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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 187,600+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support, and wellness activities!  Plus 50+ warmlines, helplines, chatlines, and hotlines.  Plus workshops, webinars, job postings, resources, observances, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
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Calendar Event Sorting

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

Next, Bundled “All Day” Events

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

Lastly, Time-Specific Events

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

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00 – Hotline – DWIHN – Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network – Mental Heath Crisis Help – 1-800-241-4949 – 24/7
Jul 24 all-day

Mental Health Crisis Help

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network is Here to Talk. Here to Help. Our trained clinicians are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.

Crisis Helpline

Helpline:(800) 241-4949 (24/7)
TTY:(800) 630-1044 (24/7)
DWIHN:(313) 833-2500 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F)

DWIHN Customer Service

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Toll-Free: 888-490-9698 or 313-833-3232
TDD/TTY: 800-630-1044
Fax: 313-833-2217 or 313-833-4280

Recipient Rights Office

Toll-Free: 888-339-5595
TDD/TTY: 888-339-5588

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Jul 24 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

01 – Helpline – NCPG – National Council on Problem Gaming – National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat – 24/7 @ Online Via Chat
Jul 24 all-day
01 - Helpline - NCPG - National Council on Problem Gaming - National Problem Gaming Chatline @ ncpgambling.org/chat - 24/7 @ Online Via Chat

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline

Chatline

www.ncpgambling.org/chat

Click the link below to chat with a helpline specialist.

Free, confidential and available 24/7. Works in all 50 states.

Online. Click here to enter.

Below are state helpline text/chat numbers. Hyperlinked items with take you directly to their contact page:

Arizona: Text NEXTSTEP to 53342

California: Text SUPPORT to 53342

Connecticut: Text CTGAMB to 53342

Illinois:  Text ILGAMB to 53342

Indiana: Text INGAMBÂto 53342

Minnesota: Text HOPE to 53342

Mississippi: Text to MSGAMB 53342

North Carolina:  Text MORETHANAGAMENC 53342

If you would like to call the National Problem Gambling Helpline, dial 1-800-522-4700

If you would like to text the helpline, text 1-800-522-4700.

NCPG also supports GamTalk, a 24/7 moderated online peer support forum, www.gamtalk.org.

 

01 – Linea de Ayuda – L4L – Lines For Life – En Español – Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español @ 888-628-9454 @ Phone
Jul 24 all-day

 

Ayuda En Español

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda.

¿Qué pasa cuando llamo?

Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 200 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado.

Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarle.

Yo mismo necesito ayuda

Una persona capacitada le escuchará y hablará con usted. Si es necesario, podrá darle información sobre recursos o servicios existentes en su comunidad que podrán prestarle ayuda después de la llamada. Siempre puede usted volver a llamar al número 1-888-628-9454 si lo necesita o lo desea.

Una persona querida necesita ayuda

Si está usted preocupado por una persona que usted sabe que está pasando por una crisis o que piensa en suicidarse, nuestros centros pueden ayudarle. Una persona calificada del centro puede:

  • Darle ideas y sugerencias sobre la forma de acercarse a la persona que le preocupa. Puede ayudarle a pensar qué podría decir para alentar a esa persona querida a pedir ayuda.
  • En algunos casos, el centro puede hablar en conferencia al mismo tiempo con usted y con la persona que le preocupa.
  • Algunas comunidades tienen equipos móviles que pueden visitar a las personas en sus hogares. Si hay uno de esos equipos en su zona, nuestro centro le pondrá en contacto con él.

Llamo para pedir información sobre cuestiones de salud mental

No hace falta que esté usted en crisis para llamarnos. Nuestros centros pueden responder a preguntas generales sobre salud mental, depresión, suicidio, recursos de salud en la comunidad, y muchas cosas más. También es posible llamar para averiguar más sobre las actividades de prevención del suicidio en su zona.

Algunos datos sobre la Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis

  • Las llamadas son gratuitas desde cualquier teléfono en los Estados Unidos.
  • Nuestras líneas funcionan las 24 horas todos los días de la semana, de modo que usted puede ponerse en contacto con una persona capacitada en cualquier momento en que lo necesite.
  • Su llamada es confidencial; esto significa que la persona que le escucha hará todo lo posible por no divulgar su identidad.
  • Prestamos servicios en inglés (988) y en español (1-888-628-9454)
  • Somos la única red nacional de respuesta a situaciones de crisis con financiación del Gobierno Federal.

 

04 – Resources – Autism Resources, Articles, Support
Jul 24 all-day
04 - Resources - Autism Resources, Articles, Support

 

 

 

 

What is Autism?

What you should know

Autism is a severe developmental disorder that affects the way a child sees and interacts with the rest of the world. It limits their ability to interact with others socially, in fact many autism suffers avoid human contact.

Autism is part of a larger group of disorders called pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). More information about autism: Click on each of these links

 

Autism-Definition

Autism is a developmental disability that comes from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. Males are affected four times as often as females. Children may appear normal until around the age of 30 months.

 

Click each of these following titles learn more….

Autism Symptoms

Autism Symptoms vary widely in severity, include impairment in social interaction, fixation on inanimate objects, inability to communicate normally, and resistance to changes in daily routine. Characteristic traits include lack of eye contact, repetition of words or phrases, unmotivated tantrums, inability to express needs verbally, and insensitivity to pain.

Behaviors may change over time. Autistic children often have other disorders of brain function; about two thirds are mentally retarded; over one quarter develop seizures.

What Autism is Not

Autism can be confused with several other disorders which may have similar behaviors. Here is a list of autism like disorders that you should look at.

What Causes Autism

It remains unclear, but a psychological one has been ruled out. Neurological studies seem to indicate a primary brain dysfunction, and a genetic component is suggested by a pattern of autism in some families. It is largely believed that autism is a genetic disorder that involves several genes related to gene function. However it is unclear to researchers what causes these genes to turn on. Learn more about other causes of autism.

Autism Research

There are many exciting developments in autism research going on at the top universities. They are focusing on inherited autism and autism gene research.

Other Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s Syndrome – A child with asperger’s disorder has the same common problems as children with autism however they don’t have language development problems of a autistic child.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder and not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) – This child has autism but doesn’t meet the criteria for high functioning autism.

High-Functioning Autism – This child has autism but has normal learning and cognitive and learning skills. Language development is difficult initially but they become proficient eventually.

 

FAQ about Autism Special Education and IEP

This is an important list of questions and answers to help you deal with special education issues at your school.

 

Autism Tips for working with Teachers

This is a great check list of items to be aware of when you work with your child’s teacher and your child’s Individual Education Plan.

Tip: Go to our Autism education discussion boards and post a question with other parents.

Early Origins of Autism

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS TO RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE

Ask an Expert on Autism

Health Finder

Talk to Autism Expert

National Institutes of Mental Health

Combined Health Information Database

Abstracts on Autism

 

 

Searchable Directory of Autism Resources

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE DIRECTORY PAGE 

Or Click on the Topic area directly below

Adult Resources

Attorneys & Advocates

Behavior/Family Training

Community Living

Education

Medical Providers/Diagnosis

Non-English Resources

Respite Care Providers

Safety

Sports & Camps

Therapy Providers

 

Autism NOW Center’s fact sheets on topics of importance to people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities are a resource you and your family members, as well as educators, employers, physicians and others, can use to get information in an easy-to-read and understand format.  The fact sheets are available in several languages in PDF form which can be printed out for your convenience. See the full list of topics and language choices below.

English:

Spanish:

Find the resources you need 1-885-828-847

 

Article Links

Follow this page link for listings of over 800 articles and resources

https://autismnow.org/resources/

Interagency Autism Coordination Committee

 

About Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is estimated to affect about 1 in 36 children and approximately 2.21% of adults. Autism affects the way a person experiences the world and can result in significant challenges in social communication and interaction, as well as repetitive behaviors and unusual or intense interests.

People on the autism spectrum often have a strong preference for routines and predictability, and some are challenged in adapting to change. Many people on the autism spectrum experience sensory differences, including high or low sensitivity to sounds, light, textures, tastes, and physical touch. Some have accompanying language and/or intellectual disabilities, and some may be intellectually gifted or possess other unique abilities, talents, or strengths.

ASD can be diagnosed at any age, but differences generally appear in the first two years of life. ASD is known as a “spectrum” condition because it encompasses a wide variation in the type, combination, and severity of disabilities, as a well as a range of unique abilities and strengths, many of which can change over the course of a person’s lifespan. The type and intensity of supports and services that a child or adult on the autism spectrum may require, ranging from minimal to intensive, will vary depending on their unique needs.

With appropriate supports and an environment that promotes inclusion, acceptance, and empowerment, people on the autism spectrum can fully participate in community life and achieve their full potential.

This page includes resources that provide general information about autism.

 

Websites and Programs

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network was created by autistic people and for autistic people. This page provides an overview of typical characteristics of autism.

More Websites and Programs

Toolkits and Guides

This tool kit provides families of children ages four and under with guidance on how to access services the first 100 days after an autism diagnosis.

More Toolkits and Guides

Reports

March 2020

This report from provides an overview of 2016 data collected by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and Early ADDM. ADDM provides estimates of the prevalence of ASD among 8-year-old children. Early ADDM estimates ASD prevalence and monitors early identification of 4-year-old children. Full findings of the data on 8-year-old and 4-year-old children are available.

March 2020

The CDC released their first estimate of the prevalence of autism in adults based on 2017 data. They estimated that 2.21 percent of adults in the United States have ASD.

More Reports

Videos

April 24, 2019

NIMH Director Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. interviews Ann Wagner, Ph.D., National Autism Coordinator, and Lisa Gilotty, Ph.D., program chief of NIMH’s chief of NIMH’s Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders, to discuss advances on the study of autism in adulthood.

 

Federal Departments and Agencies

This list includes federal departments and agencies that provide funding, programs, and support for issues related to autism and other developmental disabilities.

Independent Agencies

  • National Council on Disability (NCD)
    • Meetings and Events The NCD is an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. Their meetings are open to the public.
    • Resources This page includes information on disability rights and links to resources and services on education, employment, financial assistance and incentives, health care, housing, and more.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • About NSF The NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education in all non-medical fields of science and engineering.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
    • Disability Benefits The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities. This page explains these benefits and the application process.
    • Spotlight on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) allows individuals with disabilities to make tax-free saving accounts to cover qualified disability expenses. Individuals can save up to $100,000 without counting against their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility.

Transition from youth to adulthood

Websites and Programs

More Websites and Programs

Toolkits and Guides

ASAN partnered with the Family Network on Disabilities to produce this guide, which prepares transition age youth for adulthood. The first half provides information on preparing for transition and the second half gives in-depth information on post-secondary education, employment, housing and independent living, and healthcare.

More Toolkits and Guides

Reports

March 22, 2018

This report examines guardianship and makes recommendations for its use. Recommendations are based on disability law and policy, how people with disabilities are treated in the legal system, alternatives to guardianship, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

March 13, 2019

This report describes the demographics, disability, education, and health characteristics of teens and young adults ages 12-23 on the autism spectrum.

More Reports

Research Articles

More Research Articles

Videos

March 23, 2020

This webinar provided information about supports and resources to improve access to competitive, integrated employment for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum and enhance their career pathways.

 

 

Employment

National data has shown that many autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed, even when compared to people with other disabilities and in spite of having needed skills and abilities for the workplace. Researchers and policy makers have worked to develop programs that can increase opportunities for employment and improve employment outcomes. This includes job training and recruitment programs, as well as supports for employees and employers to increase retention and success in the workplace. This page provides information related to employment for people with autism and other disabilities.

Websites and Programs

This program helps public and private sectors recruit, hire, train, and retain job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

More Websites and Programs

Toolkits and Guides

This plain language toolkit explains the existing policies that help people with disabilities people find and keep good jobs, and solve employment problems.

More Toolkits and Guides

Reports

October 9, 2018

Of the 74 state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies that responded to GAO’s survey, most reported expanding services to help students with disabilities transition from school to work as required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted in July 2014. Most state agencies reported serving more students and providing work-based learning experiences and other activities.

May 12, 2020

Researchers analyzed Rehabilitation Services Administration data to determine the association of vocational rehabilitation services with employment outcomes for students ages 16-21. Students with autism were less likely to receive job-related services less than comparison groups.

More Reports

Research Articles

More Research Articles

Videos

March 23, 2020

In this webinar, Scott Michael Robertson Ph.D. provides information about government supports and resources that help youth and young adults with autism access competitive, integrated employment and enhance their careers. Full Transition Aged Youth Webinar Series.

Housing

Housing plays an important role in ensuring the well being of people on the autism spectrum and helping them integrate into the community. Some people can live independently with minimal or no supports, while others require high levels of support. There is a variety of federal and private resources that can enable people to live in settings that best fit their needs. This page provides information about models of housing for people with disabilities and resources and programs related to disability housing.

Websites and Programs

  • Medicaid.Gov
    • Home & Community Based Services This page provides information on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations. The page includes a training series for stakeholders, transition plans for individual states, technical assistance, and more. The Final Regulation page provides an overview of rules and regulations states must follow when providing HCBS under Medicaid.
  • The Arc
    • Housing Overview This page provides an overview of housing issues that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) encounter as well the Arc’s advocacy efforts. The page also describes key federal housing initiatives that enable people with I/DD to live in the community and links to additional resources.

More Websites and Programs

Toolkits and Guides

This handbook is designed to help people with disabilities find and use resources that promote independent living. It includes information on support services and waivers, housing, employment, and community resources. This handbook was created in partnership with Autism NOW Center.

More Toolkits and Guides

Reports

May 24, 2019

This report that examines occurrences of institutionalization of people with disabilities, as well as thwarted threats of institutionalization, during hurricanes and the California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The NCD found that people with disabilities are frequently institutionalized during and after disasters due to conflicting federal guidance; a lack of equal access to emergency and disaster-related programs and services; and a lack of compliance with federal law.

June 2018

The Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) studies trends in residential service settings, funding, and expenditures for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the United States. The most recent report uses data through Fiscal Year 2016.

More Reports

Research Articles

More Research Articles

Videos

July 23, 2019

This workshop focused on the housing needs of people on the autism spectrum and included examples of various housing models. Meeting details.

July 26, 2017

JaLynn Prince, Adrienne McBride, and Desiree Kameka present Madison House Autism Foundation’s Autism After 21 initiative. Madison House aims to raise awareness of the abilities of and issues facing adults with autism. They also promote housing options for adults with autism and other I/DD through the Autism Housing Network. Meeting details.

 

For Service Providers and Public Services

Unlocking Potential: Innovative Library Programs Enhancing the Lives of Autistic Individuals

http://librarysciencedegreesonline.org/libraries-and-autism/

 

Making Entertainment and Public Spaces More Autistim-Friendly

https://happiful.com/making-entertainment-and-public-spaces-more-autistic-friendly

 

 

05 – Warmline – CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – OSA HELP LINE – EMAIL BASED – 24/7 @ email
Jul 24 all-day
05 - Warmline - CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - OSA HELP LINE - EMAIL BASED - 24/7 @ email

CA/OSA – Help Line

Need Help? There is a solution!

To Reach the CA/OSA – Email Help Line, Use the Link Below

helpline@ca-online.org

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

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

Find your 
community at TrevorSpace.

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

Meet friends just like you.

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

Safely talk to others in our moderated community.

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

05 – Warmline – TTP -The Trevor Project – Saving Young LGBTQ Lives – (866) 488-7388 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 24 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Resources:

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

https://www.trevorspace.org/

TrevorSupportCenter features resources and answers to common questions

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

Trevor Advocacy

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

Facebook Social Media page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrevorProject

05 – Warmline – WLO – Warmline.Org – Warmline Finder and Directory – 24/7
Jul 24 all-day

 

A WARMLINE is staffed with Peer Specialists who can offer hope, strength, and knowledge gained from their own personal experiences living with mental health issues and/or substance use disorders.

There are over 150+ WARMLINES throughout the country! Each organization has different hours of operation, some only accept in-state calls while others operate nationwide and will take calls from anywhere. Most are English speaking but there are a growing number of organizations that offer non-English speaking services.

Until WARMLINE.ORG, there was no easy way to locate all of this information. With the database that we have built, you can easily locate WARMLINES that speak your language and that are OPEN NOW if you need someone to talk to.

For Warmlines that are available to out of state callers

 

To use FIND A WARM LINE to and find warm line numbers by state, by the language spoken, use the link below. 

https://www.warmline.org

 

07 – Consumer Input – FAB – Fortaleza Atravez Barreras – Encusesta De Mental De Jovenes En Oregon @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day
07 – Consumer Input – FAB – Fortaleza Atravez Barreras – Juventud Y Familia encuesta De Accesibilidad A Los Servicio @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day
07 – Consumer Input – FAB – Fortaleza Atravez Barreras – Oregon Youth Mental Health Survey @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day
07 – Consumer Input – FAB – Fortaleza Atravez Barreras – Youth and Family Services Accessibility Survey @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day
07 Consumer Input Opportunity – ODHS – Oregon Department of Human Services – Round 4 Child and Family Service Review – Provide Feedback on Child Welfare Services – For Guardians, Resource and Adoptive Parents, Community and Service Providers – Register for Details and Dates @ contact for details
Jul 24 all-day

 

Child and Family Service Review, 2024

Opportunity to Provide Feedback

Guardians, Resource and Adoptive Parents, Community and Service Providers

 

 

Oregon Child Welfare is currently going through Round 4 of the Child and Family Service Review (CFSR) process (see attachment for more information).

The CFSR is a partnership between federal and state staff to (1) determine the status of federal child welfare requirements; (2) learn about the experiences of children, young adults, and families receiving child welfare services; and (3) assist states in enhancing their capacity to help children and families achieve positive outcomes. These reviews help states identify strengths and areas needing improvement to support improved child welfare services and achieve specific outcomes for families and children who receive services.

Through this review process, the Children’s Bureau determines our performance in seven areas. The goal being to help states improve child welfare services in all areas.

The attached Fact Sheet provides more detail regarding the systemic factors and expected outcomes for families and children receiving child welfare services.  

 The 7 areas being reviewed:

Statewide Information System

Case Review System

Quality Assurance System

Staff and Provider Training

Service Array and Resource Development

Agency Responsiveness to the Community

Foster and Adoptive Parent Licensing, Recruitment, and Retention

We are seeking participation from a wide range of individuals during the review process – families, parents, children, young adults, Tribes, resource and adoptive parents, service providers, legal partners, and child welfare staff. As a foster or adoptive parent or community service provider who serves families involved with child welfare systems, your participation in the CFSR is very important. The CFSR provides an opportunity for you to be heard and provide valuable input on critical child welfare agency policies and programs and the availability, accessibility, and effectiveness of services that affect the lives of children and families involved in the child welfare system.

 If you’re interested in providing input during the CFSR Round 4 review process, please use this link or the QR code included below to share your contact information. We will reach out to you with more information about the following opportunities to provide your insight and experiences:

 May and June 2024: Focus Groups – 1.5-hour virtual sessions; timing will vary depending on topics.

 December 9-14, 2024: Interviews – Portland-area (in-person), Virtual, and after-hours TBD

 Spring 2025: Program improvement planning – TBD location and time

 Please feel free to reach out to Kathy Steiner (Kathy.Steiner@odhs.oregon.gov) if you have additional questions or need to discuss accommodations for participation.

 Thank you for your time and interest. Your input is essential to improving Oregon’s Child Welfare programs!

 

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08 – Observance – AAPSG – Autism Awareness & Parents Support Group – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ online via Facebook Live
Jul 24 all-day
08 - Observance - AAPSG - Autism Awareness & Parents Support Group - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ online via Facebook Live

 

Welcome to our Autism Awareness Group!
Join a warm and supportive community that embraces and empowers individuals with autism and their families. Our group is a safe space for sharing experiences, seeking guidance, and connecting with like-minded individuals who understand the journey of autism.
Discover valuable resources, expert insights, and practical tips that promote understanding and inclusion for people on the autism spectrum. Together, we celebrate the unique strengths and talents of those with autism while providing a platform to address challenges and find solutions.
Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, educator, or someone on the spectrum, this group offers a non-judgmental environment to learn, grow, and build lasting connections. Share your triumphs, seek advice, or simply be part of a compassionate network that fosters a sense of belonging and acceptance.

 

08 – Observance – Dry January 2024 – USDJSG – US Dry January Support Group – 24/7 @ Online Via Facebook Live
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

Whether you start today or tomorrow for a week or a month! We’re a support group for people based in the United States taking a break from drinking for Dry January or any other period of time while living in the US. Share your thoughts, struggles, and successes. Want a little company or ideas of things to do? Share that, too!
Please read the announcement post before participating. Thanks!
Whether you start today or tomorrow for a week or a month! We’re a support group for people based in the United States taking a break from drinking for Dry January or any other period of time while living in the US. Share your thoughts, struggles, and successes. Want a little company or ideas of things to do? Share that, too!

Please read the announcement post before participating. Thanks!

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Group rules from the admins

1. Be Kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
2. No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
3. No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
4. Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.

 

ADAA – Anxiety & Depression Association of America – Online Peer-to-Peer Communities – Anxiety and Depression Support Community – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details
Jul 24 all-day
ADAA - Anxiety & Depression Association of America - Online Peer-to-Peer Communities - Anxiety and Depression Support Community - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ online register for details

 

 

 

 

 

ADAA  – Anxiety and Depression Support Community

Join from this Page

The Anxiety and Depression peer to peer community has more than 80,000 subscribers from around the world. The objective of this community is to create a space that those suffering from anxiety and depression can turn to find and offer comfort and support, to share information and personal experiences, and to make connections with those in the community.

ADAA also posts on the community page providing helpful tips and strategies about anxiety and depression through blogs and free webinars written/hosted by our professional mental health members, infographics, books, podcasts and more specific to anxiety and depression.

 

 

ADHD/PEI – ADHD – Prince Edward Island – ADHD Makers Discord Group – 24/7 @ Online Via Discord
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

 

ADHD Makers
Discord Group

Open 24/7

 

Where:    Discord (https://discord.gg/gmjrHekWPs)

When:     Always!

ADHD often comes with a large variety of interests and hobbies. In this group, we can easily celebrate our projects and endeavours and get advice on the best (or most cost-efficient) route to starting a new one (or three)!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DISCORD SERVER

 

 

AFA – Addicts Fighting Addiction – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

Addicts Fighting Addiction

24/7 Weekdays and Weekends

This is a group dedicated to spreading hope and support to all those struggling with addiction and the loved ones of the addicted. We are not doctors or substitute for treatment. We are simply a support system for those who need it and out to raise awareness in this growing epidemic that takes lives every single day. We DO NOT JUDGE, we truly care and want to help in any way possible.

Follow this Link To Join and Attend this Facebook Group

ANARG – Alcoholics And Addicts Recovery Group – Daily @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day
ANARG - Alcoholics And Addicts Recovery Group - Daily @ Online Register for Details

ALCOHOLICS & ADDICTS RECOVERY GROUP

To join this group, use the Join Group button on the facebook page:
Although we are not an official AA/NA group, this site is for 12 step discussion but should not be used instead of face to face meetings. This site is here to help others in recovery from a very harsh disease. Consequently, we welcome the opportunity to share AA/NA experience with those who would like to get clean and sober. Your anonymity is not guaranteed on this site. The fact that you are a member of the group might be seen by others. Your posts in this group are visible only to other members of the group.
GROUP GUIDELINES
All Facebook rules regarding conduct and speech are in effect in this group. You may be removed or banned from this group for the following reasons:
* The subject of CbD oil, suboxone or marijuana maintenance (These subjects have a history of heated emotional debate and are considered and outside issue)
* If you are looking for theological debates.
* If you are seeking medical advice about your prescriptions. * WE ARE NOT DOCTORS*
* If you engage in racist, disruptive, or rude speech or behavior.
* If you block any of the group’s administrators.
* If you post pictures, video, memes, hashtags, or stickers.
* If you post links as an opening post, or post links in the comments that have nothing to do with the topic being discussed in an ongoing thread.
* If you post advertisements of any sort.
* If you are trolling, seeking private messages, asking for or putting your phone number on the group walls.
* If you are not here to offer or receive help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, if you are here to promote your own agenda.
When you troll for fish, you throw a line and wait for a bite. When you’re trolling for mayhem in a discussion group, you (post) or (comment) objectionable, confrontational, or intentionally controversial statements in an attempt to generate arguments. It’s petulant, sophomoric, and harmful, and it will not be tolerated.
If you feel the need to complain about anything, please send an instant message to any of the admins.
Thank you!
Admins
Randy Tawnja Rhonda Beth Tammi Cheryl Michelle Cameo Jenelle
AS – After Silence – Online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors @ apply for details
Jul 24 all-day
CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – There is A Solution – Men’s Recovery Group – 24/7 @ email
Jul 24 all-day
CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - There is A Solution - Men's Recovery Group - 24/7 @ email

There is A Solution

Men’s Recovery Group

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for men seeking recovery

To join, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – There is A Solution – Men’s Recovery Group – 24/7 @ email
Jul 24 all-day
CA/OSA -  Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - There is A Solution - Men's Recovery Group - 24/7 @ email

Sisters in Sobriety

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for women seeking recovery

To join an email meeting, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – Last House On The Block – 7 days a week @ email
Jul 24 all-day

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area

Last House on the Block

Daily 10am – 10pm PST

See you there!

Meeting ID – 852 4065 4428

Passcode: 123

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81908063982?pwd=bGNyRmlvSEdSYzVGV0pReG4rUG1XZz0

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – REACHING OUT 121 – Closed Meeting – 7 Days A Week @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

REACHING OUT 121

Daily, 3:00pm PST

Join Reaching Out 121 from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87977458088?pwd=d0ROaEw4dmQ3TTJsaWZyd2lUTlVtQT09

Password: 750811

Meeting ID: 879 7745 8088

+44 203 051 2874 United Kingdom
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.
CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Email Meeting – Hope, Faith & Courage – 24/7 @ email
Jul 24 all-day
CA/OSA - Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area - Email Meeting - Hope, Faith & Courage - 24/7 @ email

 

Hope, Faith & Courage

Email Meeting

Discussion meeting for all addicts seeking recovery

The Hope, Faith & Courage Meeting of C.A. (HFC) is an email-based open discussion meeting for Cocaine Anonymous. It is a member of the Online Service Area and is accredited by them as a CA Group. HFC has been in continuous operation since Feb 1, 1997.

The format is open discussion, and it is intended to be a point of first contact with addicts seeking recovery, as well as support for addicts far from CA meetings. HFC has members from around the world.

To join, simply click on the JOIN LINK

The address that you join with will be used to send and receive meeting emails using email list software on the C.A. online system.  After you have joined, you will receive a welcome email and then start to receive meetings emails.

Bilingual Meeting available – ca-en-espanol
Members are invited to join the bilingual email meeting

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – A WORLD OF C.A. – Saturdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

A WORLD of C.A.

12:00 pm PST

Join Via ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83662186374?pwd=V0d1UFc0YTkwWk5MTzRqMEt2cEh6QT09

Meeting ID: 836 6218 6374

Passcode: 268192

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meeting – FlOOD STREET FLYERS – Saturdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

Flood Street Flyers

9:30 am PST

Join Via ZOOM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83662186374?pwd=V0d1UFc0YTkwWk5MTzRqMEt2cEh6QT09

Meeting ID: 836 6218 6374

Passcode: 268192

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

Pacific Standard Time (PDT) Eastern Standard Time (EDT) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) British Standard Time (BST) Central European Summer Time (CEST)
July 26, 2023 9:08:36 AM July 26, 2023 12:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 4:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 5:08:36 PM July 26, 2023 6:08:36 PM
Sweden, Stockholm South Africa, Johannesburg Thailand, Bangkok Asia, Hong Kong Australia, Melbourne
6:08:36 PM 6:08:36 PM 11:08:36 PM 12:08:36 AM 2:08:36 AM

Please check the time above for the time zone you are in.  U.S. Daylight Savings and U.K. Daylight Savings happen about two weeks apart. U.K. falls back at 2am Sunday October 25th/U.S. falls back at 2am Sunday November 1st. The schedule can vary and be 1 hour different during that period.

Online Service Area

Cocaine Anonymous is a Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery. Friends and Family of addicts should contact Co-Anon Family Groups, a Fellowship dedicated to their much different needs. Some items contained in these pages are published with permission of C.A. World Services, Inc., but this does not imply endorsement of this website by the C.A. World Service Conference or the C.A. World Service Office. The information provided within this website is intended to be a convenience for those who visit our website. Such inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, the Area or the Districts within. “Cocaine Anonymous World Service Conference Approved Literature. Copyright © 2022 Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. “C.A.”, “Cocaine Anonymous” and the C.A. logo are registered trademarks of Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.” “In the spirit of Tradition Six, C.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. As such, in the Area, District, Service Committees of Cocaine Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous as a whole does not endorse and is not affiliated with or any of the companies and/or services offered on the site. Any links to external websites or services are only provided as a convenience to our members.”

webmaster@ca-online.org

FAT – Fighting Addiction Together – Recovery Is Possible Support Group – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

FIGHTING ADDICTION TOGETHER

(We Do Recover)

24/7 Weekdays & Weekends

Welcome to ‘Fighting Addiction Together,’ a supportive community of over 40,000 individuals in recovery. We’re more than a group; we’re a family dedicated to inspiring, motivating, and helping each other build meaningful lives in sobriety. Whether you’re seeking guidance, sharing your journey, or connecting with fellow warriors, you’re in the right place. We celebrate victories, offer support during challenges, and believe in the strength of unity. Join us in this empowering space as we navigate recovery together, one day at a time.
Please reach out if you or a loved one is struggling. Our hope is to show you what we did to make it out of the hell that is active alcoholism and addiction.
Feel free to reach out anytime; there is always someone available to support and listen to you.

 

 

FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
Jul 24 all-day
FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

Subscribe to Caregiver-Online

You can subscribe to Caregiver-online by following this link and completing the form.  After completing the Subscription form you will email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

To subscribe, Use this Link and complete the subscription form online:

http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

 

Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

FSR – Friends Support Recovery From Recovery Online Group – Facebook Group – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day

 

Facebook Group – 24/7
Group By Simon Greygoose:
Just a polite reminder about my Small Friends Recovery Closed Group, We have some amazing, kind and wonderful members.
You’re all welcome to join, if you feel like you are struggling with anything life throws at you, addictions, illness, stress, anxiety,
anything at all, I started this group, when I first went into recovery, and it has been amazing the response and help I received from the members who joined I’m so grateful to all ❤️
I really want to make this group, so different from other ones, to be unique and have a family feeling of friends actually caring for others with compassion and love for each other.
It’s a safe place to be without judgement from others, and extremely confidential. Also, if you feel you can offer advice or just be a caring person who can listen and offer a few words of encouragement to others, We also need your help. The kindest thing another human can do is to offer a helping hand to someone struggling, helping others is priceless.
Unity is strength 💪
Thank you ❤️
USE THIS LINK TO JOIN THE GROUP
HAMS – Harm reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support – HAMS Alcohol Harm Reduction Forum (Bulletin Board) – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
HAMS - Harm reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support - HAMS Alcohol Harm Reduction Forum (Bulletin Board) - 24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAMS

HARM REDUCTION GROUP FOR ALCOHOL

The HAMS Forum

Use the Link Below To Join

The HAMS Forum is our newest online support group. Join this forum and be one of the first to help us pioneer this new medium for online support. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

CLICK HERE TO USE THE FORUM

What Is HAMS?
The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS provides pragmatic strategies to enable individuals to reduce the risks associated with drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction is non-judgmental–it sees nothing inherently wrong or diseased about recreational intoxication. Alcohol Harm Reduction recognizes that most drinkers have no wish to harm or kill themselves or others.
Alcohol Harm Reduction does not seek to force individuals to change in ways which they do not choose for themselves. Alcohol Harm Reduction respects every person as a unique individual and supports each individual in the goal which he/she has chosen for him/herself.
Alcohol Harm Reduction neither promotes nor condemns drinking. Alcohol Harm Reduction supports goals of safer drinking, reduced drinking, or abstinence from alcohol or other substances.
The HAMS Harm Reduction Network provides information and support for people who wish to reduce the harm in their lives caused by the use of alcohol. We support every positive change.
Online harm reduction support groups:
Other Resources:
Students’ Guide to Safe Drinking: https://hams.cc/students
Alcohol Harm Reduction Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/hr
Alcohol Moderation Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/mods
Alcohol Abstinence Cheat Sheet: https://hams.cc/abs
BETTER IS BETTER!!
HFRC – Hope for Families Recovery Consultants – Recover Your Family From Addiction – Facbook Group @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
This group is specifically for those who have a loved one addicted to drugs and alcohol. This is a closed Facebook group which means you must be invited to join. This is to ensure a safe place for people to open up, seek advice, and support one another. We ask that you respect each others privacy and keep all conversations that occur in this group, confidential. We encourage open discussion and support. As part of this group, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to our team of specialist through our Facebook live sessions, where you can ask questions and receive feedback from our specialist about your specific situation.
This group is sponsored by Hope For Families Recovery Center
To Join This Group Visit the Facebook Page

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

 

 

HP – HeyPeers – PeerGalaxy Peer Support Groups and More @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

HeyPeers is an online Peer Support Community offering online community meetings, one-to-one coaching, and private chat rooms to connect with others on your journey.

HeyPeers features over 1,100 meetings, including weekly offerings from PeerGalaxy such as: Wellness Buddies, Creative Writing, Discovering Felt Sense of Safety, Kitchen Empowerment Hour, Peer Recovery, Resilience and Reconnection, plus more.

If you’re NEW to HeyPeers, you can sign-up / onboard with PeerGalaxy
and access MyJourneyTracker for FREE while available at this link:
If you’re an existing HeyPeers member, you can check out PeerGalaxy offerings:
For more about HeyPeers, visit https://www.heypeers.com
INSP – Inspire – Drug Abuse Communities and More – Online via Website or IOS APP – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website
Jul 24 all-day
INSP - Inspire - Drug Abuse Communities and More - Online via Website or IOS APP - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekends @ Online via website

Inspire Support Communities

A place that’s safe for sharing and always free for members

We’ve carefully designed an environment where it’s okay to open up about personal experiences and share sensitive health information. Joining Inspire is — and always will be — free for members.

To Open an Inspire Account, Use this link:https://www.inspire.com/

Inspire: The Vital Health Community

Inspire is the vital community of more than two million patients and caregivers —a carefully designed environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe to open up about personal health experiences and share sensitive health information. These genuine connections instill hope and drive greater understanding. Patients and caregivers from around the world discover advice and information they can’t find elsewhere, and by understanding patients’ rich and varied health journeys on Inspire, researchers and health practitioners around the world are advancing treatments and making breakthrough discoveries.

 

FIND A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT

Click Here To See Our Support Communities

 

About the Inspire Community Platform

Create A personal Journal

Your journal belongs to you; you may choose to have your journal entries show up in some, all, or none of your communities. Journal entries are generally longer and can be on any topic.

Join Community Discussions

Discussions belong to the community and are generally shorter than journal entries and are meant to encourage conversations between members. For example, if you wanted to ask for other members’ experiences with a particular treatment, you would post a discussion in the appropriate community. If you wanted to talk about your day, something more personal or off-topic, you would post a journal entry.

Create and Manage A Friends List

Friends are other members whom you may grow to trust and want to share more information with, or with whom you want to exchange private messages. You will be able to post journal entries that only your “friends” can read, and you will be able to send messages to your friends through our site without giving out your email address.

Use Inspire A.I. for quick answers

Inspire AI is a new feature on inspire that uses artificial intelligence to provide quick responses to member questions. The responses are automatically generated. The tool leverages a large language model (LLM), similar to what is used for popular tools such as ChatGPT. When you post on Inspire, you can choose whether you want to receive a response from InspireAI in addition to receiving replies from Inspire members. InspireAI is currently available in select cancer communities.

ITT – In This Together – Addiction Recovery Support Group – Facebook Group – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
ITT - In This Together - Addiction Recovery Support Group - Facebook Group - 24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

In This Together

Addiction Recovery Support Group

Facebook Group 24/7

We are in this together… to help others not slip and fall back into that same pattern of insanity. We are here to help lift each other up, encourage one another, and just be there to lend an ear, and a helping hand. We are NOT here to judge! We are spreading awareness that we DO recover, one day at a time! Keep in mind, addiction comes in many forms, not just drugs or alcohol. I.e. food, sex, shopping, gambling etc. Feel free to post what ever you would like.
We are here to offer
VALUE
SUPPORT
MOTIVATION
RESOURCES
The ultimate goal is to replace the instant gratification of addiction with a fulfilling, meaningful life of abundance.
1. Be Kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
2. No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
3. No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
4. Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
JOIN WITH THE FACEBOOK GROUP LINK

 

LRSR – LifeRing Secular Recovery – 24 Hour Recovery Chat Room – 24/7 @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

24 Hour Recovery Chat Room

 LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of illicit or non-medically indicated drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people.

Many LifeRing members attend other kinds of meetings or recovery programs, and we honor those decisions. Our meetings, whether in person or online, consist of addicts using their Sober Self to connect with the Sober Self of other addicts. We share advice, understanding, and encouragement. We focus primarily on our current lives, not on the hurts and damages of the past. Two addicts, talking Sober-Self to Sober-Self, learn from each other, and gain strength from each other.

 

Chat Room

To enter the 24-hour Chat Room by clicking on the above or using this link: https://meet56243352.adobeconnect.com/r522ss7kd94t/.

A chat registration screen will first appear. Enter your personalized screenname to enter the room.  This chat room is sometimes not hosted so be cautious of whom you are talking to and never give out any personal information.

For Guidelines on chat room rules, download the LifeRing Document

For help, email onlinemeetings@lifering.org

LWWMI – Living Well With Mental Illness – Online Peer Support Community – 24/7 @ Discord
Jul 24 all-day

 

Online Peer Support Community

What is online peer support?

  • Community

    A safe and supportive online community for people living with mental illness and those who support them.

  • Chat

    Text based chat channels covering a wide range of topics.

  • Forum

    A general forum for posting questions and getting community feedback.

  • Social

    A drop in community for voice and video chat.

  • Online

    All hosted online through an easy to use private Discord server, available to access 24/7 anywhere in the world. (Learn about Discord below).

Join Today!

What is Discord?

Our peer support community is built on Discord.

Discord is an app that lets people build communities around text based chat, as well as connect with one another through voice and video group calls.

Discord is 100% free to use and the app is available for mobile (iOS and Android), desktop (PC and Mac), or you can even connect without any app just by accessing it through a web browser like Chrome.

Code of Conduct

Welcome to the Code of Conduct. Let’s get right to it!

  1. We use supportive, welcoming language.

    • We strive to use welcoming/caring language that is supportive, encouraging, respecting, accepting, understanding and/or validating. We do our best to avoid using critical, shaming, controlling, or patronizing language.

    • We will do our best to monitor and edit our own language. If a mod reaches out and asks us to edit it, we edit it.

  2. We respect differing perspectives of others, and make space for each other within the community.

    • We will make space for others to share their personal experiences. We do not attack, demean, dismiss, harass, or threaten each other. This includes: bullying, bigotry, hate speech, physical threats, personal attacks, doxing. We also will not tell anyone that their lived experience is wrong, or shame others for their choice in treatment.

    • We do not attack, demean, dismiss, harass, or threaten each other based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, neurodiversity, mental health, physical health, religion, or political alignment.

    • If something someone says appears to be breaking a community rule, acting with malice, or is otherwise problematic, we will not attack or criticize them, but instead will alert the Mod Team, who can assess and handle the situation. Before doing this, it can also be helpful to assume good intent, and ask for clarification in a respectful and non-judgemental way. The mods are available to lend a hand as well.

    • We will strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone to feel safe participating in.

  3. We call people what they ask to be called.

    • We call people by their stated names/pronouns/identities. If a dead name or incorrect pronoun is used (yours or someone else’s), we will respectfully ask the person to update their message to properly reflect the other’s name/pronouns/identities. If it is brought to your attention that you have made a mistake with someone else’s name/pronouns/identities, that’s okay, mistakes happen, but please kindly take the note and edit the message as soon as possible.

    • We do not correct others on their own usage of their names/pronouns/identities. For example if someone prefers to be called “schizophrenic” or “person living with schizophrenia”, that is up to each individual person. We respect each individual’s choice to determine how they would like to be referred to.

    • If we have any concerns about continued use of incorrect names/pronouns/identities, or feel that misuse is being done maliciously, we will let a mod know.

  4. We connect with each other from a trauma informed perspective.

    • We understand that everyone is coming to this community with different experiences and potential triggers. We will do our best to be mindful of this by using the “spoilers” function for any text that will likely be triggering or sensitive for others (write || on either side of the text to be hidden, or highlight the text to be hidden, right click and then click the eye symbol on the far right). Particularly triggering topics may be around suicide and addiction (no glorification allowed of either), as well as members difficult experiences with the mental health care system.

    • If you are feeling triggered, please step away from the conversation. If there is a channel or part of the server that is too triggering for you, please consider muting it or asking a moderator for help with finding accommodation.

  5. We provide our own experiences rather than provide direct advice.

    • When someone asks about medical treatments and therapies, we stick to speaking about our own experiences (keeping in mind that experiences may differ greatly between individual people). If we do provide more than our own experience, we share resources, strategies, and ideas without giving direct advice. If we do accidentally give direct advice (medical or generalized) and we’re asked to remove it, we remove it.

    • It is important to remember that discussion about treatments and therapies on this server does not replace talking with your doctor. Please discuss any issues or concerns with your doctor as well before making any changes to your or your loved one’s care.

  6. We let the Mods do the moderating. We respect moderator decisions and their time.

    • If you notice someone isn’t following a rule, please refrain from correcting community members, and instead, please briefly share your concerns with a moderator.

    • Refrain from arguing with the moderators and/or engaging the moderators in lengthy discussions.

    • If you have a concern or disagree with something the moderators have done, please respectfully reach out to Rob by DM. We are happy to discuss a situation and listen to concerns. (We may not always be able to go into detail, but will do our best to provide an adequate answer for our decision.)

MARFS – Meth Addiction Recovery and Family Support – Facebook Group – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
MARFS - Meth Addiction Recovery and Family Support - Facebook Group - 24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meth Addiction and Family Support

Facebook Group 24/7

This group is to help people in recovery from meth and to give their families the support they need to understand addiction.
JOIN WITH THE FACEBOOK GROUP LINK
1. Be kind and courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
2. No hate speech or bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
3. No promotions or spam
Give more than you take in this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
4. Respect everyone’s privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
5. Anonymity is highly important.
Please do not share other member’s personal stories.
6. DO NOT TRIGGER PEOPLE!
No pictures or glamorizing of meth use. We are not here to teach you how to use safely. We are here to help you learn how to recover!
7. Do not know others beliefs
You believe in God, good! You don’t believe in God, good. You believe in step recovery, good! You believe there are other ways, good! I will not tell you what to believe!!
MSC – My Sisters Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group
Jul 24 all-day
MSC - My Sisters Circle - Women's Mental Health Support Group 24/7 @ Online via facebook group

 

 

 

My Sister’s Circle – Women’s Mental Health Support Group

A positive support group for women with mental health and/or substance use issues. We are coming together to share our lives, positivity, and experiences to feel less alone during our own personal journey. This will be a creative group that is open to many facets of expression!

To Join The Group and Attend Use the link below

https://www.facebook.com/groups/215292063128837

Be Kind and Courteous

We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Respect Everyones’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
No Promotions, Solicitations, or Spamming
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. The exchange of money between members is prohibited.
No Promotion of Domestic Violence or child Abuse
Do not post anything that condones domestic violence or child abuse. We encourage anyone who is or has a child that is being abused to seek help immediately.
No Reporting!
If you report a post, I found out it flags Facebook and the group can get deleted for violations. So, please either message an ADMIN/MOD or comment “admin” in the post. Thanks!
No Religious Posting
Please do not share religious postings in this group. We have many different backgrounds, from all around the world, and we want to make this group inclusive to all.

 

NJARISG – No Judgement Addiction & Recovery Information and Support Group – Facebook Group – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
NJARISG - No Judgement Addiction & Recovery Information and Support Group - Facebook Group - 24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJARISG – No Judgement Addiction & Recovery Information and Support Group

Facebook Group 24/7

The intentions and basis of this group are/is to be a safe, supportive, informative, judgment free (and FUN!) place to talk about addiction and recovery, and the multiple forms of treatment that are available. And to support, encourage, and educate one another. If you’re a person in treatment/recovery, are supporting someone else who is in active addiction or going through the treatment/recovery process, or you just want to learn more about addiction, recovery, and/or the various treatment options, then you’ve come to the right place! We’re here for you! This group was created, and is managed by a Certified Recovery Coach, who is also in recovery. I’ve tried and traveled various paths to get where I am today in my recovery, including: total abstinence, NA/AA, 12 step programs, Medication assisted treatment, (suboxone AND Methadone), Smart recovery, individual and group therapy, Celebrate Recovery/faith based programs, etc. The philosophy of this group is that no ONE way is “the right way,” when it comes to treatment, and recovery from addiction. And that what works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for the whole.
JOIN WITH THE FACEBOOK GROUP LINK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/337439800056473/
NK – Neurokindred – Peer Support Group – RSVP @ Online Register for Details
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

Peer Support Group

Welcome to Neurokindred’s Online Autistic-led peer support groups.

As Autistic adults, we have often navigated a world feeling isolated and disconnected, our unique experiences not fully understood by those around us. This has been especially true in our interactions with others, including health professionals, where there’s been a notable lack of attunements.

Yet, there’s a hopeful aspect to this shared journey:
the powerful connection that comes from mutual understanding within the Autistic community. This sense of unity fosters belonging, acceptance, and validation.

Peer support groups are a testament to the strength found in shared experiences. Centering lived experience as the dominant narrative has empowering effects.

Research is finally tuning into what many disability, recovery and minority groups have been building for years-the power of shared experience and community. Crane et al. (2020) conducted a qualitative evaluation of an Autistic-led peer group program for late-identified Autistic adults.

 

Over 10 weekly sessions, participants engaged in group discussions on a range of topics, from the implications of late diagnosis, disclosure in different contexts, cross-cultural communication difficulties, emotion regulation, sensory experiences, executive function differences, cognitive flexibility, the intersection of Autism and mental health and self-advocacy.

Interviews with 16 Autistic adults revealed three powerful themes:

  • An Autistic facilitator provided a positive role model for embracing a positive Autistic identity, fostered relational safety and facilitated more open dialogue.
  • The joint sense of community and connection was powerfully affirming.
  • The most significant outcome, that is conducive to well-being, was a shift in perspective towards a positive, strengths-focused Autistic identity.

Our online peer support groups aim to replicate this environment. Led by an Autistic group facilitator, our groups provide a safe haven for exploring and embracing Autistic identity, offering post-identification support, and fostering a recovery-focused approach that celebrates the strengths of being Autistic. We understand that the journey to self-acceptance and community building is unique for each individual, and our groups are tailored to nurture this process.

Join us to experience this accessible service that goes beyond traditional support, one that is rooted in the power of shared experiences and community, designed to enhance well-being and foster a positive Autistic identity. Here, you’re not just joining a group; you’re becoming part of a community that understands, accepts, and celebrates the Autistic way of being.

INTERESTED?  FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REGISTER

O&SPDX – Out & Sober Portland – Support Group – 24/7 @ Online Vis Facebook Live
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

OUT & SOBER – PDX

Portland gay and sober is a community of people interested in supporting and helping members live their lives healthy and sober. We embrace LGBTQ members and allies and seek to maintain a safe space for members to exchange messages, encouragement, to share their own journeys, and to recommend events and hangouts conducive to sober living in the Portland metropolitan area.
Please avoid hate speech, language encouraging substance use and/or abuse, and unrelated solicitation or repetitive solicitation. Disrespect will not be tolerated.
Much love, and best wishes on your journey.

 

To Join Via Facebook Live Follow the Link Below And Click on the Join Group Button

https://www.facebook.com/groups/297854944345915

 

PSS – Peer Support Space – Peer Support Space Online Group – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

Click Here To Join This Group

 

Peer Support Space Online Group is a safe space for anyone to share anything in a NONJUDGMENTAL and SUPPORTIVE environment. We believe that you never know what anyone is going through, that it is okay to not be okay, and that when we share our stories we become empowered and remind others that they are not alone.
All topics are welcome here (ex: mental illness, trauma, sexual abuse, addiction, suicidality etc.). Here we feel safe to express ourselves without fear of being judged. Here we listen to and support one another.
You are loved. You matter. You are not alone.
Rules:*
1. We respect and validate all sexual orientations, genders, ages, and disabilities as well as those of diverse neurological, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
2. We are welcoming and introduce ourselves to new members.
3. Sexual harassment or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If asked to stop, stop. If you feel you are being harassed, in any way, by any member please message an admin.
4. While sharing what has helped YOU is encouraged, we believe that there are many routes to recovery and individuals should be the “drivers” of their recovery journey including treatment choices.
5. You are allowed to share something and ask to not be given advice.
*This is a growing group, rules are subject to change.*
***Please note, that although we honor confidentiality this space this is the internet and as such we cannot guarantee privacy – please share using your own discretion.***

 

QWAS – Quit Weed And Succeed – Marijuana Addiction Recovery and Support Group – Facebook Group – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
QWAS - Quit Weed And Succeed - Marijuana Addiction Recovery and Support Group - Facebook Group -  24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quit Weed And Succeed

Marijuana Addiction Recovery and Support Group

Facebook Group 24/7

 
JOIN WITH THE FACEBOOK GROUP LINK
1. Be kind and courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
2. No hate speech or bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
3. Group dedicated to quitting marijuana
Please do not discuss tolerance breaks, moderation or plans to return to smoking.
4. Avoid posting anti-cannibis sentiments
5. keep your experience about cannabis
Share your experience about cannabis, not other drugs. This group is focused on recovery from cannabis only.
6. Avoid share alternative remedies
Please refrain from discussing alternative remedies, CBD, micro-dosing mushrooms, ketamine treatment, supplements or any other medication.
7. Respect everyone’s privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
8. No promotions or spam
Give more to this group than you take. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed. If you post a promotional link within one week of joining, you will be banned
9. Announcement Posts
By becoming a member of the group, you agree to be occasionally tagged using @everyone on posts
RDB – raices de bienestar – Sudicide Prevention and Intervention for Latine Communities – Online Self Study @ online register for details
Jul 24 all-day

 

Raíces is thrilled to announce the launch of our on-demand Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Latine Communities training! Led by our dedicated experts, Dra. Ruth Zúñiga and Dra. Daisy Bueno.


To register please visit: https://raicesdebienestar.ce21.com/

For more information about this training please contact Ruby Cabrera at ruby@raicesdebienesetar.com

RSAF – Recovery and Support for Addicts and Families – 24/7 @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
RSAF - Recovery and Support for Addicts and Families - 24/7 @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recovery and Support for Addicts and Families

Facebook Group 24/7

Support for individuals and families with drug and alcohol misuse problems. Following our own problems and experiences, our facebook page was set up. We support and help individuals and families overcome addiction and take up life’s challenges and live a drug and alcohol free life
JOIN WITH THE FACEBOOK GROUP LINK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/641945779290994
SAHC – Sober and Happy Community – Online Support Group for Addiction and Alcoholism Recovery – 24/7 @ Join for Details
Jul 24 all-day
SAHC - Sober and Happy Community - Online Support Group for Addiction and Alcoholism Recovery - 24/7 @ Join for Details
Sober and Happy Community – Support Group for Addiction and Alcoholism Recovery
This is a group for people looking for support and community outside the traditional 12-Step recovery model. We support all people’s recovery journeys and are wanting to help people discover their own path to addiction recovery.
To join this group, use the Join Group button on the facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/soberandhappy
Group rules from the admin

 

Respect everyone’s privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. This is especially true with the sensitive nature of addiction and recovery. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Be kind and courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
No hate speech or bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
No promotions or spam
Give more than you take in this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
We are Not A 12-Step Group
This group was specifically created to provide a community for people looking for recovery beyond 12-Step programs. Although all is welcome in this group, 12-Step specific advice like “call your sponsor”, “go to a meeting”, or any suggestions to doing step work is not in the spirit of this group. If that is your preferred method of recovery, we support that, and encourage you to use one of the many other recovery groups that support that.
SARP – Secular Addiction Recovery Pathways – Recovery Support Group – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
SARP - Secular Addiction Recovery Pathways - Recovery Support Group - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group

 

Secular Addiction Recovery Pathways

As an Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist, Free Thinker, the familiar theistic approach to your addiction recovery can be a bit daunting.
If you participate in secular groups such as SMART, Recovery Dharma, Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous, Harm Reduction, SOS, Life Ring, Secular AA/NA etc you’re more than welcome to share your experience, strength, and hope with them.
Feel free to start a discussion by posting relevant articles, personal insights, links to books, or whatever may be on your mind today…

Rules? Only one: Treat others as you’d like to be treated… Okay fine, not just one; no spamming, flooding etc etc. Y’know, the usual social media stuff…

Group rules from the admin

1. Be Kind and Courteous
We’re all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let’s treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
2. No Promotions or Spam
Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren’t allowed.
3. No Hate Speech or Bullying
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
4. Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
5. No “13th – stepping”
Please do not use this opportunity as a way to solicit others for relationships or sexual reasons.
6. Do not bash any belief system or recovery program
We are not here to disparage anyone’s beliefs or method of recovery. We are here to support each other in sobriety, without a supernatural “god”.
SFMAA – Support for family members of Addicts/Alcoholics – 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group
Jul 24 all-day
SFMAA - Support for family members of Addicts/Alcoholics - 24/7 Weekdays & Weekends @ Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

Support for Family Members of Addicts/Alcoholics

24/7 Weekdays & Weekends

This group is about supporting one another through this very difficult journey of having a family member in the grips of addiction. I know first hand how it feels and how it seems you are the only one dealing with it. I also know how it feels to not be able to talk to anyone about it because of the stigma that is attached to addiction and feeling the judgement from others. This is a safe place to talk about it and know others understand.

We can share our thoughts, resources we have found, and even cry together and share our triumphs along the way. I want to offer hope where it seems there is no hope. Just remember, you are never alone!

Use this Link To Join This Facebook Group