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

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ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

The Alano Club of Portland

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

 

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

 

The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

 

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

Events Calendar

https://portlandalano.org/calendar/

Facebook Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandAlanoClub

AR – Addictions Recovery – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

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

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

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

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

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https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

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

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

 

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

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

Oregon Recovery Network

https://www.OregonRecoveryNetwork.org

 

And… last but not least…

4) MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

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

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

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

MyRecoveryLink Website:

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https://myrecoverylink.com/

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

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

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

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

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

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

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

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

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

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

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
GT – GamTalk – Online Chat for Gambling Issues – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 25 all-day

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GAMTALK – Online support for Gambling Issues

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

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

Monday Nights Chat Forum (registration / login required)

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

https://www.gamtalk.org/chat/monday-evening/

Discussion Wall 

https://www.gamtalk.org/groups/community/ 

Stories of Hope

https://www.gamtalk.org/stories-of-hope/

Treatment & Support Resources including Oregon

https://www.gamtalk.org/treatment-support/

 

HLAA-OR – Hearing Loss Association of Oregon @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter (HLAA-OR)

ABOUT HLAA-OR

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter, is a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the well – being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well.

Hearing Loss Association of America is the largest international organization of its kind with a nationwide support network of chapters and groups who are ready to help you.

Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, teachers, health care providers, government and others about hearing loss.

We provide information and support on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping strategies.

Find an HLAA Chapter Near You:

https://www.hearingloss.org/chapters-state-orgs/find-a-chapter/

Learn more about HLAA-OR (Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter)

https://www.hlaa-or.org/

There are currently five Hearing Loss Association of America affiliates in Oregon:

HLA of Lane County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Second Thursday
of each month
at 7 PM
The Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard Street
Eugene
Andrea Cabral
E-Mail:  angora@comcast.net 
541-345-9432
OR
Linda Diaz
(541) 790-1290
E-Mail:  warmheart2@msn.com
    OR
Clark Anderson
E-Mail:  clarkoa@msn.com   www.hearinglosslane.org/ 
Mail to: PO Box 2502 Eugene OR 97402
HLA of Linn and Benton Counties
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Last Wednesday
of each month
at 6:30 PM
Reimer Conference Room
Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Ave. SW
Albany, OR
John Hood-Fysh
E-mail:  jhood-fysh@wwmore.com 
(541) 220-8541 (cell)
818 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
HLA of Portland
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Third Saturday
of each month (Sept – May)
at 10:00 AM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave., at Marshall Street
Portland 97210
Ask at a desk for the meeting room location.
To plan your trip go to  www.trimet.org  and see “Trip Planner” section.
Mark Foster (president)
E-mail:  hlaportland@gmail.com 
PO Box 2112
Portland, OR 97208View HLAA Portland website:
HLA of Douglas County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mercy Hospital Community Education Room
2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg
Chuck Vicek
E-mail –  cvlcek@centurytel.net 
Phone (541)496-4541
OR
Barb Stoner
Phone (541)496-0060
HLAA – COVID-19 Resources Page:
HLAA – Supports FREE Captioning during COVID-19
HLAA – Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 25 all-day

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

Other online offerings:

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
HVN – Hearing Voices Network Pacific Rim – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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

All frameworks are welcome.

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

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

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

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Join a Meeting:

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

These groups are FREE, but Donations are welcome.

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

Meeting schedule: 
NOTE: All meetings subject to change without notice.  Check the website for the most current information
Mondays
Portland / Oregon City HVN (new time) – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Tuesdays
Puget Sound HVN – 5:30pm to 7pm PST.  E-mail pugetsound@pacificrimhvn.org
Wednesdays
Northeast Portland HVN – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Salem / Oregon Coast HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail salem@pacificrimhvn.org
Thursdays
Eugene / Southern Oregon HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail eugene@pacificrimhvn.org
2nd and 4th Fridays
Vancouver HVN Navigations – 10am to 11:30am PST.  E-mail vancouver@pacificrimhvn.org
Saturdays
Seattle HVN – Noon to 1:30pm PST.  E-mail seattle@pacificrimhvn.org
Sundays
Pacific Islands HVN – 7:30pm to 9pm PST.  E-mail pacificislands@pacificrimhvn.org
Website:
Online Groups:
Pacific Rim HVN Charter (adapted from the HVN England Charter):
HVN – Hearing Voices Network USA – Virtual Online Group Contacts – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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Hearing Voices Network (HVN) is up and going for virtual support now, and almost every day of the week.

To see a list of groups sorted by state visit this link:

https://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/hvn-usa-groups-list/list/1

These groups are available for those who have voices, visions, altered realities, extreme states or moods.

All are welcome to join any group or multiple groups!
No insurance or registration is required!

Pacific Rim HVN – These groups are accessed by the emails below each group. They will email you an invitation with the conference call number and a link for Zoom, and audio/visual platform which works on most computers and smart phones.
See the web site for more info at www.pacificrimhvn.org

Puget Sound HVN – Tuesdays 5-5:30pm PST is social time before their group starts at 5:30pm PST.  To access this group email PugetSound@PacificRimHVN.org.

Seattle HVN – Saturdays 12-1:30pm PST. To access this group email dave.c949@gmail.com.

Portland HVN – Mondays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Portland@PacificRimHVN.org.

Salem HVN – Wednesdays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Salem@PacificRimHVN.org.

Eugene HVN – Thursdays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Eugene@PacificRimHVN.org.

Pacific Islands HVN –  Sundays 7:30-9pm PST. To access these groups email PacificIslands@PacificRimHVN.org.

Plus,

HVN USA – Mondays 4:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Tuesdays 5:30pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Wednesdays 3:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Thursdays 6:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Saturdays 2:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

Visit this link for more information from the HVN USA website at: https://www.HearingVoicesUSA.org.

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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

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

The themes include:

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

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

Events Calendar with Search Filters

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

Register Online

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

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

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

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

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

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

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

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

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

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

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

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

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

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

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

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

 

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Sep 25 all-day

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On Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA)

Excerpt(s) from Website:

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

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

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

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

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

Online meeting schedule:

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

 

Chat rooms are available, login required.

Read more about chat rooms:

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

 

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

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

 

Website:

https://www.olganon.org/home

 

OLGAnon Meetings for Parents

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

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

ORN – Oregon Recovery Network – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

Oregon Recovery Network

 

Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

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

Website

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

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

For additional meetings and meeting changes please view the

Portland Area Virtual NA Meeting List

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

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

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

Other Portland Area Meetings

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

 

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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RECOVERY DHARMA ONLINE

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

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

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

https://recoverydharma.online/

Join online meetings 7 days/week.

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

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

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

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

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

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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Mission:

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

MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

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

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

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

MyRecoveryLink Website:

https://myrecoverylink.com/

RRP – Recovery Resources PDX – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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Digital Recovery Resources PDX

A DATABASE OF RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY AND PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Whether you are looking for a daily recovery meeting, a recovery yoga class, a recovery Cross Fit session, engagement with a peer specialist, or just a place to connect with your network – we’ve got you covered

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

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

Digital Meetings Schedule

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

Excerpt(s) from website last viewed 2020 May 01:

DAILY MUTUAL AID MEETINGS 4am-9pm PST
4:00AM – 5:00AM:
RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
6:00AM – 7:00AM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
6:00AM – 7:00AM:
Eastside Sunrise (AA, All)
6:30AM – 7:30AM: Dawn Patrol (AA, All)
9:00AM – 10:00AM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
10:00AM – 11:00AM: Ben’s Friends National (All Recovery, Food & Beverage Industry, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Newcomers at Noon (AA, Women Only)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Men’s Clock Room (AA, Men Only)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Portland Daily Double Group (AA, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Surrender at Noon (AA, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: NW at Noon (Al-Anon, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
3:00PM – 4:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
3:00PM – 4:00PM: Recovery In the House (NA, All, M-F)
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Portland Daily Double Group (AA, All)
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Upstairs 5:30 (AA, All)
5:30PM – 6:30PM: New Alternatives (AA, All)
6:00PM – 7:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
8:00PM – 9:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)

AA Intergroup National Online Meetings Directory
AA Intergroup Portland Online Meetings Directory

WEEKLY MUTUAL AID MEETINGS
MON 7:00PM – 8:15PM:
Our True Selves (ACA, All)
TUE 9:00PM – 10:00PM: Karma Kontrol (AA, All)
TUE 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Ben’s Friends Portland (All Recovery, Food & Beverage)
TUE 4:00PM – 5:00PM: RecoveryLink Women’s Meeting (All Recovery, Women Only)
TUE 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Secular ACA (ACA, All)
WED 8:00AM – 9:00AM: RecoveryLink LGBTrans* Queer+ Meeting (All Recovery, LGBTQ+)
WED 6:30PM – 8:00PM: Gentleness, Humor, Love & Respect (ACA, All)
THU 4:00PM – 5:00PM: RecoveryLink Women’s Meeting (All Recovery, Women Only)
SUN 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Beyond Belief (AA, Agnostic)

DAILY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
9:00AM – 10:00AM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)
2:00PM – 3:00PM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)
2:00PM – 3:00PM: Social Determinants of Recovery Workshop (All Recovery, All)
6:00PM – 7:00PM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)

WEEKLY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
MON 4:00PM – 5:00PM: Mindfulness Recovery Support Group (All Recovery, All)
TUE 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Recovery Yoga (All Recovery, All)
TUE 6:45PM – 7:45PM: Invitation to Change (Family and Friends, All)
WED 5:00PM – 6:00PM: Mindfulness Meditation (All Recovery, All)
FRI 4:00PM – 5:00PM: Mindfulness Recovery Support Group (All Recovery, All)
SUN 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Recovery Yoga (All Recovery, All)

Zoom Meeting How-Tos

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Digital Meeting Safety Guidelines

https://unityrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UR-AR-Meeting-Safety-Guidelines-and-Procedures.pdf

SARDAA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America – Conference Calls and Online Meetings @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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

You are Not Alone

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for conference call groups, visit this link: 

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

Current conference call group times include:

Sundays 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Mondays 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tuesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Wednesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

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

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

Saturdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Families / Caregivers Conference Call Group

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

Online meetings via ZOOM are also offered including:

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

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

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

Families / Caregivers Online meetings via ZOOM

Wednesdays 3pm PST / 6pm EST

Sundays 11am PST / 2pm EST

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

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free:

800-493-2094

Phone:

240-423-9432     

Email:

info@sardaa.org

Website:

https://www.sardaa.org

Social Media Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/sardaaorg

Social Media Twitter Feed:

https://twitter.com/sardaa_org

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 25 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – GA – Gamblers Anonymous – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

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GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.”

From the Gamblers Anonymous Website:

Types of Meetings

Closed Meeting:
Only those with a gambling problem, or those who think they may have a gambling problem, and have a desire to stop gambling, may attend and participate.

Modified Closed Meeting:
Same as a “Closed Meeting” but the members would vote to include certain groups such as health professionals, guests attending with first time members, and persons with other addictions in need of a meeting

Open Meeting:
Spouses, family, and friends of the gambler are welcome
to attend and observe the meeting.

Chat:
https://m2.icarol.com/ConsumerRegistration.aspx?org=66046&pid=454&cc=en-US

Gamblers Anonymous:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/zip/table/0/na/na/na/21401/50?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

National GA Telephone Meetings
Day and Time
Call-in Number and Meeting Code
Contact Email

Sunday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5338 code 836083 #
Sunday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Monday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4925 code 554671 #
Monday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Tuesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4943 code 253824 #
Tuesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Wednesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4160 code 611704 #
Wednesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Thursday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4981 code 872853 #
Thursday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Friday Noon PT
1-712-770-4979 code 703758 #
Friday3pmHelp@gmail.com (TBD)

Friday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4996 code 595094 #
Friday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Saturday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5335 code 491301 #
Saturday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Gamblers Anonymous 12-Steps Virtual Online Support Groups in California:

https://gasteps.org/virtual-meeting-directory

Gamblers Anonymous Support Groups in Oregon:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/state/table/OR/na/na/na/na/10?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

Gamblers Anonymous Hotlines Website:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/hotlines

Oregon Toll-Free Hotline Number:
1-855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Gam-Anon for Family and Friends Website:
http://www.gam-anon.org/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/content/gam-anon-help-family-friends

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

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

Facilitators, who are they and why?

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

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

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 25 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition, you can:

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

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

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

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

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

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 25 all-day

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Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

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

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

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

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

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

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

Telephone Peer Support – Zia Young Adult Access Center – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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NOTE: Closed week of 6/29/2020 through 7/3/2020, returning 7/6/2020

Mon-Fri , 3x per day:

7am PST / 10am EST

10am PST / 1pm EST

4pm PST / 7pm EST.

Call 508 556 4226 to join peer support calls

The Zia Young Adult Access Center & Advocacy Network in Massachusetts is a community space and advocacy network that prioritizes youth autonomy, peer support, community and resource connections for young adults ages 16-22. Like all other segments of our community, Zia is a completely peer-run, trauma-informed model.  We prioritize young adult voices and choices while using a family engagement approach. Our concentrations are to support young adults who may need mental health and substance use recovery resources. We also can provide resource connections to education, housing, employment and more… Zia is an open invitation to all young adults who need support!

Website: 

http://www.centralmassrlc.org/zia/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/

Contact Vesper Moore, Director, for information at:

https://www.facebook.com/elbert.caraballo.52

(508) 751-9600

info@centralmassrlc.org

Telephone Peer Support, Text and Chat – The Trevor Project Saving Lives – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 25 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

Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea @ ROCC @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Chair Yoga for Full Body (23 min)

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

7. Vinyasa Flow for Healthy Digestion (44 min)

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

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

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

9. Chair Yoga Props and Jokes (28 min)

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

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

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

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

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

12. Outside Flow (26min)

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

13. Yin for the Hips (30min)

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

14. Chair Yoga for Sciatic Pain (20min)

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

15. Chair Yoga for Carpal Tunnel (28 min)

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

16. Couch Yoga (25min)

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

17. Sense Yoga Flow (30min)

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

18. Chair Yoga (26min)

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

19.Grounding into Expansion (38min)

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

20. Chair Yoga Mind and Body (27min)

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

21. Restorative Yoga for Flow (51min)

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

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

Do you need someone to talk to?

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

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

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

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

ROCC Mission Statement

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

ROCC Principles

Principle I

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

Principle II

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

Principle III

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

 

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

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

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

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

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Sep 25 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 25 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

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

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

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

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

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

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

A: Here are some resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Telephone Peer Support – BAFS – Weekdays 7am-8pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

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

7am to 8pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TREATMENT

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

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

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

Telephone Peer Support – B2C – Bridges to Change – Weekdays and Saturdays 9am-5pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

B2C (Bridges to Change) Peerline is pleased to offer Peer Support by Phone & Teleconferencing

9am to 5pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday and Saturdays

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

PeerlineCall 971-256-4135

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

Website:

https://bridgestochange.com/digital-resources/

Program Managers

Diane Wade House

Deonica Johnson

djohnson@bridgestochange.com

971-570-2729

Clackamas County Mentor Programs

Megan Allen

mallen@bridgestochange.com

971-386-3402

Multnomah County Mentor Programs

Casey Dasen

casey@bridgestochange.com

971-386-3407

Treatment Mentor Programs

Tri-County Daniel

Telgarsky dtelgarsky@bridgestochange.com

971-517-7050

Washington County Mentor Programs

James Williams

jimmy@bridgestochange.com

971-386-3443

Washington County Stabilization Mentor Programs

Frank Squeglia

frank@bridgestochange.com

971-386-3445

Housing Services Program

Hannah Leyshon

hleyshon@bridgestochange.com

971-386-3338

Mental Health Mentor Programs

Jason Head

jason@bridgestochange.com

971-517-5763

Wasco County Mentor Programs

Michael Olson

michaelo@bridgestochange.com

541-248-4211

Mult. & Clack. County Treatment Clinical Supervisor

Tawnya Shope

tawnya@bridgestochange.com

503-442-9897

Washington County Treatment Clinical Supervisor

Pecos Jett

pjett@bridgestochange.com

503-473-1154

Telephone Peer Support – DRW – David Romprey Warmline – Weekdays and Weekends 9am-11pm @ Phone
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

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

Call 1-800-698-2392 Toll Free

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

Flyer excerpt(s):

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

In need of someone to speak with?

Call the Warmline

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Visit the webpage for more information at:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/warmline/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

No appointments needed! We are here for you!

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Telephone Peer Support – MHAAO – Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon – Weekdays 9am-5pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

MHAAO is pleased to offer Evolve’s Peer Support by Phone

9am to 5pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday

Flyer excerpt(s):

Do you need someone to talk to?

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

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Happy to work with any age groups from any area.

Will make arrangements for virtual peer support if requested. 

Reina Bower: 971-337-4015

Sadie Campbell: 971-352-5501

Jenny Manzanares: 971-241-1404

David Barrett: 971-352-5088

Monica Alexander: 971-337-6716

Brenda Mitchell: 971-337-6715

Kim Kerkstra: 971-347-4381

Roman Becerra: 971-930-9017

Nichole Young: 971-352-0582

Tara Prince: 971-413-0264

Amber Lakin: 971-930-9404

Molly Griggs: 971-337-5506

Bryan Corley: 503-318-0842

Melinda Hicks: 971-347-4647

Adrienne Burrows: 971-806-6235

Elmer Morris: 971-337-4336

Jesse Maxwell: 971-202-6337

Marianne O’neill-Tutor: 971-337-6624

Rachelle Hazen: 971-352-5852

Tracy Lundy: 971-337-4327

Larae Miller: 503-278-6983

Kristina Teasley: 971-930-9014

Rick German: 971-284-5289

Telephone Peer Support – VOAOR – Volunteers of America|Oregon – Weekdays 9am-5pm @ by phone
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Volunteers of America Oregon is offering Peer Support by Phone 9am to 5pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday

Tri-County: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties

Alton Harvey: 971-325-6378

Milton (Billy) Loosemore: 503-737-7365

Eric Carson: 971-288-6302

Morgan Simon: 971-806—587

Stacey Beebe: 971-806-2244

Patricia (Trish) Hanset: 971-806-0571

Ditrich McDaniel: 971-322-6231

Gary Warnock: 503-560-6331

Telephone Peer Support – VT – Victory Tips for Anxiety and Depression (Faith-based) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Victory Tips is a faith-based program offering peer support for overcoming anxiety and depression.  Conference calls happen 7 days per week, daily at 11am, 4pm and 6pm PST / 2pm, 7pm and 9pm EST.  They have started using HeyPeers platform (https://heypeers.com/) as well.

CONFERENCE CALLS

Monday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Tuesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Roberta

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Wednesday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Vince

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Samantha

Thursday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

6pm PST / 9pm EST with James

Friday

9am PST / 12pm EST with Elizabeth

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Saturday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with Gianni

6pm PST / 9pm EST with Alice

Sunday

11am PST / 2pm EST with Vince

4pm PST / 7pm EST with James

Call us for Login numbers and access codes.

213-426-8223 USA | 289-723-2420 Canada.

Or email us at victorytipsprogram@gmail.com.

IN PERSON GROUP LOCATIONS
We currently have one in-person group in St. Catharine’s in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday evenings @ 7pm EST.  Call us to find out the details.  Consider Starting a Group in your Area or, leading a conference call!

Learn more about Victory Tips

Email:

victorytipsprogram@gmail.com

Phone:

USA: 213-426-8223

CANADA: 289-723-2420

Website:

https://www.victorytips.org

Excerpt(s):

Victory Tips is a peer-support outreach ministry – it is ordinary people with compassion and commitment to share what they have learned to help others get healed emotionally. Since 2004, Victory Tips has been using the truths in God’s Word to help people find victory over their life’s challenges. We live in an age where the problems of discouragement, anxiety, and depression, have come to the forefront of people’s attention. Jesus did tell us we would have problems in our lives, He said in John 16:33, “In the world, you shall have tribulation.” But then He said, “Be of good cheer.” This tells us that it is possible to have problems in our lives and still feel hopeful, optimistic, and even cheerful. We can because God has given who us His Word. We can use it as a weapon against the darkness that tries to hinder our happiness.  Jesus, Himself, was not immune to Satan’s attempts to derail His life, and He shows us how to disarm Satan when he tries to disturb our peace and happiness. That’s what this book is all about. It lays out the tools in God’s Word that we can use to liberate ourselves so that we live the best life possible – a life of Victory!

The primary purpose of this book is to engage people in group discussions about their life’s challenges, and how to overcome them. After someone’s life has been healed, they are then given the opportunity to use this program to help others who are having difficulties in their life. We encourage healed individuals to team up with others and commit to leading a weekly recovery group of their own. It can be held in their home, a church, or some other public venue. It can also be held by way of a conference call. A group leader’s life will become so much richer for doing so. They will be helping people to see that what Jesus said in John 10:10 is true. He said, “I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it more abundantly.” Together we can show everyone how they can live a life free anxiety and depression.

When someone comes to us for help, we take it very seriously. As a peer-led group, we know what it is like to have chronic psychiatric issues. We know the effect they can have on family and friends. We also know how they can impact a career. So when someone comes to us for help, we reach out with empathy and dignity. We do our best to provide daily telephone support. We share Bible truths that have helped us in our own recoveries, and we pray for people. In addition, we help people find personal support right where they live. With everyone working together, we begin to see a brand new person emerge from the pain that once held them down. In the end, lives are changed, the Gospel is proven, and Christ is glorified. We welcome you to inquire how your life, or a friend’s life, can be helped by this Bible-based ministry. Contact us today.

Telephone Peer Support – Beyond These Walls – Weekdays 10am-4pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COVID Crisis Line for Incarcerated Folks in Oregon and Washington

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We are thrilled to announce that the COVID crisis line for prisoners is now live!
FREE for Oregon Dept. of Corrections (ODOC) and Washington State Dept. of Corrections (WSDC).

Call 503-329-9740

on Weekdays, Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm PST

and on Weekends, Saturday through Sunday, 12pm-6pm PST.

Beyond These Walls has crisis call volunteers who are trained to provide information on Coronavirus to prisoners, in addition to providing emotional support to those who are in distress. All data they collect is being used to inform the work of the statewide coalition of organizations advising Oregon Department of Corrections and statewide officials in Oregon, in an effort to shape their policies impacting prisoners.

If you are connected to any people who are incarcerated in Oregon or Washington, please let them know about the crisis line. The line has been registered with ODOC and WSDC so prisoners in either state can call for free.

Though Beyond These Walls is an LGBTQ+ organization, prisoners of any identity can call the line.

The number is 503-329-9740.

Web site: http://www.beyondthesewallslgbt.org/

Facebook social media page: https://www.facebook.com/beyondthesewallsorg/

Telephone Peer Support – ROCC – Weekdays and Weekends 11am-7pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

ROCC is pleased to offer Peer Support by Phone 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends, 11am-7pm PST.

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Do you need someone to talk to?

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

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

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

ROCC Mission Statement

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

ROCC Principles
Principle I

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

Principle II

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

Principle III

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

Telephone Family Peer Support – ROO – Reach Out Oregon w OFSN – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

Telephone Peer Support – Project A.B.L.E. – Weekdays 1pm-9pm @ by Phone
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ABLE Talk Line now available from PROJECT A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) by phone on weekdays, Monday-Friday.

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Call (503) 474-5509 and press”0″ to be connected with a peer support

Weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 1pm – 9pm PST

Call us to reach someone for support, learn about new resources or just to talk in a supportive recovery environment.

Also, Online Virtual Activities Now Available – As a cautionary measure due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus, Project ABLE will be hosting our groups, activities and events online. Click on the link below to learn how to access our Virtual Activities!

Online Virtual Groups web page:

https://projectable.org/what-we-do/activities/:

Website:

https://projectable.org/

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Project A.B.L.E. is “A place to find Hope, gain Support and build Community.”

Oregon FosterYouth Connection- Youth Era virtual peer support @ online via Discord
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

OFYC

 

Connection: 

  • (Oregon) OFYC and two volunteer therapists who are also with A Home Within are hosting a support group on Mondays at 7pm for current and former foster youth.
  • (Oregon) Empower Hour with Joshua Morgan-Griggs is on Tuesdays at 8pm. This is a space for current & former foster youth to get connected and establish a support network during this uncertain and isolating time.
  • (National) The Warriors of Foster Care FaceBook page was started by Dominque M Paris who OFYC members met at the 2019 Foster Youth in Action L4C conference. This is a space for current and former foster youth who are impacted by the virus and the unique challenges it presents members of our community
  • (Oregon) YouthERA is providing their peer support services virtually. Peer Support on Twitch, an online streaming platform that has become a home for those in need of community across the world. Virtual Drop-in Centers are available every weekday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Discord. Discord is a safe and supportive space where youth can build community, chat with other young people going through the same things, and lean on our peer support specialists for support.

 

How to Access CARE Act Payments ($1,200):

  • Direct deposits of the $1200 per person stimulus payments are going to start this week—but only for households that have been using direct deposit for their tax refunds or social security payments.  Those who normally get their refunds by check, who haven’t filed recently, or for any other reason haven’t given their bank deposit info to the IRS will be issued checks—and that’s going to take longer.
  • The good news is that the IRS has set up a way for you to contact them directly and give your bank information.  You’ll be able to do that here.  If you have not been filing for the last couple of years, check out the “Non-Filers: Enter Your Payment Info Here.”  You can start the process of providing the necessary info immediately.
  • If you have been filing but have not been using direct deposit, go to “Filers: Get Your Payment.”  That application form is not yet live, but it should be any day now. Keep checking back.
  • If you haven’t received a payment, you may want to check out this resource.
  • Added 6/3/20: (Oregon) Get Free Tax Help. In response to COVID-19, MFS CASH Oregon is taking Volunteer Tax Assistance to the phone. IRS certified volunteers can answer your tax questions and guide you through filing your own taxes.

Visits with family:

  • 4/17/20 (National) Child Welfare can use federal funds to help purchase technology that will support visitation! More details here.
  • 6/1/2020 (Oregon) DHS is now approved to provide in-person visits between parents and children! All visitations will need to follow health and safety guidelines of the CDC and local health authorities, including screenings and other health precautions. Unsupervised visits will continue to occur according to plans for each family based on their specific circumstances and in compliance with active court orders regarding visitation. Guidance on virtual visits will remain in place to enhance the frequency of contact between parents and children. Virtual visits are to supplement, not replace, in-person visits. More detail here and here.
    • Here is a message from Director Jones Gaston.

Visits with case workers:

  • 3/18/2020 (National) Monthly caseworker visits: Section 422(b)(17) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires that caseworkers visit children in foster care on a monthly basis.  The policy, as currently posted, prohibits using videoconferencing for the purpose of meeting that requirement, and requires that such visits must be held face-to-face.
    • The current public health challenges and guidelines require a reconsideration of that policy. The monthly caseworker visit requirement remains in place, but we are modifying our policy to permit such visits to be conducted by videoconferencing in these current extraordinary circumstances. More detail here and here.
  • 4/3/20 (Oregon) Monthly face to face contact between case workers and children currently residing in DHS certified foster homes, and other out of home care settings including homes certified by our Oregon tribes and caring for children in DHS custody:
    • Caseworkers will temporarily be permitted to conduct monthly face to face visits with children currently residing in DHS certified foster homes, and other out of home care settings virtually and by phone. More detail here.
  • 4/3/20 (Oregon) Monthly face to face contact between case workers and children currently residing in-home:
    • Monthly in-person face to face contact should still occur for children currently on in-home plans or trial reunifications. More detail here.
  • 4/3/20 (Oregon) Monthly face to face contact between case workers and care providers:
    • Caseworkers will temporarily be permitted to conduct face to face visits with certified care providers virtually and via phone. More detail here.

Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations:

  • 3/18/202 (Oregon) To report concerns, contact Oregon’s statewide HotLine at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) or your local law enforcement. More detail here.
  • 3/18/2020 (National) There are no federal requirements that govern the procedures for conducting investigations of alleged child abuse and neglect. State and local child protective services agencies should follow the guidance of state and local public health officials with respect to conducting investigations at this time, including whether caseworkers should initiate in-person contact. More detail here.

Other Legislative and Regulatory Flexibility:

  • 3/18/2020 (National) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is unable to waive or alter requirements including the case review system requirements that are delineated at section §475(5) of the Act.  Although periodic reviews and permanency hearings are important protections for children in foster care, we have explained that the case review requirements are not a title IV-E eligibility requirement and, therefore, delays in conducting these activities will not adversely affect a child’s eligibility for title IV-E. More detail here.
  • 3/16/20 (Oregon) Chief Justice Martha Walters has put out an order to restrict court hearings and operations, except in specific circumstances. More details here.
  • 5/15/20 (Oregon) Chief Justice Martha Walters issued an order late Friday relaxing some restrictions in the 31 counties approved to reopen. More details here.
  • 4/28/20 (Oregon) Citizen Review Boards (CRB) are practicing this week for video meetings. New protocols are in place to meet by video/phone starting May 4, 2020. More details here.

Education:

  • (National) Check with your local school district for technology to borrow.
  • (Oregon) Any youth age 14 or older could use the ILP Discretionary Funds to purchase a laptop ($300 or less, or $250 or less in Multnomah County). They have a vendor where they get decent laptops at really good prices. Ask your case worker, ILP worker, or Contact Oregon’s ILP office at 503-945-5684 or ILP.Central@state.or.us for support.
  • 3/18/20 (National) Free laptops for foster youth to access school remotely. “For our program, to ensure we remain mission aligned and to ensure we are protecting the privacy of the child, we ask that the wishes get submitted by the case worker. The case worker can create an account to become a community partner right here. Please share this link with them. (Lisa can create an account to post “wishes” for youth who have a closed case.)
  • (National) Closing of Universities. The Children’s Bureau urges all child welfare agencies to immediately contact all youth and young adults in colleges or in other settings who may need assistance finding and securing housing while their college or university is closed. More here. Contact Oregon’s ILP office at 503-945-5684 or ILP.Central@state.or.us for support.
  • (National) Post-Secondary Academic Support and Success. Students currently enrolled in post-secondary education should contact their general, departmental advisors, and/or specific student support services (ie.TRIO, Educational Opportunity Program, Multicultural Student Services) to determine what resources are available to support their academic success, completion and graduation.
  • (National) Scholly is providing $200 in cash assistance to provide essential financial help to buy groceries, health supplies, and other necessities for those in need. If you’re a student, parent of a student, or graduate, we encourage you to apply today.
  • 3/27/20 (Oregon) Oregon Public Universities Will No Longer Require SAT/ACT for Admission. The Presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities have just decided to no longer require standardized test results for admission, as you can see in this press release.  Beginning in Fall 2021, SAT or ACT scores will no longer need to be submitted with admissions applications.

Food:

  • (Oregon) Accessing Food During the Coronavirus Outbreak, includes links to school districts with how to access food while schools are closed.
  • (Oregon) 211info connects people with health and social service organizations.
  • (Oregon) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits here. There is Special Criteria for Students of Higher Education as well.
  • (Portland Metro) Native American Youth and Family Center has food boxes available to youth. Please ask Lisa for a connection
  • New 8/10/20 (Oregon) The Department of Human Services recently launched a campaign to promote NeedFood.Oregon.Gov, a webpage that can help connect Oregonians with food resources during COVID-19. The webpage contains information about summer meal programs for kids, food pantries, SNAP and more. 

Housing:

  • (National) Through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) former foster youth have access to Family Unification Program (FUP) or Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) vouchers for housing. Google to find your counties “Public Housing Authority” and ask about how to access these. Contact Oregon’s ILP office at 503-945-5684 or ILP.Central@state.or.us for support. *New Vouchers available in Portland (4/1/20), Clackamas Co (3/31/20), Klamath Co (3/5/20), and Lake Co (3/5/20).
  • (Oregon) 211info connects people with health and social service organizations.
  • (National) You may also contact your college/University’s housing office to determine what housing accommodations are available for those in unstable housing situations during this time.
  • 3/11/20 (Portland/Multnomah Co) A stop of evictions due to non-payment of rent for tenants experiencing a substantial loss of income in connection to the COVID-19 crisis is in place. Please view the Eviction Moratorium FAQ to learn more.
  • 5/12/20 (Oregon) DHS currently has an exception to work with youth who meet criteria on an “Admin-only” Chafee Housing case (i.e. no DHS caseworker) and may receive up to $1000/month to assist with independent living expenses for the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September or until your 23rd birthday, if that’s sooner. Please email DHS Central Office ILP Desk at ILP.Central@state.or.us with a subject line of:  “COVID Chafee Housing” to see about eligibility to assist in housing payments
  • 5/18/20 (Oregon) Oregon Made $8.5 Million Available To Pay Rent. Here’s How To Get It.
  • 8/3/20 (Portland/Multnomah Co) The state of Oregon has thankfully distributed $10 million in rent relief funds for Multnomah County residents. If you need help with your rent, head over to 211info.org/multco-rent to learn more. Only those who earn 80% or less of the median family income are eligible for this assistance.

Health:

  • 4/24/2020 (Oregon) Testing is available now through the Walgreens COVID-19 Testing website.
  • (National) As former foster youth you have access to health insurance until age 26FosterClub can help you get re-connected.
  • 3/15/20 (National) While the HIPAA Privacy Rule is not suspended during a public health or other emergency, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may waive certain provisions of the Privacy Rule. More details here and here.
  • 3/19/20 (National) A covered health care provider that wants to use audio or video communication technology to provide telehealth to patients during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency can use any non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients without penalty. More details here.
  • (Oregon) Health Share has a coronavirus webpage and a list of some community resources to support you during this difficult time.

Mental/Emotional Support:

  • (Oregon) We acknowledge the emotional burden and toll that this current situation is having on us, our loved ones and community. If at any time, you feel like you need to reach out to talk to someone, please contact YouthLine via phone at 1-877-968-8491 or send a text to teen2teen’ to 839863. More details here.
  • (National) If at any time you are experiencing thoughts of no longer living and/or harming yourself, contact the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-88255. More details here.
  • (National) To limit feelings of loneliness, this is the best time to utilize platforms such as facebook, snapchat, zoom, skype, and/or mobile phone capabilities to stay connected with your friends and loved ones.
  • (National) A Home Within provides open-ended individual psychotherapy to current and former foster youth, free of charge. Note: they may not be able to meet all requests at this time.
  • (Oregon) The NAMI Oregon Helpline remains operational. Callers receive live assistance from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays.  Telephone numbers are 503-230-8009 or 800-343-6264. Or email at namioregon@namior.org. NAMI’s Covid-19 Resource and Information Guide in PDF format covers maintaining wellness, navigating health care, and other questions that their helplines are receiving.  You can download the guide here.
  • See the “Connection: section above

Bill Support:

  • 3/18/20 (Portland) The Portland Water Bureau will not disconnect water service for non-payment of sewer, stormwater and water bills.
  • 3/18/20 (Oregon) Portland General ElectricPacific Power and NW Natural will suspend late fees and shutoffs.
  • 3/18/20 (Oregon) Comcast and Charter are offering free internet access to eligible households, among other measures, to help people stay connected.3/16/20 (National) Spectrum commits to offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. It is also opening its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
  • (Oregon) 211info connects people with health and social service organizations.
  • 3/20/20 (National) Student Loan Relief: Secretary DeVos announced that Federal Student Aid (FSA) will provide student loan relief to allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest. If you have student loans, contact your loan servicer to see if and how these policies will affect you.
  • 4/1/2020 (Oregon) Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-13, extending the moratorium on evictions to prohibit landlords from issuing an eviction notice (Executive Order 20-11 just prohibited the enforcement of evictions), to prohibit late fees, and to extend these protections to commercial tenants as well.
  • 5/12/20 (Oregon) DHS currently has an exception to work with youth who meet criteria on an “Admin-only” Chafee Housing case (i.e. no DHS caseworker) and may receive up to $1000/month to assist with independent living expenses for the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September or until your 23rd birthday, if that’s sooner. Please email DHS Central Office ILP Desk at ILP.Central@state.or.us with a subject line of:  “COVID Chafee Housing” to see about eligibility to assist in housing payments.
  • 6/3/20: (Oregon) Get Free Tax Help. In response to COVID-19, MFS CASH Oregon is taking Volunteer Tax Assistance to the phone. IRS certified volunteers can answer your tax questions and guide you through filing your own taxes.
  • 8/3/20 (Portland/Multnomah Co) The state of Oregon has thankfully distributed $10 million in rent relief funds for Multnomah County residents. If you need help with your rent, head over to 211info.org/multco-rent to learn more. Only those who earn 80% or less of the median family income are eligible for this assistance.

Employment:

  • (Oregon) The Unemployment Insurance coronavirus website now includes a VERY helpful video on applying for benefits as a result of layoff due to the pandemic.  Scroll down and select the video entitled “Filing a New Claim During the COVID-19 State of Emergency.”  It will tell you just how to answer the questions on the application form to determine your eligibility. If you still have questions:  OED_COVID19_info@oregon.gov.

Legislature:

  • (Oregon) You can reach out to your legislators if you have questions or concerns as well!
    • Legislator Lookup – enter your address in the box in the top right hand corner – a box will pop up showing  the “Senate” tab with your Senator’s name and email address, click on the “House” tab to find your Representative’s name and email address, click on the “Congress” tab to find your United States Congressperson.

2020 Census:

  • (National) This may seem like an odd “resource”, but the US Census is how the federal government finds out how many people (and children) there are in Oregon and your local community. This determines how much money they give for things like Medicaid (that’s OHP here in OR) and Head Start, where roads and sewers need to be built to support all the people who live in a given area, as well as how many representatives each state gets in the House of Representatives. Watch for a form in the mail or go here to do it online!

COVID-19:

Questions:

 

Trauma Support Group with Aaron at ROCC – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

TRAUMA SUPPORT GROUP with AARON
FRIDAY 3-4:30pm PST

Aaron Benson facilitates this group for participants who would like to learn techniques that support recovery from trauma

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqc-yurTstG9A_58B8rU3iozQBpg4EVozb

ZOOM Meeting ID:867 4563 0714

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

Do you need someone to talk to?

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

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

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

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

ROCC Mission Statement

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

ROCC Principles

Principle I

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

Principle II

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

Principle III

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

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

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

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

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

YE – YouthERA on Discord – Weekdays (Daytime) @ Online via Discord
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord

Virtual Drop on Discord – Weekdays on Monday through Friday, 3-6pm PST (3 hours)

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

 

In addition, YouthERA offers

  • Twitch Stream Weekdays Monday-Friday @ 10am-1pm PST (Daytime, 3 hours) and 6pm-10pm PST (Evening, 4 hours)

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

When you go to the link New world, you will automatically be sent an invite – all you need to do is join

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

  • Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

  • One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Visit this link to find your local YouthERA Program Manager: https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

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Crim-Anon Virtual Online Meetings – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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CRIM ANON (Criminals Anonymous) Recovery Group

Without You There Is No Us

Open Meeting – Virtual Group on Friday nights

6pm-7:15pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/86947283347

Meeting ID# 86947283347

About Crim-Anon (Criminals Anonymous)

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

Website:

https://www.crimanon.org

Facebook page:

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

 

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From Darkness to Light (NA) with 4D Recovery (4th Dimension) – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

4D Recovery (4th Dimension) hosts From Darkness to Light, an evening NA (Narcotics Anonymous) 12-step meeting for women from 6-7pm PST on Fridays

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To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/633668699

YE – YouthERA on Twitch – Weekdays (Evenings) @ Online via Twitch
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Twitch

Twitch Stream

Weekdays Monday through Friday @ 6pm-10pm PST (Evening, 4 hours) in addition to 10am-1pm PST (Daytime, 3 hours)

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

When you go to the link New world, you will automatically be sent an invite – all you need to do is join

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

 

In addition, YouthERA offers

  • Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

  • Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

  • One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Visit this link to find your local YouthERA Program Manager: https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

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FNYP (Friday Night Young People) with 4th Dimension on Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4th Dimension Recovery hosts Friday Nights Youth Program, an evening AA meeting from 8pm-9pm PST on Fridays

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To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/914913374

Open Recovery Meeting with 4D Recovery (4th Dimension) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

4D Recovery (4th Dimension) hosts 4D Open Recovery Meeting from 10-11pm PST Daily directed towards Young People in Recovery EVERYDAY!

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To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/s/637523089

Nite Owls (AA) with 4D Recovery (4th Dimension) – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 11:00 pm – 11:59 pm

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

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To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/788746749

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ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

The Alano Club of Portland

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

 

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

 

The Alano Club of Portland – Meetings Schedule with Links

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

 

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

Events Calendar

https://portlandalano.org/calendar/

Facebook Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandAlanoClub

AR – Addictions Recovery – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

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

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

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

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

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https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

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

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

 

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

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

Oregon Recovery Network

https://www.OregonRecoveryNetwork.org

 

And… last but not least…

4) MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

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

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

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

MyRecoveryLink Website:

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https://myrecoverylink.com/

DDA – Dual Diagnosis Anonymous – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

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Online Meeting Links
SUNDAY – 11am to 12am PST | Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/302462886

MONDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
MONDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

TUESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
TUESDAY-  5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

WEDNESDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
WEDNESDAY – 6pm to 7pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/243702929

THURSDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/510712003
THURSDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/268498372

FRIDAY – 10am to 11am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/373756106
FRIDAY – 5pm to 6pm PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/597932554

SATURDAY – 10:30am to 11:30am PST | Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/146152218

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1053021475070135/?ref=group_browse

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

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

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

FeldenKrais – Movement Classes Online Daily at FeldenKrais – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

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

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

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

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

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

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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

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

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

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

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

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

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

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

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

GriefShare Recovery Support Groups – Weekdays & Saturdays @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

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GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.

GriefShare is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Grief support groups are now meeting online, so you can get the support you need from the safety of your own home.  We are launching our new Summer Support series, which will cover topics including COVID-19 & Grief, Anxiety & Grief, Dealing with Loneliness, Establishing a New Life in Your Grief.

GriefShare is a faith-based friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Thousands of GriefShare support groups meet weekly around the world. Visit or join a group at anytime. And attend as many meetings as you like.  GriefShare groups have a 13 week cycle, but you are welcome to begin attending at any session.  You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you have not seen.

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Find a GriefShare support group or event near you.

Visit: https://www.griefshare.org/

Free daily email encouragement!  Receive an encouraging email message every day for a year. These short messages will inspire you and provide practical information as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Sign up for the GriefShare daily emails.

Website:

https://www.griefshare.org/

Daily Emails:

https://www.griefshare.org/dailyemails

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/griefshare

GriefShare
Mailing address
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739

Phone

  • 800-395-5755 (US and Canada)
  • 919-562-2112 (International)
  • 919-562-2114 (Fax)
  • Weekdays, Monday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm PST

Email

  • info@griefshare.org
GT – GamTalk – Online Chat for Gambling Issues – Weekdays and Weekends
Sep 26 all-day

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GAMTALK – Online support for Gambling Issues

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

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

Monday Nights Chat Forum (registration / login required)

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

https://www.gamtalk.org/chat/monday-evening/

Discussion Wall 

https://www.gamtalk.org/groups/community/ 

Stories of Hope

https://www.gamtalk.org/stories-of-hope/

Treatment & Support Resources including Oregon

https://www.gamtalk.org/treatment-support/

 

HLAA-OR – Hearing Loss Association of Oregon @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter (HLAA-OR)

ABOUT HLAA-OR

The Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter, is a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the well – being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well.

Hearing Loss Association of America is the largest international organization of its kind with a nationwide support network of chapters and groups who are ready to help you.

Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, teachers, health care providers, government and others about hearing loss.

We provide information and support on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping strategies.

Find an HLAA Chapter Near You:

https://www.hearingloss.org/chapters-state-orgs/find-a-chapter/

Learn more about HLAA-OR (Hearing Loss Association of America, Oregon Chapter)

https://www.hlaa-or.org/

There are currently five Hearing Loss Association of America affiliates in Oregon:

HLA of Lane County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Second Thursday
of each month
at 7 PM
The Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard Street
Eugene
Andrea Cabral
E-Mail:  angora@comcast.net 
541-345-9432
OR
Linda Diaz
(541) 790-1290
E-Mail:  warmheart2@msn.com
    OR
Clark Anderson
E-Mail:  clarkoa@msn.com   www.hearinglosslane.org/ 
Mail to: PO Box 2502 Eugene OR 97402
HLA of Linn and Benton Counties
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Last Wednesday
of each month
at 6:30 PM
Reimer Conference Room
Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Ave. SW
Albany, OR
John Hood-Fysh
E-mail:  jhood-fysh@wwmore.com 
(541) 220-8541 (cell)
818 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
HLA of Portland
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Third Saturday
of each month (Sept – May)
at 10:00 AM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave., at Marshall Street
Portland 97210
Ask at a desk for the meeting room location.
To plan your trip go to  www.trimet.org  and see “Trip Planner” section.
Mark Foster (president)
E-mail:  hlaportland@gmail.com 
PO Box 2112
Portland, OR 97208View HLAA Portland website:
HLA of Douglas County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mercy Hospital Community Education Room
2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg
Chuck Vicek
E-mail –  cvlcek@centurytel.net 
Phone (541)496-4541
OR
Barb Stoner
Phone (541)496-0060
HLAA – COVID-19 Resources Page:
HLAA – Supports FREE Captioning during COVID-19
HLAA – Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
HP – Hey Peers! – Virtual Online Chats and Peer Support – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Built-In Video
Sep 26 all-day

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

Other online offerings:

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
HVN – Hearing Voices Network Pacific Rim – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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

All frameworks are welcome.

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

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

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

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Join a Meeting:

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

These groups are FREE, but Donations are welcome.

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

Meeting schedule: 
NOTE: All meetings subject to change without notice.  Check the website for the most current information
Mondays
Portland / Oregon City HVN (new time) – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Tuesdays
Puget Sound HVN – 5:30pm to 7pm PST.  E-mail pugetsound@pacificrimhvn.org
Wednesdays
Northeast Portland HVN – 12:30pm to 2pm PST.  E-mail rlee@folktime.org
Salem / Oregon Coast HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail salem@pacificrimhvn.org
Thursdays
Eugene / Southern Oregon HVN – 1pm to 2:30pm PST.  E-mail eugene@pacificrimhvn.org
2nd and 4th Fridays
Vancouver HVN Navigations – 10am to 11:30am PST.  E-mail vancouver@pacificrimhvn.org
Saturdays
Seattle HVN – Noon to 1:30pm PST.  E-mail seattle@pacificrimhvn.org
Sundays
Pacific Islands HVN – 7:30pm to 9pm PST.  E-mail pacificislands@pacificrimhvn.org
Website:
Online Groups:
Pacific Rim HVN Charter (adapted from the HVN England Charter):
HVN – Hearing Voices Network USA – Virtual Online Group Contacts – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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Hearing Voices Network (HVN) is up and going for virtual support now, and almost every day of the week.

To see a list of groups sorted by state visit this link:

https://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/hvn-usa-groups-list/list/1

These groups are available for those who have voices, visions, altered realities, extreme states or moods.

All are welcome to join any group or multiple groups!
No insurance or registration is required!

Pacific Rim HVN – These groups are accessed by the emails below each group. They will email you an invitation with the conference call number and a link for Zoom, and audio/visual platform which works on most computers and smart phones.
See the web site for more info at www.pacificrimhvn.org

Puget Sound HVN – Tuesdays 5-5:30pm PST is social time before their group starts at 5:30pm PST.  To access this group email PugetSound@PacificRimHVN.org.

Seattle HVN – Saturdays 12-1:30pm PST. To access this group email dave.c949@gmail.com.

Portland HVN – Mondays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Portland@PacificRimHVN.org.

Salem HVN – Wednesdays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Salem@PacificRimHVN.org.

Eugene HVN – Thursdays 1-2:30pm PST. To access this group email Eugene@PacificRimHVN.org.

Pacific Islands HVN –  Sundays 7:30-9pm PST. To access these groups email PacificIslands@PacificRimHVN.org.

Plus,

HVN USA – Mondays 4:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Tuesdays 5:30pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Wednesdays 3:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Thursdays 6:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

HVN USA – Saturdays 2:00pm EST. To access this group, email info@HearingVoicesUSA.org.

Visit this link for more information from the HVN USA website at: https://www.HearingVoicesUSA.org.

MINDSPACE – Mindfulness and Resilience Support Groups through COVID-19 @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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

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

The themes include:

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

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

Events Calendar with Search Filters

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

Register Online

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

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

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

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

FREE Online COVID-19 Support Groups

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

Examples include:

  • Mindfulness and Resilience for Healthcare Workers
  • Adaptive Coping for Students
  • Building Resilience
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing Tools for the New Normal
  • Navigating the New Normal: Wellbeing Practices Revisited
  • Flourishing at Work in Times of Turbulence
NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

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

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

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

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

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

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

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

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

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

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

 

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Sep 26 all-day

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On Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA)

Excerpt(s) from Website:

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

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

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

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

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

Online meeting schedule:

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

 

Chat rooms are available, login required.

Read more about chat rooms:

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

 

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

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

 

Website:

https://www.olganon.org/home

 

OLGAnon Meetings for Parents

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

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

ORN – Oregon Recovery Network – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

Oregon Recovery Network

 

Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

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

Website

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

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

For additional meetings and meeting changes please view the

Portland Area Virtual NA Meeting List

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

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

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

Other Portland Area Meetings

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

 

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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RECOVERY DHARMA ONLINE

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

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

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

https://recoverydharma.online/

Join online meetings 7 days/week.

RemedyLIVE – Online Forum & Chat 24/7 with SoulMedics (Faith-Based) – All Day – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

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

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

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

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

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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Mission:

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

MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

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

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

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

MyRecoveryLink Website:

https://myrecoverylink.com/

RRP – Recovery Resources PDX – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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Digital Recovery Resources PDX

A DATABASE OF RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY AND PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Whether you are looking for a daily recovery meeting, a recovery yoga class, a recovery Cross Fit session, engagement with a peer specialist, or just a place to connect with your network – we’ve got you covered

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

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

Digital Meetings Schedule

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com/digital-meetings

Recovery Resources PDX Website:

https://recoveryresourcespdx.com

 

Excerpt(s) from website last viewed 2020 May 01:

DAILY MUTUAL AID MEETINGS 4am-9pm PST
4:00AM – 5:00AM:
RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
6:00AM – 7:00AM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
6:00AM – 7:00AM:
Eastside Sunrise (AA, All)
6:30AM – 7:30AM: Dawn Patrol (AA, All)
9:00AM – 10:00AM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
10:00AM – 11:00AM: Ben’s Friends National (All Recovery, Food & Beverage Industry, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Newcomers at Noon (AA, Women Only)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Men’s Clock Room (AA, Men Only)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Portland Daily Double Group (AA, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Surrender at Noon (AA, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: NW at Noon (Al-Anon, All)
12:00PM – 1:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
3:00PM – 4:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
3:00PM – 4:00PM: Recovery In the House (NA, All, M-F)
5:00PM – 6:00PM: Portland Daily Double Group (AA, All)
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Upstairs 5:30 (AA, All)
5:30PM – 6:30PM: New Alternatives (AA, All)
6:00PM – 7:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)
8:00PM – 9:00PM: RecoveryLink All-Recovery Meeting (All Recovery, All)

AA Intergroup National Online Meetings Directory
AA Intergroup Portland Online Meetings Directory

WEEKLY MUTUAL AID MEETINGS
MON 7:00PM – 8:15PM:
Our True Selves (ACA, All)
TUE 9:00PM – 10:00PM: Karma Kontrol (AA, All)
TUE 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Ben’s Friends Portland (All Recovery, Food & Beverage)
TUE 4:00PM – 5:00PM: RecoveryLink Women’s Meeting (All Recovery, Women Only)
TUE 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Secular ACA (ACA, All)
WED 8:00AM – 9:00AM: RecoveryLink LGBTrans* Queer+ Meeting (All Recovery, LGBTQ+)
WED 6:30PM – 8:00PM: Gentleness, Humor, Love & Respect (ACA, All)
THU 4:00PM – 5:00PM: RecoveryLink Women’s Meeting (All Recovery, Women Only)
SUN 10:00AM – 11:00AM: Beyond Belief (AA, Agnostic)

DAILY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
9:00AM – 10:00AM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)
2:00PM – 3:00PM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)
2:00PM – 3:00PM: Social Determinants of Recovery Workshop (All Recovery, All)
6:00PM – 7:00PM: TRG Recovery CrossFit (All Recovery, All)

WEEKLY CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
MON 4:00PM – 5:00PM: Mindfulness Recovery Support Group (All Recovery, All)
TUE 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Recovery Yoga (All Recovery, All)
TUE 6:45PM – 7:45PM: Invitation to Change (Family and Friends, All)
WED 5:00PM – 6:00PM: Mindfulness Meditation (All Recovery, All)
FRI 4:00PM – 5:00PM: Mindfulness Recovery Support Group (All Recovery, All)
SUN 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Recovery Yoga (All Recovery, All)

Zoom Meeting How-Tos

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Digital Meeting Safety Guidelines

https://unityrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UR-AR-Meeting-Safety-Guidelines-and-Procedures.pdf

SARDAA – Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America – Conference Calls and Online Meetings @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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

You are Not Alone

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for conference call groups, visit this link: 

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

Current conference call group times include:

Sundays 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Mondays 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tuesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Wednesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

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

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

Saturdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Families / Caregivers Conference Call Group

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

Online meetings via ZOOM are also offered including:

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

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

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

Families / Caregivers Online meetings via ZOOM

Wednesdays 3pm PST / 6pm EST

Sundays 11am PST / 2pm EST

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

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free:

800-493-2094

Phone:

240-423-9432     

Email:

info@sardaa.org

Website:

https://www.sardaa.org

Social Media Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/sardaaorg

Social Media Twitter Feed:

https://twitter.com/sardaa_org

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Sep 26 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
Telephone Peer Support – GA – Gamblers Anonymous – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

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GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.”

From the Gamblers Anonymous Website:

Types of Meetings

Closed Meeting:
Only those with a gambling problem, or those who think they may have a gambling problem, and have a desire to stop gambling, may attend and participate.

Modified Closed Meeting:
Same as a “Closed Meeting” but the members would vote to include certain groups such as health professionals, guests attending with first time members, and persons with other addictions in need of a meeting

Open Meeting:
Spouses, family, and friends of the gambler are welcome
to attend and observe the meeting.

Chat:
https://m2.icarol.com/ConsumerRegistration.aspx?org=66046&pid=454&cc=en-US

Gamblers Anonymous:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/zip/table/0/na/na/na/21401/50?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

National GA Telephone Meetings
Day and Time
Call-in Number and Meeting Code
Contact Email

Sunday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5338 code 836083 #
Sunday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Monday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4925 code 554671 #
Monday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Tuesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4943 code 253824 #
Tuesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Wednesday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4160 code 611704 #
Wednesday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Thursday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4981 code 872853 #
Thursday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Friday Noon PT
1-712-770-4979 code 703758 #
Friday3pmHelp@gmail.com (TBD)

Friday 6pm PT
1-712-770-4996 code 595094 #
Friday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Saturday 6pm PT
1-712-770-5335 code 491301 #
Saturday9pmHelp@gmail.com

Gamblers Anonymous 12-Steps Virtual Online Support Groups in California:

https://gasteps.org/virtual-meeting-directory

Gamblers Anonymous Support Groups in Oregon:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/locations/state/table/OR/na/na/na/na/10?#gmap-nodemap-gmap0

Gamblers Anonymous Hotlines Website:
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/hotlines

Oregon Toll-Free Hotline Number:
1-855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Gam-Anon for Family and Friends Website:
http://www.gam-anon.org/
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/content/gam-anon-help-family-friends

Telephone Peer Support – MHAW – Daily Various Hours 6am to 7pm @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

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

Facilitators, who are they and why?

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

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

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

Telephone Peer Support – National Warmline Directory and Resources (USA) @ Phone
Sep 26 all-day

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition, you can:

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

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

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

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

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

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

Telephone Peer Support – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – 877-565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ United States and Canada
Sep 26 all-day

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Trans Lifeline

Peer Support and Crisis Hotline by and for Trans & Questioning

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

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

Toll-Free USA:  877-565-8860

Toll-Free Canada:  877-330-6366

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


 

Website:

https://www.translifeline.org/

Facebook social media page:

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

Twitter posts page:

https://twitter.com/TransLifeline/

Instagram posts page:

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