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

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

How Events are Sorted:

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

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

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

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

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

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

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

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

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

 

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

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

 

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

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

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

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

 

Portland Alano Club Website:

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https://portlandalano.org/

Events Calendar

https://portlandalano.org/calendar/

Facebook Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/PortlandAlanoClub

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

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

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

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

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

Use the Link Below For Online Support

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

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

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

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

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

 

Alzheimer’s Association

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

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

Care and Support

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

Research

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

Advocacy

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

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

 

AM – All Month – MHAW/M – Mental Health Awareness Week/Month – Events – Resources – Support Groups – Information – Monday Through Saturday @ Online Register for Details
Oct 27 all-day

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK/MONTH

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Runs From

October 3–9 and coincides with additional related events:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5: National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding
  • Thursday Oct. 7: National Depression Screening Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: NAMIWalks United Day of Hope
  • Sunday Oct. 10: World Mental Health Day

SUPPORT GROUPS

Nurturing Positive Mental Health in Children,
Preteens and Teens

Thu, October 7, 2021 — Free Online Support Group

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT

If you are looking for ways to connect with your child before they become teenagers or adults who leave the nest, this is a great peer support session for you. Our expert, Therapist Associate, Karlyn Webb will share valuable insights on raising preteens and teens in the age of social media, a pandemic, and day-to-day life events. Join us for this important topic.

We will cover the following issues:

  • How is mental health defined as it relates to children and teens?
  • Warning signs that your child/teen may be struggling with their mental health.
  • Prevention — How to Nurture Positive Mental Health in Children and Teens.
  • How to Help Your Child/Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in support group discussion:

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the event

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Click HERE

SUPPORT GROUP

Social Media, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

led by Dr. Adam Assoian

Wed, October 6, 2021

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PDT — FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP

We’ve all seen the funny memes of ‘Instagram vs. Reality’, but what these picture-perfect lifestyle images on social media often do to our emotional well-being and self-esteem is not funny at all. Join this very important peer support group session with Dr. Adam as he leads a group discussion on building self-esteem, resiliency, and prioritizing your mental health in the days of overwhelming social media influence.

  • There will be a 20-minute Q&A to allow you to participate in the conversation
  • All participants will have a chance to win a prize after the meeting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLICK HERE

WEBINARS
Join Centre for Mental Health as we mark
World Mental Health Day

Free Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM PDT

Join the Centre as we mark World Mental Health Day by putting the spotlight on mental health inequalities. A year on from our ground-breaking report Mental Health For All?, we look at the hard facts surrounding inequality in mental health: why some people are so much more likely to face mental health difficulties, or struggle to get the help they deserve.

As a society, we are more aware of the mental health difficulties so many of us face — but we’re not always as aware of the role inequality plays in our experience of mental health problems, services, or getting better.

Hear from Andy Bell (Deputy CEO, Centre for Mental Health) on the key findings of our research, as well as Poppy Jaman (Trustee, Centre for Mental Health and Chief Executive, City Mental Health Alliance) and Rose Ssali (Chief Executive, Support and Action for Women’s Network).

While the scale of the problem can feel overwhelming, this webinar will explain both the reality and the solutions for truly creating good mental health for all.

This online event is free to attend. Please sign up for a ticket, and we will email you with a Zoom link one week before the event.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
WEBINAR
Ohel and NY Project Hope invite you to join us as we work to unmask the stigmas surrounding mental health
  • Exploring and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health in our communities
  • Finding a group that understands you
  • Sharing common challenges we face when pursuing support for our mental health
  • Finding new solutions, connections, and support during these shifting times

*Questions, comments, or just need someone to talk to? Call our free and anonymous helpline at 718-686-4673 (HOPE) or email us at ProjectHope@ohelfamily.org

*To reach out directly to the presenters, please contact Helen at Helen_Simkhayeva@ohelfamily.org

REGISTER TO ATTEND

RESOURCES FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Disaster Distress Helpline
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available for anyone experiencing emotional #distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7/365. Disaster distress.samhsa.gov.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741, and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Trans Lifeline
Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

Dial 2-1-1
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 
Call 1-844-762-8483. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a confidential and anonymous culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

Caregiver Help Desk
Contact Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team by dialing 855-227-3640. Staffed by caregiving experts, the Help Desk helps you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM ET.

The Partnership for Drug-free Kids Helpline
Call 1-855-378-4373 if you are having difficulty accessing support for your family, or a loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, the Partnership for Drug-free Kids’ specialists can guide you. Support is available in English and Spanish, from 9:00 am -midnight ET weekdays and noon-5:00pm ET on weekends. 

Physician Support Line
The Physician Support Line is available at 1-888-409-0141 every day from 8:00 AM — 1:00 AM ET. Physician Support Line is a national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists to provide peer support for other physicians and American medical students.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • Mental illness affects:
    • 44% of LGB adults
    • 32% Mixed/Multiracial adults
    • 22% of White adults
    • 19% of American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 18% of Latinx adults
    • 17% of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander adults
    • 17% of Black adults
    • 14% of Asian adults
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition:
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
    • Bipolar Disorder: 2.8% (estimated 7 million people)
    • Borderline Personality Disorder: 1.4% (estimated 3.5 million people)
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: 1.2% (estimated 3 million people)
    • Schizophrenia: <1% (estimated 1.5 million people)
MEDIA
NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Health MIAW Video Series
(Free Online Via YouTube)

NAMI is featuring videos from real people sharing their lived experience with some symptoms and conditions we are focusing on during MIAW. Watch and share the YouTube videos below.

What I Wish People Knew About Anxiety

Krishna Louis: What I wish people knew about anxiety

What I Wish People Knew About Bipolar Disorder

Andrea Landry: What I wish people knew about bipolar disorder

What I Wish People Knew About Personality Disorder

Ashlynn McNeeley: What I wish people knew about Borderline Personality Disorder

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

Pride Month Poster

 

 

Online Educational Resources For National LGBTQ+ Pride Awareness

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

>>> Check it out here <<<

and share with partners.

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

MORE OREGON RESCOURCES

Crisis & Support Lines

OREGON LGBTQ CRISIS LINES

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

CRISIS & SUPPORT LINES

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

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

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

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

Oregon YouthLine: 877-968-8491.

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

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

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

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

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

LGBTQ CRISIS LINES & ONLINE CHAT

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

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

CHAT SPACE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH

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

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

PARENT SUPPORT LINES

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

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

 

Oregon-Based LGBTQ Services& Support

OREGON LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

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

RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

YOUTH RESOURCES – STATE ACCESS

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

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

SCHOOL RESOURCES – STATEWIDE

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

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

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

FAMILY RESOURCES

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

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

YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCES BY COUNTY

BENTON COUNTY

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

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

CLACKAMAS COUNTY

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

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

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

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

CLATSOP COUNTY

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

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

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

COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

COOS COUNTY

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

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

CROOK COUNTY

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

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

CURRY COUNTY

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

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

DESCHUTES COUNTY

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

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

DOUGLAS COUNTY

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

HOOD RIVER COUNTY

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

JACKSON COUNTY

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

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

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

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

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

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

LANE COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

LINCOLN COUNTY

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

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

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

LINN COUNTY

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

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

MARION COUNTY

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

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

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

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLK COUNTY

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

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

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

UMATILLA COUNTY

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

UNION COUNTY

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

WALLOWA COUNTY

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

WASHINGTON COUNTY

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

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

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

 

 

Research-Based Publications for Families withLGBTQ Children

EVIDENCE-BASED FAMILY GUIDANCE RESOURCES

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

FAMILY EDUCATION BOOKLETS

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

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

HEALTHY FUTURES POSTER SERIES

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

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

DEVELOPING THE FIELD OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ CHILDREN & YOUTH

Providing Services & Support

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

FAITH COMMUNITIES AND THE WELL-BEING OF LGBTQ YOUTH

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

Selected National LGBTQ Services& Support

NATIONAL LGBTQ RESOURCES & SUPPORTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCHOOL-BASED RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES

For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon

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

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

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

 

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4. Bruler Fire 2021 (Unofficial)

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

 

FACEBOOK PAGES

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

1. Oregon Wildfire Evacuations and Information (Unofficial)

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

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

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

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

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

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

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

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

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Phone Support 

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

Facilitators, who are they and why?

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

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

Call 631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

 

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

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CRIM ANON (Criminals Anonymous) Recovery Group

Without You There Is No Us

Open Meeting – Virtual Group on Wednesday nights

6pm-7pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/83235802714

Meeting ID 832 3580 2714

About Crim-Anon (Criminals Anonymous)

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

Website:

https://www.crimanon.org

Facebook page:

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Online Support Groups Links:

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

Phone:

206.297.2500 or toll-free 1.800.255.5505

Chat:

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

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

Online Support Groups

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

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

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

Current Support Groups

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

 

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Clutterers Anonymous Phone and Zoom Daily Calendar

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

CLA Phone Meetings

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

CLA Virtual Meetings

 

CLA Phone Meetings

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

Meetings in this list are:

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

CLA Phone Activity Sessions

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

Daily Phone Lines – not shown on the calendar

General Tips for viewing both calendars:

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

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

VIRTUAL MEETINGS – Open to All CLA Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Join a Support Group

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

  UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

 

Meeting Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Have questions?
Here’s how to reach us:

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

  (800) 826-3632
  Website

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

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

Hosted by DDA Chat Room and Resource Group

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Meetings from Other Areas

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

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

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

879 6889 0960

Passcode: 164673

 

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

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

Tuesday 11:00 am (PST) – DDA Meeting

Friday 11:00 am (PST)

Saturday 3:00 am (PST)

Sunday 11:30 am (PST)

 

Fairfax, Virginia DDA

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

Fun In Recovery Events

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

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

Facebook Chatroom and Resource Page

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

 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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FeldenKrais Classes Online Every Hour of the Day

Welcome to a new way of thinking about health.

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

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

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

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

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

Online classes 24/7
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
Online events
Might be listed in Eastern Time, 3hours ahead of Pacific Time
About online FeldenKrais Classes (Video)
To learn more about the Feldenkrais Method click on the list below:
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Practitioner Search
GS – Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

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

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

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

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

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

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

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

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

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

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

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GAMTALK – Online support for Gambling Issues

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

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

Monday Nights Chat Forum (registration / login required)

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

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

Discussion Wall 

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

Stories of Hope

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

Treatment & Support Resources including Oregon

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

 

HLAAOR – Hearing Loss Association of Oregon @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

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

ABOUT HLAA-OR

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

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

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

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

Find an HLAA Chapter Near You:

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

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

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

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

HLA of Lane County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Second Thursday
of each month
at 7 PM
The Hilyard Community Center
2580 Hilyard Street
Eugene
Andrea Cabral
E-Mail:  angora@comcast.net 
541-345-9432
OR
Linda Diaz
(541) 790-1290
E-Mail:  warmheart2@msn.com
    OR
Clark Anderson
E-Mail:  clarkoa@msn.com   www.hearinglosslane.org/ 
Mail to: PO Box 2502 Eugene OR 97402
HLA of Linn and Benton Counties
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Last Wednesday
of each month
at 6:30 PM
Reimer Conference Room
Albany General Hospital
1046 Sixth Ave. SW
Albany, OR
John Hood-Fysh
E-mail:  jhood-fysh@wwmore.com 
(541) 220-8541 (cell)
818 Broadalbin St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
HLA of Portland
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
Third Saturday
of each month (Sept – May)
at 10:00 AM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
1015 NW 22nd Ave., at Marshall Street
Portland 97210
Ask at a desk for the meeting room location.
To plan your trip go to  www.trimet.org  and see “Trip Planner” section.
Mark Foster (president)
E-mail:  hlaportland@gmail.com 
PO Box 2112
Portland, OR 97208View HLAA Portland website:
HLA of Douglas County
Meeting Times Meeting Locations Key Contacts
3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mercy Hospital Community Education Room
2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg
Chuck Vicek
E-mail –  cvlcek@centurytel.net 
Phone (541)496-4541
OR
Barb Stoner
Phone (541)496-0060
HLAA – COVID-19 Resources Page:
HLAA – Supports FREE Captioning during COVID-19
HLAA – Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter
HTH – Hand to Hold – You are not alone! – Support for NICU Parents
Oct 27 all-day

 

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https://handtohold.org/

Sponsor Purpose Statement

 

You are not alone!

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

Our Mission

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

What We Do

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

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

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

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

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

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

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

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

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

COMING SOON: VIRTUAL CHAT
NEWS, ARTICLES & FAMILY STORIES

 

Contact Us

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

13740 Research Blvd., Suite L5
Austin, Texas 78750

Website: https://handtohold.org/

Media inquiries: mediainquiry@handtohold.org

Questions about the store: store@handtohold.org

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

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

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MARA – Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous

Every week, every day, online meetings via Zoom

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

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Online Meetings

Join a meeting that fits your schedule!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Search the Time Zone Converter​ for International conversions.

Offerings:

Monday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

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

3:30pm PST / 6:30 pm EST

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

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

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

Tuesday

8am PST / 11:00 am EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

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

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

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

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

 

Wednesday

7am PST / 10:00 am EST

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

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

3pm PST / 6:00 pm EST

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

Thursday

8am EST / 11:00 am EST

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

2:30pm PST / 5:30 pm EST

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

Call (434) 363-7689 for more info.

4:30pm PST / 7:30 pm EST

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

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

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

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 996 1202 3434

3. Enter Code 928050

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

Friday

9am PST / Noon EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

7pm PST / 10:00 pm EST

1. Download Zoom

2. Enter Meeting I.D. 891 800 1324

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

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Saturday

4pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Sunday

2pm PST / 5:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

5pm PST / 8:00 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

The themes include:

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

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

Events Calendar with Search Filters

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

Register Online

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

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

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

Classes fill up fast, first come first serve.

Website:

https://www.mindspacewellbeing.com/

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 on Mental Illness – We Need More Mental Health Professionals
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait – we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

NAMI – National Association on Mental Illness/Clackamas – Peer Resources, Max the Peer Resources Coordinator and NAMI Advocacy @ Email
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

PEER RESOURCE CONNECTION

Peer Resource Connection, or PeRC, is 1-to-1 support for individuals living with a mental illness and their loved ones. PeRC can help individuals navigate complex systems of services for healthcare such as low cost prescription assistance and access to community resources. It is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL support, referrals, and resources for individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions.

Some of the other areas where our Peer Resource Coordinator can help include:

  • Housing

  • Help to apply for health coverage

  • Finding psychiatrists or other doctors

  • Finding no or low-cost prescription options

  • Social Security

  • Disability benefits

 

To contact MAX for assistance with complex application precesses or other assistance, use the email address provided.

peerrescources@namicc.org

or call 503-752-4273

 

Mental health needs your voice:

Tell Congress to act

Too often, mental health does not get the attention and resources it deserves. Even before COVID-19, our country was experiencing a mental health, substance use and suicide crisis — resulting in too many lives lost and too many people without the care they need.
Now, with the combination of a global pandemic, economic downturn, and growing public attention to racial inequities, people are struggling more than ever. Today, more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. have symptoms of anxiety or depression, with even greater increases for Black and Asian Americans. At the same time, people with severe mental illness are facing daunting barriers to getting intensive services and emergency care.
We need more mental health care, not less—especially now. While community mental health services are needed more than ever, resources are stretched thin. State and local governments are already seeing less revenue and, without support from Congress, may cut mental health and addiction services.
Tell your U.S. Senators to invest in mental health in future COVID-19 relief legislation. We need the Senate to:
  • Provide flexible resources that allow states to continue or expand mental health services like mobile crisis units, peer supports, and suicide prevention
  • Give mental health providers the financial support they need to stay open and provide care to people with mental illness
  • Continue the availability of telehealth services by extending new regulations
  • Ensure continuity of mental health care for individuals leaving jails and prisons
We can’t wait — we need action now. Reach out to your U.S. Senators and tell them to #Act4MentalHealth TODAY.
Make more of an impact: Add a personal story to the template email to your Senators on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of you or somebody you know.

 

ADVOCACY

Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy  priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity

NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do! Stay tuned for ways you can help!

Contact Michele at michele@namicc.org or Sheri at volunteercoor@namicc.org

if you would like to become a part of our advocacy team!

 

 

NC – NAMI Clackamas – Peer Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly @ online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

 

NAMI Clackamas: Connection Support Groups – Online – Weekly & Monthly
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

You can download instructions in PDF format for joining an online group.

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

Sundays 6-7:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQldeGrqD0ugyewb1BfIidiKa8NBHLLCQ

Mondays 6-8 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUkdOGprTIjtWZCfRFHf7GvOYx-rH1bmg

Tuesdays 1:30-3 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYodeGoqjoppJ7PcvOZcoemZEPwsHScrQ

Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm pst (Young adults ages 18-35)
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-qurzouGtYrgnTb-p4rpdnSUIdr49Dk

2nd Tuesday of every month 7:30-9 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEuc-utqjsifxVVqo4uYZrqmo3qehkFmg

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJQlce6urjkpjhXtBfQvAl-uVIqH-mZbJw

Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm pst
Registration URL: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upcvcOmrrDkpSG6jpaSYt1wPowZxrKWaAg

 

Contact us

Phone: 503-344-5050

Email: info@namicc.org

Website: https://www.namicc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NamiClackamas

No hablan ingles? Gisela puede ayudar! gisela@namicc.org

Address

10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Office hours: 10am – 6pm

 

OLGA – OnLine Gamers Anonymous – Virtual Online Chats – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Chat
Oct 27 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
Oct 27 all-day

Oregon Recovery Network

 

Oregon Recovery Network features listing of Online Meetings with Links

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

Website

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

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

For additional meetings and meeting changes please view the

Portland Area Virtual NA Meeting List

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

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

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

Other Portland Area Meetings

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

 

 

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

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

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

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

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

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

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

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

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

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

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

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

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

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

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

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

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

Sponsor

 

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Maternal Depression Support Groups and Educational  Resources

On-line

Peer Support Groups & More! Postpartum

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

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

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

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

 

West Coast On-line Peer Support Forum:

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

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

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

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

 

Oregon On-line Peer Support Groups: 

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

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

 

 On-line Maternal Depression Education Resources:  

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

Link to the webpage to download this educational material: 

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

 

Oregon Health Authority (OHA):

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

Link to this information: 

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

RDO – Recovery Dharma Online – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone and Online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

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RECOVERY DHARMA ONLINE

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

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

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

https://recoverydharma.online/

Join online meetings 7 days/week.

RL – RecoveryLink – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 all-day

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Mission:

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

MyRecoveryLink Digital Meetings Schedule and Links

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

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

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

MyRecoveryLink Website:

https://myrecoverylink.com/

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

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RemedyLIVE offers

Online Forum available 24/7

Online Chat with a Soulmedic available 24/7

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

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

SoulMedics are: screened adults over 20 years of age.

Learn more about REMEDY LIVE on its website at:

https://www.remedylive.com/

Or this video:

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

These are just a few topics.

Your Brain on Eating Disorders

5 Ways Gardening helps your Anxiety

Your Brain on Bipolar Disorder

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – Virtual Yoga Everyday with Lea – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 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.]

EVERY DAY: YOGA With Lea!
New Videos!
Many awesome Youtube videos available!
Click below for links:

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/

RRP – Recovery Resources PDX – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 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
Oct 27 all-day

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

You are Not Alone

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

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

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

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

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

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

To register for conference call groups, visit this link: 

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

Current conference call group times include:

Sundays 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Mondays 1pm PST / 4pm EST

Tuesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Wednesdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

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

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

Saturdays 10am PST / 1pm EST

Families / Caregivers Conference Call Group

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

Online meetings via ZOOM are also offered including:

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

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

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

Families / Caregivers Online meetings via ZOOM

Wednesdays 3pm PST / 6pm EST

Sundays 11am PST / 2pm EST

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

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free:

800-493-2094

Phone:

240-423-9432     

Email:

info@sardaa.org

Website:

https://www.sardaa.org

Social Media Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/sardaaorg

Social Media Twitter Feed:

https://twitter.com/sardaa_org

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 27 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
TDC – The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families – Support Groups
Oct 27 all-day

Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

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Website: https://www.dougy.org

Phone: 503-775-5683

Phone Toll Free: 866-775-5683

Email: help@dougy.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

At The Dougy Center we realize that:

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

Support Group FAQs

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

Bill of Rights for Grieving Teens

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

Orientation

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

Pathways Groups

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

Spanish Support (Esperanza: Grupos en Espanol):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

1416 SE Court Avenue
PO Box 1142
Pendleton, Oregon 97801

p: (541) 612.0828
www.casonsplace.org


*Blue Mountain Hospice

422 West Main
John Day, Oregon 97845

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


*Vange John Memorial Hospice/Good Shepherd Medical Center

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

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


Benton Hospice Service

2350 NW Professional Drive
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

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


*SHELL: Support and Healing for Early Life Losses

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

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


Me Too. and Company

PO Box 10796
Portland, Oregon 97296

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


*Mercy Medical Center Hospice

Wings of Hope
2400 Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

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


*Courageous Kids/Hospice of Sacred Heart

1121 Fairfield Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97402

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


Mourning Resources Inc.

PO Box 82573
Portland, Oregon 97202

p: (503) 777-0433


*Light House Center

1620 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

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


Good Grief – Lovejoy Hospice

939 SE 8th St
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

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


*Douglas Community Hospital

738 W Harvard
Roseburg, Oregon 97470

p: (541) 673-6641


Partners in Care

2075 NE Wyatt Ct
Bend, Oregon 97701

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


My Friends House Inc.

1293 Wall Street #1339
PMB 1339
Bend, Oregon 97701

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


St. Anthony Hospital Hospice

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

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


Compassionate Friends Portland Chapter

PO Box 3065
Portland, Oregon 97208-3065

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


*Winterspring

PO Box 8169
Medford, Oregon 97501

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


*Willamette Valley Hospice

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

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


The Dougy Center

3909 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206

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

Warmline – AKV – A Kind Voice – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day

 

 

 

 

A Kind Voice Warmline

Warmline Hours

Weekdays and Weekends – 7 days per week

6am-7pm PST / 9am-10pm EST

A Kind Voice is a topic based call-in line staffed by volunteers. If you’re feeling a bit alone and would just like to talk with a kind voice about a book you read, a movie or ball game you saw, the news of the day or a range of other topics, please call us at 800.876.2399. We are open from 9AM to 10PM EST, 7 days a week.

Website:

http://www.akindvoice.org/

Facebook Social Media Page:

https://www.facebook.com/AKindVoice/

Video by Founder in 2012:

https://youtu.be/tcN-dqz6DZM

More videos and radio shows to enjoy!

https://akindvoice.org/ourstory/

Library of On Demand Radio Shows

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/akindvoice

Program Links:
A Kind Voice on Music
A Kind Voice on Books
A Kind Voice on Movies
A Kind Voice on Sports
A Kind Voice on Good News
A Kind Voice on Big Ideas and Philosophy
A Kind Voice on Employment, Opportunity and Innovation
Your Kind Voice

Warmline – GA – Gamblers Anonymous and more – (855) 222-5542 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day

 

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

Warmline – GPR – Gainesville Peer Respite – (352) 278-0529 – Weekdays and Weekends
Oct 27 all-day

 

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Gainesville Peer Respite, Inc.

Peer-Supported Warmline

Call (352) 278-0529

Accepting nationwide calls on a peer-supported warmline

(Overnight respite stays are provided to Alachua County residents only)

You can always reach us by calling our warmline at (352) 559-4559.

A warm-line offers callers an opportunity to speak confidentially with a peer specialist about current struggles.  Warmlines are not hotlines in that a warmline may not be answered right away, but if you leave us a voicemail, we will return your call as soon as we can.

 

Warmline – MHAW – Association for Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Line – (631) 471-7242 ext 1217 – Weekdays – 6am-2pm (PST) @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day
Warmline – OCNY – Otsego County New York Warmline – (800) 377-3281 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day
Warmline - OCNY - Otsego County New York Warmline - (800) 377-3281 - Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone

 

Otsego County New York Regional Warm Line

The local telephone number is: 607 433-0661 and our 800 number is: 1 800 377-3281

Our hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:30 pm

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – 415-367-3400 & 415 /834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 all-day

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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

Because substance abuse and addiction is so closely intertwined with suicide and emotional pain, San Francisco Suicide Prevention established these two programs to assist people who were struggling with substance related issues as well as their friends and families.  The Drug Line and Relapse Line provide referrals to specialized treatment programs, crisis intervention, information on addictions and recovery, and emotional support along the recovery continuum.

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

415/781-0500 in San Francisco, CA
800/273- TALK (8255) outside of San Francisco

Could you benefit from some emotional support? Are you having thoughts of suicide? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to listen and help you sort things out. You do not need to be suicidal to speak with us.

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

Do you feel you want to reduce your drug and alcohol use? Do you need to enroll in a DUI program? Want to find the nearest needle exchange program? We take a harm reduction approach to substance use. We are available to explore your options with you 24 hours a day.

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

Are you considering relapsing? Have you already relapsed? We’re here to provide you with emotional support during this challenging time 24 hours a day.

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

415/434-AIDS (2437) or
800/273-AIDS (2437)

“I just tested HIV+, now what?”  “Am I at risk for HIV?”  “Where can I get tested?” If you need to talk about HIV, we are always here for you. Compassionate and informed volunteers can take your call, day or night.

TTY:

415/227-0245

Are you hearing impaired or hard of hearing? We’re here for you 24/7 and can offer you the same competent services that we offer on the crisis line.

Email us for information or speakers

Do you need information about suicide prevention or a speaker for your organization? Has your company, school or agency experienced a suicide of a colleague?  Or perhaps you just need information about the agency?  Please email our general information email and we will respond within a few days.

Click Here To Chat

CHAT HOURS 24/7

Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – TL – Trans Lifeline Saving Lives – (877) 565-8860 – Weekdays and Weekends @ phone
Oct 27 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.


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/

Warmline – TTP -The Trevor Project – Saving Young LGBTQ Lives – (866) 488-7388 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Phone, Chat, Text
Oct 27 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

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

Need someone to talk to?  Check out Warmline.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition, you can:

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

Article regarding Peer Warmlines

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

by Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Simonne Maline, and Peter Driscoll

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

Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

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

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

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

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

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

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

A: Here are some resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CGES – Center for Grief Education and Support – Coffee & Conversation Group – 4th Wednesday @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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Seasons Hospice / Center for Grief Education and Support (CGES) presents

Coffee & Conversation Group (Virtual Online Format)

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These gatherings provide ongoing opportunities for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to share with others who have also experienced loss. This group meets two times per month with morning and evening groups.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm-6pm PST / 6pm-7pm CST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

4th Wednesdays @ 7am-8am PST / 9am-10am CST / 10am-11am EST (60 minutes)

To register or for more information about this group please email: 

CGES@seasonshospice.org

Website:

https://www.seasonshospice.org/

Coffee & Conversations Page:

https://www.seasonshospice.org/calendar-admin/2020/coffee-conversation-group-g3lxd

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

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

7am to 8pm PST on Weekdays Monday through Friday

Flyer excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TREATMENT

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

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

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

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery – Recovery Yoga Daily with 4th Dimension @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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4th Dimension Recovery Host Daily Recovery Yoga at 8:00am – 9:00am(PST)

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/729575100

 

AMHAW – Association For Mental Health and Wellness – Healing Connections Peer Support Groups – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW)

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Healing Connections Peer Support Groups

We offer our online peer support groups 7 days a week on:

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am-10:30am PST (12pm-1:30pm EST)
Saturdays and Sundays 3:30pm-5:00pm PST (6:30pm-8:00pm EST)

Note: The online support group is only open during the above mentioned times.  You may be prompted to download the “Zoom” app the first time you log in.  You will have the option of using the audio from your device/computer, or from a telephone.

Healing Connections Peer Support Groups are:

  • 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

Register online with email at:

    http://mhaw.org/programs/online-peer-support-groups 

Join the online support group:

https://zoom.us/j/3508384591

Meeting ID: 350 838 4591

You may also call in to join this meeting by phone:
1 929 205 6099

Find your local number:

https://zoom.us/u/ab49ZfkmGG

Our Peer Support Line is also available 7 days per week
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
631-471-7242 ext 1217

With any questions, please email healingconnections@mhaw.org

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

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

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

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

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

Website:

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

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

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

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

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

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

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

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

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

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

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

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

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

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

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

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

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

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

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

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

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

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

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

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

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

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

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

 

Medford

Turning Point

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

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

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

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

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

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

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

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

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

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

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

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

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

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

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

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

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

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

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

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

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

 

Family Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

OHA/OCA – Oregon Health Authority/Office of Consumer Activities – COVID-19 Consumer Advisory Work Group – Online – with Brandy at OCA – Wednesdays @ Online via GoToMeeting
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
OHA/OCA - Oregon Health Authority/Office of Consumer Activities - COVID-19 Consumer Advisory Work Group - Online - with Brandy at OCA - Wednesdays @ Online via GoToMeeting

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY (OHA), OFFICE OF CONSUMER ACTIVITIES (OCA)

COVID-19 CONSUMER ADVISORY GROUP

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.  

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/705621213   

You can also dial in using your phone. 

 United States: +1 (646) 749-3112   

Access Code: 705-621-213 

 

For tomorrow’s meeting, I’d like to get people’s input on a project that is being launched soon. OHA is working to launch a web site that will connect people with behavioral health supports. It’s meant to be a “one stop shop” for people seeking services. We are in the very early stages of this process, and we’re trying to design the page around the needs of the people who will use it… which means being led by the input we get from consumers and peers.

So here are some questions the web design and marketing folks have asked us to help get them started:

+ How are you feeling right now? What do you think could help? What would make you feel better?

+ Have you ever searched online for mental health or addiction recovery services?

+ What does success look like for you when it comes to mental health and recovery?

+ When looking for services & supports, what do you hope to get out of working with a treatment provider? (therapist, psychiatrist, counselor, or peer support specialist)

+ If an online portal was available to help link you to services, what types of features or tools would you find most helpful?

As  always, you’re welcome to send an email or give me a call if you can’t join our meeting tomorrow.

We’ll be putting together a consumer steering committee for this project, so if you’re interested in joining that please let me know! Thanks, all.

Brandy L. Hemsley

Director, Office of Consumer Activities

Oregon Health Authority

971-239-2942

Click here to sign up for email updates from the OCA

For more information about the OCA, visit:

www.oregon.gov/OHA/HSD/BHP/Pages/OCA.aspx

For the latest on Oregon’s COVID-19 response, visit:

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Warmline – B2C – Bridges to Change – (971) 256-4135 Peerline – Weekdays and Saturdays – 9am-5pm (PST) @ Phone
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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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

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

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

Call 1-800-698-2392 Toll Free

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

Flyer excerpt(s):

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

In need of someone to speak with?

Call the Warmline

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Visit the webpage for more information at:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/warmline/

Excerpt(s):

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

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

No appointments needed! We are here for you!

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Warmline – VOAOR – Volunteers of America | Oregon – Telephone Peer Support – Weekdays 9am-5pm @ by phone
Oct 27 @ 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

Warmline – VT – Victory Tips – Telephone Peer Support Tips for Anxiety and Depression – 213-426-8223 – 289-723-2420 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Telephone, Online and HeyPeers
Oct 27 @ 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.

ARCC – Anchor Recovery Community Center – All Recovery Meeting – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom plus Phone Meetings
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anchor Recovery Community Centers

Peer Recovery Support

Virtual All Recovery Meeting – 10am PST / 1pm EST

Weekdays, Monday Through Friday

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Meetings are open to anyone – anywhere!

The All Recovery meetings are offered by Phone and Online via Zoom

10am PST / 1pm EST on Weekdays, Monday through Friday

Join us by going to AnchorRecovery.org/Meetings or by clicking this link: Anchor Recovery Meetings, or

Call (415) 762-9988  Access Code: 582-425-6109

Online Meetings List (Online via Zoom):

Mondays

  • Industry in Recovery
    • 6am PST / 9am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST  /10am EST
  • MARS meeting
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Spanish Speaking Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Tuesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • Employment 101
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 5pm PST / 8pm EST

Wednesdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST
  • Industry Recovery
    • 6pm PST / 9pm EST

Thursdays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Men’s Group
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • LGBTQIA+ in Recovery
    • 11am PST / 2pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Fridays

  • All Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • Women’s Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST
  • All Recovery
    • 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Saturdays

  • Mental Health in Recovery
    • 7am PST / 10am EST
  • All Recovery
    • 10am PST / 1pm EST

Sundays:

  • All Recovery
    • 8am PST / 11am EST
    • 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Meetings List (Telephone):

Visit Anchor Recovery Providence Rhode Island Event Calendar

About Anchor Recovery Community Centers
At Anchor Recovery Community Center, we know that there are many different paths to recovery. We want to encourage yours. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to a variety of programming, from AA meetings to holistic wellness activities. You’ll be able to take advantage of employment services like job interviewing and computer literacy skills to help you build your career. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a network of supportive people that encourage your journey to a healthier life. We’re entirely run by people with lived experience with addiction recovery and our allies who have experience with the recovery journey. Come to Anchor and become a member today!

Contacts:

Website:

https://anchorrecovery.org/

Email:

info@anchorrecovery.org

Phone:

(401) 889-5770

(401) 615-9945  check ins

 

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Oct 27 @ 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

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

WVH – Willamette Valley Hospice – Drop in Grief Support Group Adults 18+ – Wednesday @ Online via Teams or Browser
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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Willamette Valley Hospice – Grief Support and Services

Online Adults 18+ Grief and Support Group Wednesday

Wednesday from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm PST (75 minutes)

Willamette Valley Hospice offers experienced bereavement support to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used our hospice services. We understand the challenges and struggles involved in making the journey through grief. No one should have to face the journey alone.

Drop-in support groups are available to anyone seeking support after the death of a loved one. There is no commitment to attend a specific number of sessions or specific sessions. Trained facilitators lead groups.

To Join the meeting click here:  Click Here Chttps://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2f_%23%2fl%2fmeetup-

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness in Clackamas County – Connection Recovery Support Group – Wednesdays @ HelpLine
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

NAMI Clackamas Connection Recovery Support Group
Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm PST

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. Participants learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement.

What the program provides:

  • A safe space to confront the challenges that all individuals living with mental illness face, regardless of diagnosis, including low self-esteem, social isolation, dual diagnosis, stigma, and discrimination.
  • A chance to share experiences and use them as learning opportunities.
  • Trained facilitators who are in recovery themselves and who understand your challenges and can offer hope and encouragement.
  • Confidentiality—you can share as much or as little personal information as you wish.

More information:

 

PA – Project A.B.L.E. – Voices and Visions with Aaron – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

2pm-3pm PST | Voices and Visions with Aaron (CEU may be available)

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 543-378-1708

Online Virtual Groups web page:

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

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!

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.”

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center Emotional Awareness Group with Mark – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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EMOTIONAL AWARENESS WITH MARK

ONLINE – TUESDAYS 2–3PM PST

This is a mutual support group for all kinds of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Focus is on tools & solutions.

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/tZIofu-grj4tG90p8MxArdVQIJO86TWmgVmo

ZOOM Meeting ID:865 9680 5719

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/

Warmline – PRPSN – Project Return Peer Support Network for Veterans – (888) 448-9777 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Project Return Peer Support Network

https://www.prpsn.org

Now accepting calls nationwide

Warmline hours

Weekdays and Weekends – 7 days a week

5-10pm PST

Call (888) 448-9777 for English / Ingles

Call (888) 448-4055 para Spanish / Espanol

About PRPSN

The Friendship Line, now known as the Warm Line, received its first call in 1999. The purpose of the line was to share experiences, rather than deal with crises. It continues to operate 365 days a year and is staffed entirely by consumers who provide and listening ears to callers during the hours when the services they rely on for help are closed.

Hacienda of Hope opened its doors in 2014 as one the first Peer-Run Respite Care Homes in Los Angeles County. Funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Hacienda of Hope serves guests eighteen years and older who are in psychiatric distress but not a danger to self or others. During their temporary stay guests receive support with activities of daily living, attend peer-run support groups, participate in extracurricular and recreational activities and are linked to outside services and natural community supports.

In 2015 PRPSN was recognized by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as its own legal entity and expanded its breadth and depth as a contract provider to include: step-down, Peer support/peer counseling/peer mentoring services, alternative crisis support, bridging and support services, workforce training and development, wellness centers/client run centers, and innovation services.

THP – The Trauma Healing Project – Nia Moving To Heal – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Nia Moving to Heal

Wednesdays – Online @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm (PST)

$5.00 – Recurring Event (See all)

Nia is a fusion of dance, mindfulness and martial arts blended into a powerful synergistic workout designed for anyone.  Nia can help to heal from injury or illness, reduce depression, anxiety and stress and improve mobility and strength, or for those simply looking for a gentle practice. Sliding scale and scholarships available.

Register Here (offered through Zoom)

Contact the Trauma Healing Project

Phone:
541-687-9447
Email: 
info@healingattention.org
Website:
www.healingattention.org
Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

ADSV – Anti Domestic and Sexual Violence – Women’s TREM – Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Group with SEI – Self Enhancement Initiatives – Wednesdays @ Online
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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SEI (Self Enhancement Initiatives) presents Women’s TREM Group

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Wednesdays, 4-6pm PST (2 hours)

SEI’s Anti Domestic and Sexual Violence (ADSV) Program offers a 24 week Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model group (TREM) to individuals suffering from domestic violence in Multnomah County. This TREM Group is designed to facilitate trauma recovery among women with histories of exposure to sexual and physical abuse. Drawing on cognitive restructuring, psychoeducational, and skills-training techniques, the gender-specific 24 session group emphasizes the development of coping skills and social support. The TREM model teaches boundary maintenance, and problem solving in order to effect lasting change in the participants.

Register in Advance

Email: healingspace@selfenhancement.org

NOTE: Group will be capped at 20 participants and registration will close after the 4th week

NOTE: MEN’s TREM starts November 18th, 2020.  See link for more info: https://www.selfenhancement.org/event/male-trem

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call our Hotline: 503-972-3698

Website:

https://www.selfenhancement.org

Guide: How to be an ALLY to a loved one experiencing DV (Domestic Violence)

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AMHAW – Association For Mental Health & Wellness – Grieving Adults Support Group for COVID Loss Survivors – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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MHAW (Mental Health and Wellness Association) presents this series of Bereavement Support groups for COVID-19 Loss Survivors.

NOTE: Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

FREE – MHAW Grieving Adults Support Groups – Wednesday Evenings
For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community.
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm PST / 7pm-8pm EST (60 minutes)

Questions?

Call Alexis Rodgers at 631-471-7242 x1315 or arodgers@mhaw.org.

or Contact Yvonne Lyon at 516-350-7217 or ylyon@mhanc.org

Website:

Register:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh2s3rdh40e28c42&llr=m6oi4gwab&showPage=true

NOTE: After registration, you should receive a link and/or email with instructions to access the secure online ZOOM meetings.

More about the MHAW COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups:
Excerpt(s) from
Last viewed online 2020 May 15:

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims.

That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus. The first group begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Details can be found at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.

Mandatory social distancing has sharply curtailed people’s ability to grieve in conventional, in-person settings. In the absence of the intimate contact typically associated with the mourning process, these remote, weekly bereavement sessions aim to mollify the pain of individuals whose family members or close friends have succumbed to COVID-19.

The “COVID-19 Bereavement Support Group” initiative is hosted by the Suffolk County-based Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County.

Guided by experienced grief counselors, the groups will convene remotely in 60- or 90-minute sessions via a secure Zoom line over the course of a four- or six-week period. There is no cost to take part and registration – which is limited to 12 participants per group – is on a first-come basis.

“As everyone can imagine, losing a loved one to the virus is a deeply painful and jarring experience,” said Michael Stoltz, C.E.O. of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, which is headquartered in Ronkonkoma. “We’ve identified skilled and sensitive grief counselors who are well qualified to help participants build comforting pathways for healing, even in a technologically remote setting.”

“The pandemic’s restrictions largely prevent mourners from experiencing the reassuring feelings of hugs and other types of close-up contact,” said Jeffrey McQueen, Executive Director of the Hempstead-based Mental Health Association of Nassau County. “Grieving remotely can’t fully replace the face-to-face experience, but it can help reinforce feelings of hope and help fill the void.”

Participants in any of the five COVID-19 Bereavement Support Groups must be mourning the loss of a family member or close friend who has died from COVID-19.

The group categories are:

Grieving Adults Support Groups: For people who have lost a loved one to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. The group will bring together others who are struggling to come to terms with the loss, to create a sense of closure, and to grieve in community. There will be two groups in this category.

Peer Bereavement Support Group: For individuals experiencing a mental health condition who have lost a loved one to coronavirus. Participants have a safe and supportive space to share their stories with others who can truly relate to their pain and experiences.

Veterans Bereavement Support Group: For Veterans and their families who have lost someone to coronavirus and cannot grieve in person with their loved ones. This group will deal with issues specific to the Veterans community.

Creative Arts Bereavement Support Group: The making of art can serve as a safe outlet for the expression of thoughts and emotions relating to death and loss. By expressing these feelings in a symbolic manner, mourners can nurture their sense of control, organization, and containment. Participants may use such art supplies as copy paper, colored pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue.

Interested parties may register at www.bereavement.mhaw.org.


About the Association for Mental Health and Wellness

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW dates back to 1955 with the incorporation of the Mental Health Association in Suffolk County (MHA Suffolk). In 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk was launched, providing a wide array of vocational rehabilitation services and recovery programs. With the growing need to provide services for Veterans with PTSD and other battle-related brain injuries, Clubhouse merged with MHA Suffolk and Suffolk County United Veterans in 2014 to form the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence. All of the agency’s direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse.

MHAW’s Mental Health HelpLine can be reached at 631-471-7242 ext. 2. Their web address is www.mhaw.org.

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – Exploring 8 Dimensions of Wellness with Jill – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support
EXPLORING 8 DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS
WITH JILL
WEDNESDAY 4-5pm PST

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified eight dimensions of wellness to focus on to optimize health. The eight dimensions include: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social. This group spends time exploring these eight dimensions, evaluating what we can do to achieve better balance in each.

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

https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJYtd-6grTkqtT9caWcVMo_04PWf4G6nBA

ZOOM Meeting ID:120 078 320

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/

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime, but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous) Online Groups – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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DDA (dual diagnosis anonymous)

WEDNESDAYS 6–7 PM PST

DDA is 12 step plus 5-step consumer run organization (CRO) of peer support whose mission is to provide hope and recovery to those who suffer from the harmful effects of mental illness and addictions. 

Click below to attend group. https://zoom.us/j/243702929

 

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/

SR – SMART Recovery Virtual Meeting with Brad – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Willamette Falls Hospital)

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm PST

Join us online via Zoom at:

https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647

SMART Recovery Website

https://www.smartrecovery.org/

SMART Recovery (find a local group):

https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/

SMART Recovery (find an online group)

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php

SMART Recovery Toolbox

https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/

The SMART Recovery Toolbox provides a variety of methods, worksheets, and exercises to help you self-manage your addiction recovery and your life. This collection of sensible tools is based on developing cognitive thinking skills to support you through addiction recovery.

Excerpt(s):

Mission:

To empower people to achieve independence from addiction problems with our science-based 4-Point Program®

About SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, not-for-profit organization for individuals with addictive problems. Our self-empowering, free mutual support meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery does not use labels like “addict” or “alcoholic.” We teach scientifically validated methods designed to empower you to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle. After you have become familiar with SMART and are free of any addictive behavior, we encourage you to become a volunteer, so that we can keep expanding the number of meetings we offer.

Addictive behaviors can serve a purpose — to cope with life’s problems and emotional upsets. There can be drawbacks, however: while addictive behaviors may be effective coping methods in the short term, but they may cause harmful problems in the long term.

In SMART we focus on learning coping skills that work well short- and long-term. We base our ideas on what addiction science has shown to be effective. We have adapted these ideas into SMART’s tools for change. We are not much concerned with the past, except to learn from it. We focus on present-day events and the causes of self-destructive behaviors. We concentrate on what to do about them to achieve a positive lifestyle change, especially in the areas of our lives that are related to harmful addictive behavior.

Key Areas of Awareness and Change

SMART Recovery’s approach to behavioral change is built around our 4-Point Program®: (1) Building and maintaining the motivation to change. (2) Coping with urges to use. (3) Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors. (4) Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.

Motives and Goals

Motivation is a key element in nearly all you do. Consider that all human beings share several primary goals: survival, the avoidance of pain, happiness. Any addictive behaviors you engage in are to pursue these primary goals. We can help you see that you may be meeting these goals short-term but impairing your ability to meet them in the long-term.

Beliefs

What you believe about addiction is important, and there are many beliefs to choose from. You may believe, for example, that you’re powerless, or that after the first drink you lose all control and can’t stop. These beliefs may actually be damaging to you. Similar examples include, “I’ve tried and failed, so I can’t do it. I need alcohol to cope.” Or, “Because I’ve tried to quit and failed, I’m no good.” Those beliefs, and many like them, can’t be justified because the evidence just doesn’t support them. We will help you identify, examine, and modify your beliefs about yourself, your problems, and how to change.

Emotions

People often engage in addictive behavior to cope with emotional problems, including anger, guilt, anxiety, and low self-esteem. SMART Recovery teaches you how to diminish your emotional disturbances and increase self-acceptance. Then you can have greater motivation and the ability to change and to live more happily.

Behaviors

Changes in thinking and emotions alone are not enough. Commitment and follow-through are essential. We encourage participants to become involved in enjoyable activities that replace their problematic addictive behaviors.

How SMART Provides Help

Our meeting format is straightforward and organized. Our facilitators are trained to follow the SMART Recovery program and principles to help participants change their behavior. Some of them have had addictive problems, and some haven’t. That doesn’t seem to make any difference. Remember, SMART Recovery is a mental health and educational program, focused on changing human behavior. SMART Recovery meetings are serious but often fun. We don’t dredge up the past, about which we can do nothing. We can do something about the present and the future. Our meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART’s tools for change so that you can go on to lead a more productive and connected life. Near the end of the meeting, the “hat” is passed for donations, which are encouraged but not required.

Oregon Recovers partnered with Recover Together With Google to provide Oregonians 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.

Resources are searchable by region:

Portland Metro, Lane County, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rural/Coastal Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Statewide, National.

Resources are searchable by culture:

African American, LGBTQIA+, Asian / Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American and more

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

4D – 4th Dimension Recovery – Salty Bunch with 4th Dimension – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

4D Recovery (4th Dimension) hosts Salty Bunch, an AA group from 8-9pm PST on Wednesdays, Online via Zoom

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To join via Zoom:

http://zoom.us/j/688715448

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

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

directed towards Young People in Recovery EVERYDAY!

 

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/s/637523089

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

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

 

 

To join via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/788746749

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01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – Anytime 24/7/365 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Text Messaging
Oct 28 all-day

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Oct 28 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

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

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Daily Phone Meetings – Thursdays @ Phone
Oct 28 all-day

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VISIT: http://aaphonemeetings.org/thursday/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACP – Alano Club of Portland – Virtual Online Meetings – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 28 all-day

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

Recovery Resources and Supports for Addictions Recovery During COVID-19

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

 

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

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

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

https://portlandalano.org/schedule/

 

Alano Club meeting types include:

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

COSA: Partners of Sex Addicts
DA: Debtors Anonymous
FA: Food Addicts
GA: Gamblers