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

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If you have an event to add, email us: webmail@peergalaxy.com

How Events are Sorted:

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

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

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

Aug
2
Mon
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 2 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 2 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

* MHAAO Careers

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

* FOLKTIME Career Page

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

* Telecare CATC Overview

* Telecare CATC Careers

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

* Lines for Life – Follow-Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

* Lines for Life – Other Positions

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

* MHACCBO Job Board 

State of Oregon

* State of Oregon – Jobs Page

Partners in Diversity

* Jobs Board

Indeed.com

* Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

* Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

* MAC’S List

 

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Aug 2 all-day

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

Aug
3
Tue
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 3 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 3 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

* MHAAO Careers

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

* FOLKTIME Career Page

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

* Telecare CATC Overview

* Telecare CATC Careers

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

* Lines for Life – Follow-Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

* Lines for Life – Other Positions

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

* MHACCBO Job Board 

State of Oregon

* State of Oregon – Jobs Page

Partners in Diversity

* Jobs Board

Indeed.com

* Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

* Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

* MAC’S List

 

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Aug 3 all-day

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

Aug
4
Wed
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 4 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
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RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

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5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 4 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

* MHAAO Careers

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

* FOLKTIME Career Page

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

* Telecare CATC Overview

* Telecare CATC Careers

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

* Lines for Life – Follow-Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

* Lines for Life – Other Positions

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

* MHACCBO Job Board 

State of Oregon

* State of Oregon – Jobs Page

Partners in Diversity

* Jobs Board

Indeed.com

* Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

* Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

* MAC’S List

 

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Aug 4 all-day

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

SR – SMART Recovery Virtual Meeting with Brad – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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SMART Recovery with Brad (formerly at Willamette Falls Hospital)

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30pm PST

Join us online via Zoom at:

https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/207780647

SMART Recovery Website

https://www.smartrecovery.org/

SMART Recovery (find a local group):

https://www.smartrecoverytest.org/local/

SMART Recovery (find an online group)

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php

SMART Recovery Toolbox

https://www.smartrecovery.org/smart-recovery-toolbox/

The SMART Recovery Toolbox provides a variety of methods, worksheets, and exercises to help you self-manage your addiction recovery and your life. This collection of sensible tools is based on developing cognitive thinking skills to support you through addiction recovery.

Excerpt(s):

Mission:

To empower people to achieve independence from addiction problems with our science-based 4-Point Program®

About SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, not-for-profit organization for individuals with addictive problems. Our self-empowering, free mutual support meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery does not use labels like “addict” or “alcoholic.” We teach scientifically validated methods designed to empower you to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle. After you have become familiar with SMART and are free of any addictive behavior, we encourage you to become a volunteer, so that we can keep expanding the number of meetings we offer.

Addictive behaviors can serve a purpose — to cope with life’s problems and emotional upsets. There can be drawbacks, however: while addictive behaviors may be effective coping methods in the short term, but they may cause harmful problems in the long term.

In SMART we focus on learning coping skills that work well short- and long-term. We base our ideas on what addiction science has shown to be effective. We have adapted these ideas into SMART’s tools for change. We are not much concerned with the past, except to learn from it. We focus on present-day events and the causes of self-destructive behaviors. We concentrate on what to do about them to achieve a positive lifestyle change, especially in the areas of our lives that are related to harmful addictive behavior.

Key Areas of Awareness and Change

SMART Recovery’s approach to behavioral change is built around our 4-Point Program®: (1) Building and maintaining the motivation to change. (2) Coping with urges to use. (3) Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in an effective way without addictive behaviors. (4) Living a balanced, positive, and healthy life.

Motives and Goals

Motivation is a key element in nearly all you do. Consider that all human beings share several primary goals: survival, the avoidance of pain, happiness. Any addictive behaviors you engage in are to pursue these primary goals. We can help you see that you may be meeting these goals short-term but impairing your ability to meet them in the long-term.

Beliefs

What you believe about addiction is important, and there are many beliefs to choose from. You may believe, for example, that you’re powerless, or that after the first drink you lose all control and can’t stop. These beliefs may actually be damaging to you. Similar examples include, “I’ve tried and failed, so I can’t do it. I need alcohol to cope.” Or, “Because I’ve tried to quit and failed, I’m no good.” Those beliefs, and many like them, can’t be justified because the evidence just doesn’t support them. We will help you identify, examine, and modify your beliefs about yourself, your problems, and how to change.

Emotions

People often engage in addictive behavior to cope with emotional problems, including anger, guilt, anxiety, and low self-esteem. SMART Recovery teaches you how to diminish your emotional disturbances and increase self-acceptance. Then you can have greater motivation and the ability to change and to live more happily.

Behaviors

Changes in thinking and emotions alone are not enough. Commitment and follow-through are essential. We encourage participants to become involved in enjoyable activities that replace their problematic addictive behaviors.

How SMART Provides Help

Our meeting format is straightforward and organized. Our facilitators are trained to follow the SMART Recovery program and principles to help participants change their behavior. Some of them have had addictive problems, and some haven’t. That doesn’t seem to make any difference. Remember, SMART Recovery is a mental health and educational program, focused on changing human behavior. SMART Recovery meetings are serious but often fun. We don’t dredge up the past, about which we can do nothing. We can do something about the present and the future. Our meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART’s tools for change so that you can go on to lead a more productive and connected life. Near the end of the meeting, the “hat” is passed for donations, which are encouraged but not required.

Oregon Recovers partnered with Recover Together With Google to provide Oregonians with the latest state and local recovery resources and COVID-19 information so that our community can come out of this crisis stronger than ever.

Resources are searchable by region:

Portland Metro, Lane County, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rural/Coastal Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Statewide, National.

Resources are searchable by culture:

African American, LGBTQIA+, Asian / Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American and more

Oregon Recovery Network Website:

https://oregonrecoverynetwork.org/support/

Aug
5
Thu
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 5 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
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RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

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5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 5 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

* MHAAO Careers

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

* FOLKTIME Career Page

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

* Telecare CATC Overview

* Telecare CATC Careers

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

* Lines for Life – Follow-Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

* Lines for Life – Other Positions

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

* MHACCBO Job Board 

State of Oregon

* State of Oregon – Jobs Page

Partners in Diversity

* Jobs Board

Indeed.com

* Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

* Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

* MAC’S List

 

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Aug 5 all-day

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

Aug
6
Fri
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 6 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 6 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

* MHAAO Careers

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

* FOLKTIME Career Page

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

* Telecare CATC Overview

* Telecare CATC Careers

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

* Lines for Life – Follow-Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

* Lines for Life – Other Positions

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

* MHACCBO Job Board 

State of Oregon

* State of Oregon – Jobs Page

Partners in Diversity

* Jobs Board

Indeed.com

* Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

* Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

* MAC’S List

 

AM – All Month – OAPS – Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide – Oregon LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Resource List
Aug 6 all-day

 

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

 

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

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

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

 

 

Aug
7
Sat
02 – Urgent Info – Wildfires, Air Quality, and Other Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery – Info and Resources (Radio Stations, Maps, Assistance and more)
Aug 7 all-day

 

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

 

CALL 911 for emergency assistance. 
CALL 211 for information.
DISCLAIMER: Information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever.  Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.  
 
WARNING: Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

 

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Definition / Terms:
RED FLAG WARNING
an alert that critical fire weather conditions are happening NOW or will VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH
an alert of critical fire weather conditions may be POSSIBLE
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.
test graphic
Source:
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

Wildfire and Disaster – Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Information and Resources

STATE OF OREGON
              OEM color logo
STATE OF OREGON – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
by the OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association) 
 
          Oregon Wildfires screenshot
STATE OF OREGON – WILDFIRES SITE

 

Oregon Public Health logo

 

STATE OF OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – CURRENT HAZARDS (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

OREGON – PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION – EXTREME HEAT (Public Health / Preparedness)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

ready.gov logo
READY.GOV
Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family

 

FEMA logo
FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Administration
FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
  FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)

 

Disaster Assistance . gov logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
** IMMEDIATE NEEDS such as SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL and more **
When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
EVACUATE OR STAY PUT ?
FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline text

SAMHSA – DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE (Multi-lingual) 
CALL TOLL FREE 800 985 5990 or
TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing
emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.gov says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
PUBLIC ALERTS
Signup to Get Alerts
METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
Multnomah County
Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
Washington County
Register for the Washington County Alert System
Tigard residents can register for City Alert
FLASH ALERT for OREGON COUNTIES and REGIONS
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
FLASH ALERT
a national messaging system with news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

FIRE MAPS by USDA USFS & NASA
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service & National Aeronautical Space Administration)
text graphic

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
Agency Logo
FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER  – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life!  Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country.
Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you. 
logo
RED CROSS SITES/ REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
AIR QUALITY
AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.  When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health.  For more information, check out the links below:
AIRNOW.GOV
AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP

 

TIPS for CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency
         PROBLEM:
         Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.
         POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
         There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.
         Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
         and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:
        1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
        2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
        3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser
       Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/
GIS / Geographic Information System
GIS Server List
Links to geographic information such as cooling centers

 

Facebook Group Pages

Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by wildfires, fire, smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. 

If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Wildfires Evacuations and Information

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

 

photo

5. Bootleg Fire 2021 – Official Government Page

https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo

 

Oregon Bruler Fire 2021

6. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

 

WARMLINES / HELPLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES

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

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website

https://wildfire.oregon.gov

 

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance  

https://www.disasterassistance.gov

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

4. FEMA Press Release:

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

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

 

5. American Red Cross Shelters

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

 

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

For verified disaster relief organizations

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

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

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

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

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

 

9. Free Crisis Counseling

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

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

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

 

11. Bootleg Fire Relief Resources by Klamath Presbyterian

https://www.klamathfpc.com/2021/bootleg-fire-relief-resources/

 

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

03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Aug 7 all-day