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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 99,000+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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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: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

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

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

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0 – Helpline – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual) or 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 30 all-day
0 - Helpline - SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline @ 1-800-985-5990 (Multilingual) or 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends

Excerpt(s) from link:

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

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. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Counseling Services

The Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Since its launch in February 2012, the Disaster Distress Helpline has provided counseling and support in response to disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Ebola outbreak.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:

  • Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
  • Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
  • Tips for healthy coping
  • Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support

When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. The counselor may ask you for some basic information at the end of the call, but these questions are optional and are intended to help SAMHSA keep track of the types of calls it receives.

Who Should Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline?

This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as:

The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

The impact of crises may affect people in different ways. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress related to natural and human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is open to everyone. This includes survivors of disasters; loved ones of victims; first responders; rescue, recovery, and relief workers; clergy; and parents and caregivers. You may call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Call or Text

From the United States and its territories, call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support.

Callers to the hotline can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in your primary language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor and she/he will connect to a live interpreter (interpretation in less commonly-spoken languages may require calling back at an appointed time). Learn more and download information about the Disaster Distress Helpline in 30 of the most commonly-spoken languages in the U.S.

To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor 24/7 via SMS, from the 50 states text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746. Spanish-speakers from Puerto Rico can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663.

Texting is subscription-based and only involves a few steps:

  1. Enroll in the service by texting TalkWithUs or Hablanos exactly as written. It’s important to do this before sending your first text message because otherwise the enrollment may fail, and you will not be able to speak with a counselor, or you may accidentally subscribe to another service.
  2. Look for confirmation that your subscription was successful. You will receive a Success! message if it was.
  3. To unsubscribe, text Stop or Unsubscribe to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico) at any time. For help, text Help to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico).

Standard text and data message rates will apply when texting from mobile phones. International text and data rates may apply from within U.S. territories and free association nations. SAMHSA will not sell your phone numbers to other parties.

The Disaster Distress Helpline’s TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred Relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Other Inquiries

If you’re not in immediate need of crisis counseling support and would like to contact us for other reasons, send an email. Contact us for:

  • Technical problems. If you encountered a technical problem while trying to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline, please include your name and preferred contact information in your email if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Provider inquiries. Providers with specific inquiries about technical assistance and support, requests for materials, and exploring collaborations are encouraged to send an email.
  • Feedback. To provide feedback about your experience reaching out to the Disaster Distress Helpline, send an email describing your experience and SAMHSA will look into the matter. Please include your name and preferred contact information if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Social media inquiries. Email us with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline’s use of social media.
  • All media inquiries. Members of the media with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline are encouraged to call the SAMHSA Media Services Team at 1-240-276-2130.

Our staff appreciate hearing from people about their experiences. SAMHSA takes feedback about our services, whether it is positive or negative, very seriously.

SAMHSA also encourages public promotion of the Disaster Distress Helpline. Anyone can use the Disaster Distress Helpline logo and telephone number on their website and link to the Disaster Distress Helpline’s materials and social media properties.

Call 211 for information about disaster-related evacuations, shelters, food and clothing distribution, volunteer opportunities, and other resources and referrals. Or visit the national 211 Call Center Search website to find the 211 information and referral center nearest you.

Last Updated: 11/11/2019

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Spanish

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Spanish Speakers

Twitter Tweets:

Facebook

Follow the Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook.

0 – Helpline – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Videophone @ 1-800-985-5990 and ASL NOW APP link for American Sign Language (ASL) Users – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 30 all-day
Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users
Call or Text 800-985-5990 or Visit ASL NOW link below
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users.

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a 24/7, year-round, confidential, multi-lingual crisis counseling and emotional support resource for survivors, responders, and anyone in the U.S./territories struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls and texts to 1-800-985-5990 are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the country. https://www.samhsa.gov/ddh

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Videos:

 

Video: Why a DDH VP for ASL users? (1 minute, 30 seconds)

While most people impacted by disaster will be able to bounce back fairly quickly with help from their support networks, others may experience significant emotional distress or other mental health concerns that can impede recovery. Deaf and hard of hearing people may be especially at risk for disaster-related distress. Barriers to accessibility for mental healthcare, emergency preparedness, and disaster relief services are just a few distress risk factors that Deaf/HoH people face throughout the disaster cycle.

In addition, the vast majority of crisis hotlines are set up to accommodate hearing, not Deaf/HoH, callers. While video Relay connections can offer 3rd-party interpretation between ASL users and hearing counselors, the responding counselor still may not fully understand the needs or be able to communicate effectively via the interpreter, especially if the caller is in crisis. While crisis chat and text services can seem like a sufficient alternative to hearing hotlines, Deaf people might understandably assume that responding chat/text counselors may not understand their needs as Deaf individuals, and therefore may be resistant in accessing these options.

 

Video: Who can access the DDH VP? (1 minute)

The DDH VP is intended for American Sign Language users, regardless of fluency level or whether they are fully Deaf or hard of hearing. The common denominator is that ASL is the language being used between the caller & counselor. Callers who cannot communicate at all in ASL should not use the DDH VP. These callers should call or text the DDH 1-800-985-5990 via their standard phone device.

Video: Who answers DDH VP calls? (1 minute)

The national Disaster Distress Helpline is a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the United States. DeafLEAD is the not-for-profit crisis center that staffs and responds to DDH VP calls, 24/7/365. DeafLEAD’s mission is to “provide individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing with comprehensive, unified and continuous support by enhancing socio-emotional development, effective communication and leadership through education.” Learn more about DeafLEAD

 

Video: Why a DDH VP for ASL users? (1 minute, 30 seconds)

While most people impacted by disaster will be able to bounce back fairly quickly with help from their support networks, others may experience significant emotional distress or other mental health concerns that can impede recovery. Deaf and hard of hearing people may be especially at risk for disaster-related distress. Barriers to accessibility for mental healthcare, emergency preparedness, and disaster relief services are just a few distress risk factors that Deaf/HoH people face throughout the disaster cycle.

In addition, the vast majority of crisis hotlines are set up to accommodate hearing, not Deaf/HoH, callers. While video Relay connections can offer 3rd-party interpretation between ASL users and hearing counselors, the responding counselor still may not fully understand the needs or be able to communicate effectively via the interpreter, especially if the caller is in crisis. While crisis chat and text services can seem like a sufficient alternative to hearing hotlines, Deaf people might understandably assume that responding chat/text counselors may not understand their needs as Deaf individuals, and therefore may be resistant in accessing these options.

Video: Who can access the DDH VP? (1 minute)

The DDH VP is intended for American Sign Language users, regardless of fluency level or whether they are fully Deaf or hard of hearing. The common denominator is that ASL is the language being used between the caller & counselor. Callers who cannot communicate at all in ASL should not use the DDH VP. These callers should call or text the DDH 1-800-985-5990 via their standard phone device.

Video: What happens if no one answers? (1 minute)

Sometimes callers to the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone (“DDH VP”) may not get through on the first try because of high call volume, or might get disconnected because of poor WiFi or cellphone service, etc. If you experience any technical difficulties when connecting to the DDH VP, first try calling or connecting again. Sometimes it may take 1 or 2 attempts to get through. If you’re attempting to connect through the “ASL Now Link” at the DDH website, and you are not able to get through, you can try connecting from a different browser for the 2nd attempt (for example, if the first time you tried was through Google Chrome, for the 2nd attempt, try Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox). If for whatever reason you’re still not able to get through and you’re wanting to connect with the DDH as quickly as possible, you can also try texting to 1-800-985-5990; your text will likely be answered by a hearing DDH crisis worker, and they are still trained to support anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns.

 

Video: Who funds and operates the DDH? (1 minute)

The DDH is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA; a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and is administered by the nonprofit Vibrant Emotional Health; Vibrant also administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) for SAMHSA, of which the DDH is a sub-network. Learn more about SAMHSA and Vibrant

0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ 1-321-800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 30 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ 1-321-800-3323 (DEAF) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends

Deaf & HoH Accessible Crisis Line

Video Phone with ASL

Available 24/7/365

Call VP (321) 800-3323

Crisis Resources and Deaf-Accessible Hotlines

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers several resources and strategies to locate deaf-accessible crisis services, community resources and hotlines:

Link: https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html

 

You matter.  You are not alone.  Meaningful social connections can make a huge difference.  You deserve support.

If you know or find additional resources, please share.  If you have feedback, please share.

Email us at: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

“when the world comes crashing at
your feet
it’s okay to let others
help pick up the pieces
if we’re present to take part in your
happiness
when your circumstances are great
we are more than capable
of sharing your pain”

― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

00 – Hotline – NSPL – National 988 Lifeline – Call or Text @ 988 – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 30 all-day

 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

People can dial, call, text or chat 988, a the three-digit number, available 24/7, to directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. 988 connects callers to the existing Oregon partners of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. 988 call-centers in Oregon are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

NOTE:

PeerGalaxy has a 988 Card and web page with additional resources.

For details, visit this link: https://www.peergalaxy.com/988card/

01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 30 all-day

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

crisis text line banner

01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Jan 30 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BEAM – Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective – Girl Did You Know? – Mental Health Support Services You Can Reach Out To!
Jan 30 all-day
AM – All Month – Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Veterans and Military Families Resources and Information
Jan 30 all-day

CRISIS LINES AND WARMLINES

 

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1

Women Veterans Hotline: 855-829-663

Vet Center Call Center: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274

Lines for Life Military Help Line:  Call 1-888-457-4838

Senior Loneliness Line:  Call 503-200-1633

The Trevor Project:  866-488-7386

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Veteran Resource Navigator

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world. But it has not changed Oregon’s commitment to those who served and fought for us.

This comprehensive online resource guide is meant to assist veterans from all walks of life in finding the benefits that are most useful to their unique circumstances at this time.

These benefits and resources are yours, earned through your faithful and honorable service to our nation; they are also an investment in the state of Oregon, because your success is our success.

Oregon veterans are a diverse community, but we are united in our shared service, and this has never been truer than it is today. We are all in this together, and we are not defeated. We will stand again, united.


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


Resources by Topic Area

COVID Economic Resources

Economic

Emergency aid, employment, disability, taxes, scams, veteran-owned businesses

COVID Housing and Food Resources

Housing and Food

Housing security and support, homelessness resources, food

COVID Education Resources

Education

Federal VA resources, Voc Rehab re-entry, GI Bill updates, apprenticeships info

COVID Resources

Other Resources

Resources for families, aging veterans, and Oregon OEM COVID-19 resources

COVID Health and Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness

Healthcare, mental health, medical transportation, crisis hotlines

COVID Agency Resources

Agency Resources

Changes and updates about ODVA’s programs and resources

 

LOCATE VETERANS SERVICES IN OREGON

 

Veteran Services by County

Click on the  map below to access resources in your county.

 

VETERANS SERVICES IN OREGON BY CATEGORY

Click on the Image Below to find services by category

 

COVID-19 ALERT – Due to COVID-19, many County Offices are limiting in-person services and are providing services by phone.

Please call your County Veteran Service Office before going in to confirm how they can best serve you during this time.

 

If you are a veteran or family member with specific questions not addressed here, or if you need other direct assistance,

please contact an ODVA Resource Navigator by calling (503) 373-2085 or toll-free at 1-800-692-9666.

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy, so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Download your VA Welcome Kit

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. You can print out copies for yourself and others:

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For family members

 

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

DD214 & Military Records Request:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Veteran Resource Navigator site by ODVA:

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

(Oregon)Military Help Line:  

Call 888-457-4838

VA Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255:

Press 1.VA Confidential crisis chat at net or text to 838255 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Defining Discharge Status:

https://militarybenefits.info/character-of-discharge/#:~:text=There%20are%206%20types%20of,DD%20214%20must%20have%20a

How to apply for a discharge status upgrade:

https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/

Oregon Supportive Services for Vets & Families (Housing):

https://caporegon.org/what-we-do/ssvf/

Clackamas County VSO’s (Veteran Service Officers):

https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/veterans.html

Portland VA Clinic that can help with homelessness & medical care:

https://www.portland.va.gov/locations/crrc.asp

 

National Resource Directory (NRD)

https://nrd.gov/

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this site section of the NRD. Please see below for some of our major categories.

 

The National Recovery Directory is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. Information contained within the NRD is from federal, state, and local government agencies; Veteran and military service organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

GLOSSARIES

Find definitions to commonly used terms in VA, DoD, DOL, and other federal government agencies.

NRD FACT SHEET

Get to know your NRD: why it was created, who operates it, and all the resources meant for you.

KEY CONTACTS

Find contacts in the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs and Military Services.

 

 

 

 

Tue, January 25, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

ONLINE EVENT

Semper Fi & America’s Fund offers a Caregiver Support Program encompassing a variety of activities, education, support tools and resource connections designed to assist the spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members, or close friends who drop everything to care for a catastrophically wounded, critically ill or injured service member. The Caregiver Support Program provides different types of events to suit the busy schedules of our caregivers.

Join MVCN with special guest Karen Hetherington, Director of Case Management for the Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a non-profit that assists catastrophically wounded, ill and injured service members. Ms. Hetherington will share about Semper Fi & America’s Fund’s programs and answer questions.

Come learn how Semper Fi & America’s Fund can help you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

**Please SAVE your confirmation email as it contains information to join the Zoom group.** Check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite.Find other peer support opportunities on our Caregiver Calendar on the MVCN website. https://www.redcross.org/caregiversVisit the safe and secure, caregiver-only Online Community available 24/7 for support. https://mvcn.force.com/login.

 

 

 

 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

 

 

“You protected us, now we support you!”

https://ddainc.org/dda-veterans-page/

DDA was founded by a highly decorated veteran, Corbett Monica. After serving in the Vietnam War, like other veterans, returning to home only find anguish, trauma, and remorse. After suffering from severe PTSD, OCD, survivors guilt, and addictions, Corbett found a way to transcend from destructive means with the inception of Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) providing hope and recovery through our peer support which is now his legacy.

Culturally responsive DDA’s Veterans meetings are intended to provide a safe venue to be open about depression, post-traumatic stress, alcohol and drug use, abuse, and addiction as well as serve as a resource for navigation of the telehealth system, It will encourage healthy solutions for adapting to the changing times. Specifically. the project will Improve access for Veterans and military service members to dual diagnosis services through the creation of on-line recovery support groups and on-line DDA meetings.

This project will serve Veterans throughout the state and is beginning outreach through Veterans publications, local newspapers, the VA, Veterans websites, list services, and anything else that will help identify Oregonians who can use the services.

 

More Ways to Connect

Join our Private Online Group

DDA Veterans Resource Group and Chatroom: www.facebook.com/groups/345810496697764

In Person Meetings

 

Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm

1520 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459

Online Meetings

 

Tuesdays 12pm-1pm Pacific Time Zone

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84398341923 Meeting ID: 843 9834 1923

By Phone

Give our Central Office a call at (503)-222-6484

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LINKS

VA National Center on PTSD

                PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

                Educational Materials

                Mobile Apps

                Whiteboard Videos

                Consultation Program

 

VA Healthcare – Community Care network

Minority Veterans of America

https://www.minorityvets.org/

 

Vet Centers:

Central Oregon Vet Center

Eugene Vet Center

Grants Pass Vet Center

Portland Vet Center

Salem Vet Center

 

Community Based Outpatient Clinics:

Bend CBOC

Morrow County VA Telehealth Clinic (Boardman OR)

Brookings VA Clinic

Wallowa County VA Telehealth Clinic (Enterprise OR)

Eugene Health Care Center

Eugene VA Downtown Clinic

Fairview Clinic

Grants Pass West VA CBOC

Hillsboro CBOC

Klamath Falls CBOC

La Grande CBOC

Lincoln City Clinic

North Bend VA Clinic

Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)

Salem CBOC

North Coast CBOC

 

Military Children Resources

Military kids face unique psychological challenges related to military life. Compared to their non-military peers, military kids are many times more likely to move multiple times during their school careers and have a parent absent for long periods of time in potentially dangerous locations – factors that can greatly stress military kids’ mental health.

The Defense Health Agency maintains two online resources to support military children use the links povided below:

  • Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically for military children ages 6-17, and provides access to age-appropriate resources for military kids and also for parents, caregivers, and educators to help them understand and support military kids at home and in school.
  • Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression.
AM – All Month – ODVA – Oregon Dept of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Resource number (1-800-698-2411) & Veteran Resource Listings
Jan 30 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

 

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

 

USE THIS LINK TO OPEN THE VA WELCOME KIT

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy, so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Download your VA Welcome Kit

You are welcome to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. You can print out copies for yourself and others:

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For family members

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

DD214 & Military Records Request:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Veteran Resource Navigator site by ODVA:

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

(Oregon)Military Help Line:  

Call 888-457-4838

VA Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255:

Press 1.VA Confidential crisis chat at net or text to 838255 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Defining Discharge Status:

https://militarybenefits.info/character-of-discharge/#:~:text=There%20are%206%20types%20of,DD%20214%20must%20have%20a

How to apply for a discharge status upgrade:

https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/

Oregon Supportive Services for Vets & Families (Housing):

https://caporegon.org/what-we-do/ssvf/

Clackamas County VSO’s (Veteran Service Officers):

https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/veterans.html

Portland VA Clinic that can help with homelessness & medical care:

https://www.portland.va.gov/locations/crrc.asp

Portland VA Mental Health Clinic:

https://www.portland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth.asp

Veterans Crisis Line/ Suicide Prevention:

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

 

If you are a veteran or family member with specific questions not addressed here, or if you need other direct assistance,

please contact an ODVA Resource Navigator by calling (503) 373-2085 or toll-free at 1-800-692-9666.

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email:orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

AM – All Month – Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources
Jan 30 all-day
AM - All Month - Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources

 

2023 Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources

 

With an expected winter blast, counties in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas are opening up warming shelters.

Snow is expected to fall beginning Saturday through Monday, with some snow on Tuesday. However, arctic temperatures are expected to linger through the week.

Click here for the latest weather forecast and click here for the latest list of regional weather alerts.

Below is a list of shelters for Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark counties:

Multnomah County

According to Multnomah County and 211Info, emergency warming shelters are opened when temperatures are forecasted to be at 25 degrees or below, forecasts predict at least an inch of snow, overnight temperatures are forecasted at 32 degrees or below with at least an inch of driving rain, or if other conditions, such as severe wind chill temperatures or other extreme temperature fluctuations, are forecasted.

211info — Housing and Shelter

Winter-specific shelters

Walnut Park Winter Shelter
5411 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland 97211
Intake: Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter. To make a reservation, visit the Transition Projects Resource Center at 650 NW Irving, Portland (8am-4pm daily)
Hours: Shelter: 4:30 PM-7:30 AM November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022

Central Church of Nazarene Winter Shelter (Run by Union Gospel Mission)
9715 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland 97266
Intake: Walk in. Beds are held for existing guests, open beds are offered as they become available.
Hours: 9pm-6am, 7 days per week, November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022.

Downtown Winter Shelter at the Greyhound Station
550 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Call 503-358-0519 to access shelter. Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter.
Hours: Shelter and intake phone line 24/7

Arbor Lodge Winter Shelter
7440 N Denver Avenue (Old Rite Aid Building), Portland 97217
Intake: Call 503-793-9001 to access shelter. Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter.
Hours: Intakes: 10am-6pm, 7 days per week. Shelter: 24/7

Year-round daytime warming shelters

JOIN
1435 NE 81st Avenue Suite 100, Portland 97213
Intake: Walk up to the door for mail, food, clothing, and supply services only. Public restrooms are available, though no entry into the building is allowed due to COVID-19. All intakes for housing are done through the street outreach team.
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday noon-3pm

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-6:30pm

Operation Nightwatch Downtown Hospitality Center
1432 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97201
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 7pm-11pm

Operation Nightwatch Southeast Hospitality Center
8800 SE 80th Avenue, Portland 97206
Hours: Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday 5pm-8pm

Right 2 Dream Too
999 N Thunderbird Way, Portland 97227
Hours: Line up at 5pm (DO NOT line up before 5pm), Sign up at 5pm, Check in at 9pm

Resource Center at Bud Clark Commons
650 NW Irving Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-280-4700 for more information
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 8:15am-4pm

SAFES Day Center
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, 97204
Hours: 7 days per week 10:15am-1:15pm
Serves: Female-identified individuals age 18 and older. Must be unaccompanied (cannot accommodate children).

Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-0746 for more information
Hours: Hospitality Center: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am (no entry after 11am), Friday 7pm-8:30pm

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-248-6364 for more information
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-noon
Serves: Single women and women with children

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-432-3986 for more information
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness

New Avenues for Youth (NAFY)
314 SW 9th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Call the Access Center at 503-432-3986 to be screened
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

P:EAR
338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-6677 for more information
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-2pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24 who are homeless or in transition

St Henry Catholic Church
346 NW 1st Street, Gresham 97030
Hours: Thursday 1:30pm-5pm

Year-round shelters

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-906-7690 for information. Additional beds available for winter shelter.
Hours: Check-in: 7 days per week 8am-2pm for lottery, 7pm for bed, 7:30pm for mat

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in to sign up 5:45pm, must be checked in by 6:30pm. $5 nightly fee waived during severe weather.
Hours: 7 days per week 5:45pm-7am

Wy’East Shelter
1415 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland 97233
Intake: Visit website to fill out an online referral form. Shelter intake times will vary as the shelter often maintains a waitlist. Once a space is reserved, the guest may continue to use the space until they no longer need it.
Hours: Shelter services: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week, but check-in changes based on intake appointment time
Referrals accepted Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm

Laurelwood Center
6130 SE Foster Road, Portland OR 97206
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Gresham Women’s Shelter
Intake: Call 2-1-1 to be added to a callback list when the list is open
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Willamette Center
5120 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland 97202
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Walnut Park Shelter
5329 NE Martin Luther King Junior, Portland OR 97211
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: Overnight only until November 1st, then 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

River District Navigation Center
1111 NW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97209
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Creating Conscious Communities with People Outside (C(3)PO) Outdoor COVID-19 Shelter
Intake: By reservation only. Walk in to one of the three locations listed below to sign up. Agencies will reach out as shelter space is available. Once a guest has a space reserved it is theirs until no longer needed. One site prioritizes people who identify as LGBTQ+, while a second site prioritizes people from communities of color.
-BIPOC Affinity Village: 84 NE Weidler Street
-Queer Affinity Village: 42 SE Water Avenue
-Blended Village: NW 6th and Glisan
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Bybee Lakes Hope Center Shelter
Intake: Call 971-333-5070 for intake
Hours: Intake: 7 days per week 8am-8pm

Multnomah County Family Shelters
Intake: Call 2-1-1 to be screened and added to the waitlist
Hours: Waitlist/Intake Line: 7 days per week 9am-5pm. Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Porch Light Youth Shelter
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call Janus Youth Access Center at 503-432-3986
Hours: 7 days per week 8:45pm-8:45am for emergency shelter access

Clackamas County

There are a number of overnight and daytime-only warming shelters across Clackamas County.

Overnight Shelters

Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Avenue, Portland 97206
Intake: Walk in or call 503-771-7914, or click here for opening status.
Hours: 7pm to 7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

The Father’s Heart Street Ministry
603 12th Street, Oregon City 97045
Intake: Walk in or call 503-722-9780 to check for availability, or click here for opening status.
Hours: 6pm to 7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). Decisions to open are made by noon. Line-up starts at 5:45 p.m. and service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Hot drinks, food and sleeping mats are provided.

Molalla Warming Center
209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla 97038
Intake: Walk in for local Molalla area residents only amid COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for opening status
Hours: 6pm-8am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). Guests must check in by 10pm.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church
14700 SE Rupert Drive, Oak Grove 97267
Intake: Walk in. Click here to check opening status.
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

St. Paul’s United Methodist
11631 SE Linwood Ave, Milwaukie 97222
Intake: Walk in, but click here to check opening status
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

Zoar Lutheran Church
190 SW 3rd Avenue, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in, but click here to check opening status
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

Daytime-only warming shelters

Canby Adult Center
1250 South Ivy Street, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in or call 503-266-2970.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Canby: Denny’s Restaurant
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in or call 503-263-3193.
Hours: Monday-Sunday prior to 10pm
Serves: Available for those needing to warm up for an hour or two. No obligation to buy.

Gladstone Senior Center
503-655-7701
1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone 97027
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Lunch served Tuesday-Thursday.
Serves: Individuals of all ages and families. ADA accessible. Suggested donation of $3 for 60 and older, and $4 for everyone else.

Hood View Church
26775 SE Kelso Rd, Boring 97009
Intake: Call 503-663-5611 or 503-314-3773 to confirm opening.
Hours: Open 8am-5pm on days when temperatures reach 32 degrees or colder.

Hoodland Public Library
24525 East Welches Road, Welches 97067
Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday noon to 6pm, Wednesday noon to 7pm, Saturday noon to 5pm.

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego 97034
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-7:30pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie 97222
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Molalla Adult Community Center
315 Kennel Street, Molalla 97038
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Pioneer Community Center
615 5th Street, Oregon City 97045
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy 97055
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Lunch served at noon Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday for a suggested donation of $2.50.

Wilsonville Community Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville 97070
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am- 8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm. The library may extend hours in extreme cold. Call 503-682-2744 or check the library’s website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org for updated open hours.

Washington County

Community Connect
Intake: Call 503-640-3263 to enroll in the shelter program. Visit website for more information.
Hours: Registration begins November 10, 2021. Open November 15, 2021-March 15, 2022. Shelter hours vary by site.

Editor’s note, two shelters will be open on starting Sunday, Dec. 26 in Washington County:

Salvation Army Building Severe Weather Shelter
1440 SE 21st Avenue, Hillsboro OR 97123
Intake: Walk in. Transportation available if needed, call 971-297-7877
Hours: Sunday, December 26, 2021, Open 24 hours per day / 7 days per week for the duration of the extreme cold weather event.

Just Compassion Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter
12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton OR 97005
Intake: Walk in. Transportation available if needed, call 971-297-7877
Hours: Sunday, December 26, 2021, Open 24 hours per day / 7 days per week for the duration of the extreme cold weather event.

Clark County

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
5607 NE Gher Road, Vancouver, WA 98662
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Shelter: Open November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022, 7 days per week 6pm-7am.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families and couples experiencing homelessness

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1306 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Open November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022, 7 days per week 6pm-7am.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Single men age 18 and older

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
12513 SE Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98684
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Shelter: Open November 15, 2021 to March 16, 2022, Sunday-Tuesday 6pm-8am. Check-in: 6pm-9pm. Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families (including single males with children) and women experiencing homelessness

Immanuel Lutheran Church
8310 Macarthur Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98664
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for availability of beds.
Hours: Open November 15, 2021-March 16, 2022, Wednesday-Friday 6pm-8am. Check-in: 6pm-9pm.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families (including single males with children) and women experiencing homelessness

Living Hope Church
2711 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
Intake: Walk in
Hours: 7pm-7am when severe weather is called in the event of snow and/or when temperatures reach 32 degrees or below. Walk-ins welcome all night.
Serves: Adults age 18 and older. No pets, but service animals allowed

Benton County

Temporary warming shelters

Corvallis-Benton Community Library

645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Will be closed Saturday, Jan. 1 but back open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Corvallis Community Center

2601 N.W. Tyler Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. but will be closed Friday, Dec. 31. The center is also closed on weekends.

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center

S.W. 4th Street, Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Closed on Jan. 1 and 2.

Corvallis Men’s Shelter (Unity Shelter)

211 S.E. Chapman Place, Corvallis, OR

Hours: Day services are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the warming tent and overnight services begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Corvallis Women’s Shelter

1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: 24-hours for current shelter occupants

Osborn Aquatic Center

1940 N.W. Highland Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. On Friday, December 31, the center will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hours Jan. 1 and 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Philomath Fire Department

1035 Main Street, Philomath, OR

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

Sign up for Public Alerts

Please use 911 for life-safety emergencies only; instead call 211, sign up for Public Alerts for updates, or call non-emergency lines for assistance:

  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office: 503-655-8211
  • Hood River Sheriff’s Office: 541-386-2711
  • Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office: 503-823-3333
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office: 503-629-0111
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office: 503-588-5032
  • Oregon State Police: 800-442-0776

Report Power Outages

Please also do not call 911 to report downed power lines and outages. Please call your electric company or cooperative instead:

  • PGE: 800-544-1795
  • Pacific Power: 1-877-508-5088
  • Hood River Electric: 541-354-1233
  • Salem Electric: 503-362-3601
  • West Oregon Electric: 503-429-3021

 

Warming Shelter Resources

Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties

Severe weather shelters and warming spaces are available in Multnomah County for Oregonians in need.

In Washington County, call 211 or Community Connect at 503-640-3263.

Information on Clackamas County warming centers is available here.

 

211 info –  Winter & Severe Weather Shelters

To find winter or severe weather shelters in your community, you can CALL 211 or use our online database or mobile app by searching keywords:

Extreme Weather Shelters

Extreme cold warming centers (for day spaces)

Shelters and Warming Centers will also be listed here, by county, based on the information shared with 211info by the shelter providers. Opening hours are based on specific counties’ and individual agencies’ criteria.

For more information please contact the 211 resource team:

EMAIL support@211info.org
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

Emergency Food Assistance

SNAP Replacement Benefits

(Assistance for households who had food spoil due to power outages.)

Current SNAP recipients who have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to storms, flooding, power outages, fires or other misfortunes may be eligible to have their SNAP benefits replaced.

To be eligible, for replacement benefits, households must:

  • Be current SNAP recipients
  • Have experienced other household misfortunes that has caused the loss of food

SNAP recipients must request replacement benefits within 10 (ten) calendar days of experiencing food loss. Once approved, replacement benefits are issued to current recipients using their existing EBT card. To request replacement benefits, current SNAP recipients can call their local branch office.

Replacement SNAP Benefits Form: Replacement benefits form with cover page

Oregonians that do not currently receive SNAP benefits can ap​ply online at or call their local office.

Oregon Food Bank

Food is available to all who need it. You may be eligible for food assistance programs like SNAP (sometimes called food stamps) or school meal programs for your kids. And our 1,400+ pantries and food assistance sites remain open across Oregon and Southwest Washington — with increased cleaning and changes in service to help minimize contact among groups of people. (Hours and availability are updated daily. Please call ahead before visiting a partner agency.)

To find a food pantry in your area use the Food Finder Application to identify locations near you.

Oregon Food Bank Headquarters – Portland
7900 NE 33rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-282-0555 or 1-800-777-7427

Fax: 503-282-0922

Food Safety for Power Outages

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Find out what you can do to keep food safe during a power outage, and when you need to throw away food that could make you sick

800-232-4636
Disaster Distress And Counseling Services
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
 
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

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. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Contact SAMHSA

SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
877-SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
TTY: 800-487-4889

Preparing for Winter Storms

Oregon Health Authority

This link provides information on preparing for and coping with winter storms. 

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/Preparedness/Prepare/Page/PrepareForWinterStorms.aspx#facts

Contact Us
E-mail: Health.Security@dhsoha.state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-1315
FAX: 971-673-1309
TTY: 711

Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster

United States Food and Drug Administration

Information on the use of medicines affected by fire, flooding, unsafe water, or power outages

Click on this like for information on Drug storage after a natural disaster.   Use This Link

Contact the FDA

1-888-INFO-FDA
(1-888-463-6332)

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – Military Helpline – Phone – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Jan 30 all-day

 

 

The Military Helpline serves 24-hours a day

CALL:  (888) 457-4838 (24/7/365)

TEXT:  MIL1 to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)

The Military Helpline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides compassionate, confidential crisis intervention and referral among the military community.

The line is answered by a highly trained staff and a dedicated team of volunteer crisis workers, many of whom have a military background. All possess a strong understanding of the serious issues that can impact service members, veterans and their families, including the loss of a job, family strife, home foreclosure, post-traumatic stress, and other medical and health care concerns.

The Military Helpline has your back. (888) 457-4838

Download informational material about the Military Helpline:

– Informational Packet (5 pages/922K)
– Flyer (691K)

The Military Helpline is a service of Lines for Life, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

Administrative Office
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97239
info@LinesForLife.org
p 503.244.5211 or 800.282.7035

Warmline – SAGE National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging @ 877-360-5428 (LGBT) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Jan 30 all-day

SAGE National LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline

877-360-5428 (LGBT)

Talk and be heard at the SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline. We connect LGBTQ+ older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are ready to listen. If you are an LGBTQ+ elder or care for one, call the free SAGE Hotline, toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428). Hotline responders:

  • Are certified in crisis response
  • Offer support without judgment
  • Answer questions factually and confidentially
  • Provide information about community support resources such as healthcare, transportation, counseling, legal services, and emotional support programs

The SAGE LGBTQ+ Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.

Members of our community are likely to live alone and feel isolated. Through our hotline, we can connect everyone with a phone to an LGBTQ+ responder who is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to listen. The hotline is managed by our partner United Way Worldwide.

The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults, their families and caregivers.

Warmline – SFSP – San Francisco Suicide Prevention – Drug and Relapse Prevention Lines – (415) 367-3400 & (415) 834-1144 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Jan 30 all-day

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Drug & Relapse Lines

Drug Line

415 /362-3400

Relapse Line

415 /834-1144

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

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s Telephone Hotlines

Crisis Line:

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

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

Drug Line:

415/362-3400

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

Relapse Line:

415/834-1144

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

AIDS/HIV Nightline:

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

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

TTY:

415/227-0245

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

Email us for information or speakers

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

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CHAT HOURS 24/7

Crisis Text Line

  • 24/7 Confidential Support, Text MYLIFE to 741741

 

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

This line is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm, Pacific Standard Time.

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

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Excerpt(s) from link:

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

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. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Counseling Services

The Disaster Distress Helpline puts people in need of counseling on the path to recovery. Our staff members provide counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refer people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support. Since its launch in February 2012, the Disaster Distress Helpline has provided counseling and support in response to disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Ebola outbreak.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:

  • Crisis counseling for people in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
  • Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
  • Tips for healthy coping
  • Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support

When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. The counselor may ask you for some basic information at the end of the call, but these questions are optional and are intended to help SAMHSA keep track of the types of calls it receives.

Who Should Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline?

This crisis support service is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as:

The Disaster Distress Helpline also answers calls and texts related to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.

The impact of crises may affect people in different ways. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress related to natural and human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline is open to everyone. This includes survivors of disasters; loved ones of victims; first responders; rescue, recovery, and relief workers; clergy; and parents and caregivers. You may call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

Call or Text

From the United States and its territories, call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support.

Callers to the hotline can also connect with counselors in over 100 other languages via 3rd-party interpretation services; to connect with a counselor in your primary language, simply indicate your preferred language to the responding counselor and she/he will connect to a live interpreter (interpretation in less commonly-spoken languages may require calling back at an appointed time). Learn more and download information about the Disaster Distress Helpline in 30 of the most commonly-spoken languages in the U.S.

To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor 24/7 via SMS, from the 50 states text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746. Spanish-speakers from Puerto Rico can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663.

Texting is subscription-based and only involves a few steps:

  1. Enroll in the service by texting TalkWithUs or Hablanos exactly as written. It’s important to do this before sending your first text message because otherwise the enrollment may fail, and you will not be able to speak with a counselor, or you may accidentally subscribe to another service.
  2. Look for confirmation that your subscription was successful. You will receive a Success! message if it was.
  3. To unsubscribe, text Stop or Unsubscribe to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico) at any time. For help, text Help to 66746 (or 1-787-339-2663 from Puerto Rico).

Standard text and data message rates will apply when texting from mobile phones. International text and data rates may apply from within U.S. territories and free association nations. SAMHSA will not sell your phone numbers to other parties.

The Disaster Distress Helpline’s TTY number 1-800-846-8517 is available 24/7 to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, who can also utilize the texting options or their preferred Relay service (including 7-1-1) to connect with the main DDH hotline 1-800-985-5990, 24/7.

Other Inquiries

If you’re not in immediate need of crisis counseling support and would like to contact us for other reasons, send an email. Contact us for:

  • Technical problems. If you encountered a technical problem while trying to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline, please include your name and preferred contact information in your email if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Provider inquiries. Providers with specific inquiries about technical assistance and support, requests for materials, and exploring collaborations are encouraged to send an email.
  • Feedback. To provide feedback about your experience reaching out to the Disaster Distress Helpline, send an email describing your experience and SAMHSA will look into the matter. Please include your name and preferred contact information if you wish to receive a reply.
  • Social media inquiries. Email us with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline’s use of social media.
  • All media inquiries. Members of the media with questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline are encouraged to call the SAMHSA Media Services Team at 1-240-276-2130.

Our staff appreciate hearing from people about their experiences. SAMHSA takes feedback about our services, whether it is positive or negative, very seriously.

SAMHSA also encourages public promotion of the Disaster Distress Helpline. Anyone can use the Disaster Distress Helpline logo and telephone number on their website and link to the Disaster Distress Helpline’s materials and social media properties.

Call 211 for information about disaster-related evacuations, shelters, food and clothing distribution, volunteer opportunities, and other resources and referrals. Or visit the national 211 Call Center Search website to find the 211 information and referral center nearest you.

Last Updated: 11/11/2019

Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Spanish

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Spanish Speakers

Twitter Tweets:

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Follow the Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook.

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Jan 31 all-day
Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users
Call or Text 800-985-5990 or Visit ASL NOW link below
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users.

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a 24/7, year-round, confidential, multi-lingual crisis counseling and emotional support resource for survivors, responders, and anyone in the U.S./territories struggling with distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls and texts to 1-800-985-5990 are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the country. https://www.samhsa.gov/ddh

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Videos:

 

Video: Why a DDH VP for ASL users? (1 minute, 30 seconds)

While most people impacted by disaster will be able to bounce back fairly quickly with help from their support networks, others may experience significant emotional distress or other mental health concerns that can impede recovery. Deaf and hard of hearing people may be especially at risk for disaster-related distress. Barriers to accessibility for mental healthcare, emergency preparedness, and disaster relief services are just a few distress risk factors that Deaf/HoH people face throughout the disaster cycle.

In addition, the vast majority of crisis hotlines are set up to accommodate hearing, not Deaf/HoH, callers. While video Relay connections can offer 3rd-party interpretation between ASL users and hearing counselors, the responding counselor still may not fully understand the needs or be able to communicate effectively via the interpreter, especially if the caller is in crisis. While crisis chat and text services can seem like a sufficient alternative to hearing hotlines, Deaf people might understandably assume that responding chat/text counselors may not understand their needs as Deaf individuals, and therefore may be resistant in accessing these options.

 

Video: Who can access the DDH VP? (1 minute)

The DDH VP is intended for American Sign Language users, regardless of fluency level or whether they are fully Deaf or hard of hearing. The common denominator is that ASL is the language being used between the caller & counselor. Callers who cannot communicate at all in ASL should not use the DDH VP. These callers should call or text the DDH 1-800-985-5990 via their standard phone device.

Video: Who answers DDH VP calls? (1 minute)

The national Disaster Distress Helpline is a network of independently operated crisis centers located across the United States. DeafLEAD is the not-for-profit crisis center that staffs and responds to DDH VP calls, 24/7/365. DeafLEAD’s mission is to “provide individuals who are Deaf and hard of hearing with comprehensive, unified and continuous support by enhancing socio-emotional development, effective communication and leadership through education.” Learn more about DeafLEAD

 

Video: Why a DDH VP for ASL users? (1 minute, 30 seconds)

While most people impacted by disaster will be able to bounce back fairly quickly with help from their support networks, others may experience significant emotional distress or other mental health concerns that can impede recovery. Deaf and hard of hearing people may be especially at risk for disaster-related distress. Barriers to accessibility for mental healthcare, emergency preparedness, and disaster relief services are just a few distress risk factors that Deaf/HoH people face throughout the disaster cycle.

In addition, the vast majority of crisis hotlines are set up to accommodate hearing, not Deaf/HoH, callers. While video Relay connections can offer 3rd-party interpretation between ASL users and hearing counselors, the responding counselor still may not fully understand the needs or be able to communicate effectively via the interpreter, especially if the caller is in crisis. While crisis chat and text services can seem like a sufficient alternative to hearing hotlines, Deaf people might understandably assume that responding chat/text counselors may not understand their needs as Deaf individuals, and therefore may be resistant in accessing these options.

Video: Who can access the DDH VP? (1 minute)

The DDH VP is intended for American Sign Language users, regardless of fluency level or whether they are fully Deaf or hard of hearing. The common denominator is that ASL is the language being used between the caller & counselor. Callers who cannot communicate at all in ASL should not use the DDH VP. These callers should call or text the DDH 1-800-985-5990 via their standard phone device.

Video: What happens if no one answers? (1 minute)

Sometimes callers to the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone (“DDH VP”) may not get through on the first try because of high call volume, or might get disconnected because of poor WiFi or cellphone service, etc. If you experience any technical difficulties when connecting to the DDH VP, first try calling or connecting again. Sometimes it may take 1 or 2 attempts to get through. If you’re attempting to connect through the “ASL Now Link” at the DDH website, and you are not able to get through, you can try connecting from a different browser for the 2nd attempt (for example, if the first time you tried was through Google Chrome, for the 2nd attempt, try Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox). If for whatever reason you’re still not able to get through and you’re wanting to connect with the DDH as quickly as possible, you can also try texting to 1-800-985-5990; your text will likely be answered by a hearing DDH crisis worker, and they are still trained to support anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns.

 

Video: Who funds and operates the DDH? (1 minute)

The DDH is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA; a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) and is administered by the nonprofit Vibrant Emotional Health; Vibrant also administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) for SAMHSA, of which the DDH is a sub-network. Learn more about SAMHSA and Vibrant

0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ 1-321-800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 31 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ 1-321-800-3323 (DEAF) - 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends

Deaf & HoH Accessible Crisis Line

Video Phone with ASL

Available 24/7/365

Call VP (321) 800-3323

Crisis Resources and Deaf-Accessible Hotlines

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers several resources and strategies to locate deaf-accessible crisis services, community resources and hotlines:

Link: https://www.nccsdclearinghouse.org/crisis-resources.html

 

You matter.  You are not alone.  Meaningful social connections can make a huge difference.  You deserve support.

If you know or find additional resources, please share.  If you have feedback, please share.

Email us at: webmail@peergalaxy.com

 

“when the world comes crashing at
your feet
it’s okay to let others
help pick up the pieces
if we’re present to take part in your
happiness
when your circumstances are great
we are more than capable
of sharing your pain”

― Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

00 – Hotline – NSPL – National 988 Lifeline – Call or Text @ 988 – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 31 all-day

 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

People can dial, call, text or chat 988, a the three-digit number, available 24/7, to directly connect anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis to compassionate care and support from trained crisis counselors. 988 connects callers to the existing Oregon partners of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a network of local crisis call-centers throughout the country. 988 call-centers in Oregon are operated by Lines for Life statewide, and Northwest Human Services in Marion and Polk counties.

How Does 988 Work?

988 was established in July 2022 to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets our country’s growing suicide and mental health-related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to behavioral health crisis services, which are distinct from the public safety purposes of 911 (where the focus is on dispatching Emergency Medical Services, fire and police as needed).

911 continues to operate as it does across the state. For serious and life-threatening situations, 988 call centers work with local mental health providers to support appropriate interventions.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon’s 988 call centers are collaborating with 911 Public Safety Answering Points to develop a roadmap on how 911 and 988 can coordinate with each other in the future.

988 crisis counselors are trained to use the least invasive interventions. Oftentimes, responding to a call, text or chat is all that is needed to help someone in crisis. In fact, more than 95 percent of current calls are resolved over the phone.

If a 988 call cannot be resolved over the phone, a mobile crisis team or first responder may be dispatched.

Other important facts to know:

  • 988 is available through every landline, cell phone and voice-over internet device in the United States, as well as text and chat.
  • The current technology for 988 routes callers by area code, not geolocation.
  • 988 is not currently available when phones are locked or do not have prepaid minutes.
  • The transition to 988 does not impact the availability of crisis services for veterans and military service members. They can call 988 and press 1 to connect with the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • For support in Spanish, callers can press 2 to connect with the Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio.

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has an infographic with more information on what happens when people call, text or chat.

Community partners interested in helping promote 988 can use posters, social media shareables and other materials about 988 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at samhsa.gov/988. Learn more about 988 in Oregon on OHA’s 988 webpage. Read OHA’s press release about 988.

NOTE:

PeerGalaxy has a 988 Card and web page with additional resources.

For details, visit this link: https://www.peergalaxy.com/988card/

01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends
Jan 31 all-day

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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01 – Support Line – Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone
Jan 31 all-day
01 - Support Line - Racial Equity Support Line w BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST Weekdays M-F @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call Lines for Life / National Suicide Prevention Line @ 1-877-273-8255 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

04 – Resources – BEAM – Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective – Girl Did You Know? – Mental Health Support Services You Can Reach Out To!
Jan 31 all-day
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Jan 31 all-day

CRISIS LINES AND WARMLINES

 

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1

Women Veterans Hotline: 855-829-663

Vet Center Call Center: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274

Lines for Life Military Help Line:  Call 1-888-457-4838

Senior Loneliness Line:  Call 503-200-1633

The Trevor Project:  866-488-7386

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Veteran Resource Navigator

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world. But it has not changed Oregon’s commitment to those who served and fought for us.

This comprehensive online resource guide is meant to assist veterans from all walks of life in finding the benefits that are most useful to their unique circumstances at this time.

These benefits and resources are yours, earned through your faithful and honorable service to our nation; they are also an investment in the state of Oregon, because your success is our success.

Oregon veterans are a diverse community, but we are united in our shared service, and this has never been truer than it is today. We are all in this together, and we are not defeated. We will stand again, united.


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


Resources by Topic Area

COVID Economic Resources

Economic

Emergency aid, employment, disability, taxes, scams, veteran-owned businesses

COVID Housing and Food Resources

Housing and Food

Housing security and support, homelessness resources, food

COVID Education Resources

Education

Federal VA resources, Voc Rehab re-entry, GI Bill updates, apprenticeships info

COVID Resources

Other Resources

Resources for families, aging veterans, and Oregon OEM COVID-19 resources

COVID Health and Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness

Healthcare, mental health, medical transportation, crisis hotlines

COVID Agency Resources

Agency Resources

Changes and updates about ODVA’s programs and resources

 

LOCATE VETERANS SERVICES IN OREGON

 

Veteran Services by County

Click on the  map below to access resources in your county.

 

VETERANS SERVICES IN OREGON BY CATEGORY

Click on the Image Below to find services by category

 

COVID-19 ALERT – Due to COVID-19, many County Offices are limiting in-person services and are providing services by phone.

Please call your County Veteran Service Office before going in to confirm how they can best serve you during this time.

 

If you are a veteran or family member with specific questions not addressed here, or if you need other direct assistance,

please contact an ODVA Resource Navigator by calling (503) 373-2085 or toll-free at 1-800-692-9666.

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy, so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Download your VA Welcome Kit

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. You can print out copies for yourself and others:

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For family members

 

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

DD214 & Military Records Request:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Veteran Resource Navigator site by ODVA:

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

(Oregon)Military Help Line:  

Call 888-457-4838

VA Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255:

Press 1.VA Confidential crisis chat at net or text to 838255 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Defining Discharge Status:

https://militarybenefits.info/character-of-discharge/#:~:text=There%20are%206%20types%20of,DD%20214%20must%20have%20a

How to apply for a discharge status upgrade:

https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/

Oregon Supportive Services for Vets & Families (Housing):

https://caporegon.org/what-we-do/ssvf/

Clackamas County VSO’s (Veteran Service Officers):

https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/veterans.html

Portland VA Clinic that can help with homelessness & medical care:

https://www.portland.va.gov/locations/crrc.asp

 

National Resource Directory (NRD)

https://nrd.gov/

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD is hosted, managed, maintained, sustained and developed by the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources. For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this site section of the NRD. Please see below for some of our major categories.

 

The National Recovery Directory is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs. Information contained within the NRD is from federal, state, and local government agencies; Veteran and military service organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

GLOSSARIES

Find definitions to commonly used terms in VA, DoD, DOL, and other federal government agencies.

NRD FACT SHEET

Get to know your NRD: why it was created, who operates it, and all the resources meant for you.

KEY CONTACTS

Find contacts in the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs and Military Services.

 

 

 

 

Tue, January 25, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

ONLINE EVENT

Semper Fi & America’s Fund offers a Caregiver Support Program encompassing a variety of activities, education, support tools and resource connections designed to assist the spouses, parents, siblings, extended family members, or close friends who drop everything to care for a catastrophically wounded, critically ill or injured service member. The Caregiver Support Program provides different types of events to suit the busy schedules of our caregivers.

Join MVCN with special guest Karen Hetherington, Director of Case Management for the Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a non-profit that assists catastrophically wounded, ill and injured service members. Ms. Hetherington will share about Semper Fi & America’s Fund’s programs and answer questions.

Come learn how Semper Fi & America’s Fund can help you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

**Please SAVE your confirmation email as it contains information to join the Zoom group.** Check your spam or junk folder if you do not receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite.Find other peer support opportunities on our Caregiver Calendar on the MVCN website. https://www.redcross.org/caregiversVisit the safe and secure, caregiver-only Online Community available 24/7 for support. https://mvcn.force.com/login.

 

 

 

 

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

 

 

“You protected us, now we support you!”

https://ddainc.org/dda-veterans-page/

DDA was founded by a highly decorated veteran, Corbett Monica. After serving in the Vietnam War, like other veterans, returning to home only find anguish, trauma, and remorse. After suffering from severe PTSD, OCD, survivors guilt, and addictions, Corbett found a way to transcend from destructive means with the inception of Dual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA) providing hope and recovery through our peer support which is now his legacy.

Culturally responsive DDA’s Veterans meetings are intended to provide a safe venue to be open about depression, post-traumatic stress, alcohol and drug use, abuse, and addiction as well as serve as a resource for navigation of the telehealth system, It will encourage healthy solutions for adapting to the changing times. Specifically. the project will Improve access for Veterans and military service members to dual diagnosis services through the creation of on-line recovery support groups and on-line DDA meetings.

This project will serve Veterans throughout the state and is beginning outreach through Veterans publications, local newspapers, the VA, Veterans websites, list services, and anything else that will help identify Oregonians who can use the services.

 

More Ways to Connect

Join our Private Online Group

DDA Veterans Resource Group and Chatroom: www.facebook.com/groups/345810496697764

In Person Meetings

 

Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm

1520 Sherman Ave North Bend, OR 97459

Online Meetings

 

Tuesdays 12pm-1pm Pacific Time Zone

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84398341923 Meeting ID: 843 9834 1923

By Phone

Give our Central Office a call at (503)-222-6484

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LINKS

VA National Center on PTSD

                PTSD Treatment Decision Aid

                Educational Materials

                Mobile Apps

                Whiteboard Videos

                Consultation Program

 

VA Healthcare – Community Care network

Minority Veterans of America

https://www.minorityvets.org/

 

Vet Centers:

Central Oregon Vet Center

Eugene Vet Center

Grants Pass Vet Center

Portland Vet Center

Salem Vet Center

 

Community Based Outpatient Clinics:

Bend CBOC

Morrow County VA Telehealth Clinic (Boardman OR)

Brookings VA Clinic

Wallowa County VA Telehealth Clinic (Enterprise OR)

Eugene Health Care Center

Eugene VA Downtown Clinic

Fairview Clinic

Grants Pass West VA CBOC

Hillsboro CBOC

Klamath Falls CBOC

La Grande CBOC

Lincoln City Clinic

North Bend VA Clinic

Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)

Salem CBOC

North Coast CBOC

 

Military Children Resources

Military kids face unique psychological challenges related to military life. Compared to their non-military peers, military kids are many times more likely to move multiple times during their school careers and have a parent absent for long periods of time in potentially dangerous locations – factors that can greatly stress military kids’ mental health.

The Defense Health Agency maintains two online resources to support military children use the links povided below:

  • Military Kids Connect is an online community specifically for military children ages 6-17, and provides access to age-appropriate resources for military kids and also for parents, caregivers, and educators to help them understand and support military kids at home and in school.
  • Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can find information and multimedia resources on the topics of military deployments, multiple deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, and self-expression.
AM – All Month – ODVA – Oregon Dept of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Resource number (1-800-698-2411) & Veteran Resource Listings
Jan 31 all-day

 

Veteran Resource Navigator

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

 

Use the link below for the Veteran Resource Navigator

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

 

USE THIS LINK TO OPEN THE VA WELCOME KIT

Print out your VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy, so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Download your VA Welcome Kit

You are welcome to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. You can print out copies for yourself and others:

Download our guides to VA benefits and services

For Veterans

For family members

Other Resources Available to Veterans and Military Service Members

DD214 & Military Records Request:

https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

Veteran Resource Navigator site by ODVA:

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

(Oregon)Military Help Line:  

Call 888-457-4838

VA Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255:

Press 1.VA Confidential crisis chat at net or text to 838255 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD:

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Defining Discharge Status:

https://militarybenefits.info/character-of-discharge/#:~:text=There%20are%206%20types%20of,DD%20214%20must%20have%20a

How to apply for a discharge status upgrade:

https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/

Oregon Supportive Services for Vets & Families (Housing):

https://caporegon.org/what-we-do/ssvf/

Clackamas County VSO’s (Veteran Service Officers):

https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/veterans.html

Portland VA Clinic that can help with homelessness & medical care:

https://www.portland.va.gov/locations/crrc.asp

Portland VA Mental Health Clinic:

https://www.portland.va.gov/services/mentalhealth.asp

Veterans Crisis Line/ Suicide Prevention:

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

 

If you are a veteran or family member with specific questions not addressed here, or if you need other direct assistance,

please contact an ODVA Resource Navigator by calling (503) 373-2085 or toll-free at 1-800-692-9666.

 

Contact ODVA Headquarters

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

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

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

Fax: (503) 373-2392

Email:orvetsbenefits@odva.state.or.us

AM – All Month – Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources
Jan 31 all-day
AM - All Month - Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources

 

2023 Oregon Winter Storm and Power Outage Resources

 

With an expected winter blast, counties in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas are opening up warming shelters.

Snow is expected to fall beginning Saturday through Monday, with some snow on Tuesday. However, arctic temperatures are expected to linger through the week.

Click here for the latest weather forecast and click here for the latest list of regional weather alerts.

Below is a list of shelters for Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark counties:

Multnomah County

According to Multnomah County and 211Info, emergency warming shelters are opened when temperatures are forecasted to be at 25 degrees or below, forecasts predict at least an inch of snow, overnight temperatures are forecasted at 32 degrees or below with at least an inch of driving rain, or if other conditions, such as severe wind chill temperatures or other extreme temperature fluctuations, are forecasted.

211info — Housing and Shelter

Winter-specific shelters

Walnut Park Winter Shelter
5411 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland 97211
Intake: Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter. To make a reservation, visit the Transition Projects Resource Center at 650 NW Irving, Portland (8am-4pm daily)
Hours: Shelter: 4:30 PM-7:30 AM November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022

Central Church of Nazarene Winter Shelter (Run by Union Gospel Mission)
9715 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland 97266
Intake: Walk in. Beds are held for existing guests, open beds are offered as they become available.
Hours: 9pm-6am, 7 days per week, November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022.

Downtown Winter Shelter at the Greyhound Station
550 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Call 503-358-0519 to access shelter. Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter.
Hours: Shelter and intake phone line 24/7

Arbor Lodge Winter Shelter
7440 N Denver Avenue (Old Rite Aid Building), Portland 97217
Intake: Call 503-793-9001 to access shelter. Shelter operates on a reservation basis, there will be no lining up outside the shelter.
Hours: Intakes: 10am-6pm, 7 days per week. Shelter: 24/7

Year-round daytime warming shelters

JOIN
1435 NE 81st Avenue Suite 100, Portland 97213
Intake: Walk up to the door for mail, food, clothing, and supply services only. Public restrooms are available, though no entry into the building is allowed due to COVID-19. All intakes for housing are done through the street outreach team.
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday noon-3pm

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-6:30pm

Operation Nightwatch Downtown Hospitality Center
1432 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97201
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 7pm-11pm

Operation Nightwatch Southeast Hospitality Center
8800 SE 80th Avenue, Portland 97206
Hours: Friday 7pm-9pm, Saturday 5pm-8pm

Right 2 Dream Too
999 N Thunderbird Way, Portland 97227
Hours: Line up at 5pm (DO NOT line up before 5pm), Sign up at 5pm, Check in at 9pm

Resource Center at Bud Clark Commons
650 NW Irving Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-280-4700 for more information
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 8:15am-4pm

SAFES Day Center
30 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, 97204
Hours: 7 days per week 10:15am-1:15pm
Serves: Female-identified individuals age 18 and older. Must be unaccompanied (cannot accommodate children).

Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church
601 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-0746 for more information
Hours: Hospitality Center: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am (no entry after 11am), Friday 7pm-8:30pm

Rose Haven
627 NW 18th Avenue, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-248-6364 for more information
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-noon
Serves: Single women and women with children

Outside In
1132 SW 13th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-432-3986 for more information
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness

New Avenues for Youth (NAFY)
314 SW 9th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Call the Access Center at 503-432-3986 to be screened
Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 1pm-6pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24

P:EAR
338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call 503-228-6677 for more information
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:30am-2pm
Serves: Youth ages 15-24 who are homeless or in transition

St Henry Catholic Church
346 NW 1st Street, Gresham 97030
Hours: Thursday 1:30pm-5pm

Year-round shelters

Portland Rescue Mission
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Intake: Walk in or call 503-906-7690 for information. Additional beds available for winter shelter.
Hours: Check-in: 7 days per week 8am-2pm for lottery, 7pm for bed, 7:30pm for mat

CityTeam International
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Intake: Walk in to sign up 5:45pm, must be checked in by 6:30pm. $5 nightly fee waived during severe weather.
Hours: 7 days per week 5:45pm-7am

Wy’East Shelter
1415 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland 97233
Intake: Visit website to fill out an online referral form. Shelter intake times will vary as the shelter often maintains a waitlist. Once a space is reserved, the guest may continue to use the space until they no longer need it.
Hours: Shelter services: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week, but check-in changes based on intake appointment time
Referrals accepted Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm

Laurelwood Center
6130 SE Foster Road, Portland OR 97206
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Gresham Women’s Shelter
Intake: Call 2-1-1 to be added to a callback list when the list is open
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Willamette Center
5120 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland 97202
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Walnut Park Shelter
5329 NE Martin Luther King Junior, Portland OR 97211
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: Overnight only until November 1st, then 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

River District Navigation Center
1111 NW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97209
Intake: Intake is done through the TPI Resource Center. If guests arrive at the shelter location without going through the reservation lottery intake, they will be turned away. Once a space is reserved, it is saved until the guest does not return.
Hours: TPI Resource Center walk in: 650 NW Irving Street, Portland, 7 Days per week 8am-4pm
TPI Resource Center phone: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, 503-280-4700
Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Creating Conscious Communities with People Outside (C(3)PO) Outdoor COVID-19 Shelter
Intake: By reservation only. Walk in to one of the three locations listed below to sign up. Agencies will reach out as shelter space is available. Once a guest has a space reserved it is theirs until no longer needed. One site prioritizes people who identify as LGBTQ+, while a second site prioritizes people from communities of color.
-BIPOC Affinity Village: 84 NE Weidler Street
-Queer Affinity Village: 42 SE Water Avenue
-Blended Village: NW 6th and Glisan
Hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Bybee Lakes Hope Center Shelter
Intake: Call 971-333-5070 for intake
Hours: Intake: 7 days per week 8am-8pm

Multnomah County Family Shelters
Intake: Call 2-1-1 to be screened and added to the waitlist
Hours: Waitlist/Intake Line: 7 days per week 9am-5pm. Shelter: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Porch Light Youth Shelter
1635 SW Alder Street, Portland 97205
Intake: Walk in or call Janus Youth Access Center at 503-432-3986
Hours: 7 days per week 8:45pm-8:45am for emergency shelter access

Clackamas County

There are a number of overnight and daytime-only warming shelters across Clackamas County.

Overnight Shelters

Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Avenue, Portland 97206
Intake: Walk in or call 503-771-7914, or click here for opening status.
Hours: 7pm to 7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

The Father’s Heart Street Ministry
603 12th Street, Oregon City 97045
Intake: Walk in or call 503-722-9780 to check for availability, or click here for opening status.
Hours: 6pm to 7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). Decisions to open are made by noon. Line-up starts at 5:45 p.m. and service is on a first-come, first-served basis. Hot drinks, food and sleeping mats are provided.

Molalla Warming Center
209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla 97038
Intake: Walk in for local Molalla area residents only amid COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for opening status
Hours: 6pm-8am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill). Guests must check in by 10pm.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church
14700 SE Rupert Drive, Oak Grove 97267
Intake: Walk in. Click here to check opening status.
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

St. Paul’s United Methodist
11631 SE Linwood Ave, Milwaukie 97222
Intake: Walk in, but click here to check opening status
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

Zoar Lutheran Church
190 SW 3rd Avenue, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in, but click here to check opening status
Hours: 7pm-7am on nights when the weather is predicted to be 33 degrees or lower (including wind chill)

Daytime-only warming shelters

Canby Adult Center
1250 South Ivy Street, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in or call 503-266-2970.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Canby: Denny’s Restaurant
1369 SE 1st Avenue, Canby 97013
Intake: Walk in or call 503-263-3193.
Hours: Monday-Sunday prior to 10pm
Serves: Available for those needing to warm up for an hour or two. No obligation to buy.

Gladstone Senior Center
503-655-7701
1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone 97027
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Lunch served Tuesday-Thursday.
Serves: Individuals of all ages and families. ADA accessible. Suggested donation of $3 for 60 and older, and $4 for everyone else.

Hood View Church
26775 SE Kelso Rd, Boring 97009
Intake: Call 503-663-5611 or 503-314-3773 to confirm opening.
Hours: Open 8am-5pm on days when temperatures reach 32 degrees or colder.

Hoodland Public Library
24525 East Welches Road, Welches 97067
Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday noon to 6pm, Wednesday noon to 7pm, Saturday noon to 5pm.

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego 97034
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-7:30pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm

Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie 97222
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Molalla Adult Community Center
315 Kennel Street, Molalla 97038
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Pioneer Community Center
615 5th Street, Oregon City 97045
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Sandy Public Library
38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy 97055
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy 97055
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. Lunch served at noon Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday for a suggested donation of $2.50.

Wilsonville Community Center
7965 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville 97070
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Wilsonville Public Library
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am- 8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm. The library may extend hours in extreme cold. Call 503-682-2744 or check the library’s website at www.wilsonvillelibrary.org for updated open hours.

Washington County

Community Connect
Intake: Call 503-640-3263 to enroll in the shelter program. Visit website for more information.
Hours: Registration begins November 10, 2021. Open November 15, 2021-March 15, 2022. Shelter hours vary by site.

Editor’s note, two shelters will be open on starting Sunday, Dec. 26 in Washington County:

Salvation Army Building Severe Weather Shelter
1440 SE 21st Avenue, Hillsboro OR 97123
Intake: Walk in. Transportation available if needed, call 971-297-7877
Hours: Sunday, December 26, 2021, Open 24 hours per day / 7 days per week for the duration of the extreme cold weather event.

Just Compassion Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter
12350 SW 5th Street, Beaverton OR 97005
Intake: Walk in. Transportation available if needed, call 971-297-7877
Hours: Sunday, December 26, 2021, Open 24 hours per day / 7 days per week for the duration of the extreme cold weather event.

Clark County

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
5607 NE Gher Road, Vancouver, WA 98662
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Shelter: Open November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022, 7 days per week 6pm-7am.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families and couples experiencing homelessness

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1306 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Open November 1, 2021-March 31, 2022, 7 days per week 6pm-7am.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Single men age 18 and older

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
12513 SE Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98684
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for information on availability of beds.
Hours: Shelter: Open November 15, 2021 to March 16, 2022, Sunday-Tuesday 6pm-8am. Check-in: 6pm-9pm. Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families (including single males with children) and women experiencing homelessness

Immanuel Lutheran Church
8310 Macarthur Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98664
Intake: Call 360-695-9677 (Housing Solutions Center hotline) for availability of beds.
Hours: Open November 15, 2021-March 16, 2022, Wednesday-Friday 6pm-8am. Check-in: 6pm-9pm.
Intake Line: Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 11am-8:30pm.
Serves: Families (including single males with children) and women experiencing homelessness

Living Hope Church
2711 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
Intake: Walk in
Hours: 7pm-7am when severe weather is called in the event of snow and/or when temperatures reach 32 degrees or below. Walk-ins welcome all night.
Serves: Adults age 18 and older. No pets, but service animals allowed

Benton County

Temporary warming shelters

Corvallis-Benton Community Library

645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Will be closed Saturday, Jan. 1 but back open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Corvallis Community Center

2601 N.W. Tyler Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. but will be closed Friday, Dec. 31. The center is also closed on weekends.

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center

S.W. 4th Street, Corvallis, OR

Hours: Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Closed on Jan. 1 and 2.

Corvallis Men’s Shelter (Unity Shelter)

211 S.E. Chapman Place, Corvallis, OR

Hours: Day services are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the warming tent and overnight services begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Corvallis Women’s Shelter

1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: 24-hours for current shelter occupants

Osborn Aquatic Center

1940 N.W. Highland Ave., Corvallis, OR

Hours: Monday through Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. On Friday, December 31, the center will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hours Jan. 1 and 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Philomath Fire Department

1035 Main Street, Philomath, OR

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

Sign up for Public Alerts

Please use 911 for life-safety emergencies only; instead call 211, sign up for Public Alerts for updates, or call non-emergency lines for assistance:

  • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office: 503-655-8211
  • Hood River Sheriff’s Office: 541-386-2711
  • Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office: 503-823-3333
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office: 503-629-0111
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office: 503-588-5032
  • Oregon State Police: 800-442-0776

Report Power Outages

Please also do not call 911 to report downed power lines and outages. Please call your electric company or cooperative instead:

  • PGE: 800-544-1795
  • Pacific Power: 1-877-508-5088
  • Hood River Electric: 541-354-1233
  • Salem Electric: 503-362-3601
  • West Oregon Electric: 503-429-3021

 

Warming Shelter Resources

Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties

Severe weather shelters and warming spaces are available in Multnomah County for Oregonians in need.

In Washington County, call 211 or Community Connect at 503-640-3263.

Information on Clackamas County warming centers is available here.

 

211 info –  Winter & Severe Weather Shelters

To find winter or severe weather shelters in your community, you can CALL 211 or use our online database or mobile app by searching keywords:

Extreme Weather Shelters

Extreme cold warming centers (for day spaces)

Shelters and Warming Centers will also be listed here, by county, based on the information shared with 211info by the shelter providers. Opening hours are based on specific counties’ and individual agencies’ criteria.

For more information please contact the 211 resource team:

EMAIL support@211info.org
HOURS Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

Emergency Food Assistance

SNAP Replacement Benefits

(Assistance for households who had food spoil due to power outages.)

Current SNAP recipients who have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to storms, flooding, power outages, fires or other misfortunes may be eligible to have their SNAP benefits replaced.

To be eligible, for replacement benefits, households must:

  • Be current SNAP recipients
  • Have experienced other household misfortunes that has caused the loss of food

SNAP recipients must request replacement benefits within 10 (ten) calendar days of experiencing food loss. Once approved, replacement benefits are issued to current recipients using their existing EBT card. To request replacement benefits, current SNAP recipients can call their local branch office.

Replacement SNAP Benefits Form: Replacement benefits form with cover page

Oregonians that do not currently receive SNAP benefits can ap​ply online at or call their local office.

Oregon Food Bank

Food is available to all who need it. You may be eligible for food assistance programs like SNAP (sometimes called food stamps) or school meal programs for your kids. And our 1,400+ pantries and food assistance sites remain open across Oregon and Southwest Washington — with increased cleaning and changes in service to help minimize contact among groups of people. (Hours and availability are updated daily. Please call ahead before visiting a partner agency.)

To find a food pantry in your area use the Food Finder Application to identify locations near you.

Oregon Food Bank Headquarters – Portland
7900 NE 33rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-282-0555 or 1-800-777-7427

Fax: 503-282-0922

Food Safety for Power Outages

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Find out what you can do to keep food safe during a power outage, and when you need to throw away food that could make you sick

800-232-4636
Disaster Distress And Counseling Services
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
 
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

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. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Contact SAMHSA

SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
877-SAMHSA-7 (726-4727)
TTY: 800-487-4889

Preparing for Winter Storms

Oregon Health Authority

This link provides information on preparing for and coping with winter storms. 

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/Preparedness/Prepare/Page/PrepareForWinterStorms.aspx#facts

Contact Us
E-mail: Health.Security@dhsoha.state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-1315
FAX: 971-673-1309
TTY: 711

Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster

United States Food and Drug Administration

Information on the use of medicines affected by fire, flooding, unsafe water, or power outages

Click on this like for information on Drug storage after a natural disaster.   Use This Link

Contact the FDA

1-888-INFO-FDA
(1-888-463-6332)

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – Military Helpline – Phone – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Jan 31 all-day

 

 

The Military Helpline serves 24-hours a day

CALL:  (888) 457-4838 (24/7/365)

TEXT:  MIL1 to 839863 (8am-11pm PST daily)

The Military Helpline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides compassionate, confidential crisis intervention and referral among the military community.

The line is answered by a highly trained staff and a dedicated team of volunteer crisis workers, many of whom have a military background. All possess a strong understanding of the serious issues that can impact service members, veterans and their families, including the loss of a job, family strife, home foreclosure, post-traumatic stress, and other medical and health care concerns.

The Military Helpline has your back. (888) 457-4838

Download informational material about the Military Helpline:

– Informational Packet (5 pages/922K)
– Flyer (691K)

The Military Helpline is a service of Lines for Life, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.

Administrative Office
5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97239
info@LinesForLife.org
p 503.244.5211 or 800.282.7035

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