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

How Events are Sorted:

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

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

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

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

Excerpt(s) from

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

Disaster Distress Helpline

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

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

Counseling Services

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

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

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

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

Who Should Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline?

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

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

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

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

Call or Text

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Inquiries

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

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

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

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

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

Last Updated: 11/11/2019

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Spanish

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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

Spanish Speakers

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

Facebook

Follow the Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook.

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

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

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

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AA Phone Meeting Color Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AA Phone Meeting Color Logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

 

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

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

 

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

 

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

Events Calendar

https://portlandalano.org/calendar/

Facebook Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandAlanoClub

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

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AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

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

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

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

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

Core strategies:

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

Find a Support Group online:

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

Website:

https://www.afsp.org

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

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

AFSP – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness – Suicide Prevention Resources
Sep 27 all-day
AM – All Month – COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine Access Information by OHA – Oregon Health Authority – English & Español
Sep 27 all-day

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COVID-19 Vaccine Access Information

Información de acceso a la vacuna COVID-19

English & Espanol

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

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

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

House Speaker Tina Kotek

Weekly Update: Vaccines, Session Progress, Budget Hearing

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

Pride Month Poster

 

 

Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

>>> Check it out here <<<

and share with partners.

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

MORE OREGON RESCOURCES

Crisis & Support Lines

OREGON LGBTQ CRISIS LINES

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

CRISIS & SUPPORT LINES

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

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

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

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

Oregon YouthLine: 877-968-8491.

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

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ CRISIS LINES & ONLINE CHAT

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

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

CHAT SPACE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH

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

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

PARENT SUPPORT LINES

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

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

 

Oregon-Based LGBTQ Services& Support

OREGON LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

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

RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

YOUTH RESOURCES – STATE ACCESS

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

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

SCHOOL RESOURCES – STATEWIDE

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

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

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

FAMILY RESOURCES

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

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

YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCES BY COUNTY

BENTON COUNTY

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

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

CLACKAMAS COUNTY

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

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

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

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

CLATSOP COUNTY

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

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

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

COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

COOS COUNTY

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

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

CROOK COUNTY

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

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

CURRY COUNTY

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

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

DESCHUTES COUNTY

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY

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

HOOD RIVER COUNTY

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

JACKSON COUNTY

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

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

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

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

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

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

LANE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

LINCOLN COUNTY

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

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

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

LINN COUNTY

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

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

MARION COUNTY

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

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

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

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLK COUNTY

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

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

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

UMATILLA COUNTY

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

UNION COUNTY

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

WALLOWA COUNTY

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

WASHINGTON COUNTY

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

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

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

 

 

Research-Based Publications for Families withLGBTQ Children

EVIDENCE-BASED FAMILY GUIDANCE RESOURCES

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

FAMILY EDUCATION BOOKLETS

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

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

HEALTHY FUTURES POSTER SERIES

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

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

DEVELOPING THE FIELD OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ CHILDREN & YOUTH

Providing Services & Support

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

FAITH COMMUNITIES AND THE WELL-BEING OF LGBTQ YOUTH

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

Selected National LGBTQ Services& Support

NATIONAL LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA)

Call Today.

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

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

For all Veterans and Service Members seeking information or assistance.

USE THIS LINK TO OPEN THE VA WELCOME KIT

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

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

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

Download your VA Welcome Kit

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

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For Family Members

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

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Suicide Talk Line Number

 

SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

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

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

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

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

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

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

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

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

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

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

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

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

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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

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

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

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

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

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

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

Location: Virtual

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

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

This discussion will be led by:

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

Participating is easy.

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

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

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

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

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

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

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

PRESENTERS:

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

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

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

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

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

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

 

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Trainings from the Central East


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


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


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

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


Other Trainings of Interest

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

September 10, 2021

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

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

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

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Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

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

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

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

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

We’ll use hashtags:

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

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

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

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

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

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

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

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

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

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

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

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

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

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

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

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

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

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

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

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

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

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

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

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

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

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

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

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

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

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

Facilitators, who are they and why?

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

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

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

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

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Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors presents

A Moderated Online Forum

Welcome to a place of healing & remembrance.

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

We believe no suicide loss survivor should go without support.

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

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

Website:

https://allianceofhope.org/

Online Forum:

https://forum.allianceofhope.org/

Find a Support Group:

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

Additional information:

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

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

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

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

External links:

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

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

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

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

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

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CRIM ANON (Criminals Anonymous) Recovery Group

Without You There Is No Us

Open Meeting – Virtual Group on Wednesday nights

6pm-7pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/83235802714

Meeting ID 832 3580 2714

About Crim-Anon (Criminals Anonymous)

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

Website:

https://www.crimanon.org

Facebook page:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Online Support Groups Links:

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

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

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

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

Online Support Groups

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

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

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

Current Support Groups

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

 

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Clutterers Anonymous Phone and Zoom Daily Calendar

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

CLA Phone Meetings

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

CLA Virtual Meetings

 

CLA Phone Meetings

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

Meetings in this list are:

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

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

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

Daily Phone Lines – not shown on the calendar

General Tips for viewing both calendars:

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

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

VIRTUAL MEETINGS – Open to All CLA Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

 

Collective Trauma Summit, 2021

September 19th thought 28th, 2021

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

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

Thomas Hübl

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

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

Some of the many topics INCLUDE:

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

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

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

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Meetings from Other Areas

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

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

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

879 6889 0960

Passcode: 164673

 

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

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

Tuesday 11:00 am (PST) – DDA Meeting

Friday 11:00 am (PST)

Saturday 3:00 am (PST)

Sunday 11:30 am (PST)

 

Fairfax, Virginia DDA

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

Fun In Recovery Events

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

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

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page

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

 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

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

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

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

HTH – Hand to Hold – You are not alone! – Support for NICU Parents
Sep 27 all-day

 

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https://handtohold.org/

Sponsor Purpose Statement

 

You are not alone!

Having a baby in the NICU is life-altering. But you don’t have to do it alone. Join the Hand to Hold Community for compassionate one-on-one connection with NICU parents and Hand to Hold Family Support Specialists at any point in your unique journey.

Our Mission

Hand to Hold® provides personalized support before, during and after a NICU stay to help ensure all NICU families thrive.

What We Do

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

Having a baby in the NICU is life-altering. But you don’t have to do it alone We’re here for you when you need us, at any stage in your journey.

Request a peer mentor today and get connected, and supported by, a trained, NICU graduate peer mentor. Hand to Hold carefully matches seasoned NICU and bereaved parents with new parents in need of support. Hand to Hold carefully matches seasoned NICU and bereaved parents with new parents in need of support. d

Hand to Hold understands that a high-risk pregnancy, a complicated birth, a NICU stay or the loss of a baby are very traumatic and isolating experiences.  Find support at any stage of your journey through our virtual support groups, podcasts, private Facebook communities and Peer Mentor Program.

Virtual support groups allow families to access support at all stages of the NICU journey, from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about our Family Support Specialists hosting the groups, visit our staff page.

If you are a professional, and not a NICU parent, we kindly ask that you please respect the privacy of the families who join our groups by not registering for, and joining, a session. Having professionals in a peer support group changes the dynamics and impact for the parents involved as observers cannot participate from a place of lived experience

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Wherever you are in your grief, we want you to know that you are not alone. There is a community of families ready to support you, whether it is today, a month from today, or a year from today.

No one understands what it’s like to suffer the loss of a baby like a parent who has been there. Hand to Hold trains and matches parents who have experienced a loss to provide peer support to bereaved families. If you have experienced a loss, you may request a Peer Mentor at any time.

COMING SOON: VIRTUAL CHAT
NEWS, ARTICLES & FAMILY STORIES

 

Contact Us

Toll-Free: 855-424-6428
Parent Support ext. 1
Online Store ext. 3

13740 Research Blvd., Suite L5
Austin, Texas 78750

Website: https://handtohold.org/

Media inquiries: mediainquiry@handtohold.org

Questions about the store: store@handtohold.org

L4L – Lines For Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Peer Support Meetings – Daily @ Online Via ZOOM
Sep 27 all-day

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MARA – Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

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MARA – Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous

Every week, every day, online meetings via Zoom

https://www.mara-international.org/onlinemeetings

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Online Meetings

Join a meeting that fits your schedule!

Click on “Join Zoom Meeting” to launch the meeting.

Feel free to be on camera or not for these meetings.

** Attendees: Please observe the same meeting etiquette as you would in face-to-face meetings. Here are tips:

  1. Mute yourself when not speaking unless the Host calls you to all un-mute.

  2. Zoom has a “Raise Hand” feature to support sharing (see below) or send a private chat to the leader to share.

  3. The Host is allowed to disable the chat feature if there is too much cross talk.

  4. If you are concerned about anonymity, feel free to change your name by clicking on the ellipses (…) in the window of your personal image/icon.  Select “Rename” to do this.

  5. You can also turn off your camera for anonymity.

  6. Some hosts join early or stay after for community time.  Join in if yours does!

    To raise your hand in a Zoom meeting, click the “Raise Hand” icon on the bottom left of the Zoom window. When you click the Raise Hand icon, a hand icon will appear next to your name that will notify the host your hand is raised. You will also see the hand icon turn green. When you want to lower your hand, you can click the hand icon again and your hand will be lowered. If the raise hand feature is disabled you will not see the option to raise your hand.

Don’t forget about time zone changes… 11 am EST/10 am CST/9 am MST/ 8 am PST.

Search the Time Zone Converter​ for International conversions.

Offerings:

Monday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Christine M. at (512) 774-0733 for more info.

3:30pm PST / 6:30 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Melissa M. at (860) 840-0836 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Google Meet
Contact Thomasseenna D. at (606) 969-6215 for more info.

Tuesday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Jennifer H. at (540) 520-5457 for more info.

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891-800-639
3. Allow access to your mic & camera (optional)

Contact Reed at (561) 358-6030 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Google Meet
Contact Tim P. at (606) 253-2719 or email for more info.

 

Wednesday

7am PST / 10:00 am EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 802 976 7574

3. Password is “0” (zero)
Contact Michael O. at (401) 332-8556 for more info.

3pm PST / 6:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Shane K. at (518) 902-1092 for more info.

Thursday

8am EST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Christine M. at (512) 774-0733 for more info.

2:30pm PST / 5:30 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Carl M. by email for the meeting password.

Call (434) 363-7689 for more info.

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

1. Download Zoom
2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891-800-639
Contact Reed at (561) 358-6030 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
Contact Nick K. at (859) 687-9312 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 996 1202 3434

3. Enter Code 928050

Contact Diane S. at (386) 530-2575 for more info.

Friday

9am PST / Noon EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Call (828) 552-3858 or email Rachel B. for more info.

7pm PST / 10:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891 800 1324

Contact Sam T. at (504) 623 5675 for more info.

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Call Shane K. at (518) 902-1092 for more info.

Saturday

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Murk at (419) 975-2471 for more info.

Sunday

2pm PST / 5:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Nichole C. at (480) 799-2861 for more info.

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

Contact Bobby R. at (586) 746-8121 for more info.

MC – Master Chen – Tai Chi Rescource- Prerecorded Tia Chi Videos – Weekdays and Weekends @ YouTube Link
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Free Tia Chi Training Videos

Provided by Master  JianFeng Chen

WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS

 

 Link to Master Chen pre-recorded YouTube videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/JianfengChen1978/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=503&shelf_id=0

 

About Master JianFeng

Master JianFeng Chen is from the Fujian province of China. Inspired by his teachers and experiences, he wanted to bring traditional training of internal/external martial arts to the people of America. In China, martial arts is deeply imbedded in everyday life. Energy work, through Qigong and Tai Chi are often not stressed enough, so the full benefits of practice are not realized. His goal is to bring awareness of your breath, your energy, your movements and how it affects yourself and others so everyone can achieve balance and thus happiness and health in their lives.At the age of 8, JianFeng, joined the Junior Athletic School of Zhangzhou to begin his formal martial arts training. At the age of 11, he was selected to join the Fujian State Athletic Wushu Unit, that is internationally renowned for winning championships, especially in Tai Chi. His teachers were Grand Masters and World Champions in Tai Chi and Wushu.

MHA – Mental Health America – Inspire Support Groups and Discussion Community @ Online via Inspire plus Apps
Sep 27 all-day

INSPIRE online community forum

About this Online Tool

Our Inspire communities provide a place for people with similar interests to support and encourage each other 24/7 online. Inspire is the largest provider of health-specific communities. MHA (Mental Health America) staff moderate the online support groups and communities.

Link to INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/

Link to Mental Health America groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/mental-health-america/

Browse All Groups on INSPIRE.com:

https://www.inspire.com/groups/

Apps are available to download as well.

 

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

https://screening.mhanational.org/content/mental-health-america-inspire

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association – Peerpocalypse 2022 – Accepting Workshop Proposals Now
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL HERE! 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS!


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MHAAO EPSP – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon / Evolve Peer Services Program – Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon – Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD – All Day @ Regester for Details
Sep 27 all-day

 

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Referral to Peer Group and One-on-One Peer Support for Tri-County Area in Oregon

Individualized referral system to Peer Services to meet an individual’s Needs, including PTSD 

EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services offers an array of support options for individuals seeking something different. Individuals enrolled in our program work with a team of Peer Support Specialists, who identify as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction challenges, have made a commitment to their own recovery, have been specially trained and certified, and are willing to walk beside and support individuals navigating their own recovery journey.

The link to register for peer services referral is: https://www.mhaoforegon.org/PROGRAMS

 

MS – MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

 

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MINDSPACE offers FREE Online Support for Mindfulness and Resilience through COVID-19 Pandemic

There are a variety of online events through Mindspace pay-what-you-can series designed specifically for health-care workers looking for psychological support during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In each live, interactive session we will explore a different theme related to the current situation, and a corresponding mindfulness practice to help frame and navigate the situation.

The themes include:

  • Safety and grounding
  • Settling a busy mind
  • Being with difficulty
  • Connecting with purpose

The format will involve educational material, a guided, experiential practice, and time for group discussion. The course is intended to not only provide educational content and skill-teaching, but also to harness the communal support of a peer group at a time when social connection is more crucial than ever.

Events Calendar with Search Filters

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp

Register Online

You will be asked to create an online account with an email address, password and phone number.

When registering for and event you will have the option to sign-up for the full series or to choose dates you can attend.  You will also be given the option to choose your contribution amount (pay-as-you-can).

Instructions on how to join the online group will likely be sent via email upon registration.

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

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Our mission at Mindspace is to inspire well-being with the transformative potential of science, wisdom, and human connection.

We believe well-being is a skill that can be learned, and that it can scale from the individual, to families, communities, and organizations of all shapes and sizes. We believe that everyone can benefit from some form of mind training, but that doesn’t mean there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. Well-being at Mindspace is about connecting with people where they are and supporting the development of skills for building a sustainable, meaningful life—at home, at work, and in the world.

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/programs/online-covid-19-support-group/

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
OAOI – Overeaters Anonymous Oregon Intergroup – Online Support Meetings – Week @ Online Via ZOOM
Sep 27 all-day

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The following is a list of Online Support Meetings provided by Overeaters Anonymous Oregon Intergroup

The following is a list of Online Support Meetings provided by Overeaters Anonymous Oregon Intergroup

MONDAYS

Monday Noon – Step Writing Meeting @ Virtual

Mondays @ 12-1pm PST

ZOOM

Zoom ID 548 284 878PW: 1200Phone: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8593

Contact: Connie (503) 282-8439  ccleaton@ipns.comWriting meeting on the steps.  

First Monday of the month we discuss a tradition.(formerly St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Portland)

 

Monday Noon – Welcome Home Meeting @ Virtual

Mondays @ 12-1pm PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 977 3123 9849

Passcode: 011548

To participate by phone: +1 253 215 8782   OR.  +1 312 626 6799

US One tap mobile:  +13462487799,,97731239849#  OR   +16699006833,,97731239849#

Meeting Contact: Pat O. 503-319-4942(Grove, Portland, The Dalles)

 

Monday 6:00 PM – In The Solution @ Virtual

Mondays @ 6-7pm PST

ZOOM 

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 990 5922 0287

Passcode: 695085

To participate by phone:   +1 253 215 8782  OR  +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile:    +13462487799,,99059220287#   OR   +16699006833,,99059220287#

This is formerly the 5:30 meeting that met at First Christian Church in Salem

Meeting Number:  26872

Meeting Contact: Virginia 503-868-7144

 

Monday 6:30 Progress Not Patriarchy @ Virtual

Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 981 0151 4197

Passcode: 350901

To join by phone: +1 669 900 6833     OR    +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,98101514197# OR  +12532158782,,98101514197#

This meeting welcomes all people interested in focusing on the 12 step recovery experiences of people of marginalized genders including but not limited to cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans men.

Contacts:   Dawn (503)964-7921.   Camila (415)515-3460   Julie M. (845) 389-180

 

Monday 6:30pm – Stay in the Day @ Virtual

Mondays @ 6:30 pm PST

Zoom Link

Zoom:  Meeting ID: 734 3958 7543 PW: HillsOA

Phone: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592

NOTE: Phone Meeting PW is 456652

(Hillsboro, Oregon)

Contact: Mikki 503 970-1217

 

Monday 7:00 pm – OA New Beginnings Mondays @ Virtual

Mondays @ 7-8pm PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 30 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 941 8709 1631

Passcode: 805086

To participate by phone: +1 253 215 8782  OR   +1 346 248 7799

One tap mobile +16699006833,,94187091631#   OR    +12532158782,,94187091631#

 

Monday 7:00pm – Milwaukie OA Friends @ Virtual

Mondays @ 7-8pm PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 926 9693 6882

Passcode: 734586

To participate by phone: +1 346 248 7799   OR +1 669 900 6833

One tap mobile +13462487799,,92696936882#  OR   +16699006833,,92696936882#

Contact: Joan 503-913-4817

 

Monday 7:00pm – Monday Night Miracles @ Virtual

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Zoom Link

Zoom ID: 699 483 452 PW: 214927

Phone: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8594

Contacts:  Julie P. 503-735-5025    MerleAnn 503-281-8947 (no texting)

Monday Night Miracles 7th Tradition

(Portland NE)

 

Monday 7:30 PM @ Virtual

Mondays @ 7:30 pm PST

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 910 256 1917  

Password: 61508723CP   (password is different if you call in – see below)

Or call in:    +1 669 900 9128     +1 253 215 8782    +1 312 626 6799

Phone Password: 994351

Contact: Margie 503-807-0201

(Newberg)

TUESDAYS

Tuesday 10:00am Smyrna/Canby meeting @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 10-11am PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 969 7280 6853

Passcode: 150242

To participate by phone: +1 312 626 6799   OR   +1 929 205 6099

One tap mobile:   +12532158782,,96972806853#   OR   +13462487799,,96972806853#

Contact: Jenice 503-705-5599

(Canby – Smyrna Church)

 

Tuesday 11:30 am People of Color Focused OA Meeting @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

ZOOM ID: 2942072024

PW: 115324

(see also LAOAIG for more POC focused meetings)

 

Tuesday Noon – The Tuesday Noon Little Meeting that Could @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 12-1pm PST

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 961 8806 8450

Passcode: 136667

To participate by phone: +1 253 215 8782 OR   +1 346 248 7799

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,96188068450#  OR   +12532158782,,96188068450#

Contact: Pat O. 503-319-4942

OR OIG & Region 1

 

Tuesday 5:00 PM Astoria @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST

Zoom

Zoom will be open 5 min before and 5 min after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 980 3654 1662

Passcode: 319452

To participate by phone:   253 215 8782

One tap mobile +13462487799,,98036541662#  OR    +16699006833,,98036541662#
US (Tacoma)

Contact:    Val 425-287-0806

 

Tuesday 6:15pm 12 x 12 Study @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 6:15 pm

ZOOM

Zoom ID: 847 5628 8944

PW: 485934

Phone: 253-215-8782 or 301-715-8592

Contact: Lloyd 541-350-4985

12 x 12 Study

(Hillsboro)

 

Tuesday 7:00pm @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST (plus 15 minutes before and after for fellowship and tech support)

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 969 9488 0689  

Passcode: 751662

To participate by phone:   +1 669 900 6833   OR    +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile:   +16699006833,,96994880689#   OR   +12532158782,,96994880689#

Contact: Marna 971-267-0058

(McMinnville)

 

Tuesday 7:00pm – Body Image, Relationships, and Sexuality @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm PST (6:30-8:45pm adding 30 minutes before and after for fellowship and tech support)

ZOOM

Meeting will be open 30 minutes before and after the meeting time for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 917 4138 2693    

Passcode: 891659

To join by phone:  +1 253 215 8782  OR. +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,91741382693# OR +16699006833,,91741382693#

Contacts: Dawn 503-964-7921,  Brandon (847) 302-3688

 

Tuesday 7:30 PM Salem @ Virtual

Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm – 8:30pm (adding 15 minutes before, 30 minutes after for fellowship and tech support)

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 978 7574 0814    

Passcode: 231051

To participate by phone:   +1 312 626 6799   OR   +1 929 205 6099

One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,97875740814#   OR    +13462487799,,97875740814#

This meeting normally meets at Salem Hospital

Meeting Number:  00236

Meeting Contact:  Christina 503-910-7732

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 7:00 am – In the Solution @ virtualWednesdays @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 212 156 789

Password: 640120

Contact: K.C. 650-743-6916 kcanderson2747@gmail.com

Phone: 669-900-6833

(Portland -Unity Church)

7th Tradition & Documents

(this meeting meets Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 7am, also on holidays)

 

Wednesday 10:30am Gresham @ Virtual

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

This meeting is currently not sharing the zoom link on the website. 

Contact: Margie 253-222-5654

(formerly met at St Henry Church School, Gresham)

 

Wednesday Noon – Taste of Lifeline @ Virtual

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 932 4422 0906
Passcode: 691797

To participate by phone: 1 312 626 6799  OR    +1 301 715 8592

One tap mobile +13462487799,,93244220906#   OR   +16699006833,,93244220906#

Contact: Pat O. 503-319-4942

(Lake Oswego United Church of Christ)

 

Wednesday 1:00pm – Literature Study @ Virtua

Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm

Zoom Link

Zoom Meeting ID: 856 5422 6008
Password: weds100   

Literature Study

Contact: Kathy H. 650-580-2540

 

Wednesday 6:30 PM – Many Symptoms, One Solution @ Virtual

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 931 5528 5741  

Passcode: 722277

To participate by phone:   +1 312 626 6799  OR   +1 346 248 7799

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,93155285741#   OR    +16699006833,,93155285741#

Contacts: Meagan 415-238-4532, Allie 954-663-3182, Cathy 503-975-2405

(Portland St. Ignatius)  7th Tradition

 

THURSDAYS

Thursday Noon – The End of the Oregon Trail Meeting @ Virtual

Thursdays @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 953 9632 2979

Passcode: 678387

To participate by phone:    +1 253 215 8782  OR  +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile:
+16699006833,,95396322979#  OR
+12532158782,,95396322979#

Contact: Jenice 503-705-5599

(Oregon City)

Thursday 4:00 pm – Keep Coming Back @ Virtual

Thursdays @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 727 527 926

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,727527926#   OR +16699006833,,727527926#

Contact:  Deb W 360-430-1843

Step Study  (Longview Washington)

 

Thursday 7:00 PM Step & Tradition @ Virtual

Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ZOOM

Zoom is open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 917 0782 9048

Passcode: 555138

To Participate by phone:
+1 669 900 6833   OR  +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,91707829048#  OR   +12532158782,,91707829048#

Contacts: Chris C. (503)287-1811,  Katt 503-493-0654 (no texts please) 

Step and Tradition Meeting

 

FRIDAYS

Friday 10:30am – Cozy, Comfy Readers @ Virtual

Fridays @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 969 2312 5785

Passcode: 140956

To participate by phone: +1 669 900 6833  OR   +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile +12532158782,,96923125785#   OR    +13462487799,,96923125785#

Contact: Pat O. 503-319-4942

(Beaverton)

 

Friday Noon – Freedom Fridays @ Virtual

Fridays @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 912 7861 0144

Passcode: 829269

To Participate by Phone: +1 253 215 8782     +1 346 248 7799

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,91278610144#     +12532158782,,91278610144#

Contact: Pat O. 503-319-4942

Portland SW- St Barnabas – Salem

SATURDAYS

Saturday 7:00am – In the Solution @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 212 156 789

Password: 640120

Phone: 669-900-6833

Contact: K.C. 650-743-6916 kcanderson2747@gmail.com

(Portland -Unity Church)

7th Tradition & Documents

(This meeting meets regularly Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, also on holidays)

 

Saturday 9:00 AM – Saturday Salem Serenity @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 940 0390 7695    Passcode: 958423

To participate by phone: +1 301 715 8592   OR   +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile.  +16699006833,,94003907695#  OR   +12532158782,,94003907695#

This meeting normally meets at Morning-side United Methodist Church

Meeting Number:  29424

Contact:  Barbara J.A. 971-718-9700

 

Saturday 10:00am – Freedom From Compulsive Overeating @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 10:00 am

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 956 1697 4808Passcode: 890393

One tap mobile +13462487799,,95616974808#   OR
+12532158782,,95616974808# 

To Participate by phone:  +1 253 215 8782  OR  +1 669 900 6833 

Contacts:  Meagan 415-238-4532    Liz 310-433-6494.  Juli 503-703-0798 Chris 503-287-1811

(Portland – SE Colonial Heights Church)

 

Saturday in the Orchards @ Columbia Presbyterian Church

Saturdays @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

8715 St. Helens Ave Vancouver  WA 98664-2076

Columbia Presbyterian Church – Meets outdoors at the Youth Building in the front of the church. 

Contact: Sue Nagy 360-213-8902

 

Saturday 11:00 AM – (Long Beach WA) @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 11:00 am

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 811 3466 7781 

PW: 23456

One tap mobile:

+12532158782,,81134667781#,,,,,,0#,,23456#  – OR –  +16699009128,,81134667781#,,,,,,0#,,23456# US

Contact: Diane B 503-318-6608

(Long Beach WA)

 

Saturday 11:00am -Anorexia/Bulimia Focus (Phone) @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 11:00 am

PHONE: 515-604-9094     PIN: 715894#

WSO – Anorexia/Bulimia Focus

 

Saturday 6:00pm – New to OA Meeting @ Virtual

Saturdays1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ZOOM

Don’t know a thing about Overeaters Anonymous? This is a great place to get some info.  This is not a normal OA meeting. It is a one hour  “Intro to OA”.   There is some explanation of what OA is all about, with time for questions and answers.

Meeting ID: 934 6772 5942

Passcode: 172301

To participate by phone: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile +16699006833,,93467725942#   OR    +12532158782,,93467725942#

Contact:  Pat O. 503-319-4942

 

Speaker Meeting @ Virtual

Saturdays @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting, for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 934 6772 5942   

Passcode: 172301

To participate by phone: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile +16699006833,,93467725942#   OR    +12532158782,,93467725942#

Contact:  Pat O. 503-319-4942

SUNDAYS

Sunday 7:00am – In the Solution @ Virtual

Sundays @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

ZOOM

Meeting ID: 212 156 789

Password: 640120

Contact: K.C. 650-743-6916 kcanderson2747@gmail.com

Phone: 669-900-6833

(Portland -Unity Church)

7th Tradition & Documents

(This meeting meets regularly Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, also on holidays)

 

Sunday 10:30am Serenity Sunday @ Virtual

Sundays @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

ZOOM

The Zoom will be open 15 minutes before and after the meeting for fellowship and tech support.

Meeting ID: 969 3138 2573

Passcode: 674360

To participate by phone: +1 669 900 6833  OR    +1 253 215 8782

One tap mobile +13462487799,,96931382573# OR     +16699006833,,96931382573#

Contacts: Dawn 503-964-7921 Niik 503-919-0700

Varied Topic, open to all

ORN – Oregon Recovery Network – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 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

 

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

PANA – Portland Area Narcotics Anonymous – Online Meeting Resources – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online Via ZOOM
Sep 27 all-day

 

Portland Area Narcotics Anonymous

Online Meeting Resources

Please see the times and links below for online meetings in the Greater Portland Area.

https://www.portlandna.com/portland-area-virtual-rooms/

Portland

503 Recovery

Days : Monday

Times: 6:00pm-7:15pm

Type : Open

Password: recovery

Click Here

 

Always Connected

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 8:30pm

Password: 12

Click Here

 

Another Gay Meeting

Days : Sunday

Times: 7:00pm

Type: LGBTQ

Click Here

 

Anyone and Everyone

Days : Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm

Type : LGBTQ

Password: aena2020

Click Here

 

Back To Basics

Days : Saturday

Times: 12:00pm-1:15pm

Click Here

 

Burnside Blues

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 7:00pm

Click Here

 

Clean and Serene

Days : Saturday

Times: 6:00pm

Type : Women

Click Here

 

Come as you are

Days : Tuesday Saturday

Times: 6:30am-7:45am

Type : Young

Click Here

 

Determined Dames

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 7:00pm

Type : Women

Click Here

 

Doin’ Life

Days : Monday

Times: 7:00pm

Type : Men

Password: 12

Click Here

 

Embracing Reality

Days : Thursday

Times: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Click Here

 

Gettin’ Lit

Days : Thursday

Times: 7:30pm

Type : Women Study

Click Here

 

Here and Now

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 10:00pm

Type : Open

Password: hereandnow

Click Here

 

Higher Empowered

Days : Monday

Times: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Password: higher

Click Here

 

Hope Group

Days : Saturday

Times: 8:00pm

Password: hopegroup

Click Here

 

It Works How And Why/b>

Days : Saturday

Times: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Password: 140-704

Click Here

 

It’s In The Book

Days : Saturday

Times: 10:00am-11:15am

Type : Study

Password: serenity

Click Here

 

Late Night Recovery

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 9:00pm

Click Here

 

Learning To Live

Days : Sunday

Times: 9:00am-10:30am

Click Here

 

Lost And Found

Days : Monday

Times: 12:00pm

Type : Women

Click Here

 

Love And Joy

Days : Wednesday

Times: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Password: 102268

Click Here

 

New Journey

Days : 7 Days a Week

Times: 5:30pm-6:45pm

Password : newjourney

Click Here

 

No Matter What

Days : Sunday

Times: 5:00pm

Click Here

 

SE Serenity

Days : Friday

Times: 12:00pm

Type : Open

Click Here

 

Serenity Sisters

Days : Thursday

Times: 5:30pm

Type : Women

Click Here

 

Spirit of NA

Days : Monday

Times: 5:30pm-6:45pm

Type : Men

Password : spirit

Click Here

 

Spiritual Journey

Days : Saturday

Times: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Click Here

 

The Ties That Bind Us

Days : Mon, Wed, Fri

Times: 12:00pm

Password: recovery

Click Here

 

Victory

Days : Thursday

Times: 8:00pm

Click Here

 

Walk Your Talk

Days : Tuesday

Times: 7:00pm

Password: 727969

Click Here

 

What It Is

Days : Tuesday

Times: 7:30pm

Click Here

 

Women of Wisdom

Days : Sunday

Times: 5:00pm

Type : Women

Password: 801429

Click Here

Clackmas

RIP (Recovery In Progress)

Days : Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm

Click Here

 

Saturday Night

Days : Saturday

Times: 7:00pm

Click Here

Washington County

12 Steps to Freedom

Days : Thursday

Times: 7:00pm-8:15pm

Click Here

 

Courage to Change

Days : Monday

Times: 6:30pm

Click Here

 

He Do Recover

Days : Thursday

Times: 7:15pm-8:30pm

Click Here

 

He Do Recover

Days : Tuesday

Times: 7:15pm-8:30pm

Click Here

 

She Do Recover

Days : Tuesday

Times: 7:15pm-8:30pm

Click Here

 

The Solution Group

Days : Friday

Times: 7:00pm

Click Here

 

We’re No Angels

Days : Monday

Times: 7:30pm

Click Here

Outside the Area

LGBTQ and Friends

Days : Saturday

Times: 7:30pm

Click Here

 

International Marathon

Days : 24/7

Times:

Click Here

 

International Speaker Jam

Days : March 28th

Times: 10am 2pm 6pm 10pm

Click Here

Need to speak with someone right now?

Call our hotline: 503-345-9839

You can speak with someone in our community to find a meeting, or learn more about Narcotics Anonymous

PSI – Postpartum Support International – Maternal Depression Support Groups and Educational Resources – Online @ Regester for Details
Sep 27 all-day

Sponsor

 

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Maternal Depression Support Groups and Educational  Resources

On-line

Peer Support Groups & More! Postpartum

Support International (PSI) Weekly Support Groups: PSI facilitates a wide variety of postpartum support groups every week for diverse populations, and all family members.

PSI also staffs a non-emergency helpline for education and support:  The number is 1-800-944-4773. PSI also offers a free peer mentor program where Mons or Dads can work 1-1 with a peer mentor once per week for up to 6 months.

Link to webpage for specific support groups, dates and times: 

https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/

 

West Coast On-line Peer Support Forum:

Postpartum Progress Hosts Regional, On-line Forums for Maternal Depression and/or Anxiety:

These regional forums are moderated by volunteer Warrior Mom® Ambassadors who have completed Mental Health First Aid training.

Link to webpage to select a particular region, including West Coast (includes Oregon):

https://postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-progdress-online-peer-support

 

Oregon On-line Peer Support Groups: 

Free peer support groups and discussion forums, moderated by, “Well Mama,” for mothers and families on a wide variety of topics related to pregnancy and postpartum mental health.

Link to register:  https://www.wellmamaoregon.com/support/

 

 On-line Maternal Depression Education Resources:  

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): NIMH provides a comprehensive, downloadable educational manual about Postpartum (Perinatal) Depression. 

Link to the webpage to download this educational material: 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/perinatal-depression/index.shtml

 

Oregon Health Authority (OHA):

OHA provides a wide variety of educational materials on pregnancy and postpartum depression for both mothers and family members.

Link to this information: 

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HealthyPeopleFamilies/Women/MaternalMentalHealth/Pages/index.aspx

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Sep 27 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.

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 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/

RL – RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat with SoulMedics – Weekdays and Weekends – 24 hrs @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

https://soulmediccentral.com/webchat?channel=remedylive

What is a SoulMedic? These people, available 24/7, are committed to chatting with you, listening to what you’re going through, and loving you with the hope of God.

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

Discuss various topics including but not limited to: Anxiety, Bullying, Drugs & Alcohol, Faith, Sexuality and more.

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

RVPHTC – Region V Public Health Training Center – Addressing Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings – Enroll Now @ Online Register for Details
Sep 27 all-day

Addressing Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings

Enroll Now

CE and certificate of completion are free.

Coming soon! This training module will help healthcare workers identify victims of human trafficking and know what to do if they encounter a victim of human trafficking within a healthcare setting.

Audience

Healthcare workers and public health professionals across disciplines including but not limited to health educators, nurses, administrators, environmental health workers, and community health workers

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States
  • Describe potential warning signs that a victim of human trafficking might exhibit
  • Describe screening questions and tools that might be useful to identify victims of human trafficking within the healthcare setting
  • Recognize the legal options available for a victim of human trafficking
  • Describe the need for comprehensive models of care for victims of human trafficking

Instructors

Michelle Munro-Kramer, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor and the Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan

Bridgette Carr, JD, BA, Founder and Director of the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School

Continuing Education Credit

CE and certificate are free.

  • 1.75 CHES Category I CECH (Areas of Responsibility: 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 5.5.3, 5.5.9, 7.1.3, 7.3.3)*
  • 1.75 Nursing Contact Hours (Expires December 31, 2022)
  • Certificate of Completion

*We report credits to NCHEC on a quarterly basis: January, April, July, and October.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Sponsors

This training is a collaboration between the Human Trafficking Collaborative at the University of Michigan and the Region V Public Health Training Center.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Technical Information

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties, please try a different browser (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Safari). Internet Explorer and Edge will not work with our learning management system.

Contact us at rvphtc@umich.edu with questions.

Sign up for this course today!

ENROLL NOW

SARDAA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America – Conference Calls and Online Meetings @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 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)
Sep 27 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
Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – Military Helpline – Phone – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

The Military Helpline serves 24-hours a day

CALL:  (888) 457-4838 (24/7/365)

TEXT:  MIL1 to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)

The Military Helpline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides compassionate, confidential crisis intervention and referral among the military community.

The line is answered by a highly trained staff and a dedicated team of volunteer crisis workers, many of whom have a military background. All possess a strong understanding of the serious issues that can impact service members, veterans and their families, including the loss of a job, family strife, home foreclosure, post-traumatic stress, and other medical and health care concerns.

The Military Helpline has your back. (888) 457-4838

Download informational material about the Military Helpline:

– Informational Packet (5 pages/922K)
– Flyer (691K)

The Military Helpline is a service of Lines for Life, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

Administrative Office
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97239
info@LinesForLife.org
p 503.244.5211 or 800.282.7035

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day
Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmlines – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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According to the Center for Hope and Recovery, “A warmline is a telephone service (aka a call line) for people who are looking for someone to discuss their daily struggles. Warmlines are staffed with peers who have lived experience of mental health struggles themselves and who are open to sharing their stories of challenging situations, recovery, and perseverance”  The hours, days and geographic reach may vary.  Fortunately, there are many warmlines including quite a number operating in Oregon such as but not limited to: The David Romprey Warmline.

Check out this article “What is a Warmline and What Should I Expect When I Call One?” by Chaya Grossberg: https://www.madinamerica.com/2014/06/warm-line-expect-call-one/

Find the extensive list of Warmlines for many locations online at: http://www.warmline.org/

To search for Warmlines by state, click on a state in the list below.

(Note: Warmlines listed in red are nationally accessible and welcome calls from anywhere)

Also, be sure to check out the Warmline Resource page by the National Empowerment Center (NEC) at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources

In addition, you can:

  1. Access the Warmline Resources page and Guide by the National Empowerment Center at: https://www.power2u.org/peer-run-warmlines-resources
  2. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Warmlines by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  3. Join the Yahoo mailing list / group on Peer Respite by sending an email to: hdt@mit.edu
  4. Send updates to the web page by email to: hdt@mit.edu
  5. Visit links for starting a warmline at: http://www.warmline.org/#Warmline%20training%20Information%20and%20other%20resource%20links

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

Sustaining Recovery through the Night:
Impact of a Peer-Run Warm Line

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21768081/

Excerpt(s):

Objective: This exploratory study describes the impact of a peer-run warm line on the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

Methods: Phone surveys were completed with 480 warm line callers over four years. Results: Warm line callers reported a reduction in the use of crisis services and a reduction of feelings of isolation.

Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The results indicate that peer-run warm lines can fill an important void in the lives of individuals living with mental [health challenges]. Although warm lines at any time of day are helpful, keeping warm lines running after 5pm and throughout the night provides support services not typically available after office hours and can assist with loneliness, symptom management, and the process of recovery.

Warmline for Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm PST @ Phone
Sep 27 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Warmline – BAFS – Bay Area First Step – Weekdays 7am-8pm @ by Phone
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

BAFS (Bay Area First Step) is pleased to offer Peer Support by Phone & Teleconferencing

7am to 8pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday

Flyer excerpt(s):

Need to talk?
We’re just a phone call away.

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PEER SUPPORT
Call us about how to use Zoom for
individual and group teleconferencing

Andrea Gross
M-F 9am-4pm
(541) 249-5461

Anthony Wilson
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 256-4686

Cari Debban
M-F 9am-4pm
(541) 622-3761

Diana Collins
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 622-3383

Joshua Haynes
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 256-4687

Paul Gonzales
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 249-5444

Sarah Tucker
M-F 6pm-8pm
(541) 256-4635

Tasha Walter
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 435-1381

Todd Stone
M-F 7am-TBD
(541) 249-5528

TREATMENT

Kurt Smith
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 435-1152

Carolyn Billman
M-F 9am-5pm
(541) 256-4686

Brandy Davenport
T-F 9am-5pm
(541) 249-5467

BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

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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

Warmline – DROW – David Romprey Oregon Warmline – Weekdays and Weekends 9am-11pm PST @ Phone
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

The David Romprey Oregon Warmline, a peer run program of CCS (Community Counseling Solutions) in Eastern Oregon, is pleased to offer Peer Support by Phone (based on Intentional Peer Support)

Call 1-800-698-2392 Toll Free

9am to 11pm PST on Weekdays and Weekends, Sunday through Saturday, 7 days a week

Flyer excerpt(s):

“People just want to be heard….and we are here for you!”

In need of someone to speak with?

Call the Warmline

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Visit the webpage for more information at:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/warmline/

Excerpt(s):

Whoever you are and whatever you may be going through, you are welcome on the Warmline!

Our caring team of trained peers offers nonjudgmental and confidential peer support every day.

No appointments needed! We are here for you!

Our goal is to connect with you, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. People can see more possibilities for ourselves when we connect with a compassionate peer.

Our Warmline Team members are people who have experienced life challenges – including moods, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. We know what it is like to feel big feelings or to find ourselves in moments when there seems to be little to hope for. No need to go through this alone… Give us a call! David Romprey Oregon Warmline 1-800-698-2392

Intentional Peer Support (IPS) provides a powerful framework for creating relationships where both people learn and grow together. IPS is used across the world in community, peer support, and human services settings, and is a tool for community development that honors each person’s strengths and innate value. Why IPS? Peers come together around shared experiences and often a desire to change lives. But without a new framework to build upon, people frequently re-enact “help” based on what was done to them. IPS offers a foundation for doing something different. We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We won’t try to “fix” you, but we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.

Our confidential and non-judgmental peer support starts with the premise that people have learned to make meaning of their experiences and relationships out of everything they have learned in their lives. We know that this has lead many people to feel undeserving, distrusting, and inherently flawed. Without understanding how we, as individuals, have come to know what we know about being in relationship and the world around us, we are likely to have trouble, not only with emotional distress, but also with a continuous struggle when there is tension in relationship or in one’s community.


We believe that crisis is an opportunity to learn. In a mutual and respectful conversation, peers discover together how they have developed their beliefs about themselves and the world in which they live. Together, help and crisis are redefined and have new meaning. Each person has the opportunity to challenge themselves to learn how they might change their trauma story of victimhood and crisis to one of mental wellness.


Any Oregonian needing support may call our David Romprey Oregon Warmline to speak to a trained peer. We do not give advice or attempt to ‘get’ any one to do anything. We are there to listen and validated the caller’s feelings and experiences. Together we have a conversation in which we both become more self aware while learning and growing together. We share experience and knowledge in order to discover ways in which we both learn new ways of managing our feelings and discover healthier ways of being in relationship with others. Once where an individual had to “cope” with an issue, they may learn to challenge their beliefs regarding that issue, have a different experience of the situation and no longer have to “cope” because the issue no longer exists. The use of this David Romprey Oregon Warmline may help people decrease the need for frequent doctor’s visits, emergency room treatment, involvement with law enforcement, and the need for more intensive care.

Also, there is the Senior Peer Outreach Program
https://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach-program/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/communitycounselingsolutions.org

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group – Mondays @ online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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NAMI
Monday – Online – 5:30–7:30PM PST

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

CLICK HERE TO ATTEND GROUP PASSCODE : 640431

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

Peer Support is now available on the phone Seven days a week, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (PST)

Peer support is about connecting with someone in a way that contributes to both people learning and growing. There’s no assessment, diagnosis or treatment. It’s about helping each other understand how we’ve come to know what we know, and moving toward what we want, instead of just getting away from what we don’t want.

One on One Peer support via phone is available with certified Peer Support Specialists

Peer Support Numbers 11 am-7 pm (PST)

971-718-8668 (Tuesday-Thursday)

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/

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery – Open Recovery Meeting with 4th Dimension – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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4D Recovery – 4th Dimension –  hosts 4D Open Recovery Meeting from 10:00pm – 11:00pm(PST) Daily

directed towards Young People in Recovery EVERYDAY!

 

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/s/637523089

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery – Nite Owls – AA – with 4th Dimension – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 11:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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4D Recovery – 4th Dimension – hosts Nite Owls, a late night AA meeting from 11:00pm-12:00am(PST) – Daily

 

 

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/788746749

Sep
28
Tue
00 – Hotline – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Sep 28 all-day
00 - Hotline - SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free

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

Disaster Distress Helpline

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

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

Counseling Services

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

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

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

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

Who Should Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline?

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

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

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

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

Call or Text

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Inquiries

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

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

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

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

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

Last Updated: 11/11/2019

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Spanish

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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

Spanish Speakers

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

Facebook

Follow the Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook.

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Sep 28 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

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

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Phone – Tuesdays @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

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VISIT: http://aaphonemeetings.org/tuesday/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All AA phone meetings may not have an available moderator f