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At the top, the 24/7/365 SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next, Bundled “All Day” Events

Some organizations (like 12 step recovery programs, AA, NA, AlAnon, etc.) have so many events happening throughout the day that they need to be in a bundled listing to spare endless scrolling.  Often there is a link to look up events by zip code and other criteria.

Lastly, Time-Specific Events

So you can see what’s happening in the next hours, time specific events are tagged and listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  There can be events and warmlines operating in different time zones, though we try to list all in Oregon’s Pacific Time Zone.

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00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Jun 14 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

00 – Hotline – NRS – National Runaway SafeLine – CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY – 1-800-786-2929 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 14 all-day

Hotline

By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. We continually transform technology, training and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

 

 

 

02 – Urgent Info – MAC – Mapping Action Collective – Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults
Jun 14 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - MAC - Mapping Action Collective - Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults

 

RESOURCES

Trans Youth and Young Adults

“These rescources selectedf from the Mapping Action Collective

( https://www.oregonyouthresourcemap.com)

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541 Willamette St #310, Eugene, OR 97401

 

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1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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Ages: 16-24
Housing & Shelter: Homeless Youth
941 W. 7th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402
New Roads Drop-In Center: (541) 686-4310
Station 7 Youth Crisis Line: (541) 689-3111

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COVID Message: Hours may be impacted by COVID. Please call for updated hours.
Eligibility: Homeless youth ages 12-21
Languages: English, Spanish
Ages: 12-21
Housing & Shelter: Housing Services
1202 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Prineville Presbyterian Church, 1771 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
5633 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97206

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200, Springfield, OR 97477
Crystal Falk, Director of Youth and Family Services: (541) 686-5060

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COVID Message: Building temporarily closed due to COVID, please reach out via phone or email to get support.Languages: English
Ages: 16-25
Mental Health: Support Groups

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3620 SE Powell Blvd, #102 Portland OR 97202​

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COVID Message: Counseling and Assessments for Surgery letters are being conducted via teletherapy or phone. In-office visits are offered to existing clients on a case-by-case basis.
Cost: Brave Space primarily works with people with Oregon Health Plan insurance. If you have private insurance, please check out our resource guide for therapists who take your insurance.
Dillehunt Hall, Room 1007 3235 S.W. Pavilion Loop Portland, OR 97239

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

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Business: (541) 386-4808
24 Hour Hotline: (541) 386-6603

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Basic Needs: Public Transit

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Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: 1) You identify as transgender (FTM, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity within the trans umbrella.) 2) You cannot afford to purchase a binder, or you cannot safely obtain a binder.

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Are you able to pay for hair removal services out of pocket?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards hair removal services?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

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Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (MTF, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity assigned male at birth within the trans umbrella.) You cannot afford to purchase femme shapewear, or you cannot safely obtain femme shapewear. We accept all requests for support, and applications are open year-round. Once you complete your application, your request will be added to our waitlist. Shipping is discrete and 100% free, and we ship internationally to 90+ countries and counting.
Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford or access femme shapewear. We ask that you consider your access before applying.

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Eligibility: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You have financial need that prevents you from affording hormone replacement therapy. You are 18 years old or older (19+ in Nebraska) at the time you apply. You live in one of the states Plume serves. You are not currently on Medicare. If you live in CO or KY, you are not currently on Medicaid.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid?

Do you live in a state whose Medicaid plans cover HRT?

Are you employed and able to pay for HRT out of pocket?

Are there nearby clinics that offer HRT with informed consent?

Do you have reliable transportation options to access a provider?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

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Eligibility: We have very few requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You are 18 years of age or older at the time of your surgery, or have consent from your legal guardian(s) and healthcare provider(s). You have financial need that prevents you from affording gender-affirming surgery. You can demonstrate past attempts at affording care (i.e. saving money, fundraising, attempting to get insurance coverage). You complete your surgery in the United States with a US-based surgeon.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid? (Learn more)

Do you have access to healthcare providers who are trans competent, and are able to travel to them to receive care?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards surgery?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

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Eligibility: It is a benefit for eligible Health Share of Oregon members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
Languages: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali, Swahili
9955 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

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Basic Needs: Transportation

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Basic Needs: Transportation
10055 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216
Energy Assistance: (503) 294-7444
Housing & Rent Assistance: (503) 721-1740

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650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209

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Day Services & Drop-in: Mail, Laundry, & Showers
610 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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Call or Text: (541) 246-4046
24/7 Text (541) 246-4046

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Maximum age served: 18
605 W 4th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

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Springfield: (541) 726-3714

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1175 G St, Springfield, 97477

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1160 Grant St, Eugene, OR 97402

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3500 E 17th Ave, Eugene, 97403

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Text “START” to 678678

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323 E 12th Ave, Eugene, 97401

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1300 Irvington Dr, Eugene, 97404

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Community Resources: Veteran Services
04 – Resources – Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research Transitions – Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult Mental Health Resources in 2023
Jun 14 all-day
04 - Resources - Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research Transitions - Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult  Mental Health Resources in 2023

Our Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult

Mental Health Resources in 2023

 

My Must Have Papers: Managing the Paperwork of Adulting

Managing the paperwork that comes along with “Adulting” is not fun. Our Young Adult Advisory Board and Family Advisory Board set out to make that task a little easier in this tip sheet.

“My Must Have Papers – Managing the Paperwork of Adulting” Tip Sheet. Also available as a comic, “Passport to Adulting: Managing Your Paperwork”.
STAY Tuned Podcast 10 Too Sick to Work Breaking the Narrative

Too Sick to Work? Breaking the Narrative – Podcast

STAY Tuned is a podcast made for and by young adults with mental health conditions. In Episode 10, Dr. Michelle Mullen discussed her work on preventing disability, why the language used to describe the mental health of young adults is so key and what can be done to change the narrative of self-blame.

Episode 10: “Too Sick to Work?” Breaking the Narrative.

All Episodes of S.T.A.Y. Tuned: Supporting Transition-Age Youth Podcast.

3 Tips to Improve Communications with Your Young Adult

This popular tip sheet for families includes 3 specific tips that can help you have better conversations and better relationships with the youth & young adults in your life. It’s worth reading and worth sharing! Read and download 3 Tips to Improve Communications with your Youth & Young Adult.

Accommodations at Work: What Do I Need to Know?

Work can be hard for young adults. And a mental health condition can make things complicated. Accommodations at your workplace can be one helpful solution. But what are they? Our new tip sheet, “Accommodations at Work: What Do I Need to Know?” can help young adults figure that out.

Applying for a Job: The Young Adults Guide, Revised 2023

This tip sheet is a good starting point for your young adult in their job search journey, covers many topics including resumes, job search boards, interviewing and follow-up. It also includes some great networking resources. Read and download “Applying for a Job – The Young Adult’s Guide” Tip Sheet.

Factors that Influence the Continuous Pursuit of Education, Training, and Employment among Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

This research brief describes the patterns of education, training, and employment activities for young adults with serious mental health conditions, and identifies factors that hinder or facilitate their ability to consistently pursue these activities. These findings can inform efforts to improve their long-term career trajectories. The “Factors” Research Brief.

STAY Tuned Podcast Episode 6: “We’re Working On It”

Join our conversation with Emma Narkewicz, MPA as we talk about Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) in MA and dive into what it’s like being a young adult with mental health conditions entering the workforce and sustaining a career. Podcast episode 6: “We’re working on it!”.

Youth are Empowered by Leading Their Own IEP Meetings

Our comic series shows them how to do that. These comics walk young adults through how to participate fully, and lead, their IEP meetings. In the final comic, Mateo is moving towards graduation and prepping for his last IEP meeting of his high school career. Adulting Shorts Series, The “TEA” on IEPs

Engaging Young Adults in Work & School

Our free training for providers shares key info & resources related to the importance of engaging young adults in work and school endeavors, and strategies for doing this work. You also get an inside look into programs that are supporting young adults moving to adulthood.

Engaging Young Adults in Work & School – Training for Providers.

5 Ways Working Helps Me With My Mental Health

This popular blog post is an insightful read and reminder that employment can help manage your mental health and be a powerful tool in recovery. Read Five Ways Working Helps Me Manage My Mental Health Condition.

05 – Warmline – NUA – Never Use Alone – (800) 484-3731 – Overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 14 all-day
05 - Warmline - NUA - Never Use Alone - (800) 484-3731 - Overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone - 24/7 @ Toll Free Number

 

Never Use Alone

(800) 484-3731

Call if you’re goint to use when you’re alone. An Operator will ask for your first name, EXACT location, adnt eh # you’re callilng from. If you stop repsonding after useing, we will notifiy EMS of an “Unrepsonsive Person” at your location.

Our operators would love to hear from you. No judgment, no stigma, just love.

Main Number: 800-484-3731.

Spanish: 800-928-5330

New England: 800-972-0590

New York: 800-997-2280

Mandy: 800-943-0540

Never Use Alone Inc. is an all volunteer peer-lead peer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2019 and incorporated in 2021 to end the opioid overdose public health emergency. We operate a National Overdose Prevention Call Center providing crisis intervention and response hotline services to people who use substances while alone.

NUA began on August 25, 2019 as Never Use Alone Toll-free project, a grassroots group of 13 visionary harm reductionists committed to ending unnecessary and accidental overdose deaths effecting people who use drugs while alone. We created the first nationwide overdose prevention lifeline phone based “spotter” service available 24/7/365 for people to use drugs safely while alone. If a person experiences an adverse drug event and becomes non-responsive, our operators call EMS on their behalf to safely reverse an overdose.

NUA volunteer operators receive phone calls from people who use substances while alone in their car, home, public restroom, work and elsewhere. Our peer support operators are trained in substance use safety plans based on method of consumption, how to detect an adverse drug event and to contact local EMS who assist in reversing acute medical conditions.

Today, NUA provides bilingual English and Spanish overdose prevention services at no cost. NUA has received over 16,000 calls, detected and safely reversed 88 adverse drug events. We provide substance use harm reduction outreach, advocacy, education and training to people who use drugs, their caregivers, and community stakeholders.

NUA’s overdose prevention services save lives!

Call NUA at 800-484-3731. Our operators would love to hear from you. No judgment, no stigma, just love.

 

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Trevor Project – TrevorSpace – Warmline, Chat, Phone – Support Group – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online VIA ZOOM
Jun 14 all-day

Find your 
community at TrevorSpace.

TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old. With over 400,000 members across the globe, you can explore your identity, get advice, find support, and make friends in a moderated community intentionally designed for you.

Meet friends just like you.

Start a discussion, get advice, and find support from other members in similar situations. With 500+ clubs on TrevorSpace, you can quickly find and connect with new friends who share your interests and hobbies anytime, anywhere.

Safely talk to others in our moderated community.

Our team of online moderators and AI-technology help enable a secure, members-only safe space where you can be yourself. With a focus on safety, you can securely and discreetly access the resources you need, when you need them.

05 – Warmline – TTP -The Trevor Project – Saving Young LGBTQ Lives – (866) 488-7388 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Phone, Chat, Text
Jun 14 all-day

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Need help? We are here for you 24/7.

Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678

Or start an online CHAT: https://trevorproject.secure.force.com/apex/TrevorChatPreChatForm

Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including weekdays and weekends, Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun.

NOTE: During COVID-19 wait times have been a bit longer.

Additional Resources:

TrevorSpace is an affirming peer-to-peer international community and social interaction for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

https://www.trevorspace.org/

TrevorSupportCenter features resources and answers to common questions

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/

Trevor Advocacy

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-involved/trevor-advocacy/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrevorProject

08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Jun 14 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

TPLSP – The Pet Loss Support Page – Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting
Jun 14 all-day
TPLSP - The Pet Loss Support Page - Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting

 

 

Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups

These listings are provided for information only; they are not recommendations or endorsements.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many pet loss support groups have switched to virtual meetings via Zoom, Google, etc. This has made it possible for many groups to open their meetings to grieving pet owners anywhere in the world. Below, we list a number of support groups in the US that now offer their virtual meetings to anyone, anywhere.

While this list is organized by state for convenience, again, keep in mind that you do not need to be a resident of that state to attend. However, do keep in mind that different states involve different time zones; be sure to check not only the time but the zone of the meeting you wish to attend.


AZ: Hospice of the Valley’s Pet Loss Support Group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Groups are virtual and open to anyone, anywhere, grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Please call 602-636-5390 for information and to obtain the link. info@hov.org, https://hov.org/our-care/grief-support/grief-support-groups/

CA: The Berkeley Humane Pet Loss Support Group now meets VIRTUALLY on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Send an email to Jill Goodfriend expressing an interest in attending the group. Jill will acknowledge your message and send you the Zoom link by 5 pm on the day of the meeting. Confidentiality requested for all shares. There is no fee; however, donations to the Berkeley Humane are most appreciated (2700 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710). For questions, or to set up a complimentary consultation, contact Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW, at Jill.goodfriend@gmail.com. or (510) 393-1359. hhttps://berkeleyhumane.org/community-resources/, http://jillgoodfriend.com/Jill_Goodfriend/Home.html.

CA: Cindy Buck, Hayward, CA 94541, (650) 302-6012, https://www.facebook.com/BelieveAnimalReiki. We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7 – 8pm PT. Please email cindydbuck@sbcglobal.net for the call-in information.

CA: Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA. Led by a professional counselor, our group meets virtually the second Thursday of each month, from 8-9:30 pm. Free. For more information, please contact Brian Probst at 650/340-7022, ext. 328, bprobst@phs-spca.org, https://phs-spca.org/grief/.

CO: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) – Virtual Pet Loss Support Group, Fridays 12-1 MST. Free and virtual via Zoom. Open enrollment, join any time! Registration required on AATPC’s website. Open to anyone looking for support around the loss of an animal companion OR the anticipation of loss of an animal companion. All animal types welcome. Open to anyone in the world! Facilitated by Erin Peterson, licensed professional therapist. https://www.animalassistedtherapyprograms.org/animal-assisted-therapy-programs/therapy-groups/54-therapy-programs/380-virtual-pet-loss-support-group.

CO: Guardian Pet Aquamation. This is a call-in group and meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm MST. Please call 1-425-436-6350. When prompted enter access code 880072. Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC, (970) 966-4585, leighann@mourningtolightpetloss.com, https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/pet-loss-support/

CO: “When You Lose a Pet” Pet Loss Support Group, The Human-Animal Bond Trust, 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223, (303) 539-7646, info@humananimalbondtrust.org, http://www.humananimalbondtrust.org/pet-loss-support-group.html. Meets via Zoom every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. MST.

FL: Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, Grief Healing, Sarasota, FL, https://www.griefhealingblog.com/p/as-both-bereaved-parent-and-bereaved.html, https://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/forum/11-loss-of-a-pet/. Online support/discussion group available 24/7.

IL: Virtual Meeting sponsored by Gateway. We meet at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month; free of charge to attendees. Facilitator: Joy Davy, MS, LCPC. For information, email joydavy723@gmail.com.

IL: Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin. This FREE pet loss support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Please visit the website and contact Russell for Zoom Link and Passcode.Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who celebrates all faith traditions and those with no faith tradition at all. Everyone who is suffering from the loss of an animal companion is welcomed and offered nonjudgmental support through the FREE group or one-on-one (fee based) meetings. You need not suffer this loss alone. http://www.AnimalChaplain.net.

MA: Darin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 781-4000, Kenddv@gmail.com. This group, led by Ken Dolan-DelVecchio, LMFT, LCSW is sponsored by Dakin Humane Society. It is held once a month. It is a Zoom group open to anyone in the country or world and starts at 6PM EST running for one and one-half hours. The days can change so please go to https://www.dakinhumane.org/petloss.html to RSVP.

MA: Humane Hearts, West Newbury, MA 01985, 978.572.0698, marla@humanehearts.com, http://humanehearts.com. Individual, Family, and Group Support available for those who have experienced the loss of a pet or those who are anticipating a loss. See website for details as to where and when we meet. Sessions led by life-long animal advocate and humane educator Marla Andrews, M.Ed., Humane Education and Animal Welfare, Certified Grief Support Specialist, and Pet Chaplain.

MI: Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month. For more information about these VIRTUAL meetings and how to join, please email info@beyondthepawprint.com, or leave a message at 248.701.2345. Visit the Beyond the Paw Print website to learn more about Dr. Golden Moore, the meetings, the BTPP Facebook group, and much more, at https://beyondthepawprint.com/.

NJ: Sandra Grossman, Ph.D., PetLoss Partners. The loss of a beloved pet is so very difficult. It’s important to know you don’t have to go through this alone. Get the support you deserve surrounded by those who understand and are on the path towards recovery. Virtual groups are held twice a week, are available to anyone anywhere, and are RSVP only. The fee for virtual groups is $15. Call or email to RSVP. We are here to support you. 818-421-1516, sandi@petlosspartners.org, https://petlosspartners.org/pet-loss-services/

OH: GAP (Grief About Pets) now offers two FREE pet loss groups. One is sponsored by Eternal Paws in Norton, Ohio, and offered on-site there on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The other is sponsored by Faithful Companion and offered on the fourth Wed. of every month online using Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. If we have over ten pet parents register, we can offer another at 4:30 p.m. Brenda Brown, MA, Ft, is the facilitator of all the groups. Register by emailing brenda@griefaboutpets.com or calling 330-415-8879. https://griefaboutpets.com.

OH: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN, Pet Loss Support Group, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 895-3416, djhall2451@att.net. Meetings held on Zoom; contact Dorothy for details.

OR: Debrah Lee, LCSW, DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, 1945 NW Petty Grove, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 228-7281, petloss@dovelewis.org. Virtual and in-person meetings are offered; see website for schedule and to register to attend. https://www.dovelewis.org/pet-owners/pet-loss-support.

TX: PAWs Shelter of Central Texas, 2965 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, jyl@pawsshelter.org, https://heartoftexaspetlossandgriefsupport.com/. Group meets virtually on the Second Sunday of each month via Zoom, and is free of charge. Go through the website to contact facilitator for details, readings and the Zoom link. Group is for people ready to work in the group format, and is not appropriate for those needing individual counseling.

VA: FetchACure.org – Meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Meetings are led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, an experienced psychologist and member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Families are invited to attend our group sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complementary Pet Loss Support Group. Please RSVP here or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org, https://fetchacure.org/resource-library/pet-loss-support-group/

VA: Holli Shan, Compassionate Animal Communication, LLC, (703) 447-5374, holli@compassionspeaks.com, https://compassionspeaks.com. We are now offering a virtual online pet loss grief support group. This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This is a good opportunity for people who are grieving and are not quite ready for a private session or program. While there is no set fee to attend, this group is “pay what you will” (suggested amount is $15). Register at https://info.compassionspeaks.com/register.

WA: Pet Loss Support Group, Seattle Animal Shelter – 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/resources/pet-loss-support-group. The loss of a pet can be very difficult. Our volunteers are here to help. The Pet Loss Support Group meets by phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For the schedule and details on how to join the virtual meeting, please email saspetloss@gmail.com

WI: Linda Colletti, Pet Loss Resource Center. Offers two virtual support groups: The first Saturday of every month 9:30-11:00 CST and the third Thursday 6Pm-7:30pm CST. All are welcome. If any one has questions, contact me at PLRCMadison@gmail.com, https://www.petlossresourcecenter.org/.

CANADA – AB: Caroline Tarkowski, Strathmore, AB T1P 1S7, (403) 629-5191, instilledchangecounselling@gmail.com, http://www.instilledchangecounselling.com. We offer virtual individual and group counselling to anyone who has experienced pet loss.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Animals in Our Hearts
Offers links, articles, an audio-book, tips on helping a friend or loved one cope with loss, and a variety of other animal-related resources.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
An association of pet loss counselors and professionals. The site offers links, articles, a bookstore, and directories of counselors and pet loss support groups.
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine
This site provides a number of excellent articles on pet loss, plus additional resources for more help.
The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One
An excellent discussion of how surviving pets react to the loss of a pet companion, and ways that you can help them through.
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Useful information for anyone interested in setting up a pet loss support group.
Chance’s Spot
Lots of useful stuff here, including a lot of resources for children.
Coping with the Loss of a Pet
An article covering grieving, the five stages of mourning, how to explain pet loss to a child, and reasons for euthanasia.
Dog Party: Diary of the Best Last Day
I don’t usually post links to personal tributes, but this is a wonderful, moving example of how to plan a “parting day” and create a farewell event for one’s pet and family.
FidoFinder.com
A site where you can register a missing pet, along with useful tips for finding a lost pet.
Grief Healing
An excellent resource from pet loss counselor Marty Tousley. It offers an extensive collection of Marty’s articles and columns on grief, plus other resources.
Healing and Inspirational Poetry
Dozens of lovely poems and “Rainbow Bridge Arrival Stories.”
Hoofbeats in Heaven
A site dedicated to resources on “horse loss support,” including an e-mail support group.
Land of Pure Gold: Leaving Pawprints on Our Hearts
Loads of tips and resources from a site dedicated to golden retrievers.
Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
One of the oldest pet-loss sites on the web, with an eclectic selection of resources and links. Now offers pet loss support blogs!
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
The primary site for information on pet hospice care.
Parmenter Foundation Pet Loss Resources
Offers a series of videos on coping with pet loss.
PetLossHelp.org
Articles, a weekly blog, and a place to add your photo tribute for weekly postings.
Pet Loss Matters
This is a fabulous site with lots of resources. It offers free tributes, a means of keeping a pet loss or remembrance diary, and loads of quotes on pets and pet loss.
The ‘Rainbow Bridge’ Has Comforted Millions of Pet Parents. Who Wrote it?
Lovely article on the origin of the Rainbow Bridge story, which just about any grieving pet owner has surely seen.
UK Counselling Directory: Bereavement
Though not specifically focused on pet loss, this directory would be a good place to start a search for a UK bereavement counsellor.
Understanding Depression
A general information site on depression.
What to Do When a Family Pet Dies: Teaching Kids About Grief
Excellent guide to the various steps one can take to help children cope with the loss of a pet.


PETS IN HEAVEN:

All Creatures Do Go to Heaven… Especially Pets
The presentation on this site can be a bit off-putting, but the verses and translation details are very interesting and worth exploring.
Creatures in Heaven
A publisher of books, DVDs and music on the issue of whether pets go to heaven.
Do Animals Have Souls?
This is not a Christian site per se, but has some interesting comparisons of religious views on the issue, as well as a discussion of pets on the astral plane.
EternalAnimals.com
A number of loss-related resources, plus health tips and other info, and a book and articles dealing with the “pets in heaven” issue.
For the Love of Animals
A variety of articles discussing the salvation of animals, including a sermon by John Wesley!


BURIAL, CREMATION & EUTHANASIA:

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Directory
A state-by-state directory to veterinarians who provide in-home euthanasia, house-calls, hospice services and more.
Green Pet Burial Society
Information and advocacy regarding natural burials within pet cemeteries for those who prefer burial to cremation, and natural burial to underground entombment. They also address pet burials in family plots of (human) cemeteries.
Anthony Eddy’s Wildlife Studio – Pet Animal Preservation
Information on freeze-drying pets.
Perpetual Pet
Information on freeze-drying pets.


VIRTUAL TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL SITES:

Angel Cats
Cat memorial site in the UK. (Lots of popups, unfortunately.)
ILovedMyPet.com
Offers a free online memorial listing for three months, and charges a small fee for longer (or large) listings. All profits go to humane associations.
In Memory of Pets
Light a Candle
An interesting site where you can light a “virtual candle” in memory of your pet.
Pet Heaven
Free online pet memorial tribute pages and a chat function.
Pet Loss Matters
Washington State University Pet Memorial Program
By donating to the WSU pet memorial program, you can post a tribute or you can obtain access for a friend or loved one to post a tribute to their pet.


PET LOSS CONDOLENCE CARDS:

1-2-3 Greetings: Electronic Pet Loss Condolence Cards
Free electronic pet loss condolence cards.
Pet Condolence Messages
This helpful site offers suggestions of messages to include in a pet loss bereavement card, and pet loss-related quotes.


MISCELLANY

How to Make a DIY Pet Urn
Interesting article on how to craft your own wooden pet urn or keepsake box.


TRANSLATIONS:

Here are links to some of our articles that have been translated into other languages:

Soutien lors de la perte de nos petit compagnons
French pet loss site; includes French translation of “Ten Tips on the Loss of Your Pet.”
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is also available in Japanese.
NOTE: If you would like to post a translation of materials on this site, please contact Moira Allen.
WA – Wildflower Alliance – Join our Discord Community Online Peer Support Server – 24/7 @ Online via Zoom
Jun 14 all-day
WA - Wildflower Alliance - Join our Discord Community Online Peer Support Server - 24/7 @ Online via Zoom

Discord Community

Discord is a social platform that we use to host an online peer support & community space.

You can log into Discord via a web browser, but for the best experience we recommend downloading the mobile or desktop app.

Discord Features

  • Anonymous
    You choose how much about yourself to share
  • Zero pressure
    Read along and participate at your own pace
  • Community
    Hundreds of people to potentially connect with
  • Private channels
    For marginalized identities and experiences
  • 24/7 access
    Share whatever, whenever
  • Peer support
    Our team and volunteers are active throughout the day and into the night

What happens on Discord?

People from Western Mass and all over the world use our Discord to:

  • Give and receive support
  • Discuss topics that are important to us
  • Share pictures, music, memes, and more
  • Join live support groups and activities
  • Connect with others who have similar identities and experiences

 

To see a video tutorial for our Discord Server

https://wildfloweralliance.org/discord/

05 – Warmline – AMALA – AMALA The Muslim Youth Hopeline – 855 – 95 – 26252 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 6-10PM PST @ Phone Number
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

Youth Hopeline

This Hopeline is NOT a 24-hour line yet. It currently runs during limited times.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Between the Hours of 6 PM -10 PM PST

 

We are also offering text-in services Wednesday & Sunday 6PM – 10PM PST.

 

 

AMALA Hopeline

Peer Support

AMALA’s youth volunteers, all over the age of 18. Our Counselors undergo a 30 hour training developed by professionals in the mental health field.

They are trained
para-professional providing peer support

This includes topics such as:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Volunteers are equipped to help callers and recognize cultural nuances that may be impacting the caller.

Follow-up trainings and meetings are also held for volunteer counselors to make sure they are well-equipped to deal with each call they receive. Supervisors are also present at each shift to handle more difficult calls/situations. These hopeline peer counselors are NOT licensed professionals.

 

05 – Warmline – DHMHS – Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services – Teen Line – 800.852.8336 – 6-10PM PST – Daily @ Phone
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
05 - Warmline - DHMHS - Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Teen Line -  800.852.8336 - 6-10PM PST - Daily @ Phone

 

 

Teen Line

Are You a Teen Looking for Help?

Opening up to someone can be scary. Talking about what you’re dealing with is often hard and a little daunting, but at Teen Line we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. Our only goal is to help you in whatever way we can. No issue is too big or too small. We are here to provide hope and support if you are struggling. We are here to help!

 

Call

CALL 800-852-8336 Nationwide

6 PM – 10 PM PST Every Night.

After hours, your call will be directed to Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center.

Text

TEXT TEEN to 839863

6 PM – 9 PM PST 

Text “STOP” to opt out.

Standard message and data rates may apply. Terms & Conditions

Email or Chat

Send us an email or connect to our message board.

You can email us here or click here to read through other teens’ discussions.

https://www.teenline.org/email-us

 

Mission

Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to youth through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and works to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health through outreach programs.

Vision

We envision a world where every young person can find hope. A world where all youth have the resources and support needed to thrive.

Who Are Our Volunteers?

Our volunteers who answer calls, texts, and emails from youth worldwide are high school students from Los Angeles, California.

Our volunteers – who we call “Listeners” – receive over 100 hours of training from mental health professionals and key partners. Training includes active listening, best practices on the different issue-areas and various identities of the young people calling in as well as role-play scenarios to anticipate the needs of the teens calling, texting, or emailing.

Jun
15
Sat
2024
00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Jun 15 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

00 – Hotline – NRS – National Runaway SafeLine – CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY – 1-800-786-2929 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 15 all-day

Hotline

By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. We continually transform technology, training and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

 

 

 

02 – Urgent Info – MAC – Mapping Action Collective – Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults
Jun 15 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - MAC - Mapping Action Collective - Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults

 

RESOURCES

Trans Youth and Young Adults

“These rescources selectedf from the Mapping Action Collective

( https://www.oregonyouthresourcemap.com)

Description:

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541 Willamette St #310, Eugene, OR 97401

 

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1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Description:

Ages: 16-24
Housing & Shelter: Homeless Youth
941 W. 7th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402
New Roads Drop-In Center: (541) 686-4310
Station 7 Youth Crisis Line: (541) 689-3111

Description:

COVID Message: Hours may be impacted by COVID. Please call for updated hours.
Eligibility: Homeless youth ages 12-21
Languages: English, Spanish
Ages: 12-21
Housing & Shelter: Housing Services
1202 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470

Description:

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend

Description:

Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Prineville Presbyterian Church, 1771 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville

Description:

Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

Description:

Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
5633 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97206

Description:

Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200, Springfield, OR 97477
Crystal Falk, Director of Youth and Family Services: (541) 686-5060

Description:

COVID Message: Building temporarily closed due to COVID, please reach out via phone or email to get support.Languages: English
Ages: 16-25
Mental Health: Support Groups

Description:

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3620 SE Powell Blvd, #102 Portland OR 97202​

Description:

COVID Message: Counseling and Assessments for Surgery letters are being conducted via teletherapy or phone. In-office visits are offered to existing clients on a case-by-case basis.
Cost: Brave Space primarily works with people with Oregon Health Plan insurance. If you have private insurance, please check out our resource guide for therapists who take your insurance.
Dillehunt Hall, Room 1007 3235 S.W. Pavilion Loop Portland, OR 97239

Description:

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

Description:

Business: (541) 386-4808
24 Hour Hotline: (541) 386-6603

Description:

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Basic Needs: Public Transit

Description:

Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: 1) You identify as transgender (FTM, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity within the trans umbrella.) 2) You cannot afford to purchase a binder, or you cannot safely obtain a binder.

Description:

Are you able to pay for hair removal services out of pocket?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards hair removal services?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Description:

Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (MTF, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity assigned male at birth within the trans umbrella.) You cannot afford to purchase femme shapewear, or you cannot safely obtain femme shapewear. We accept all requests for support, and applications are open year-round. Once you complete your application, your request will be added to our waitlist. Shipping is discrete and 100% free, and we ship internationally to 90+ countries and counting.
Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford or access femme shapewear. We ask that you consider your access before applying.

Description:

Eligibility: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You have financial need that prevents you from affording hormone replacement therapy. You are 18 years old or older (19+ in Nebraska) at the time you apply. You live in one of the states Plume serves. You are not currently on Medicare. If you live in CO or KY, you are not currently on Medicaid.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid?

Do you live in a state whose Medicaid plans cover HRT?

Are you employed and able to pay for HRT out of pocket?

Are there nearby clinics that offer HRT with informed consent?

Do you have reliable transportation options to access a provider?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

Description:

Eligibility: We have very few requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You are 18 years of age or older at the time of your surgery, or have consent from your legal guardian(s) and healthcare provider(s). You have financial need that prevents you from affording gender-affirming surgery. You can demonstrate past attempts at affording care (i.e. saving money, fundraising, attempting to get insurance coverage). You complete your surgery in the United States with a US-based surgeon.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid? (Learn more)

Do you have access to healthcare providers who are trans competent, and are able to travel to them to receive care?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards surgery?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

Description:

Eligibility: It is a benefit for eligible Health Share of Oregon members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
Languages: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali, Swahili
9955 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

Description:

Basic Needs: Transportation

Description:

Basic Needs: Transportation
10055 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216
Energy Assistance: (503) 294-7444
Housing & Rent Assistance: (503) 721-1740

Description:

650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209

Description:

Day Services & Drop-in: Mail, Laundry, & Showers
610 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Description:

Call or Text: (541) 246-4046
24/7 Text (541) 246-4046

Description:

Maximum age served: 18
605 W 4th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

Description:

Springfield: (541) 726-3714

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1175 G St, Springfield, 97477

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1160 Grant St, Eugene, OR 97402

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3500 E 17th Ave, Eugene, 97403

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Text “START” to 678678

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323 E 12th Ave, Eugene, 97401

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1300 Irvington Dr, Eugene, 97404

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Community Resources: Veteran Services
04 – Resources – Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research Transitions – Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult Mental Health Resources in 2023
Jun 15 all-day
04 - Resources - Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research Transitions - Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult  Mental Health Resources in 2023

Our Top 10 Most Popular Young Adult

Mental Health Resources in 2023

 

My Must Have Papers: Managing the Paperwork of Adulting

Managing the paperwork that comes along with “Adulting” is not fun. Our Young Adult Advisory Board and Family Advisory Board set out to make that task a little easier in this tip sheet.

“My Must Have Papers – Managing the Paperwork of Adulting” Tip Sheet. Also available as a comic, “Passport to Adulting: Managing Your Paperwork”.
STAY Tuned Podcast 10 Too Sick to Work Breaking the Narrative

Too Sick to Work? Breaking the Narrative – Podcast

STAY Tuned is a podcast made for and by young adults with mental health conditions. In Episode 10, Dr. Michelle Mullen discussed her work on preventing disability, why the language used to describe the mental health of young adults is so key and what can be done to change the narrative of self-blame.

Episode 10: “Too Sick to Work?” Breaking the Narrative.

All Episodes of S.T.A.Y. Tuned: Supporting Transition-Age Youth Podcast.

3 Tips to Improve Communications with Your Young Adult

This popular tip sheet for families includes 3 specific tips that can help you have better conversations and better relationships with the youth & young adults in your life. It’s worth reading and worth sharing! Read and download 3 Tips to Improve Communications with your Youth & Young Adult.

Accommodations at Work: What Do I Need to Know?

Work can be hard for young adults. And a mental health condition can make things complicated. Accommodations at your workplace can be one helpful solution. But what are they? Our new tip sheet, “Accommodations at Work: What Do I Need to Know?” can help young adults figure that out.

Applying for a Job: The Young Adults Guide, Revised 2023

This tip sheet is a good starting point for your young adult in their job search journey, covers many topics including resumes, job search boards, interviewing and follow-up. It also includes some great networking resources. Read and download “Applying for a Job – The Young Adult’s Guide” Tip Sheet.

Factors that Influence the Continuous Pursuit of Education, Training, and Employment among Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

This research brief describes the patterns of education, training, and employment activities for young adults with serious mental health conditions, and identifies factors that hinder or facilitate their ability to consistently pursue these activities. These findings can inform efforts to improve their long-term career trajectories. The “Factors” Research Brief.

STAY Tuned Podcast Episode 6: “We’re Working On It”

Join our conversation with Emma Narkewicz, MPA as we talk about Pre-employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) in MA and dive into what it’s like being a young adult with mental health conditions entering the workforce and sustaining a career. Podcast episode 6: “We’re working on it!”.

Youth are Empowered by Leading Their Own IEP Meetings

Our comic series shows them how to do that. These comics walk young adults through how to participate fully, and lead, their IEP meetings. In the final comic, Mateo is moving towards graduation and prepping for his last IEP meeting of his high school career. Adulting Shorts Series, The “TEA” on IEPs

Engaging Young Adults in Work & School

Our free training for providers shares key info & resources related to the importance of engaging young adults in work and school endeavors, and strategies for doing this work. You also get an inside look into programs that are supporting young adults moving to adulthood.

Engaging Young Adults in Work & School – Training for Providers.

5 Ways Working Helps Me With My Mental Health

This popular blog post is an insightful read and reminder that employment can help manage your mental health and be a powerful tool in recovery. Read Five Ways Working Helps Me Manage My Mental Health Condition.

05 – Warmline – NUA – Never Use Alone – (800) 484-3731 – Overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 15 all-day
05 - Warmline - NUA - Never Use Alone - (800) 484-3731 - Overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and reversal lifeline services for people who use drugs while alone - 24/7 @ Toll Free Number

 

Never Use Alone

(800) 484-3731

Call if you’re goint to use when you’re alone. An Operator will ask for your first name, EXACT location, adnt eh # you’re callilng from. If you stop repsonding after useing, we will notifiy EMS of an “Unrepsonsive Person” at your location.

Our operators would love to hear from you. No judgment, no stigma, just love.

Main Number: 800-484-3731.

Spanish: 800-928-5330

New England: 800-972-0590

New York: 800-997-2280

Mandy: 800-943-0540

Never Use Alone Inc. is an all volunteer peer-lead peer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2019 and incorporated in 2021 to end the opioid overdose public health emergency. We operate a National Overdose Prevention Call Center providing crisis intervention and response hotline services to people who use substances while alone.

NUA began on August 25, 2019 as Never Use Alone Toll-free project, a grassroots group of 13 visionary harm reductionists committed to ending unnecessary and accidental overdose deaths effecting people who use drugs while alone. We created the first nationwide overdose prevention lifeline phone based “spotter” service available 24/7/365 for people to use drugs safely while alone. If a person experiences an adverse drug event and becomes non-responsive, our operators call EMS on their behalf to safely reverse an overdose.

NUA volunteer operators receive phone calls from people who use substances while alone in their car, home, public restroom, work and elsewhere. Our peer support operators are trained in substance use safety plans based on method of consumption, how to detect an adverse drug event and to contact local EMS who assist in reversing acute medical conditions.

Today, NUA provides bilingual English and Spanish overdose prevention services at no cost. NUA has received over 16,000 calls, detected and safely reversed 88 adverse drug events. We provide substance use harm reduction outreach, advocacy, education and training to people who use drugs, their caregivers, and community stakeholders.

NUA’s overdose prevention services save lives!

Call NUA at 800-484-3731. Our operators would love to hear from you. No judgment, no stigma, just love.

 

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Trevor Project – TrevorSpace – Warmline, Chat, Phone – Support Group – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online VIA ZOOM
Jun 15 all-day

Find your 
community at TrevorSpace.

TrevorSpace is an affirming, online community for LGBTQ young people between the ages of 13-24 years old. With over 400,000 members across the globe, you can explore your identity, get advice, find support, and make friends in a moderated community intentionally designed for you.

Meet friends just like you.

Start a discussion, get advice, and find support from other members in similar situations. With 500+ clubs on TrevorSpace, you can quickly find and connect with new friends who share your interests and hobbies anytime, anywhere.

Safely talk to others in our moderated community.

Our team of online moderators and AI-technology help enable a secure, members-only safe space where you can be yourself. With a focus on safety, you can securely and discreetly access the resources you need, when you need them.

05 – Warmline – TTP -The Trevor Project – Saving Young LGBTQ Lives – (866) 488-7388 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Phone, Chat, Text
Jun 15 all-day

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Need help? We are here for you 24/7.

Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678

Or start an online CHAT: https://trevorproject.secure.force.com/apex/TrevorChatPreChatForm

Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including weekdays and weekends, Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun.

NOTE: During COVID-19 wait times have been a bit longer.

Additional Resources:

TrevorSpace is an affirming peer-to-peer international community and social interaction for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

https://www.trevorspace.org/

TrevorSupportCenter features resources and answers to common questions

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/trevor-support-center/

Trevor Advocacy

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-involved/trevor-advocacy/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrevorProject

08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Jun 15 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

TPLSP – The Pet Loss Support Page – Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting
Jun 15 all-day
TPLSP - The Pet Loss Support Page - Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups and Resource Listings @ Goto Meeting

 

 

Virtual Pet Loss Support Groups

These listings are provided for information only; they are not recommendations or endorsements.
Due to the COVID pandemic, many pet loss support groups have switched to virtual meetings via Zoom, Google, etc. This has made it possible for many groups to open their meetings to grieving pet owners anywhere in the world. Below, we list a number of support groups in the US that now offer their virtual meetings to anyone, anywhere.

While this list is organized by state for convenience, again, keep in mind that you do not need to be a resident of that state to attend. However, do keep in mind that different states involve different time zones; be sure to check not only the time but the zone of the meeting you wish to attend.


AZ: Hospice of the Valley’s Pet Loss Support Group meets on the first Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m. Groups are virtual and open to anyone, anywhere, grieving the loss of a beloved companion animal. Please call 602-636-5390 for information and to obtain the link. info@hov.org, https://hov.org/our-care/grief-support/grief-support-groups/

CA: The Berkeley Humane Pet Loss Support Group now meets VIRTUALLY on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month, 7-8:30 pm. Send an email to Jill Goodfriend expressing an interest in attending the group. Jill will acknowledge your message and send you the Zoom link by 5 pm on the day of the meeting. Confidentiality requested for all shares. There is no fee; however, donations to the Berkeley Humane are most appreciated (2700 Ninth St, Berkeley, CA 94710). For questions, or to set up a complimentary consultation, contact Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW, at Jill.goodfriend@gmail.com. or (510) 393-1359. hhttps://berkeleyhumane.org/community-resources/, http://jillgoodfriend.com/Jill_Goodfriend/Home.html.

CA: Cindy Buck, Hayward, CA 94541, (650) 302-6012, https://www.facebook.com/BelieveAnimalReiki. We meet virtually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7 – 8pm PT. Please email cindydbuck@sbcglobal.net for the call-in information.

CA: Peninsula Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA. Led by a professional counselor, our group meets virtually the second Thursday of each month, from 8-9:30 pm. Free. For more information, please contact Brian Probst at 650/340-7022, ext. 328, bprobst@phs-spca.org, https://phs-spca.org/grief/.

CO: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) – Virtual Pet Loss Support Group, Fridays 12-1 MST. Free and virtual via Zoom. Open enrollment, join any time! Registration required on AATPC’s website. Open to anyone looking for support around the loss of an animal companion OR the anticipation of loss of an animal companion. All animal types welcome. Open to anyone in the world! Facilitated by Erin Peterson, licensed professional therapist. https://www.animalassistedtherapyprograms.org/animal-assisted-therapy-programs/therapy-groups/54-therapy-programs/380-virtual-pet-loss-support-group.

CO: Guardian Pet Aquamation. This is a call-in group and meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm MST. Please call 1-425-436-6350. When prompted enter access code 880072. Facilitator: Leigh Ann Gerk, MA, LPC, (970) 966-4585, leighann@mourningtolightpetloss.com, https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/pet-loss-support/

CO: “When You Lose a Pet” Pet Loss Support Group, The Human-Animal Bond Trust, 191 Yuma Street, Denver, CO 80223, (303) 539-7646, info@humananimalbondtrust.org, http://www.humananimalbondtrust.org/pet-loss-support-group.html. Meets via Zoom every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. MST.

FL: Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, Grief Healing, Sarasota, FL, https://www.griefhealingblog.com/p/as-both-bereaved-parent-and-bereaved.html, https://www.griefhealingdiscussiongroups.com/forum/11-loss-of-a-pet/. Online support/discussion group available 24/7.

IL: Virtual Meeting sponsored by Gateway. We meet at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month; free of charge to attendees. Facilitator: Joy Davy, MS, LCPC. For information, email joydavy723@gmail.com.

IL: Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin. This FREE pet loss support group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Please visit the website and contact Russell for Zoom Link and Passcode.Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who celebrates all faith traditions and those with no faith tradition at all. Everyone who is suffering from the loss of an animal companion is welcomed and offered nonjudgmental support through the FREE group or one-on-one (fee based) meetings. You need not suffer this loss alone. http://www.AnimalChaplain.net.

MA: Darin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA, (413) 781-4000, Kenddv@gmail.com. This group, led by Ken Dolan-DelVecchio, LMFT, LCSW is sponsored by Dakin Humane Society. It is held once a month. It is a Zoom group open to anyone in the country or world and starts at 6PM EST running for one and one-half hours. The days can change so please go to https://www.dakinhumane.org/petloss.html to RSVP.

MA: Humane Hearts, West Newbury, MA 01985, 978.572.0698, marla@humanehearts.com, http://humanehearts.com. Individual, Family, and Group Support available for those who have experienced the loss of a pet or those who are anticipating a loss. See website for details as to where and when we meet. Sessions led by life-long animal advocate and humane educator Marla Andrews, M.Ed., Humane Education and Animal Welfare, Certified Grief Support Specialist, and Pet Chaplain.

MI: Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., MSHP, Beyond The Paw Print Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month. For more information about these VIRTUAL meetings and how to join, please email info@beyondthepawprint.com, or leave a message at 248.701.2345. Visit the Beyond the Paw Print website to learn more about Dr. Golden Moore, the meetings, the BTPP Facebook group, and much more, at https://beyondthepawprint.com/.

NJ: Sandra Grossman, Ph.D., PetLoss Partners. The loss of a beloved pet is so very difficult. It’s important to know you don’t have to go through this alone. Get the support you deserve surrounded by those who understand and are on the path towards recovery. Virtual groups are held twice a week, are available to anyone anywhere, and are RSVP only. The fee for virtual groups is $15. Call or email to RSVP. We are here to support you. 818-421-1516, sandi@petlosspartners.org, https://petlosspartners.org/pet-loss-services/

OH: GAP (Grief About Pets) now offers two FREE pet loss groups. One is sponsored by Eternal Paws in Norton, Ohio, and offered on-site there on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The other is sponsored by Faithful Companion and offered on the fourth Wed. of every month online using Google Meet at 6:30 p.m. If we have over ten pet parents register, we can offer another at 4:30 p.m. Brenda Brown, MA, Ft, is the facilitator of all the groups. Register by emailing brenda@griefaboutpets.com or calling 330-415-8879. https://griefaboutpets.com.

OH: Dorothy Hall, MS, RN, Pet Loss Support Group, Columbus, OH 43229, (614) 895-3416, djhall2451@att.net. Meetings held on Zoom; contact Dorothy for details.

OR: Debrah Lee, LCSW, DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital, 1945 NW Petty Grove, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 228-7281, petloss@dovelewis.org. Virtual and in-person meetings are offered; see website for schedule and to register to attend. https://www.dovelewis.org/pet-owners/pet-loss-support.

TX: PAWs Shelter of Central Texas, 2965 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620, jyl@pawsshelter.org, https://heartoftexaspetlossandgriefsupport.com/. Group meets virtually on the Second Sunday of each month via Zoom, and is free of charge. Go through the website to contact facilitator for details, readings and the Zoom link. Group is for people ready to work in the group format, and is not appropriate for those needing individual counseling.

VA: FetchACure.org – Meets via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Meetings are led by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, an experienced psychologist and member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Families are invited to attend our group sessions to help work through the pain of losing a pet. All family members, including children, are invited to attend this complementary Pet Loss Support Group. Please RSVP here or by emailing amanda@fetchacure.org, https://fetchacure.org/resource-library/pet-loss-support-group/

VA: Holli Shan, Compassionate Animal Communication, LLC, (703) 447-5374, holli@compassionspeaks.com, https://compassionspeaks.com. We are now offering a virtual online pet loss grief support group. This group will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This is a good opportunity for people who are grieving and are not quite ready for a private session or program. While there is no set fee to attend, this group is “pay what you will” (suggested amount is $15). Register at https://info.compassionspeaks.com/register.

WA: Pet Loss Support Group, Seattle Animal Shelter – 2061 15th Avenue West, Seattle WA, 98119, 206-386-PETS, http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/resources/pet-loss-support-group. The loss of a pet can be very difficult. Our volunteers are here to help. The Pet Loss Support Group meets by phone/Webex every Thursday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. For the schedule and details on how to join the virtual meeting, please email saspetloss@gmail.com

WI: Linda Colletti, Pet Loss Resource Center. Offers two virtual support groups: The first Saturday of every month 9:30-11:00 CST and the third Thursday 6Pm-7:30pm CST. All are welcome. If any one has questions, contact me at PLRCMadison@gmail.com, https://www.petlossresourcecenter.org/.

CANADA – AB: Caroline Tarkowski, Strathmore, AB T1P 1S7, (403) 629-5191, instilledchangecounselling@gmail.com, http://www.instilledchangecounselling.com. We offer virtual individual and group counselling to anyone who has experienced pet loss.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Animals in Our Hearts
Offers links, articles, an audio-book, tips on helping a friend or loved one cope with loss, and a variety of other animal-related resources.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
An association of pet loss counselors and professionals. The site offers links, articles, a bookstore, and directories of counselors and pet loss support groups.
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine
This site provides a number of excellent articles on pet loss, plus additional resources for more help.
The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One
An excellent discussion of how surviving pets react to the loss of a pet companion, and ways that you can help them through.
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Useful information for anyone interested in setting up a pet loss support group.
Chance’s Spot
Lots of useful stuff here, including a lot of resources for children.
Coping with the Loss of a Pet
An article covering grieving, the five stages of mourning, how to explain pet loss to a child, and reasons for euthanasia.
Dog Party: Diary of the Best Last Day
I don’t usually post links to personal tributes, but this is a wonderful, moving example of how to plan a “parting day” and create a farewell event for one’s pet and family.
FidoFinder.com
A site where you can register a missing pet, along with useful tips for finding a lost pet.
Grief Healing
An excellent resource from pet loss counselor Marty Tousley. It offers an extensive collection of Marty’s articles and columns on grief, plus other resources.
Healing and Inspirational Poetry
Dozens of lovely poems and “Rainbow Bridge Arrival Stories.”
Hoofbeats in Heaven
A site dedicated to resources on “horse loss support,” including an e-mail support group.
Land of Pure Gold: Leaving Pawprints on Our Hearts
Loads of tips and resources from a site dedicated to golden retrievers.
Lightning Strike Pet-Loss Support Page
One of the oldest pet-loss sites on the web, with an eclectic selection of resources and links. Now offers pet loss support blogs!
Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets
The primary site for information on pet hospice care.
Parmenter Foundation Pet Loss Resources
Offers a series of videos on coping with pet loss.
PetLossHelp.org
Articles, a weekly blog, and a place to add your photo tribute for weekly postings.
Pet Loss Matters
This is a fabulous site with lots of resources. It offers free tributes, a means of keeping a pet loss or remembrance diary, and loads of quotes on pets and pet loss.
The ‘Rainbow Bridge’ Has Comforted Millions of Pet Parents. Who Wrote it?
Lovely article on the origin of the Rainbow Bridge story, which just about any grieving pet owner has surely seen.
UK Counselling Directory: Bereavement
Though not specifically focused on pet loss, this directory would be a good place to start a search for a UK bereavement counsellor.
Understanding Depression
A general information site on depression.
What to Do When a Family Pet Dies: Teaching Kids About Grief
Excellent guide to the various steps one can take to help children cope with the loss of a pet.


PETS IN HEAVEN:

All Creatures Do Go to Heaven… Especially Pets
The presentation on this site can be a bit off-putting, but the verses and translation details are very interesting and worth exploring.
Creatures in Heaven
A publisher of books, DVDs and music on the issue of whether pets go to heaven.
Do Animals Have Souls?
This is not a Christian site per se, but has some interesting comparisons of religious views on the issue, as well as a discussion of pets on the astral plane.
EternalAnimals.com
A number of loss-related resources, plus health tips and other info, and a book and articles dealing with the “pets in heaven” issue.
For the Love of Animals
A variety of articles discussing the salvation of animals, including a sermon by John Wesley!


BURIAL, CREMATION & EUTHANASIA:

In-Home Pet Euthanasia Directory
A state-by-state directory to veterinarians who provide in-home euthanasia, house-calls, hospice services and more.
Green Pet Burial Society
Information and advocacy regarding natural burials within pet cemeteries for those who prefer burial to cremation, and natural burial to underground entombment. They also address pet burials in family plots of (human) cemeteries.
Anthony Eddy’s Wildlife Studio – Pet Animal Preservation
Information on freeze-drying pets.
Perpetual Pet
Information on freeze-drying pets.


VIRTUAL TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL SITES:

Angel Cats
Cat memorial site in the UK. (Lots of popups, unfortunately.)
ILovedMyPet.com
Offers a free online memorial listing for three months, and charges a small fee for longer (or large) listings. All profits go to humane associations.
In Memory of Pets
Light a Candle
An interesting site where you can light a “virtual candle” in memory of your pet.
Pet Heaven
Free online pet memorial tribute pages and a chat function.
Pet Loss Matters
Washington State University Pet Memorial Program
By donating to the WSU pet memorial program, you can post a tribute or you can obtain access for a friend or loved one to post a tribute to their pet.


PET LOSS CONDOLENCE CARDS:

1-2-3 Greetings: Electronic Pet Loss Condolence Cards
Free electronic pet loss condolence cards.
Pet Condolence Messages
This helpful site offers suggestions of messages to include in a pet loss bereavement card, and pet loss-related quotes.


MISCELLANY

How to Make a DIY Pet Urn
Interesting article on how to craft your own wooden pet urn or keepsake box.


TRANSLATIONS:

Here are links to some of our articles that have been translated into other languages:

Soutien lors de la perte de nos petit compagnons
French pet loss site; includes French translation of “Ten Tips on the Loss of Your Pet.”
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is also available in Japanese.
NOTE: If you would like to post a translation of materials on this site, please contact Moira Allen.
WA – Wildflower Alliance – Join our Discord Community Online Peer Support Server – 24/7 @ Online via Zoom
Jun 15 all-day
WA - Wildflower Alliance - Join our Discord Community Online Peer Support Server - 24/7 @ Online via Zoom

Discord Community

Discord is a social platform that we use to host an online peer support & community space.

You can log into Discord via a web browser, but for the best experience we recommend downloading the mobile or desktop app.

Discord Features

  • Anonymous
    You choose how much about yourself to share
  • Zero pressure
    Read along and participate at your own pace
  • Community
    Hundreds of people to potentially connect with
  • Private channels
    For marginalized identities and experiences
  • 24/7 access
    Share whatever, whenever
  • Peer support
    Our team and volunteers are active throughout the day and into the night

What happens on Discord?

People from Western Mass and all over the world use our Discord to:

  • Give and receive support
  • Discuss topics that are important to us
  • Share pictures, music, memes, and more
  • Join live support groups and activities
  • Connect with others who have similar identities and experiences

 

To see a video tutorial for our Discord Server

https://wildfloweralliance.org/discord/

DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Online Support Group – Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Online Support Group - Saturday @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

DBSA Online Support Group

Saturdays 9-10AM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

05 – Warmline – AMALA – AMALA The Muslim Youth Hopeline – 855 – 95 – 26252 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 6-10PM PST @ Phone Number
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

Youth Hopeline

This Hopeline is NOT a 24-hour line yet. It currently runs during limited times.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Between the Hours of 6 PM -10 PM PST

 

We are also offering text-in services Wednesday & Sunday 6PM – 10PM PST.

 

 

AMALA Hopeline

Peer Support

AMALA’s youth volunteers, all over the age of 18. Our Counselors undergo a 30 hour training developed by professionals in the mental health field.

They are trained
para-professional providing peer support

This includes topics such as:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse

Volunteers are equipped to help callers and recognize cultural nuances that may be impacting the caller.

Follow-up trainings and meetings are also held for volunteer counselors to make sure they are well-equipped to deal with each call they receive. Supervisors are also present at each shift to handle more difficult calls/situations. These hopeline peer counselors are NOT licensed professionals.

 

05 – Warmline – DHMHS – Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services – Teen Line – 800.852.8336 – 6-10PM PST – Daily @ Phone
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
05 - Warmline - DHMHS - Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - Teen Line -  800.852.8336 - 6-10PM PST - Daily @ Phone

 

 

Teen Line

Are You a Teen Looking for Help?

Opening up to someone can be scary. Talking about what you’re dealing with is often hard and a little daunting, but at Teen Line we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. Our only goal is to help you in whatever way we can. No issue is too big or too small. We are here to provide hope and support if you are struggling. We are here to help!

 

Call

CALL 800-852-8336 Nationwide

6 PM – 10 PM PST Every Night.

After hours, your call will be directed to Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center.

Text

TEXT TEEN to 839863

6 PM – 9 PM PST 

Text “STOP” to opt out.

Standard message and data rates may apply. Terms & Conditions

Email or Chat

Send us an email or connect to our message board.

You can email us here or click here to read through other teens’ discussions.

https://www.teenline.org/email-us

 

Mission

Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to youth through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and works to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health through outreach programs.

Vision

We envision a world where every young person can find hope. A world where all youth have the resources and support needed to thrive.

Who Are Our Volunteers?

Our volunteers who answer calls, texts, and emails from youth worldwide are high school students from Los Angeles, California.

Our volunteers – who we call “Listeners” – receive over 100 hours of training from mental health professionals and key partners. Training includes active listening, best practices on the different issue-areas and various identities of the young people calling in as well as role-play scenarios to anticipate the needs of the teens calling, texting, or emailing.

ASO – AUTISM SOCIETY of OREGON – Parent + Teen Online Social Group (Online Only) 3rd Saturdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

Parent + Teen Online Social Group

(online only)

Third Saturdays of the Month 1:00pm to 2:30pm PST

This group is for autistic teens (ages 13-19) who need a supporter (parent or caregiver) to participate. The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm. This group is is designed to support autistic teens with communication, perspective taking, and social skills in a fun and engaging Zoom environment. The facilitator is Danitza Galvan, who has a master’s degree in Early Intervention/Special Education and who is the parent of a teen on the autism spectrum.

Update: No meeting this July 2023 and August 2023 Starting in September, the group will resume.
DBSA – Depression Bipolar Support Alliance – Young Adult Support Group – Team Led – Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DBSA - Depression Bipolar Support Alliance - Young Adult Support Group - Team Led - Saturdays @ Online Via HeyPeers

 

 

 

 

DBSA Young Adult Support Group

Saturdays 9-10PM PST

Team Led

All DBSA online support groups are free of charge. Online support groups are led by peers, which means that the person guiding the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a mood disorder.

Our national online support groups are hosted by HeyPeers, a DBSA vendor.

Upon registration, you will receive an email from them to assist you with managing your account.

Register Through HeyPeers

 

Jun
16
Sun
2024
00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Jun 16 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

00 – Hotline – NRS – National Runaway SafeLine – CALL 1-800-RUNAWAY – 1-800-786-2929 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jun 16 all-day

Hotline

By calling 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929), you can connect with a trusted, compassionate person who will listen and help you create a plan to address your concerns.

For 50 years, the National Runaway Safeline has been responding to youth and families in crisis, serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth. We continually transform technology, training and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

 

 

 

02 – Urgent Info – MAC – Mapping Action Collective – Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults
Jun 16 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - MAC - Mapping Action Collective - Oregon Resources and Services for Transgender Youth and Young Adults

 

RESOURCES

Trans Youth and Young Adults

“These rescources selectedf from the Mapping Action Collective

( https://www.oregonyouthresourcemap.com)

Description:

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541 Willamette St #310, Eugene, OR 97401

 

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1132 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Description:

Ages: 16-24
Housing & Shelter: Homeless Youth
941 W. 7th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402
New Roads Drop-In Center: (541) 686-4310
Station 7 Youth Crisis Line: (541) 689-3111

Description:

COVID Message: Hours may be impacted by COVID. Please call for updated hours.
Eligibility: Homeless youth ages 12-21
Languages: English, Spanish
Ages: 12-21
Housing & Shelter: Housing Services
1202 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
Prineville Presbyterian Church, 1771 NW Madras Hwy, Prineville

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
5633 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97206

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200, Springfield, OR 97477
Crystal Falk, Director of Youth and Family Services: (541) 686-5060

Description:

COVID Message: Building temporarily closed due to COVID, please reach out via phone or email to get support.Languages: English
Ages: 16-25
Mental Health: Support Groups

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3620 SE Powell Blvd, #102 Portland OR 97202​

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COVID Message: Counseling and Assessments for Surgery letters are being conducted via teletherapy or phone. In-office visits are offered to existing clients on a case-by-case basis.
Cost: Brave Space primarily works with people with Oregon Health Plan insurance. If you have private insurance, please check out our resource guide for therapists who take your insurance.
Dillehunt Hall, Room 1007 3235 S.W. Pavilion Loop Portland, OR 97239

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Community Resources: LGBTQ+ Resources

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Business: (541) 386-4808
24 Hour Hotline: (541) 386-6603

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Basic Needs: Public Transit

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Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: 1) You identify as transgender (FTM, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity within the trans umbrella.) 2) You cannot afford to purchase a binder, or you cannot safely obtain a binder.

Description:

Are you able to pay for hair removal services out of pocket?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards hair removal services?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Description:

Eligibility: We have only two requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (MTF, genderqueer, non-binary, genderfluid, gender non-conforming, and every other non-cis identity assigned male at birth within the trans umbrella.) You cannot afford to purchase femme shapewear, or you cannot safely obtain femme shapewear. We accept all requests for support, and applications are open year-round. Once you complete your application, your request will be added to our waitlist. Shipping is discrete and 100% free, and we ship internationally to 90+ countries and counting.
Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford or access femme shapewear. We ask that you consider your access before applying.

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Eligibility: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You have financial need that prevents you from affording hormone replacement therapy. You are 18 years old or older (19+ in Nebraska) at the time you apply. You live in one of the states Plume serves. You are not currently on Medicare. If you live in CO or KY, you are not currently on Medicaid.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid?

Do you live in a state whose Medicaid plans cover HRT?

Are you employed and able to pay for HRT out of pocket?

Are there nearby clinics that offer HRT with informed consent?

Do you have reliable transportation options to access a provider?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

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Eligibility: We have very few requirements in an effort to be as inclusive as possible: You identify as transgender (FTM, MTF, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and all other non-cis identities). You are 18 years of age or older at the time of your surgery, or have consent from your legal guardian(s) and healthcare provider(s). You have financial need that prevents you from affording gender-affirming surgery. You can demonstrate past attempts at affording care (i.e. saving money, fundraising, attempting to get insurance coverage). You complete your surgery in the United States with a US-based surgeon.

Cost: This program is intended to help trans folks who otherwise can not afford gender-affirming surgery. We ask that you consider your access to healthcare before applying for this grant. Here are some questions to consider:Do you have health insurance coverage that is trans-inclusive?

If not, do you qualify for Medicaid? (Learn more)

Do you have access to healthcare providers who are trans competent, and are able to travel to them to receive care?

Are you employed and able to save some money towards surgery?

Are you a citizen or documented immigrant?

Do you consider yourself healthy and able-bodied (i.e., not living with a chronic or long-standing illness)?

Do you identify as white, or do you experience white/light-skinned privilege?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, you may consider making space for our trans siblings who mostly answered NO. (Even if you answer YES to most or all of these questions, you are still eligible to apply.)

Minimum age served: 18

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Eligibility: It is a benefit for eligible Health Share of Oregon members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
Languages: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali, Swahili
9955 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220

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Basic Needs: Transportation

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Basic Needs: Transportation
10055 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97216
Energy Assistance: (503) 294-7444
Housing & Rent Assistance: (503) 721-1740

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650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209

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Day Services & Drop-in: Mail, Laundry, & Showers
610 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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Call or Text: (541) 246-4046
24/7 Text (541) 246-4046

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Maximum age served: 18
605 W 4th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

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Springfield: (541) 726-3714

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