn.org
Saturdays
Seattle HVN – Noon to 1:30pm PST.  E-mail seattle@pacificrimhvn.org
Sundays
Pacific Islands HVN – 7:30pm to 9pm PST.  E-mail pacificislands@pacificrimhvn.org
Website:
Online Groups:
Pacific Rim HVN Charter (adapted from the HVN England Charter):
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Jan 20 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

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

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.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 20 all-day

 

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

Web: https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/default.aspx

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Jan 20 all-day

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On Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA)

Excerpt(s) from Website:

Our Mission Statement is: “On-Line Gamers Anonymous® is a group of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover from problems resulting from excessive game playing.”

On-Line Gamers Anonymous® was founded by Liz Woolley in May of 2002 after her son, Shawn, committed suicide as a direct result of being addicted to an on-line game. Liz was soon joined by Ron Jaffe (Diggo McDiggity), a recovering gamer. They supported each other as the fellowship grew.

The OLGA® and OLG-Anon Recovery Fellowships and Outreach, are divisions of OLGA®/OLG-Anon (On-Line Gamers Anonymous®) World Services, Inc.. OLGA® and OLG-Anon Fellowships are dedicated to offering support to addicted gamers (OLGA), their families (OLG-Anon) so they can heal and recover from problems resulting from the newest “drug of choice” – excessive video game playing. Outreach is our public service division that assists in providing information to educate about the dangers of excessive game playing. The Outreach division assists in providing an extensive list of professional resources who provide services for those affected by excessive video gaming,video gaming addiction or a video gaming disorder. Outreach also helps raise funds to continue our mission.

We offer support. Our community is open to all who seek support. We are not an activist group, nor do we sponsor such organizations. Our message forums are available to all, regardless of bias or opinion. We are here to share our experience, strength and hope and encourage peer-to-peer support. Family and friends are invited to share their experience, compassion, and wisdom. Every day we accumulate and add to our collection of information related to excessive gaming and the issues it creates. Sharing this with our visitors is a primary goal.

…Our organization is staffed by many people, who at one time or another have considered themselves excessive gamers or have had their lives affected by an excessive gamer.

Online meeting schedule:

https://www.olganon.org/olgarolg-anon-schedule-meetings

 

Chat rooms are available, login required.

Read more about chat rooms:

https://www.olganon.org/about-chat-rooms

 

Discussion forums with message boards are also available 24/7:

https://www.olganon.org/forums/olga-recovering-gamer-forums

 

Website:

https://www.olganon.org/home

 

OLGAnon Meetings for Parents

On-line meeting for parents held Thursdays at 6pm PST / 9 pm EST.

Go here to go OLGAnon Meeting Chatroom. (You must be logged in to enter the OLGAnon chatroom).

ORN – Oregon Recovery Network – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

Oregon Recovery Network

 

Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

The Oregon Recovery Network is partnering with Recover Together With Google to provide Oregonians one centralized location with the latest state and local recovery resources and COVID-19 information so that our community can come out of this crisis stronger than ever.

Website

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Excerpt(s):

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery Center Resources
4Ds Love Wins LGBTQ+ NA Meeting Mondays 5:30-6:30 Zoom https://zoom.us/j/904315993
4D’s Lava Lamp Ladies Women’s AA Meeting Thursdays 8-9pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/249508105
4D’s HA HA meeting Saturdays 6:30-7:30pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/719330497
4D’s Cleveland Group NA half-hour NA meeting Tuesdays 7-7:30pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/822021875
4D’s Recovery Yoga Recovery Yoga Everyday 8:00 AM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/729575100
4D’s Nite Owls Late Night AA Meeting Everyday 11pm- 12am Zoom http://zoom.us/j/331051272
4D’s Salty Bunch AA Meeting Wednesday 8-9pm Zoom http://zoom.us/j/688715448
4D’s FNYP Friday Night Young People AA Meeting Friday 8-9pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/914913374
4D’s No More Meth’n Around Young People’s CMA Meeting Mondays 9-10pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/239777719

From Darkness to Light Women’s NA Meeting (normally held at Wasco 4D) Fridays 6-7pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/633668699

Crystal Meth Anonymous Resources
Monday CMA Zoom No More Spundays / No More Methin’ Around Combined Meeting Mondays 8:30 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/400934411
Wecovery Wednesday Zoom Wecovery Wednesdays CMA Meeting Wednesdays 7:30 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/860655748
Thursday Solution Zoom The Thursday Solution CMA Meetings Thursdays 7:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/119446711
Freedom Friday Zoom Freedom Friday Zoom Meeting Fridays 9:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/676350141
Speedboat Zoom Speedboat CMA Zoom Meeting Saturdays 7:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/876369800
SOS – Serenity on Sundays Zoom SOS CMA Zoom Meeting Sundays 1:00 PM Zoom https://zoom.us/j/126291145For any meeting changes please check the Oregon Crystal Meth Anonymous Site

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Providence Milwaukie) Saturdays 10:00am-11:30am Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Willamette Falls Hospital) Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647
SMART Recovery SMART Recovery with Judy (formerly at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm Zoom https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/801882186

Narcotics Anonymous
Quarantined NA NA Every Day 5pm (Portland) Zoom https://zoom.us/j/332641205
NA@Home Living NA Mondays 1am-2am BlueJeans https://bluejeans.com/611333554
UKNA Online Meeting NA Mondays 12:30-2pm Go to Meet https://www.gotomeet.me/ukna
More Will Be Revealed NA Mondays 3-4pm Phone tel: (712)770-4160 ex: 472548#
Phili No Matter What NA Mondays 4-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/351229189
NA@Home LunchTime NA Mondays 7-8pm BlueJeans https://bluejeans.com/907613904

For additional meetings and meeting changes please view the

Portland Area Virtual NA Meeting List

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m2t0B-wrLdCY5KwMhnU2vBjKdHd8sDVJ_-SP-ULm0AM/edit#gid=0

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
DDA Meeting Mondays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Mondays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/597932554
DDA Meeting Tuesdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/510712003
DDA Meeting Tuesdays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/268498372
DDA Meeting Wednesdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Thursdays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/510712003
DDA Meeting Thursdays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/268498372
DDA Meeting Fridays 10-11am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/373756106
DDA Meeting Fridays 5-6pm Zoom https://zoom.us/j/597932554
DDA Meeting Saturdays 10:30-11:30am Zoom https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Tempest Recovery Meetings
Portland Bridge Club Bridge Club Meeting for Portland Members Tuesdays 7-9pm Tempest Link
Tempest Support Group Support Group for Tempest Newcomers Multiple 1-2pm Meeting Registration

Other Portland Area Meetings

East Portland AA Intergroup Online Meetings
West Portland Online Meetings
NW Portland Online Meetings
Washington County NA, multiple Zoom meetings
Oregon Crystal Meth Anonymous, multiple Zoom meetings
List of Portland Metro Area NA Meetings
Reimagining Recovery Online Meetings
Portland Alano Invitation for Friends and Family, Tuesdays 6:45pm-8:15pm
Alano Club of Portland Meetings Schedule
Recovery Dharma PDX Meeting Schedule

 

 

RAC – Redmond Alano Club – Recovery Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends
Jan 20 all-day
RAC - Redmond Alano Club - Recovery Meetings - Weekdays & Weekends

 

 

Redmond Alano Club has recovery meetings in Central Oregon.

Learn more by visiting:

http://www.redmondalanoclub.com/meetings.html

AA Meetings

​​Sunday
​7:00 AM          AA Make My Day
11:00 AM       Sober Solutions   ​

4:00 PM          Girls Gone Sober

Book Study, every Sunday

except 1st.

5:30 PM          Weekend Warriors

Monday
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Tuesday
12 Noon         AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Wednesday
12 Noon          AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Thursday
5:30 PM          AA 24 & Alive

7:00 PM          AA Girls Gone Sober

Friday
12 Noon          AA Nooner
5:30 PM          AA 24 and Alive

Saturday
​7:00 AM          AA Make My Day

10:00 AM        AA Spiritual Awakening

5:30 PM           AA Weekend Warriors

9:00 PM          AA Candlelight Meeting

NA and CoDA Meetings

Sunday
12:30 PM COHSANA Subcommittee 1st Sun only

2:00 PM COHDANA Meeting 1st Sun Only​

7:00 PM NA To Reinvent A Perspective (TRAP)

Monday
7:00 PM NA Primary Purpose

Tuesday
7:00 PM Co-Dependents Anonymous

Wednesday
7:00 PM NA Primary Purpose

Friday
7:00 PM NA Above the Influence

If you need immediate assistance or support please call

AA Hotline 541-548-0440
NA Hotline 541-416-0273

More resources are listed on the web page link:

http://www.redmondalanoclub.com/resources.html

NOTE: DUES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND MEETINGS.

Redmond Alano Club
337 West Antler Ave
​Redmond OR 97756

​Mailing Address
PO Box 265
Redmond OR 97756

Email:

RedmondAlano@yahoo.com

Website:

https://www.redmondalanoclub.com

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

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RECOVERY DHARMA ONLINE

We are a group of Recovery Dharma Members who use technology to meet up with each other from around the world. We make an effort to stay in contact with each other between meetings to form Spiritual Friendships.

We get together online for meetings, workshops, and inter-sangha business. Some of us stay around after the closing to hangout in the Virtual Parking Lot for fellowship. For some of us, this is our primary recovery community. For others, it supplements the meetings available to us locally.

Recovery Dharma Online organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace.

https://recoverydharma.online/

Join online meetings 7 days/week.

RemedyLIVE- All day
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day

 

 

RemedyLIVE

 

24/7 Chat available with a soulmedic

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

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Mission:

RecoveryLink™ is more than just peer recovery support or technology, we are a modern company created with communities in mind. Our mission is to provide a suite of accessible and impactful recovery support tools designed to elevate collective impact.

MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

Digital Meetings Online – Every Day, 7 Days per Week, Daily at:

4am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm PST and other times for other meetings

https://myrecoverylink.com/digital-recovery-meetings/

MyRecoveryLink Website:

https://myrecoverylink.com/

SARDAA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America – Conference Calls and Online Meetings @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

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Improving Lives Affected by Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America

You are Not Alone

Our vision is that every person living with a schizophrenia-related brain disorder achieves recovery and fulfilling life in a compassionate community free of stigma and discrimination.

SARDAA invites you to attend its meetings and/or conference calls (peer support and family support)

Online and in-person support groups and conference calls are available.

SARDAA in-person meetings are ON HOLD until further notice at this time due to the pandemic.

Find SARDAA meeting locations, groups, and conference call information at this web page:

https://sardaa.org/schizophrenia-alliance/sa-group-locations/

To register for conference call groups, visit this link: 

https://sardaa.org/call-registration/

Current conference call group times include:

Sundays 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Mondays 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tuesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Wednesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Thursdays 10am PST / 1pm EST and 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Fridays 11am PST / 2pm EST and 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Families / Caregivers Conference Call Group

Tuesdays 4pm PST / 7pm EST – Families for Care Support Conference Call Group

Online meetings via ZOOM are also offered including:

Saturdays 9am PST / 12pm EST – SA: Psychosis Support & Acceptance

Sundays 1pm PST / 4pm EST – SA: Psychosis Support & Acceptance

Tuesdays 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST – Spanish / Espanol Meeting

Families / Caregivers Online meetings via ZOOM

Wednesdays 3pm PST / 6pm EST

Sundays 11am PST / 2pm EST

Fridays (1st and 3rd monthly) 6pm PST / 9pm EST – Spanish / Espanol Family / Caregiver Support Meetings

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free:

800-493-2094

Phone:

240-423-9432     

Email:

info@sardaa.org

Website:

https://www.sardaa.org

Social Media Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/sardaaorg

Social Media Twitter Feed:

https://twitter.com/sardaa_org

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 20 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

  • Online meetings are via Zoom (secured)
  • You can get reminders and keep a journal of your progress

>>> Watch this video to learn how it works at:

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

>>> Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

>>> Checkout the list of TOPIC AREAS from a wide variety of organizations including but not limited to:

https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1

Here is a sampling:

  • Coping with Stress
  • Coping with Chronic Pain
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Trauma Healing and Recovery
  • Support for Veterans and Military Families
  • Support for Expecting Parents
  • Postpartum Support
  • Depression Recovery
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Caregiver Support
  • Ministry
  • Health Issues
  • and many more!

>>> Check out Facebook Page for Support Groups Central:

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

Hey Peers is a video chat app that allows people to safely browse and join peer support conversations and meetings.  You can download the app online for your iPhone device.  Android version coming soon.  Now available online on the website, too!

Visit and sign up for your FREE account to get started today!

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

Create a community of trusted and like-minded peers – those that share similar challenges and experiences, those that want support, and those that give support. Employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, payers, and individuals can set up an instant community and sponsor peer support for their employees, members or loved ones.

Connect with peers

Would you like to connect with peers or supporters between support group meetings? You can do this on Hey Peers. Individuals can quickly find others who they would like to connect with for mutual support. Connections are secure and confidential with an option to remain anonymous.

Progress tracking

Hey Peers offers a premium option to journal and track moods, wellness, exercise, and other key components of mental and physical wellness. The easy recording of key indicators and important treatment information can help one see progress from support. No personal information is shared.

Available on any device

Access Hey Peers on your laptop, tablet, or mobile. No downloads necessary with our mobile responsive web App that works on any device.

Trusted Peer Facilitators

Hey Peers screens peer support facilitators to make sure they have appropriate credentials, and allows users to rate and review peer leaders to ensure high quality peer support.
our users

Who uses Hey Peers?

Any individual or peer supporter can sign up and use Hey Peers. We also designed our App for small, midsize, and large employers, nonprofits, health care organizations, and insurers to use Hey Peers for their members and employees to improve wellness outcomes in a safe and purpose-build environment.

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

1:1 Peer Coaching is a way for you to work more intensively toward achieving and maintaining yourself as you deal with your life’s challenges. In our 1:1 sessions, you will meet with a certified peer specialist or recovery coach of your choosing. There will be no other participants … just you and your coach.

 

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Peer Support Solutions

Does your organization want to provide a secure digital peer support platform for your members or employees? Hey Peers combines a video conferencing system with chat support groups so that you can offer both regularly scheduled support group meetings and on-demand facilitated peer chat conversations to support everyday needs.

Find out more about our special offer during social distancing by completing the online form at the link below.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

If you are a Peer Supporter that is affiliated with a non-profit that is using Hey Peers, you can sign up directly on Hey Peers to get started.

If you are a Peer Supporter that is certified, trained, or licensed, please complete our Facilitator Application, and fill out the form below as part of our approval process.

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

Hey Peers offers more administrative tools for managing virtual support groups than Zoom, Skype, Facebook, or other teleconferencing or forum tools including but not limited to:

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Jan 20 all-day

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Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

Hotline open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* – Weekdays & Weekends

* reportedly it is only guaranteed to be staffed 7am-1pm PST / 10am-4pm EST but may have operators or take messages outside these times

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Our Hotline launched shortly after Trans Day of Remembrance of 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in our community. We believe that some of the best support that a trans person in a crisis can have is a fellow member of our community with shared lived experience.

While it started as a service for people in crisis, that is no longer the case. Trans Lifeline still functions as a crisis and suicide prevention hotline. However, it also serves as a space for trans people who just need someone to talk to.

Trans Lifeline provides live, one-on-one phone support, as well as large numbers of online resources for transgender and gender-questioning individuals. The hotline is open 24 hours a day. It is only guaranteed to be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, but operators are often also available at other times.

In addition to information resources, Trans Lifeline offers microgrants to individuals who need financial support when updating their name and gender on their legal documents. They accept a limited number of applications each month. However, they will pay the entire fee for most document changes other than birth certificates.


La línea directa de Trans Lifeline es un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Nuestros operadores están ubicados en todo EE. UU. Y Canadá, y todos son trans identificados. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Nuestra línea directa se lanzó poco después del Día de la Remembranza Trans en 2014 en respuesta a la epidemia de suicidio en nuestra comunidad. Creemos que algunos de los mejores apoyos que una persona trans en crisis puede tener es la oportunidad de hablar con un miembro de nuestra comunidad con experiencia de vida compartida.


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Trans Lifeline is training Spanish speaking volunteers who identify as transgender and want to support the Translatinx community by being a volunteer operator for our dedicated Spanish hotline. This line will launch this summer.


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

https://www.instagram.com/TransLifeline/

The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families
Jan 20 all-day

Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

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Website: https://www.dougy.org

Phone: 503-775-5683

Phone Toll Free: 866-775-5683

Email: help@dougy.org

A safe place to talk. A safe place to listen.

People grieving a death often feel like no one understands what they’re going through. And truthfully, no one’s grief is exactly same. But people tell us the help they appreciate most comes from sharing with others who are also grieving a death.

Our children’s support groups are designed around age, type of death, and the connection to the person who died. Parent/adult caregiver groups run at the same time as the children’s support groups. Around 500 children and 350 adult family members come to our groups each month. Each person decides how long he or she wants to be at The Dougy Center.

In the groups, there is no right or wrong way to be. Nobody will tell you it’s time to move on. Or that an emotion you have is wrong or inappropriate. Here, through talking and listening, you’re free to find hope and comfort in your own personal way. Children can express themselves through play, music, art, games, and sharing.

Our unique approach, using peer group support to help people discover their own way through grief, has made The Dougy Center a worldwide leader in the field. More than 500 programs based on our model now thrive in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Australia, Europe and Japan. Our guidebooks assist parents, schools and others who deal with children affected by death, and our children’s activity books provide them an outlet for expression.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Dougy Center is hosting virtual support groups for our bereavement and Pathways programs. If your family lives in the Portland metro area and would like to participate, please call 503.775.5683 or email help@dougy.org.

At The Dougy Center we realize that:

  • Grief is a natural reaction to death;
  • Each individual has a natural capacity to heal from loss;
  • Duration and intensity of grief are unique to each individual; and
  • Caring and acceptance assist in the healing process.

Support Group FAQs

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/faqs/

Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/bill-of-rights/

Orientation

Orientation lasts approximately one hour. During that time, adults and children/teens are broken into separate groups where we explain the program. Questions are answered, and everyone is given a tour. Children and teens watch a Dougy Center video produced by the TV program 20/20. The adults learn about how to have a child or teen begin participation at the Center and receive all the application forms. Coming to an orientation does not mean the child/teen becomes a participant. We encourage the adults to allow the children and teens to make the final decision for themselves.

Pathways Groups

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/pathways/

Spanish Support (Esperanza: Grupos en Espanol):

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/esperanza-spanish-support-group/

LYGHT Groups – Listening and Led by Youth in Foster Care: Grief, Hope, and Transitions

At the core of the L.Y.G.H.T. program, we aim to raise awareness about how grieving youth in foster care experience marginalization on various levels, create ways to provide trauma-informed peer support to youth in foster care, and promote the importance of moving the child welfare community toward a grief-informed holistic model of care.

“It helps you to feel like you are not alone. They are also going through something as well and you can help each other.” – L.Y.G.H.T. program participant

https://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/lyght/

Grief Support Groups in Oregon listed with Dougy Center for those not in Portland:

19 places based on search at:  https://www.dougy.org/grief-support-programs/


*Cason’s Place: Grief Support for Children and Families of Eastern Oregon

1416 SE Court Avenue
PO Box 1142
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

p: (541) 612.0828
www.casonsplace.org


*Blue Mountain Hospice

422 West Main
John Day, Oregon 97845

p: (541) 575-1648
www.bluemountainhospital.org


*Vange John Memorial Hospice/Good Shepherd Medical Center

645 W. Orchard Avenue, Suite 300
Hermiston, Oregon 97838

p: (541) 667-3543
f: (541) 667-3544
www.gshealth.org/hospice/


Benton Hospice Service

2350 NW Professional Drive
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

p: (541) 757-9616
p: (800) 898-9616
f: (541) 757-1760
www.bentonhospice.org


*SHELL: Support and Healing for Early Life Losses

Mt. Hood Hospice
PO Box 1269
39641 Scenic Street
Sandy, Oregon 97055

p: (503) 668-5545
f: (503) 668-5545
www.mthoodhospice.org


Me Too. and Company

PO Box 10796
Portland, Oregon 97296

p: (503) 228-2104
www.oregonhospice.org


*Mercy Medical Center Hospice

Wings of Hope
2400 Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

p: (541) 677-2384
f: (541) 440-0761


*Courageous Kids/Hospice of Sacred Heart

1121 Fairfield Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402

p: (541) 461-7577
f: (541) 461-7697
www.peacehealth.org


Mourning Resources Inc.

PO Box 82573
Portland, Oregon 97202

p: (503) 777-0433


*Light House Center

1620 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

p: (541) 269-2986
f: (541) 267-0458


Good Grief – Lovejoy Hospice

939 SE 8th St
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

p: (541) 474-1193
p: (888) 758-8569
f: (541) 474-3035
www.lovejoyhospice.org


*Douglas Community Hospital

738 W Harvard
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

p: (541) 673-6641


Partners in Care

2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, Oregon 97701

p: (541) 382-5882
www.partnersbend.org/bend-hospice-services/childrens-grief-support/


My Friends House Inc.

1293 Wall Street #1339
PMB 1339
Bend, Oregon 97701

p: (541) 382-5882
www.partnersbend.org/bend-hospice-services/childrens-grief-support/


St. Anthony Hospital Hospice

3001 St. Anthony Way, Level 2
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

p: (541) 276-4100
f: (541) 276-4103
www.sahpendleton.org/services/hospice/


Compassionate Friends Portland Chapter

PO Box 3065
Portland, Oregon 97208-3065

p: (503) 248-0102
www.portlandtcf.org/home.aspx


*Winterspring

PO Box 8169
Medford, Oregon 97501

p: (541) 772-2527
www.winterspring.org


*Willamette Valley Hospice

Willamette Valley Hospice
1015 3rd Street NW
Salem, Oregon 97304

p: (503) 588-3600
p: (800) 555-2431
f: (503) 363-3891
www.wvh.org


The Dougy Center

3909 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206

p: 503 775-5683
f: 503 777-3097
dougy.org

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 all-day

ROCC is pleased to offer Everyday Yoga with Lea 7 days per week

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Chair and Mat Yoga Sessions on YouTube FREE with Lea aka “Yoga Police”.

Suggestions: Firm chair / seat preferably with no back.  Comfortable clothes.  Books, pillows, or yoga blocks.  For more, see props and jokes session below.

[NOTE: Check with your doctor(s) and discuss any concerns before starting a new routine.]

1. Chair Yoga for Hips and PSOAs (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cQ8J6IiFCOE

2. Chair Yoga for Chest and Back (25 min)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGT2XuS1ORE&feature=youtu.be

3. Vinyasa Flow for Core and Lateral Stability (45 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3E_ZlZlY7M&feature=youtu.be

4. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 1 of 2 (18 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTE3Wb6t_3c&feature=youtu.be

5. Vinyasa Flow for Legs and Hips, Part 2 of 2 (24 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-s3Oo8ikTI&feature=youtu.be

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxKLu2hef4&feature=youtu.be

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shl2mZbmHSo&feature=youtu.be

8. Chair Yoga Flow for Tension and Stress (26 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yRrAgoVeU&feature=youtu.be

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NohTr_Az0J4&feature=youtu.be

10. Vinyasa Yoga for Wrist and Ankle Strength (38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEX57pdAo&feature=youtu.be

11. Chair Yoga for a Hot Day (18min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYspgo4mQs

12. Outside Flow (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTLPgDWtpMQ

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBS3kjr3x-M

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj9eSLgUAc

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkv8F6P2rsw

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdXPuwHtloM

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4MRn2eCLsQ

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhbSLzd5VqQ

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dpHS6d8Ds

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPQiSQIuzw

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbihcFq7prc

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS: – Online and Outdoor – Dec/Jan @ As Listed
Jan 20 all-day
WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS: - Online and Outdoor - Dec/Jan @ As Listed

 

WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS 
December 2020 to January 2021
Online and Outdoor Events

Christmas Virtual Events
Portland Zoolights:  This will be a drive through activity this year for safety, but the lights will be just as awesome as they always are!  Here is the information link:  
Portland Winter Wonderland at the Portland International Raceway (PIR):  The largest Christmas lighting display in the Pacific Northwest. The lights can be admired from the safety of being inside a car driving around the raceway.  
Eventbrite:  Searchable listing of Christmas events and activities…some are free, and others are at a nominal cost:
Facebook listing of Christmas Events:
Hannukah Virtual Events
 
Hannukah events hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland: 
The Chabad.org page offers a wide variety of virtual Hannukah activities for individuals, families and specifically kids:
Facebook listing of Hannukah Events: 
Kwanzaa Virtual Events
Kwanzaa Celebrations and Virtual Culture Experiences, some events are free to attend, others are a low cost:
Facebook listing of Kwanzaa Events:
Winter Solstice Virtual Events
SisterSpirit of Portland’s Winter Solstice Celebration for Women, Festival of Lights, “Returning.”
Facebook listing of Winter Solstice Events:
For both the expert and novice stargazers out there, during the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.” Newspaper article about this phenomenon: https://www.koin.com/news/heres-when-you-can-see-the-christmas-star-for-the-first-time -in-800-years/

 

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

CALL 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11)

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment. 4peer11 is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed-emotional help line. We do not give medical advice, but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or are a survivor who is significant in the life of a survivor.

Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time. If a call comes when an operator is not free please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

Website:

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Brain Injury Support Groups in the Pacific Northwest (incl. online and family):

https://www.biaoregon.org/services/support-groups/

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

https://www.biaoregon.org/resource-library/recursos-en-espanol/

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

Our Neuro-Resource Facilitation expert can help you and your family find answers to your questions. We offer support in coping with the issues of living with a brain injury and transition back to work as well as the community. This is a FREE service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

  • Providing brain injury specific information and resources;
  • Enhancing natural supports and connecting you to services, and community resources;
  • Providing training to providers for increased capacity of Oregon’s system  of services provided;
  • Accessing, securing and maximizing funding, both private and public.
  • Customized Packet (primary resources distributed) by the Neuro-Resource Facilitators, contains important brain injury information as well as various services/supports for individuals and families experiencing brain injury that is unique to each caller.
  • Another resource commonly distributed by our staff is a selection of DVDs.

There is a large library of resources, DVDs, videos, and more available.  English and Espanol / Spanish.  Plus, specific support for veterans.

Oregon TBI / Brain Injury Support Groups (check for availability ahead of time, and find more online from links above)

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

Joyce and Dave Accornero at (541) 382-9451 or Accornero@bendbroadband.com

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

(877) 469-8844 or (541) 469-8887

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

This group meets every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

Amy Nistico at (541) 768-5157 at aeasterl@samhealth.org

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

This group meets on the third Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

555 E 15th Ave. (15th & Patterson)

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

Jan Johnson at (541) 342-1980 or comrehabjan@aol.com

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

This group meets on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for information.

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

Curtis Brown at (541) 998-3951 or BCCBrown@aol.com

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

Dawn Lytle at (541) 883-7547 or dawn.lytle@spokesunlimited.org

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

Lisa Stoffey at (541) 752-0816 or lstoffey@aol.com

 

Medford

Turning Point

This group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Call for more information.

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

Pam Ogden at (541) 776-3427 or Pamela.Ogden@sogoodwill.org

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

Lorita Cushman at (541) 772-6528 or LORITAMICKCUSH@aol.com

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

This group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

Raeleah Brensen at (503) 829-9456 or Skeeter@molalla.net

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

This group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

(541) 867-4335 or progop541@yahoo.com

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

This group meets on the third Friday of the month (during school year) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

Sonja Bolon, MA, at (503) 816-1053 or Brain4you2@gmail.com

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

Joyce McFarland-Orr at (541) 278-1194 or jmcfarland@Oregontrail.net

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

Doug Peterson at (503) 292-0765 or doug@progrehab.com

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

This group meets the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

Jane Starbird, PhD, at (503) 493-1221 or drstarbird@aol.com

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

This group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Steve Wright at (503) 413-7707 or biaor@biaoregon.org

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

This group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

Christopher Eason at 503-232-7411 or christopher@ilr.org

 

Family Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The group is currently combined with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

Joyce Kerley at (503) 413-7707 or joycek1145@aol.com

Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma – Survivor-Led Peer Support Groups @ online via zoom
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

What we’re about

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one another, providing vital peer support. You are invited to join us as we share our experiences of surviving and managing past and/or current abuse.

This participant list and all messages/discussions are private and secure. They are only accessible to the members of this group. We are open and inclusive to all survivors of any type of abuse or trauma. There are several ways to get involved and we look forward to meeting with you.

Our Coffee and Conversation meetup is an casual and open forum where you are welcome to chat about what is happening in your life, or just sit back and listen to what others are saying and possibly relate to something you hear. We meet at various comfy rooms at Taborspace in SE PDX. Once a month we meet in Room 04 with a play space for your children to attend with you (refer to comments on that week’s Meetup for room specifics). We provide coffee, tea, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Many members find strong relationships when they connect through our online community and by meeting with each other one-on-one.

SCARS Healing Garden meetups are a time to be active with our bodies and engage our minds in healthful and productive ways. The SCARS Community Healing Garden is located in the PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden where I teach beginner’s gardening workshops on various Fridays throughout the year. Childcare is not available during the gardening classes.

Other Survivor-led meetings include DV Advocacy training, Speakers’ Workshops, and Survivor Impact Panels. Check out the Meetup group calendar for more information!

Survivor-Led Support for Survivors of Domestic/Sexual Abuse

Portland, OR
455 Survivors & Survivor Mentors

Let’s get together and support each other in our journey through and past abuse of any form. All survivors are welcome. We are a caring group who will listen to and affirm one…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Support Groups @ online via zoom
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

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

Suicide Bereavement Support @ Online
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Who We Are

Suicide Bereavement Support, Inc., is a
self-help organization served by trained volunteers offering understanding, support, friendship and education to those bereaved and impacted by the suicide death of a child, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, family member, friend, client or co-worker.

Online groups meet weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic and are hosted by different Suicide Bereavement Support facilitators. To participate and receive a link to the group meeting, please contact the facilitator of the group you wish to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 9,  7:00 – 8:30pm

Contact Jennifer at 

(503) 871-5820 or masbry@gmail.com 

or Linda at (503) 847-5424

or revsunnie@yahoo.com

Monday, Sept. 14,  7:00 – 8:30pm

Contact Alison (541) 610-9500 

alison@alisonsorensoncounseling.com

or Diane (541) 668-6108

dianelouise.mft@gmail.com​​

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Thursday, Sept. 17,  6:00 – 7:30pm

Contact Erin at (503) 779-4147 or erinashley78@gmail.com or

Coleen at (503) 858-3820 or coleenlacey@live.com

Monday, Sept. 21, 7:00  – 9:00pm

Contact: Georgena at (503) 309-3966 or georgena.eggleston@gmail.com ​

or Kate at (503)347-0347 

or katerocker3@gmail.com

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Contact Jennifer at

(503) 871-5820 or masbry@gmail.com

or Linda at (503) 847-5424

or revsunnie@yahoo.com

Sunday, Sept. 27,  2:00 – 4:00pm

Contact Mindy at (716) 435-5486

or mlgd210@aol.com

Monday, Sept. 28,  7:00 – 8:30pm

Contact Alison (541) 610-9500 

alison@alisonsorensoncounseling.com

or Diane (541) 668-6108

dianelouise.mft@gmail.com

 

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ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 all-day

The Alano Club of Portland

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

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
Jan 21 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

AR – Addictions Recovery – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 all-day

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.

1) Digital Recovery – Meetings Schedule and Resources List with Links:

RecoveryResourcesPDX.com offers this daily schedule with links to a variety of online recovery meetings and events.  Plus you’ll find links to recovery resources, social services, food & housing, financial resources and COVID-19 information.

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://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

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https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

2) The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links

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/

 

3) Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

Oregon Recovery Network

https://www.OregonRecoveryNetwork.org

 

And… last but not least…

4) MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

Digital Meetings Online – Every Day, 7 Days per Week, Daily at:

4am, 6am, 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm PST and other times for other meetings

https://myrecoverylink.com/digital-recovery-meetings/

MyRecoveryLink Website:

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https://myrecoverylink.com/

CL – Cancer Lifeline – Line, Chat, and Virtual Groups @ Online
Jan 21 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

EA – Emotions Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Skype, Zoom and more
Jan 21 all-day

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EA (Emotions Anonymous)

Search for a Group:

https://emotionsanonymous.org/what-we-offer/find-a-meeting/usa-meetings.html

Options to meet by Skype, Chat, Phone, in Person and more.

Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live
Jan 21 all-day
Facebook Groups for People affected by recent wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links @ Online Via Facebook Live

 

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 harrassment, 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
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
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/

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. 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

3. 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

4. American Red Cross Shelters

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

5. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

FC – Fireweed Collective – Online Peer Support @ Online
Jan 21 all-day

 

Fireweed Collective offers an online haven that respects self-determination, informed choice, and the exploration and acceptance of different ways being in the world. We understand that a lot of emotional distress is the result of legacies of abuse and experiences of oppression. We foster communities that sit at the intersection of mental health and social justice. All of our online spaces are guided by anti-oppression principles and facilitation, center folks with marginalized identities, and are trans-inclusive.

Our community meets online in a closed group on Facebook where people with lived experience of emotional distress support each other within an anti-oppressive and social justice framework. This space aligns with our values and principles, is moderated and monitored by Fireweed staff, and has guidelines for participation which you should be familiar with before posting or commenting.

For more information to join the group, contact:

administrator@fireweedcollective.org

Facebook Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2394863930/

Guidelines Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQrK2nVNc7VSCPTWSUD0Y7c4P5wYcZKJI4kKGsPDGMFkv1sZwro_aG0J19WkKTwy-F6DWMYZ5HTtK9c/pub

CLOSED GROUP for Persons with Lived Experience Only

Please respect that this space is closed to providers and family members and is designed for those with lived experience only.

About Fireweed Collective

Excerpt(s):

Mission

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens. We help support the emotional wellness of all people, and center the needs of those most marginalized by our society. Our work seeks to disrupt the harm of systems of abuse and oppression, often reproduced by the mental health system. 

Vision

We strive to cultivate a culture of care, free of violence, where the ultimate goal is not just to survive, but to thrive as individuals and as communities. We envision a world in which all communities get to self-determine the source of their care, medicine, and wellness.

Our Framework

Healing Justice (HJ) is a framework rooted in racial justice, disability justice, and economic justice. Healing Justice provides us with tools we can use to interrupt the systems of oppression that impact our mental health. Fireweed Collective uses HJ as a guide to help redefine what medicine is, and increase who has access to it.

Read more at:

https://fireweedcollective.org/our-framework/

More than a name change…

Fireweed Collective is born out of The Icarus Project. Leaving The Icarus Project behind is not just a name change – it is a transformation and a birth announcement. Through Fireweed, we’re committed to working at the intersections of mental health, healing justice and social justice in service of a future where we all get free. Together..

Our new name reflects the new organizational culture -and the new organization- that emerged since the transition of leadership began. The plant Fireweed is one of the first blooms after a forest fire. A plant that flourishes in scorched earth, Fireweed fixes essential nutrients in the soil readying the ground for new life to thrive. If there was ever a time to bloom anew, it is now.

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Video: Healing Legacies: A Panel on Intergenerational Trauma (edited)

Fireweed Collective

520 Eighth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Fireweed Collective

PO Box 5473
Richmond, CA 94805

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 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
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 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
Jan 21 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/

 

HU – Health Unlocked – Social Network for Health @ Online
Jan 21 all-day

 

We are HealthUnlocked

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 organisations.

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 programmes such as NHS Weight Loss, Couchto5k and Strength & Flex. Learn about our solutions for patient organisations.

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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.

 

HVN – Hearing Voices Network Pacific Rim – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 all-day

logoPacific Rim Hearing Voices Network – A regional network specifically serving the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Island regions.  These online groups are for people who experience (or have experienced) voices, visions, extreme states and other unshared realities, as well as for people who directly support someone at home with these experiences.  We are working to build community in Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Islands.

All frameworks are welcome.

These online groups fully adhere to the Pacific Rim HVN Charter. These groups are non-judgmental, do not assume illness, and are not considered treatment or therapy. Pacific Rim HVN groups are social gatherings for people with lived experience to come together and share those experiences in an atmosphere of open-mindedness and mutual respect. Sharing your story, as well as receiving feedback from others, is always optional.

Our groups are hosted on Zoom and are available via computer, tablet, smartphone or landline.

Groups are designated for specific regions but are also OPEN to people from other geographical areas.

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Join a Meeting:

To access one of these groups, email a request to the contact email listed next to the specific group; you should receive an invitation with the connection info for Zoom — an audio/visual platform reachable by computer, smartphone, tablet and landline.

These groups are FREE, but Donations are welcome.

Visit the website for more info at https://www.pacificrimhvn.org

Meeting schedule: 
NOTE: All meetings subject to change without notice.  Check the website for the most current information
Mondays
Portland / Oregon City HVN (new time) – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Tuesdays
Puget Sound HVN – 5:30pm to 7pm PST.  E-mail pugetsound@pacificrimhvn.org
Wednesdays
Northeast Portland HVN – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Salem / Oregon Coast HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail salem@pacificrimhvn.org
Thursdays
Eugene / Southern Oregon HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail eugene@pacificrimhvn.org
2nd and 4th Fridays
Vancouver HVN Navigations – 10am to 11:30am PST.  E-mail vancouver@pacificrimhvn.org
Saturdays
Seattle HVN – Noon to 1:30pm PST.  E-mail seattle@pacificrimhvn.org
Sundays
Pacific Islands HVN – 7:30pm to 9pm PST.  E-mail pacificislands@pacificrimhvn.org
Website:
Online Groups:
Pacific Rim HVN Charter (adapted from the HVN England Charter):
MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Jan 21 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

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Jan 21 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

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.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 21 all-day

 

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

Web: https://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/default.aspx

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Jan 21 all-day

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On Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA)

Excerpt(s) from Website:

Our Mission Statement is: “On-Line Gamers Anonymous® is a group of people sharing their experience, strengths and hope to help each other recover from problems resulting from excessive game playing.”

On-Line Gamers Anonymous® was founded by Liz Woolley in May of 2002 after her son, Shawn, committed suicide as a direct result of being addicted to an on-line game. Liz was soon joined by Ron Jaffe (Diggo McDiggity), a recovering gamer. They supported each other as the fellowship grew.

The OLGA® and OLG-Anon Recovery Fellowships and Outreach, are divisions of OLGA®/OLG-Anon (On-Line Gamers Anonymous®) World Services, Inc.. OLGA® and OLG-Anon Fellowships are dedicated to offering support to addicted gamers (OLGA), their families (OLG-Anon) so they can heal and recover from problems resulting from the newest “drug of choice” – excessive video game playing. Outreach is our public service division that assists in providing information to educate about the dangers of excessive game playing. The Outreach division assists in providing an extensive list of professional resources who provide services for those affected by excessive video gaming,video gaming addiction or a video gaming disorder. Outreach also helps raise funds to continue our mission.

We offer support. Our community is open to all who seek support. We are not an activist group, nor do we sponsor such organizations. Our message forums are available to all, regardless of bias or opinion. We are here to share our experience, strength and hope and encourage peer-to-peer support. Family and friends are invited to share their experience, compassion, and wisdom. Every day we accumulate and add to our collection of information related to excessive gaming and the issues it creates. Sharing this with our visitors is a primary goal.

…Our organization is staffed by many people, who at one time or another have considered themselves excessive gamers or have had their lives affected by an excessive gamer.

Online meeting schedule:

https://www.olganon.org/olgarolg-anon-schedule-meetings

 

Chat rooms are available, login required.

Read more about chat rooms:

https://www.olganon.org/about-chat-rooms

 

Discussion forums with message boards are also available 24/7:

https://www.olganon.org/forums/olga-recovering-gamer-forums

 

Website:

https://www.olganon.org/home

 

OLGAnon Meetings for Parents

On-line meeting for parents held Thursdays at 6pm PST / 9 pm EST.

Go here to go OLGAnon Meeting Chatroom. (You must be logged in to enter the OLGAnon chatroom).