PeerGalaxy Calendar

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

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How Events are Sorted:

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

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

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

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

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

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

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

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

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

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

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

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

Website:

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

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

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

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

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

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

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

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

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

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

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

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

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

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

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

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

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

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

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

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

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

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

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

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

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

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

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

 

Medford

Turning Point

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

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

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

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

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

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

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

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

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

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

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

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

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

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

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

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

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

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

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

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

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

 

Family Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

Project ABLE: Veteran’s Coffee with Hollalina – Online – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

Veterans Coffee with Hollalina at Project A.B.L.E. – Wednesdays – 10am-11am PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 720-707-2699 and enter Meeting ID# 543-378-1708

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

Activities Calendar

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

Facebook:

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

 

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

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 21 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
22
Fri
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 22 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 22 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

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

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

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

Website:

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

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

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

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

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

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

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

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

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

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

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

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

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

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

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

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

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

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

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

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

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

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

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

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

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

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

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

 

Medford

Turning Point

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

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

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

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

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

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

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

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

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

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

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

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

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

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

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

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

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

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

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

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

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

 

Family Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

Project ABLE: Veteran’s Coffee with RJ – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

10am-11am PST | Veterans Coffee with RJ at Project A.B.L.E.

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 720-707-2699 and enter Meeting ID# 543-378-1708

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

Activities Calendar

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

Facebook:

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

 

Jan
23
Sat
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 23 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 23 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
24
Sun
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 24 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 24 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
25
Mon
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 25 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

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

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
26
Tue
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 26 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 26 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
27
Wed
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 27 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

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

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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

 

logo

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

Project ABLE: Veteran’s Coffee with Hollalina – Online – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

Veterans Coffee with Hollalina at Project A.B.L.E. – Wednesdays – 10am-11am PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 720-707-2699 and enter Meeting ID# 543-378-1708

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

Activities Calendar

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

Facebook:

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

 

Jan
28
Thu
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 28 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 28 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
29
Fri
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 29 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 29 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Project ABLE: Veteran’s Coffee with RJ – Online – Fridays @ Online via Zoom
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

10am-11am PST | Veterans Coffee with RJ at Project A.B.L.E.

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 720-707-2699 and enter Meeting ID# 543-378-1708

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

Activities Calendar

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

Facebook:

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

 

Jan
30
Sat
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 30 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 30 all-day

logo

Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Jan
31
Sun
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Jan 31 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Jan 31 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Feb
1
Mon
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Feb 1 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Feb 1 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Feb
2
Tue
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Feb 2 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Feb 2 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Feb
3
Wed
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Feb 3 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Feb 3 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am

 

logo

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

Project ABLE: Veteran’s Coffee with Hollalina – Online – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

Veterans Coffee with Hollalina at Project A.B.L.E. – Wednesdays – 10am-11am PST

Zoom Link for scheduled event times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5433781708

Or call 720-707-2699 and enter Meeting ID# 543-378-1708

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

Activities Calendar

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

Facebook:

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

 

Feb
4
Thu
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Feb 4 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Feb 4 all-day

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Support Groups Central offers Quality Peer Support

Strength for Your Journey

Group Video Meetings Led by Trained Facilitators

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

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

https://youtu.be/UgsFtlhGAOk

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

https://www.SupportGroupsCentral.com

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

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

Here is a sampling:

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/SupportGroupsCentral

 

Other offerings:

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Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

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Peer Support Solutions

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/contact

Facilitators

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

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

https://www.peersupportsolutions.com/facilitators

Hey Peers Tools for Support Groups

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

  • Groups or one-on-one conversations
  • Peer and meeting match recommendations
  • Private, password-protected meeting options
  • Approve members subscribing to your organization
  • Self-wellness tools that help your members see progress
  • Share group documents electronically from your Hey Peers page (no more copying, binding, handing out)
  • Direct links to schedules and meetings from your web site – easier to track for facilitators and members
  • Track group participation rates
  • Custom registration data collection available
  • Prepare electronic reports to show the positive impact support groups deliver for fundraising, research and program management
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am

 

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Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Survivor Peer Support Warmline

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

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

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

Website:

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

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

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

Recursos en Espanol / Resources in Spanish

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

Contact Information:

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

PO Box 549, Molalla OR 97038

biaor@biaoregon.org

Have YOU HAD a brain injury?

Call: 1-800-544-5243  /  503-961-5675

Website Excerpt(s):

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

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

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

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

Bend

Central Oregon Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Rehab Conference Room, Lower Level

St. Charles Medical Center

2500 NE Neff Rd.

Bend, OR 97701

Contacts:

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

 

Brookings

Brain Injury Group (BIG)

To be announced.

Contact:

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

 

Cottage Grove 

BIG II (Brain Injury Group II)

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

Meeting Place:

The Jefferson Park Recreation Room

325 S. Fifth Street

Cottage Grove, OR

Contact:

Anna at (541) 767-0845

Corvallis

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Church of the Good Samaritan Lounge

333 NW 35th Street

Corvallis, OR 97330

Contact:

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

 

Eugene

Community Rehabilitation Service of Oregon

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

Meeting Place:

Central Presbyterian Church

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

Eugene, OR.  97401

Contact:

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

 

BIG (Brain Injury Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Hilyard Community Center

2580 Hilyard Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

Contact:

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

 

Hillsboro

Homeward Bound Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Tuality Community Hospital

335 SE 8th Street

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact:

Carol Altman (503) 640-0818

 

Klamath Falls 

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

SPOKES

415 Main St.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Contact:

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

Lebanon 

Brain Injury Support Group of Lebanon

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

Meeting Place:

Lebanon Community Hospital,

Conference Room #6

525 North Santiam Highway

Lebanon, OR 97355

Contact:

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

 

Medford

Turning Point

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

Meeting Place:

11 West Jackson Street

Medford, OR 97501

Contact:

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

 

Southern Oregon Brainstormers Support and Social Club

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

Meeting Place:

Providence Medical Center

Birthplace Conf. Rm (Main Entrance, turn left)

1111 Crater Lake Avenue

Medford, OR 97504

Contact:

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

 

Molalla

Brain Injury Support Group of Molalla

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

Meeting Place:

Son’light Vital Foods, Inc.

123 Robbins St.

Molalla, OR 97038

Contact:

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

 

Newport

Brain Injury Support Group of Newport

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

Meeting Place:

4909 S Coast Hwy Suite 340

South Beach, Oregon 97366

Website: www.progressive-options.org

Contact:

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

 

Oregon City

Clackamas Community College Brain Injury Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Clackamas Community College McLoughlin Hall

Rm. M226 (2nd floor)

Oregon City, OR

Contact:

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

 

Pendleton

Inactive at this time.

For more information contact:

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

 

Portland 

BIRC Alumni Support Group

This group meets the last Tuesday of every odd month.

Address:

1815 SW Marlow, Ste. 110

Portland, 97225

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers I Women’s Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Wilcox Building

Room A (Next to Good Samaritan Hospital)

2211 NW Marshall St.

Portland 97210

Contact:

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

 

Brainstormers II Survivor Self-help Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, M.O.B.-West

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

 

Crossroads (Brain Injury Discussion Group)

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

Meeting Place:

Independent Living Resources

2410 SE 11th

Portland, OR  97214

Contact:

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

 

Family Support Group

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

Meeting Place:

Emanuel Hospital, Rm 1035

2801 N Gantenbein

Northeast Portland, OR 97227

Contact:

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

Feb
5
Fri
ODVA (Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs): Veteran Resource Navigator – Daily
Feb 5 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

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

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email: orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

SGC – Support Groups Central – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom (secured)
Feb 5 all-day

logo

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:

logo

Hey Peers!  Real Humans. Real Help. Real Time

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

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

https://www.heypeers.com/

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Meetings List

https://www.heypeers.com/meetings_list

>>> Check out the Hey Peers! Chatrooms List

https://www.heypeers.com/chatrooms

Some More About Hey Peers:

Instant community

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

Connect with peers

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

Progress tracking

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

Available on any device

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

Trusted Peer Facilitators

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

Who uses Hey Peers?

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

1:1 Peer Support Coaching

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

 

logo

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
BIAO – Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – Virtual Online Support Groups and Resources @ Online
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am