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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
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At the top, the 24/7/365 SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next, Bundled “All Day” Events

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

Lastly, Time-Specific Events

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

 

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02 – Urgent Info – MC – Multnomah County – Help for When Its Hot – Updated Wednesday July 10, 2024
Jul 24 all-day

 

Help for When It’s Hot

Updated: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map(link is external) are available.

Central Library will extend hours and remain open until 8 p.m. Belmont, Gresham and Hollywood libraries are open until 8 p.m. All other open libraries are open until 6 p.m. Remember, because some libraries are closed for construction, always confirm hours and locations before you go.

The County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Multnomah County has closed recruitment for community volunteers interested in supporting this emergency activation. We welcome the support of community members when needs arise. Visit the Volunteer at a County Emergency Shelter page for information about the roles and future info sessions and trainings.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen, and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar(link is external) and Cómo preparase para el calor(link is external)

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage(link is external).

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

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02 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets
Jul 24 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - OHA - Oregon Health Authority - Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets

Oregon Health Authority

Get Prepared

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. This website provides easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations to assist ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

Heat-related Illness:

Warning Signs and Symptoms

  • Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here is how you can recognize heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:
    Heat Exhaustion    What you should do
    Faint or dizzy

    Move to a cooler location.

    Sip water.

    Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.

    Lie down and loosen your clothing.

If the person has vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Heavy sweating
Fast, weak pulse
Nausea or vomiting
Cold, pale, clammy skin
Muscle cramps
Heat Stroke    What you should do
High body temperature (above 103°F)

Call 911 immediately – heat stroke is a medical emergency.

Move the person to a cooler environment.

Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.

Do NOT give fluids.

Health Threats from Extreme Heat

Infants and young children

Infants and young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat, and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated.

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car. (Nor should pets be left in parked cars—they can suffer heat-related illness too.)
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Seek medical care immediately if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

People with chronic medical conditions

People of any age with a chronic medical condition are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Also, they may be taking medications that can worsen the impact of extreme heat. People in this category need the following information:

  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Learn about how any medications you take affects your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates regularly.
  • Avoid use the stove or oven to cook — it will make you and your house hotter.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of heat-related illness.

Athletes and outdoor sports enthusiasts

People who exercise in extreme heat are more likely to become dehydrated and get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink before you are thirsty. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
  • Schedule workouts, practices, and activities earlier or later in the day when the temperature is cooler.
  • Pace activity. Start activities slow and pick up the pace gradually. Remember it may take 1-2 weeks of exposure to high temperatures before your body fully adjusts.
  • Monitor a teammate’s condition, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a teammate has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • Learn about Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) heat policies and guidance if you are an athlete, parent of an athlete, coach, trainer or athletics director. This guidance applies to members of OSAA, so if you engage in club sports, you may want to ask if they have similar policies.

Outdoor workers

People who work outdoors, whether as a source of income or for DIY home projects and landscaping, are more likely to become dehydrated. This makes them more likely to get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working. Take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.
  • Ask your employer if tasks can be scheduled for earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat. If you have DIY projects at home, consider moving work to the coolest parts of the day.
  • Wear a brimmed hat and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Spend time in air-conditioned buildings during breaks and after work.
  • Encourage co-workers or those helping you with home projects to take breaks to cool off and drink water.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a co-worker has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • For more information, please visit the CDC’s page on Heat Stress and visit OR-OSHA’s heat stress page.

Heat and low income

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • If you have air conditioning, use it to keep your home cool.
  • If you can’t afford to use your air conditioning:
  • If you live outdoors, identify public spaces with air conditioning and check to see if cooling centers are available in your community. 211 INFO’s Severe Weather Extreme Heat Cooling Center List, local service agencies and emergency management often have this information in locations where it is available.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you have, or someone you know has, symptoms of heat-related illness.

 Fact Sheets

FAQ: Extreme Heat and Public Health

OR-OSHA Resources

02 – Urgent Info – OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting – Cooling Centers List Across Oregon and Southwest Washington – Heat Related Illness Infromation02 – Urgent Info – MC – Multnomah County – Help for When Its Hot – Updated Wednesday July 10, 2024
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

 

Cooling Centers List Across Oregon and Southwest Washington

Those centers include:

  • Cook Plaza, 19421 Southeast Stark Street, Gresham
  • Portland Covenant Church, 4046 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland
  • The Hugo, 6221 Northeast 82nd Avenue, Portland

The county also announced it will be extending hours at the Central Library in Portland and the library in Gresham until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Other locations will continue handing out bottled water and providing spaces for people seeking relief from the heat.

A fourth cooling center will open Saturday, from noon to 10 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel at 1972 Northwest Flanders Street, Portland.

TriMet also announced Friday it will offer free rides to people traveling to or from a cooling center daily between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Anyone needing additional transportation help should call 211.

Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters open across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Clackamas County

  • Canby Denny’s Restaurant, 1369 Southeast 1st Avenue, Canby, Oregon
  • Canby Public Library, 220 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Canby, Oregon
  • Estacada AntFarm Office, 350 Southwest Zobrist Street, Estacada, Oregon
  • Estacada Public Library, 825 Northwest Wade Street, Estacada, Oregon
  • Father’s Heart Street Ministry, 603 12th Street, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Gladstone Public Library, 135 East Dartmouth Street, Gladstone, Oregon
  • Gladstone Community Center, 1050 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, Oregon
  • Happy Valley Public Library, 13793 Southeast Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, Oregon
  • Hoodland Public Library, 24525 East Welches Road, Welches, Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Ledding Public Library, 10660 Southeast 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Molalla AntFarm Office, 213 North Molalla Avenue, Molalla, Oregon
  • Molalla Public Library, 201 East 5th Street, Molalla, Oregon
  • Oak Lodge Public Library, 16201 Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, Oak Grove, Oregon
  • Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy, Oregon
  • West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns Street, West Linn, Oregon
  • Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 Southwest Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 Southwest Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, Oregon

Washington County

  • Beaverton Community Center, 12350 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Beaverton City Library, 12375 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Washington Street Conference Center, 102 Southwest Washington Street, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Shute Park Library, 775 Southeast 10th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Brookwood Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, 953 Southeast Maple Street, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Hidden Creek Community Center, 5100 Northeast Hidden Creek Drive, Hillsboro, Oregon

Marion County

  • ARCHES Day Center, 615 Commercial Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • NWHS HOAP, 694 Church Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street Southeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Salem-ROCC, 1190 Broadway Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Kindness Closet Salem, 4105 Lancaster Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Oak Park Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Aumsville Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland Street, Aumsville, Oregon
  • Stayton Library, 515 North 1st Avenue, Stayton, Oregon
  • Santiam Outreach Center (SOCC), 280 Northeast Santiam Boulevard, Mill City, Oregon
  • Turner Christian Church, 7871 Marion Road Southeast, Turner, Oregon

Jackson County

  • ACCESS Medford Shelter, 324 West 6th Street, Medford, Oregon
  • Ashland Cooling Center, 2200 Ashland Street, Ashland, Oregon

Deschutes County

  • Downtown Bend Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, Oregon
  • Blue Dog RV Shepherd’s House, 181 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon
  • Council on Aging of Central Oregon, 1036 Northeast 5th Street, Bend, Oregon
  • The Lighthouse Navigation Center, 275 Northeast 2nd Street, Bend, Oregon
  • Redmond Library, 2127 South Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon
  • Shepherd’s House Redmond, 1350 South Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon
  • La Pine Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon
  • La Pine Library, 16425 1st Street, La Pine, Oregon
  • Sisters Library, 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters, Oregon

Clark County

  • Fort Vancouver Regional Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington
  • Marshall Community Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington
  • Living Hope Church, 2711 NE Andersen Road, Vancouver, Washington
  • Three Creeks Community Library, 800 NE Tenney Road, Vancouver, Washington
  • Cascade Park Community Library, 600 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
  • Firstenburg Community Center, 700 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
  • Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington
  • Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington
  • Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 Southeast 8th Way, Battle Ground, Washington
  • Camas Public Library, 625 Northeast 4th Avenue, Camas, Washington
  • Washougal Community Library, 1661 C Street, Washougal, Washington

Heat advisories prompt OHA warning about heat-related illness

Tips for staying cool include limiting sun exposure, wearing light clothing, knowing signs of heat stroke

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority is encouraging people to take steps to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion as advisories predicting triple-digit temperatures go into effect this week.

Older adults, infants and children, those who live or work outdoors, have low incomes, or who have a chronic medical condition are particularly vulnerable to the effects of extremely high temperatures. Heat-related illnesses among these groups are likely to increase as heat waves occur more often than usual – and at higher temperatures – around the state.

OHA offers these tips to stay safe and healthy during extreme heat:

1. Stay cool.

  • Stay in air-conditioned places, if possible.
  • Limit exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when temperatures are hottest, and avoid direct sunlight. Schedule outdoor activities in the early morning and late evening.
  • Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate if it cools off in the morning and evening hours. Close shades on south and west-facing windows during afternoon hours.
  • Use portable electric fans to push hot air out of rooms or draw in cooler air, but don’t rely on a fan as a primary cooling device.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing to keep cool and protect skin from the sun. Dress infants and children similarly.
  • Use cool compresses, misting and cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals, which increase body heat.
  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors several times a day. Heat-related illnesses can make it hard to think clearly. This means people may be in danger without realizing it. Make sure loved ones have what they need to stay cool.

2. Stay hydrated.

  • Regardless of your level of activity, drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty, and especially when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar, which can increase dehydration. Alcohol can be especially dangerous when used as a substitute for water hydration, and increases risks of alcohol-related injuries.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors drink enough water.

3. Stay informed.

  • Keep up to date on the heat risk and heat indexwhen planning activities so you can find ways to stay cool and hydrated.
  • Learn how to prevent, recognize and treat heat-related illnesses.
  • Heat-related illness can develop in as little as 10-15 minutes. It can happen indoors and outdoors.
  • Some heat-related illnesses can be managed at home or at urgent care. However, if you or someone you see is experiencing confusion or unconsciousness due to heat exposure, call 911. It is a medical emergency.

Ways to stay cool without an air conditioner:

  • Air conditioners can help you stay cool, but not everyone has one. Visiting friends with an air conditioner or going to cooling centers in your community can help you stay cool.
  • Local houses of worship and libraries may be open to the public during times of extreme heat. Splash pads and shopping centers can also be places to cool off.
  • Water is also great for cooling you off when it’s hot. Drape yourself with a damp towel, take a cool bath or shower or take a dip in a fountain. These actions can help cool you off in a hurry and work better when it’s not humid.
  • If you have a cooler part of the house, such as a basement, spend time there during the hottest parts of the day.

For more information, visit OHA’s website: www.oregon.gov/heat.

Air conditioners for eligible OHP members

Oregon launched new climate-related benefits as part of the state’s federally funded expansion of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) coverage, which includes health-related social needs (HRSN) services that help maintain health and well-being but are not traditionally thought of as medical services. New services include providing climate-control devices such as air conditioners, air filters, mini refrigeration units and portable power supplies to eligible OHP members.

OHP members interested in receiving climate devices should contact their coordinated care organization (CCO) to learn more. OHP Open Card members can call 1-888-834-4304 or email ORHRSN@acentra.com. If an OHP member is not sure which plan or CCO they are in, they can call the OHA Client Services Unit at 1-800-273-0557.

OHP members who don’t qualify for HRSN climate devices can still contact their CCO to see if climate supports are available through “flexible services” (also called “health-related services”). OHP Open Card members who don’t qualify for HRSN climate devices can still contact 1-888-834-4304 or their county to learn about local programs providing climate supports this summer. For non-OHP members in Oregon, some cities and counties have similar programs with a limited supply of devices.

Contact 211

During periods of extreme heat, counties often open cooling spaces for local communities to seek relief from high temperatures; these will be listed here, by county, based on the information shared with 211 by the shelter providers. Opening hours are based on specific counties’ and individual agencies’ criteria.

Methods to contact 211:

  • CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 or TTY: dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • TEXT your ZIP code to 898211 (TXT211), Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.
  • EMAIL help@211info.org, Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to5p.m. (Language interpreters available by phone; text and email in Spanish and English)

If there is a shelter that is not listed online, or information that needs to be edited, please email 211’s resource team: support@211info.org.

During times of emergency incident response, 211’s answer rate may vary

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Help for When It’s Hot

Updated: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map(link is external) are available.

Central Library will extend hours and remain open until 8 p.m. Belmont, Gresham and Hollywood libraries are open until 8 p.m. All other open libraries are open until 6 p.m. Remember, because some libraries are closed for construction, always confirm hours and locations before you go.

The County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Multnomah County has closed recruitment for community volunteers interested in supporting this emergency activation. We welcome the support of community members when needs arise. Visit the Volunteer at a County Emergency Shelter page for information about the roles and future info sessions and trainings.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen, and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar(link is external) and Cómo preparase para el calor(link is external)

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage(link is external).

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

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04 – Resources – BROR – Bridges Oregon – Hard of Hearing – Resources
Jul 24 all-day
04 - Resources - BROR - Bridges Oregon - Hard of Hearing  - Resources

 

Bridges Oregon

Hard of Hearing

RESOURCES

Bridges Oregon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing or face other communication barriers. It is in our mission to facilitate equity and inclusiveness and to provide a bridge to opportunities through advocacy, education and communication.

Advocacy

  • Victims’ Rights Pocket Cards (link)
  • Civil Rights Fact Sheet (link)

American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Portland Community College ASL Studies (link)
  • Sign Class (link)
  • Western Oregon University ASL Studies (link)

Children

  • Position Statement on Improving Child Protection Services for Families with Deaf Individuals (link)
  • Position Statement on Quality Foster Care Services Continuum for Deaf Children (link)
  • Position Statement on Mental Health Services for Deaf Children (link)
  • Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities: Technical Assistance for State and Local Child Welfare Agencies and Court (link)

Community

  • Abolition and Disability Justice’s Guiding Principles (link)
  • Community-Based Needs Assessment (CNA) of Oregon’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities: Final Report as of December 30, 2016 (link)
  • Hands and Voices of Oregon (link)
  • How many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people live in Oregon by counties (link)
  • Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (link)
  • Quota in Central Oregon (link)
  • Research & Resource Center with Deaf* community (RRCD) at Western Oregon University (link)

Crime Safety

  • Accessibility and Digital Security (link)
  • Know Your Rights ASL: Interacting with the Police (link)

Deaf-owned Businesses in Oregon

  • A5 Interpreting (link)
  • Clackamas River Growlers (link)
  • Camp Taloali (link)
  • Cymaspace (link)
  • Jennifer Jo Deily Fine Art (link)
  • King’s Hookah Lounge (link)
  • Looslea Holsteins Dairy Farm (link)
  • Pah! Restaurant (link)
  • PILEA Play (link)
  • Sign Class (link)
  • Tactile Communications (link)
  • Tim Baker’s Lawn Care (link)

DeafBlind

  • American Association of the DeafBlind (link)
  • DeafBlind Kids (link)
  • DeafBlind Interpreting: National Training & Resource Center (link)
  • Helen Keller National Center Region 10: Northwest (link)
  • Oregon Commission for the Blind (link)
  • Oregon DeafBlind Project (link)
  • National Center on DeafBlind (link)
  • Protactile Communications (link)
  • Protactile Language Interpreting: National Education Program (link)
  • For more information, please refer to the “Telecommunication” subgroup below.

Deaf with additional disabilities

  • Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (link)
  • Oregon Deaf Autism (link)

Education

  • House Bill 3183 Toolkit: A Resource for Special Education Providers Regarding the Relevant Services and Placement Options for a Child Who Is Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing. August 2022. (link)
  • Language Assessment for American Sign Language (link)
  • Oregon Department of Education’s Kindergarten Ready Assessment (KRA) on Deaf and Hard of Hearing children
  • Report of 2017 House Bill 3412: Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (referred as LEAD-K) (link)

Emergency Preparedness

  • Checklist for Emergency Responder: Ensuring Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery (link)

Hard of Hearing

  • Help to pay for Hearing Aids (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Oregon (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Lane County (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Linn and Benton (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Portland Chapter (link)

Health

  • ADA National Network: Healthcare and Face Coverings: Reducing Communication Barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients (link)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Informational Videos in ASL (link)

Housing

  • Oregon ASL Realtors (link)

Hotlines

  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (link)
  • ASL COVID-19 Hotline (link)
  • National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (link)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link)
  • Oregon Hate Crimes and Bias Hotline (link)

Interpreters

  • File a complaint on a Healthcare Interpreter with Oregon Health Authority (link)
  • File a complaint on a certified or qualified interpreter with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (link)
  • List of Deaf Interpreters in Oregon by Research and Resource Center with Deaf* community (RRCD) at Western Oregon University. (link)
  • List of ASL Interpreter Agencies in Oregon (link)
  • Portland Community College Interpreting Training program (link)
  • Search for certified or qualified Oregon Healthcare Interpreter (link)
  • Report a Patient Safety Issue in Medical settings e.g., an interpreter agency sends non-qualified interpreter to the appointment (link)
  • Search for certified or qualified Sign Language interpreters with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (link)
  • Western Oregon University Online Interpreting Training program (link)

Late-Deafened

  • Association of Late-Deafened Adults (link)

Law

  • Oregon’s own version of ADA law (ORS 659a)

Law Enforcement

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Card with Police (visor cardwallet card)
  • Community Proposal Directive for Law Enforcement Agencies (link)
  • Pullover Pal (link)
  • Oregon Legislative Update: Governor SIGNED on 5/6/2021! Proposed bill to provide “that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be deaf or hard of hearing.” (link)

Lawsuits in Oregon (current & past)

  • Kristina Boswell v. State of Oregon, U.S.D.C. Case No. 3:22-cv-00502-MO (link)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc (2022)
  • Viewpoint to pay $225,000 to deaf job applicant Indi Matthews for employment discrimination (2022)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Deaf Inmate’s Disability Bias Claim (2020)
  • Disability Rights Oregon filed lawsuit on behalf of protesters with disabilities (2020)
  • Deaf prisoners: Oregon should use only certified interpreters, groups say (2019)
  • Springfield to pay $450,000 to deaf man injured by police officer (2019)
  • Ludwig v. State of Oregon: Employment Discrimination (2018)
  • DOJ sues Pacific Northwest on behalf of Oregon Veteran with Hearing Loss (2017)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Clackamas County Jail failed to provide ASL interpreter service for medical treatment (2017)
  • Oregon University Settles Lawsuit over Service Dog (2014)
  • Deaf inmate gets $150,000 settlement from Oregon after claiming assigned jobs were discriminatory (2014)
  • Wolfe v. City of Portland: Police did not provided ASL interpreter in response to 9-1-1 call (2012)
  • Oregon v. Mason: Portland Police did not provide ASL interpreter to translate the Miranda Warnings (1981)

*Please let us know if we missed any current or past lawsuits pertaining to deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing Oregonians.

Legislative Bills (2023 Legislative Session)

  • Legislative Session is Closed.

Legislative Bills (passed)

  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2994 Modifies requirements for health insurance coverage of hearing-related items and services. (link).
  • 2023 Regular Session. Senate Bill (SB) 569 Requires closed-captioned television receivers in public areas within places of public accommodation to display closed captioning unless exception applies. (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. Senate Bill (SB) 685 Modifies the definition of “Communication Facilitator” (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2696 Authorizes Health Licensing Office to issue sign language interpreter licenses to qualified applicants. (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2669 Bill of Rights for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Children relating to Education. (link
  • 2021 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2498. “Provides that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be Deaf or Hard of Hearing.” (link)
  • 2021 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3183. “Requires parents of child who is deaf or deafblind or who is hard of hearing to be provided information about relevant services and placements offered by school district, education service district, regional programs and Oregon School for the Deaf whenever individualized family service plan or individualized education program is developed, revised or reviewed.” (link)
  • 2019 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3205. “Expands Telecommunication Devices Access Program to include provision of communication facilitator.” (link)
  • 2017 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3412. “Establishes Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.” (link)

Medical

  • Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 ASL Video (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Preferred Language Card (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s FAQ Regarding Providing Interpreter Services to Individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing or Individuals with Limited English Proficiency in Medical Settings (link)
  • Report a Patient Safety Issue in Medical settings e.g., no accommodation provided (link)

Mental Health

  • List of ASL Therapists in Oregon (PDF)

Safety

  • Text to 9-1-1 (link)
  • Get A Smoke Alarm by American Red Cross (link)
  • Statewide Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians (link)
  • Portland Area: Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Portlanders (link)
  • Bend Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (link)

Self-Advocate

  • Civil Rights for Individuals and Advocates (link)

Seniors

  • Avamere Chestnut Lane Assisted Living for the Deaf and DeafBlind, Gresham (link)

Sister Services

  • Northwest Human Services Connection: for the Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing (link)

Support Groups

  • ASL access NA, AL-ANON, NAR-ANON, and AA 12-Steps Program Virtual Support Groups (link)
  • Portland Deaf Access Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous (link)

Telecommunications and Internet

  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) (link)
  • DeafBlind MMX Videophone (link)
  • Free iPad, iPhone, and other equipment for Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing (link)
  • ICanConnect – Oregon (link)
  • Oregon Lifeline (link)
  • Oregon Statewide Assistive Technology Program (link)

Video Access

  • Oregon Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions in ASL (link)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Card (link)

*Deaf – Bridges Oregon has adopted with minor adaptations, the definition of ‘Deaf’ that is used by the National Deaf Center (NDC). Bridges Oregon is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as D/deaf, DeafBlind, deaf-blind, deaf with additional disabilities, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and/or persons with unilateral/bilateral hearing loss. Bridges Oregon recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. Bridges Oregon has chosen to use one term, Deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences. Source: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/defining-deaf

05 – Warmline – ADA – American Disabilities Act – ADA Information Line 1-(800)-514-0301 & Enforcement Page – Week Days
Jul 24 all-day
05 - Warmline - ADA - American Disabilities Act - ADA Information Line 1-(800)-514-0301 & Enforcement Page - Week Days

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal, and later sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

 

ADA Information Line

Have questions about the ADA? Call the U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Line

  • 800-514-0301 (voice)
  • 1-833-610-1264 (TTY)

Accessibility specialists are available to answer questions from individuals, businesses, and state/local governments. All calls are confidential.

When We Are Open

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. PST
  • Tuesday: 9:30pm – 2:30pm PST, Thursday: 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. PST

What Information We Provide

  • Requirements of the ADA
  • How the ADA applies to your situation
  • How to file a complaint
  • Answers to technical questions

Note that if your call is about employment discrimination, housing discrimination, or air travel, you may be referred to another federal agency for assistance.

 

Enforcement

The Department of Justice enforces the ADA through lawsuits and settlement agreements to achieve greater access, inclusion, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Check Out Cases and Other Enforcement Matters

2021 – Present

Go to our cases page on justice.gov/CRT

2006 – 2020

Go to our cases page on archive.ADA.gov

Enforcing the ADA

Broadly speaking, our ADA cases involve:

  • Employment (Title I)
  • State and local governments’ services, programs, and activities (Title II)
  • Businesses and nonprofits open to the public (Title III)

Our matters are both large and small. For example, we might work on a nationwide case affecting hundreds of people or a case involving one child in one school.

Our matters also cover a range of disability rights issues and contexts, such as:

  • Communication with people with disabilities
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health care
  • Physical accessibility
  • Segregation of people with disabilities (also known as Olmstead work)
  • Service animals
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Voting

 

05 – Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – Friendship Line – Seniors and Disabled Hotline and Warmline – 800-670-1360 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
Jul 24 all-day

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Friendship Line

24 Hours a Day 365 Days A Year

800-670-1360

 

Friendship is just a phone call away for Americans age 60 and over and for adults living with disabilities.

The Friendship Line is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the nonprofit Institute on Aging at 800-971-0016. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a “warmline” for nonurgent calls.

The confidential service offers active suicide intervention, The service, founded by Patrick Arbore, director of the Institute on Aging’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. emotional support, elder abuse prevention and counseling, grief support, and information and referrals for isolated older adults.

The Friendship Line also offers outreach, calling on those who suffer from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or who may be contemplating suicide. The goal of these well-being checks is to prevent suicide by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

 

CONNECT With Us

Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.

Call IOA CONNECT

415-750-4111

650-424-1411

 

AA OR A58 – Alcoholics Anonymous Oregon Area 58 – Find A Meeting In Oregon – English, Spanish, Hearing Impaired – Weekdays & Weekends
Jul 24 all-day

 

 

Find an AA Meeting In Oregon

Meetings in Spanish – Hearing Impaired Meetings – Online & In-Person – Hot Lines – Phone Apps

Looking for a local AA meeting?

Meeting lists are provided by local Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices.

You can use the district map page to find the District you’re interested in and then visit the meeting list and/or website for that district.  If a District has no website, the nearest Intergroup or Central Office may be listed.

Hotline phone numbers listed below may also help.

If interested, you can download the meeting guide app from following the links below.

 

District Websites With Meeting Lists

Link: 

https://www.aa-oregon.org/find-meetings/#districtlinks 

Click the link above for the List of Oregon AA Districts with AA Meetings and Hotlines plus Phone Apps.

AA Portland Districts map page.

For a detailed view of Districts in the Portland area, visit the map page.

Link:

https://www.aa-oregon.org/portland-districts/

NOTE: Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices are independent service entities; Oregon Area 58 is not responsible for the content of their web sites.

Higher resolution maps of the District boundaries in Portland and in Oregon are also available for download.

District Websites

 

Hotlines

Tel: (971) 601-9220  Astoria / Seaside

Tel: (503) 739-4856  Tillamook

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 2

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, South Beach, Toledo and Waldport

24-Hour Hotline

Tel: (541) 265-1953

 

Para Preguntas Llamar:

Tel: (541) 574-7842

 

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 3

Arlington, Boardman, Condon, Fossil, Hepper, Hermiston, Ione, Mission, Pendleton and Pilot Rock

 

Hotline

Tel: (800) 410-5953

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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Districts 4 & 28

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 5

Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrabonne, Tumalo, and Warm Springs

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 6

Emerald Valley Intergroup:

Eugene, Alvadore, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Junction City, Lowell, Springfield, Veneta

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 7

Josephine County Intergroup & Central Office

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 474-0782

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 8

Coos Bay, Florence, Gardiner, Lakeside, Mapleton, North Bend, Reedsport

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 269-3265

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 9

Northwest/Downtown Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list 

 

District 10

Beaverton, Portland, Tigard

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 11

Gresham & East County

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 12

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Meeting schedule (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 13

Roseburg, Canyonville, Drain, Glendale, Riddle

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 673-7552

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 14

Bingen/White Salmon WA, Carson WA, Goldendale WA, Hood River, Maupin, Moro, Odell, Parkdale, Stevenson WA, The Dalles, Tygh Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (833) 423-3683 = (833-HAD-ENUF)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 15

Clackamas, Milwaukie, West Linn

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 16

Applegate, Ashland, Butte Falls, Central Point,
Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford,
Phoenix, Prospect, Rogue River, Ruch, Talent,
& White City

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 773-4848

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 17

Klamath & Lake Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 883-4970

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 18

Clatskanie, Ranier, St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia

 

24-hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 366-0667  Columbia County

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 19

Southwest of Eugene

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 20

Springfield

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Web site (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 21

Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Willamette Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 967-4252

Link: Web site & meeting list

 

District 22

McMinnville, Newberg

24-Hour Hotlines:
Tel: (503) 472-1172 (McMinnville)
Tel: (888) 472-1172 (Newberg)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 23

Tualatin

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 24

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 25

Estacada, Gresham

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 26

North Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 27

Southeast Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

Districts 28 (and 4)

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline:

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 29

Baker, Union & Wallowa Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 624-5117

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 30

Oregon South Coast – Bandon, Brookings, Coquille, Gold Beach, Langlois, Myrtle Point, Port Oxford

 

24-Hour Hotlines:

Tel: (541) 347-1720  Bandon

Tel: (541) 469-2440  Brookings

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 31

Hillsboro

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: 503-684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 32

Canyon City, John Day, Mount Vernon

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meeting list (Central Oregon Intergroup)

 

Districts 34 & 35

Spanish Language districts for the entire state.

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

District 36

Southwest Portland and parts of Lake Oswego

 

Link: Website and meeting list

 

District 37

Wilsonville, Sherwood, and West Linn

 

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

Download District maps of Portland and Oregon in higher resolution formats:

 

Portland Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 670.00 KB

 

Portland Districts Map 36×42

1 file(s) 1.06 MB

 

Oregon Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 755.71 KB

 

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Meetings en Español

 

Directorio de Grupos Hispaños:

 

Directory of Spanish-speaking Groups

1 file(s) 105.75 KB

 

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Distrito 28, 34 & 35

Oficina Intergrupal Hispaña De Salem Oregon
2495 Lancaster Dr. NE | Salem, OR 97303
(503) 899-2652

 

Distrito 28

Salem

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting schedule

 

Distrito 34

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

Distrito 35

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Website

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

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Meetings for the Hearing Impaired

 

AA Meeting Schedule for the Hearing Impaired

Hotline Phone Numbers by City

Albany/Corvallis:                 541-967-4252
Astoria-Gearhart:                 971-601-9220
Baker City:                         541-624-5117
Bandon, Coquille:                541-347-1720
Boardman                          800-410-5953
Clatskanie, Rainier,              503-366-0667
  Scappoose, St Helens,

  Vernonia

Coos Bay, North Bend,          (541) 469-2440
  Lakeside, Reedsport,

  Florence, Gardiner,

  Mapleton

Bend:                                541-548-0440
Brookings:                          541-469-2440
Burns:                               541-548-0440
Cannon Beach:                    503-861-5526
Condon                              800-410-5953
The Dalles/Hood River:         800-999-9210
Echo                                  800-410-5953
Enterprise                          541-624-5117
Eugene:                             541-342-4113
Grants Pass:                       541-474-0782
Heppner                             800-410-5953
Hermiston:                         800-410-5953
Klamath:                            541-883-4970
La Grande:                         541-624-5117
Lincoln City:                       541-265-1953
Medford (District):               541-773-4848
McMinnville:                        503-472-1172
Newberg:                           888-472-1172
Newport:                            541-265-1953
Ontario (includes Boise):       208-344-6611
Pendleton:                          800-410-5953
Pilot Rock                           800-410-5953
Portland:                            503-223-8569
Westside Central Office:        503-684-0415
Roseburg:                          541-673-7552
Salem:                               503-399-0599
Seaside:                             971-601-9220
Siletz:                                541-265-1953
Umatilla                             800-410-5953
Yachats, Waldport, Toledo:    541-265-1953

 

 

AA Meeting Finder Applications

Meeting Guide App For Android

Meeting Guide App For iPhone

 

 

 

 

 

05 Warmline – CCLVI -The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International – CCLVI Information Hotline – Monday through Sunday, 6am to 6pm PST @ Phone
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
05 Warmline - CCLVI -The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International - CCLVI Information Hotline - Monday through Sunday, 6am to 6pm PST @ Phone

 

 

 

 

 

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

CCLVI Information Hotline

(6am Pacific and 6pm Pacific)

Toll Free Hotline (844) 460-0625

Low Vision? We Can Help!

 

Do you find yourself living in the awkward position of being neither fully sighted nor totally blind? If so, you are not alone.  

Whether you were born with low vision or your vision has decreased over the years, the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) is an organization whose members share similar experiences.   

We are dedicated to providing information and tips to help you live well with vision loss.  To meet your low vision needs, we sponsor regular Zoom chats, support groups and learning sessions on different topics such as technology and living with vision loss.   

 

To receive reminders about our Zoom calls and connection information, go to https://cclvi.org/events/ to join our email list serve or send an email to

cclviwebmaster@gmail.com to be added to the cclvi chat email list. On our website you will also find our newsletter  https://cclvi.org/visionaccess/ and to see many low vision resources go to https://cclvi.org/resources/

 

We facilitate the giving of three Fred Scheigert college scholarships

annually We advocate for issues like low vision devices from Medicare and more.

To find out more about CCLVI low vision information, call our voicemail

CCLVI audio update line at (773) 572-6315. To talk directly to a CCLVI

member call toll free (844) 460-0625.

If you would like to become a member, go to https://cclvi.org/join or contact Zelda by email at zelda.gebhard@cclvi.org to request a membership form or receive help with the completion of the form.   

We would like to help you live well with vision loss. 

Jul
25
Thu
2024
0 – Hotline – DH – DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (321) 800-3323 (DEAF) – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends
Jul 25 all-day
0 - Hotline - DH - DeafHelp VideoPhone App + ASL (American Sign Language) Deaf + HoH Accessible @ (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

02 – Urgent Info – MC – Multnomah County – Help for When Its Hot – Updated Wednesday July 10, 2024
Jul 25 all-day

 

Help for When It’s Hot

Updated: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map(link is external) are available.

Central Library will extend hours and remain open until 8 p.m. Belmont, Gresham and Hollywood libraries are open until 8 p.m. All other open libraries are open until 6 p.m. Remember, because some libraries are closed for construction, always confirm hours and locations before you go.

The County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Multnomah County has closed recruitment for community volunteers interested in supporting this emergency activation. We welcome the support of community members when needs arise. Visit the Volunteer at a County Emergency Shelter page for information about the roles and future info sessions and trainings.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen, and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar(link is external) and Cómo preparase para el calor(link is external)

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage(link is external).

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

Bookmark these links

02 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets
Jul 25 all-day
02 - Urgent Info - OHA - Oregon Health Authority - Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets

Oregon Health Authority

Get Prepared

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. This website provides easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations to assist ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

Heat-related Illness:

Warning Signs and Symptoms

  • Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here is how you can recognize heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:
    Heat Exhaustion    What you should do
    Faint or dizzy

    Move to a cooler location.

    Sip water.

    Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.

    Lie down and loosen your clothing.

If the person has vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Heavy sweating
Fast, weak pulse
Nausea or vomiting
Cold, pale, clammy skin
Muscle cramps
Heat Stroke    What you should do
High body temperature (above 103°F)

Call 911 immediately – heat stroke is a medical emergency.

Move the person to a cooler environment.

Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.

Do NOT give fluids.

Health Threats from Extreme Heat

Infants and young children

Infants and young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat, and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated.

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car. (Nor should pets be left in parked cars—they can suffer heat-related illness too.)
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Seek medical care immediately if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

People with chronic medical conditions

People of any age with a chronic medical condition are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Also, they may be taking medications that can worsen the impact of extreme heat. People in this category need the following information:

  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Learn about how any medications you take affects your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates regularly.
  • Avoid use the stove or oven to cook — it will make you and your house hotter.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of heat-related illness.

Athletes and outdoor sports enthusiasts

People who exercise in extreme heat are more likely to become dehydrated and get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink before you are thirsty. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
  • Schedule workouts, practices, and activities earlier or later in the day when the temperature is cooler.
  • Pace activity. Start activities slow and pick up the pace gradually. Remember it may take 1-2 weeks of exposure to high temperatures before your body fully adjusts.
  • Monitor a teammate’s condition, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a teammate has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • Learn about Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) heat policies and guidance if you are an athlete, parent of an athlete, coach, trainer or athletics director. This guidance applies to members of OSAA, so if you engage in club sports, you may want to ask if they have similar policies.

Outdoor workers

People who work outdoors, whether as a source of income or for DIY home projects and landscaping, are more likely to become dehydrated. This makes them more likely to get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working. Take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.
  • Ask your employer if tasks can be scheduled for earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat. If you have DIY projects at home, consider moving work to the coolest parts of the day.
  • Wear a brimmed hat and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Spend time in air-conditioned buildings during breaks and after work.
  • Encourage co-workers or those helping you with home projects to take breaks to cool off and drink water.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a co-worker has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • For more information, please visit the CDC’s page on Heat Stress and visit OR-OSHA’s heat stress page.

Heat and low income

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • If you have air conditioning, use it to keep your home cool.
  • If you can’t afford to use your air conditioning:
  • If you live outdoors, identify public spaces with air conditioning and check to see if cooling centers are available in your community. 211 INFO’s Severe Weather Extreme Heat Cooling Center List, local service agencies and emergency management often have this information in locations where it is available.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you have, or someone you know has, symptoms of heat-related illness.

 Fact Sheets

FAQ: Extreme Heat and Public Health

OR-OSHA Resources

02 – Urgent Info – OPB – Oregon Public Broadcasting – Cooling Centers List Across Oregon and Southwest Washington – Heat Related Illness Infromation02 – Urgent Info – MC – Multnomah County – Help for When Its Hot – Updated Wednesday July 10, 2024
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Cooling Centers List Across Oregon and Southwest Washington

Those centers include:

  • Cook Plaza, 19421 Southeast Stark Street, Gresham
  • Portland Covenant Church, 4046 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland
  • The Hugo, 6221 Northeast 82nd Avenue, Portland

The county also announced it will be extending hours at the Central Library in Portland and the library in Gresham until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Other locations will continue handing out bottled water and providing spaces for people seeking relief from the heat.

A fourth cooling center will open Saturday, from noon to 10 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel at 1972 Northwest Flanders Street, Portland.

TriMet also announced Friday it will offer free rides to people traveling to or from a cooling center daily between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Anyone needing additional transportation help should call 211.

Below is a list of cooling centers and shelters open across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Clackamas County

  • Canby Denny’s Restaurant, 1369 Southeast 1st Avenue, Canby, Oregon
  • Canby Public Library, 220 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Canby, Oregon
  • Estacada AntFarm Office, 350 Southwest Zobrist Street, Estacada, Oregon
  • Estacada Public Library, 825 Northwest Wade Street, Estacada, Oregon
  • Father’s Heart Street Ministry, 603 12th Street, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Gladstone Public Library, 135 East Dartmouth Street, Gladstone, Oregon
  • Gladstone Community Center, 1050 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, Oregon
  • Happy Valley Public Library, 13793 Southeast Sieben Park Way, Happy Valley, Oregon
  • Hoodland Public Library, 24525 East Welches Road, Welches, Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Ledding Public Library, 10660 Southeast 21st Avenue, Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Molalla AntFarm Office, 213 North Molalla Avenue, Molalla, Oregon
  • Molalla Public Library, 201 East 5th Street, Molalla, Oregon
  • Oak Lodge Public Library, 16201 Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, Oak Grove, Oregon
  • Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy, Oregon
  • West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns Street, West Linn, Oregon
  • Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 Southwest Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 Southwest Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, Oregon

Washington County

  • Beaverton Community Center, 12350 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Beaverton City Library, 12375 Southwest 5th Street, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Washington Street Conference Center, 102 Southwest Washington Street, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Shute Park Library, 775 Southeast 10th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Brookwood Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center, 953 Southeast Maple Street, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Hidden Creek Community Center, 5100 Northeast Hidden Creek Drive, Hillsboro, Oregon

Marion County

  • ARCHES Day Center, 615 Commercial Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • NWHS HOAP, 694 Church Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street Southeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Kroc Center, 1865 Bill Frey Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Salem-ROCC, 1190 Broadway Street Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Kindness Closet Salem, 4105 Lancaster Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Oak Park Church of God, 2990 Lancaster Drive Northeast, Salem, Oregon
  • Aumsville Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland Street, Aumsville, Oregon
  • Stayton Library, 515 North 1st Avenue, Stayton, Oregon
  • Santiam Outreach Center (SOCC), 280 Northeast Santiam Boulevard, Mill City, Oregon
  • Turner Christian Church, 7871 Marion Road Southeast, Turner, Oregon

Jackson County

  • ACCESS Medford Shelter, 324 West 6th Street, Medford, Oregon
  • Ashland Cooling Center, 2200 Ashland Street, Ashland, Oregon

Deschutes County

  • Downtown Bend Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, Oregon
  • Blue Dog RV Shepherd’s House, 181 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon
  • Council on Aging of Central Oregon, 1036 Northeast 5th Street, Bend, Oregon
  • The Lighthouse Navigation Center, 275 Northeast 2nd Street, Bend, Oregon
  • Redmond Library, 2127 South Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon
  • Shepherd’s House Redmond, 1350 South Highway 97, Redmond, Oregon
  • La Pine Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon
  • La Pine Library, 16425 1st Street, La Pine, Oregon
  • Sisters Library, 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters, Oregon

Clark County

  • Fort Vancouver Regional Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington
  • Marshall Community Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington
  • Living Hope Church, 2711 NE Andersen Road, Vancouver, Washington
  • Three Creeks Community Library, 800 NE Tenney Road, Vancouver, Washington
  • Cascade Park Community Library, 600 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
  • Firstenburg Community Center, 700 Northeast 136th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
  • Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington
  • Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington
  • Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 Southeast 8th Way, Battle Ground, Washington
  • Camas Public Library, 625 Northeast 4th Avenue, Camas, Washington
  • Washougal Community Library, 1661 C Street, Washougal, Washington

Heat advisories prompt OHA warning about heat-related illness

Tips for staying cool include limiting sun exposure, wearing light clothing, knowing signs of heat stroke

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Health Authority is encouraging people to take steps to avoid heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion as advisories predicting triple-digit temperatures go into effect this week.

Older adults, infants and children, those who live or work outdoors, have low incomes, or who have a chronic medical condition are particularly vulnerable to the effects of extremely high temperatures. Heat-related illnesses among these groups are likely to increase as heat waves occur more often than usual – and at higher temperatures – around the state.

OHA offers these tips to stay safe and healthy during extreme heat:

1. Stay cool.

  • Stay in air-conditioned places, if possible.
  • Limit exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when temperatures are hottest, and avoid direct sunlight. Schedule outdoor activities in the early morning and late evening.
  • Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate if it cools off in the morning and evening hours. Close shades on south and west-facing windows during afternoon hours.
  • Use portable electric fans to push hot air out of rooms or draw in cooler air, but don’t rely on a fan as a primary cooling device.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing to keep cool and protect skin from the sun. Dress infants and children similarly.
  • Use cool compresses, misting and cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals, which increase body heat.
  • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car
  • Check on at-risk friends, family and neighbors several times a day. Heat-related illnesses can make it hard to think clearly. This means people may be in danger without realizing it. Make sure loved ones have what they need to stay cool.

2. Stay hydrated.

  • Regardless of your level of activity, drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty, and especially when working outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar, which can increase dehydration. Alcohol can be especially dangerous when used as a substitute for water hydration, and increases risks of alcohol-related injuries.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors drink enough water.

3. Stay informed.

  • Keep up to date on the heat risk and heat indexwhen planning activities so you can find ways to stay cool and hydrated.
  • Learn how to prevent, recognize and treat heat-related illnesses.
  • Heat-related illness can develop in as little as 10-15 minutes. It can happen indoors and outdoors.
  • Some heat-related illnesses can be managed at home or at urgent care. However, if you or someone you see is experiencing confusion or unconsciousness due to heat exposure, call 911. It is a medical emergency.

Ways to stay cool without an air conditioner:

  • Air conditioners can help you stay cool, but not everyone has one. Visiting friends with an air conditioner or going to cooling centers in your community can help you stay cool.
  • Local houses of worship and libraries may be open to the public during times of extreme heat. Splash pads and shopping centers can also be places to cool off.
  • Water is also great for cooling you off when it’s hot. Drape yourself with a damp towel, take a cool bath or shower or take a dip in a fountain. These actions can help cool you off in a hurry and work better when it’s not humid.
  • If you have a cooler part of the house, such as a basement, spend time there during the hottest parts of the day.

For more information, visit OHA’s website: www.oregon.gov/heat.

Air conditioners for eligible OHP members

Oregon launched new climate-related benefits as part of the state’s federally funded expansion of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) coverage, which includes health-related social needs (HRSN) services that help maintain health and well-being but are not traditionally thought of as medical services. New services include providing climate-control devices such as air conditioners, air filters, mini refrigeration units and portable power supplies to eligible OHP members.

OHP members interested in receiving climate devices should contact their coordinated care organization (CCO) to learn more. OHP Open Card members can call 1-888-834-4304 or email ORHRSN@acentra.com. If an OHP member is not sure which plan or CCO they are in, they can call the OHA Client Services Unit at 1-800-273-0557.

OHP members who don’t qualify for HRSN climate devices can still contact their CCO to see if climate supports are available through “flexible services” (also called “health-related services”). OHP Open Card members who don’t qualify for HRSN climate devices can still contact 1-888-834-4304 or their county to learn about local programs providing climate supports this summer. For non-OHP members in Oregon, some cities and counties have similar programs with a limited supply of devices.

Contact 211

During periods of extreme heat, counties often open cooling spaces for local communities to seek relief from high temperatures; these will be listed here, by county, based on the information shared with 211 by the shelter providers. Opening hours are based on specific counties’ and individual agencies’ criteria.

Methods to contact 211:

  • CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 or TTY: dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • TEXT your ZIP code to 898211 (TXT211), Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 5p.m.
  • EMAIL help@211info.org, Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to5p.m. (Language interpreters available by phone; text and email in Spanish and English)

If there is a shelter that is not listed online, or information that needs to be edited, please email 211’s resource team: support@211info.org.

During times of emergency incident response, 211’s answer rate may vary

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Help for When It’s Hot

Updated: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map(link is external) are available.

Central Library will extend hours and remain open until 8 p.m. Belmont, Gresham and Hollywood libraries are open until 8 p.m. All other open libraries are open until 6 p.m. Remember, because some libraries are closed for construction, always confirm hours and locations before you go.

The County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Multnomah County has closed recruitment for community volunteers interested in supporting this emergency activation. We welcome the support of community members when needs arise. Visit the Volunteer at a County Emergency Shelter page for information about the roles and future info sessions and trainings.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen, and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar(link is external) and Cómo preparase para el calor(link is external)

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage(link is external).

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

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Bridges Oregon

Hard of Hearing

RESOURCES

Bridges Oregon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving Oregonians who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing or face other communication barriers. It is in our mission to facilitate equity and inclusiveness and to provide a bridge to opportunities through advocacy, education and communication.

Advocacy

  • Victims’ Rights Pocket Cards (link)
  • Civil Rights Fact Sheet (link)

American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Portland Community College ASL Studies (link)
  • Sign Class (link)
  • Western Oregon University ASL Studies (link)

Children

  • Position Statement on Improving Child Protection Services for Families with Deaf Individuals (link)
  • Position Statement on Quality Foster Care Services Continuum for Deaf Children (link)
  • Position Statement on Mental Health Services for Deaf Children (link)
  • Protecting the Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities: Technical Assistance for State and Local Child Welfare Agencies and Court (link)

Community

  • Abolition and Disability Justice’s Guiding Principles (link)
  • Community-Based Needs Assessment (CNA) of Oregon’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities: Final Report as of December 30, 2016 (link)
  • Hands and Voices of Oregon (link)
  • How many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people live in Oregon by counties (link)
  • Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (link)
  • Quota in Central Oregon (link)
  • Research & Resource Center with Deaf* community (RRCD) at Western Oregon University (link)

Crime Safety

  • Accessibility and Digital Security (link)
  • Know Your Rights ASL: Interacting with the Police (link)

Deaf-owned Businesses in Oregon

  • A5 Interpreting (link)
  • Clackamas River Growlers (link)
  • Camp Taloali (link)
  • Cymaspace (link)
  • Jennifer Jo Deily Fine Art (link)
  • King’s Hookah Lounge (link)
  • Looslea Holsteins Dairy Farm (link)
  • Pah! Restaurant (link)
  • PILEA Play (link)
  • Sign Class (link)
  • Tactile Communications (link)
  • Tim Baker’s Lawn Care (link)

DeafBlind

  • American Association of the DeafBlind (link)
  • DeafBlind Kids (link)
  • DeafBlind Interpreting: National Training & Resource Center (link)
  • Helen Keller National Center Region 10: Northwest (link)
  • Oregon Commission for the Blind (link)
  • Oregon DeafBlind Project (link)
  • National Center on DeafBlind (link)
  • Protactile Communications (link)
  • Protactile Language Interpreting: National Education Program (link)
  • For more information, please refer to the “Telecommunication” subgroup below.

Deaf with additional disabilities

  • Cerebral Palsy and Deaf Organization (link)
  • Oregon Deaf Autism (link)

Education

  • House Bill 3183 Toolkit: A Resource for Special Education Providers Regarding the Relevant Services and Placement Options for a Child Who Is Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing. August 2022. (link)
  • Language Assessment for American Sign Language (link)
  • Oregon Department of Education’s Kindergarten Ready Assessment (KRA) on Deaf and Hard of Hearing children
  • Report of 2017 House Bill 3412: Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (referred as LEAD-K) (link)

Emergency Preparedness

  • Checklist for Emergency Responder: Ensuring Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery (link)

Hard of Hearing

  • Help to pay for Hearing Aids (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Oregon (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Lane County (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Linn and Benton (link)
  • Hearing Loss Association of Portland Chapter (link)

Health

  • ADA National Network: Healthcare and Face Coverings: Reducing Communication Barriers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients (link)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Informational Videos in ASL (link)

Housing

  • Oregon ASL Realtors (link)

Hotlines

  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (link)
  • ASL COVID-19 Hotline (link)
  • National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline (link)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (link)
  • Oregon Hate Crimes and Bias Hotline (link)

Interpreters

  • File a complaint on a Healthcare Interpreter with Oregon Health Authority (link)
  • File a complaint on a certified or qualified interpreter with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (link)
  • List of Deaf Interpreters in Oregon by Research and Resource Center with Deaf* community (RRCD) at Western Oregon University. (link)
  • List of ASL Interpreter Agencies in Oregon (link)
  • Portland Community College Interpreting Training program (link)
  • Search for certified or qualified Oregon Healthcare Interpreter (link)
  • Report a Patient Safety Issue in Medical settings e.g., an interpreter agency sends non-qualified interpreter to the appointment (link)
  • Search for certified or qualified Sign Language interpreters with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (link)
  • Western Oregon University Online Interpreting Training program (link)

Late-Deafened

  • Association of Late-Deafened Adults (link)

Law

  • Oregon’s own version of ADA law (ORS 659a)

Law Enforcement

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Card with Police (visor cardwallet card)
  • Community Proposal Directive for Law Enforcement Agencies (link)
  • Pullover Pal (link)
  • Oregon Legislative Update: Governor SIGNED on 5/6/2021! Proposed bill to provide “that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be deaf or hard of hearing.” (link)

Lawsuits in Oregon (current & past)

  • Kristina Boswell v. State of Oregon, U.S.D.C. Case No. 3:22-cv-00502-MO (link)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc (2022)
  • Viewpoint to pay $225,000 to deaf job applicant Indi Matthews for employment discrimination (2022)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Deaf Inmate’s Disability Bias Claim (2020)
  • Disability Rights Oregon filed lawsuit on behalf of protesters with disabilities (2020)
  • Deaf prisoners: Oregon should use only certified interpreters, groups say (2019)
  • Springfield to pay $450,000 to deaf man injured by police officer (2019)
  • Ludwig v. State of Oregon: Employment Discrimination (2018)
  • DOJ sues Pacific Northwest on behalf of Oregon Veteran with Hearing Loss (2017)
  • Abraham v. Corizon Health, Inc: Clackamas County Jail failed to provide ASL interpreter service for medical treatment (2017)
  • Oregon University Settles Lawsuit over Service Dog (2014)
  • Deaf inmate gets $150,000 settlement from Oregon after claiming assigned jobs were discriminatory (2014)
  • Wolfe v. City of Portland: Police did not provided ASL interpreter in response to 9-1-1 call (2012)
  • Oregon v. Mason: Portland Police did not provide ASL interpreter to translate the Miranda Warnings (1981)

*Please let us know if we missed any current or past lawsuits pertaining to deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing Oregonians.

Legislative Bills (2023 Legislative Session)

  • Legislative Session is Closed.

Legislative Bills (passed)

  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2994 Modifies requirements for health insurance coverage of hearing-related items and services. (link).
  • 2023 Regular Session. Senate Bill (SB) 569 Requires closed-captioned television receivers in public areas within places of public accommodation to display closed captioning unless exception applies. (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. Senate Bill (SB) 685 Modifies the definition of “Communication Facilitator” (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2696 Authorizes Health Licensing Office to issue sign language interpreter licenses to qualified applicants. (link)
  • 2023 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2669 Bill of Rights for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Children relating to Education. (link
  • 2021 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 2498. “Provides that the registered owner may request that registration cards issued for vehicles include that owner, or person operating vehicle, may be Deaf or Hard of Hearing.” (link)
  • 2021 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3183. “Requires parents of child who is deaf or deafblind or who is hard of hearing to be provided information about relevant services and placements offered by school district, education service district, regional programs and Oregon School for the Deaf whenever individualized family service plan or individualized education program is developed, revised or reviewed.” (link)
  • 2019 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3205. “Expands Telecommunication Devices Access Program to include provision of communication facilitator.” (link)
  • 2017 Regular Session. House Bill (HB) 3412. “Establishes Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.” (link)

Medical

  • Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 ASL Video (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Preferred Language Card (link)
  • Oregon Health Authority’s FAQ Regarding Providing Interpreter Services to Individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing or Individuals with Limited English Proficiency in Medical Settings (link)
  • Report a Patient Safety Issue in Medical settings e.g., no accommodation provided (link)

Mental Health

  • List of ASL Therapists in Oregon (PDF)

Safety

  • Text to 9-1-1 (link)
  • Get A Smoke Alarm by American Red Cross (link)
  • Statewide Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians (link)
  • Portland Area: Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Portlanders (link)
  • Bend Area: Smoke Alarms for Oregonians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (link)

Self-Advocate

  • Civil Rights for Individuals and Advocates (link)

Seniors

  • Avamere Chestnut Lane Assisted Living for the Deaf and DeafBlind, Gresham (link)

Sister Services

  • Northwest Human Services Connection: for the Deaf, DeafBlind, & Hard of Hearing (link)

Support Groups

  • ASL access NA, AL-ANON, NAR-ANON, and AA 12-Steps Program Virtual Support Groups (link)
  • Portland Deaf Access Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous (link)

Telecommunications and Internet

  • Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) (link)
  • DeafBlind MMX Videophone (link)
  • Free iPad, iPhone, and other equipment for Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing (link)
  • ICanConnect – Oregon (link)
  • Oregon Lifeline (link)
  • Oregon Statewide Assistive Technology Program (link)

Video Access

  • Oregon Department of Human Services’ Frequently Asked Questions in ASL (link)
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Card (link)

*Deaf – Bridges Oregon has adopted with minor adaptations, the definition of ‘Deaf’ that is used by the National Deaf Center (NDC). Bridges Oregon is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as D/deaf, DeafBlind, deaf-blind, deaf with additional disabilities, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and/or persons with unilateral/bilateral hearing loss. Bridges Oregon recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. Bridges Oregon has chosen to use one term, Deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences. Source: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/defining-deaf

05 – Warmline – ADA – American Disabilities Act – ADA Information Line 1-(800)-514-0301 & Enforcement Page – Week Days
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05 - Warmline - ADA - American Disabilities Act - ADA Information Line 1-(800)-514-0301 & Enforcement Page - Week Days

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal, and later sexual orientation and gender identity. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.

 

ADA Information Line

Have questions about the ADA? Call the U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Line

  • 800-514-0301 (voice)
  • 1-833-610-1264 (TTY)

Accessibility specialists are available to answer questions from individuals, businesses, and state/local governments. All calls are confidential.

When We Are Open

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. PST
  • Tuesday: 9:30pm – 2:30pm PST, Thursday: 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. PST

What Information We Provide

  • Requirements of the ADA
  • How the ADA applies to your situation
  • How to file a complaint
  • Answers to technical questions

Note that if your call is about employment discrimination, housing discrimination, or air travel, you may be referred to another federal agency for assistance.

 

Enforcement

The Department of Justice enforces the ADA through lawsuits and settlement agreements to achieve greater access, inclusion, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Check Out Cases and Other Enforcement Matters

2021 – Present

Go to our cases page on justice.gov/CRT

2006 – 2020

Go to our cases page on archive.ADA.gov

Enforcing the ADA

Broadly speaking, our ADA cases involve:

  • Employment (Title I)
  • State and local governments’ services, programs, and activities (Title II)
  • Businesses and nonprofits open to the public (Title III)

Our matters are both large and small. For example, we might work on a nationwide case affecting hundreds of people or a case involving one child in one school.

Our matters also cover a range of disability rights issues and contexts, such as:

  • Communication with people with disabilities
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health care
  • Physical accessibility
  • Segregation of people with disabilities (also known as Olmstead work)
  • Service animals
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Voting

 

05 – Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – Friendship Line – Seniors and Disabled Hotline and Warmline – 800-670-1360 – 24/7 @ Toll Free Number
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Friendship Line

24 Hours a Day 365 Days A Year

800-670-1360

 

Friendship is just a phone call away for Americans age 60 and over and for adults living with disabilities.

The Friendship Line is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the nonprofit Institute on Aging at 800-971-0016. It is both a crisis intervention hotline and a “warmline” for nonurgent calls.

The confidential service offers active suicide intervention, The service, founded by Patrick Arbore, director of the Institute on Aging’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. emotional support, elder abuse prevention and counseling, grief support, and information and referrals for isolated older adults.

The Friendship Line also offers outreach, calling on those who suffer from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or who may be contemplating suicide. The goal of these well-being checks is to prevent suicide by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated older adults.

 

CONNECT With Us

Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.

Call IOA CONNECT

415-750-4111

650-424-1411

 

AA OR A58 – Alcoholics Anonymous Oregon Area 58 – Find A Meeting In Oregon – English, Spanish, Hearing Impaired – Weekdays & Weekends
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Find an AA Meeting In Oregon

Meetings in Spanish – Hearing Impaired Meetings – Online & In-Person – Hot Lines – Phone Apps

Looking for a local AA meeting?

Meeting lists are provided by local Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices.

You can use the district map page to find the District you’re interested in and then visit the meeting list and/or website for that district.  If a District has no website, the nearest Intergroup or Central Office may be listed.

Hotline phone numbers listed below may also help.

If interested, you can download the meeting guide app from following the links below.

 

District Websites With Meeting Lists

Link: 

https://www.aa-oregon.org/find-meetings/#districtlinks 

Click the link above for the List of Oregon AA Districts with AA Meetings and Hotlines plus Phone Apps.

AA Portland Districts map page.

For a detailed view of Districts in the Portland area, visit the map page.

Link:

https://www.aa-oregon.org/portland-districts/

NOTE: Districts, Intergroups and Central Offices are independent service entities; Oregon Area 58 is not responsible for the content of their web sites.

Higher resolution maps of the District boundaries in Portland and in Oregon are also available for download.

District Websites

 

Hotlines

Tel: (971) 601-9220  Astoria / Seaside

Tel: (503) 739-4856  Tillamook

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 2

Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, South Beach, Toledo and Waldport

24-Hour Hotline

Tel: (541) 265-1953

 

Para Preguntas Llamar:

Tel: (541) 574-7842

 

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 3

Arlington, Boardman, Condon, Fossil, Hepper, Hermiston, Ione, Mission, Pendleton and Pilot Rock

 

Hotline

Tel: (800) 410-5953

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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Districts 4 & 28

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

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District 5

Bend, Burns, Chemult, Culver, John Day, La Pine, Madras, Metolius, Mt. Vernon, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrabonne, Tumalo, and Warm Springs

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 6

Emerald Valley Intergroup:

Eugene, Alvadore, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Junction City, Lowell, Springfield, Veneta

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website & meetings list

 

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District 7

Josephine County Intergroup & Central Office

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 474-0782

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 8

Coos Bay, Florence, Gardiner, Lakeside, Mapleton, North Bend, Reedsport

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 269-3265

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 9

Northwest/Downtown Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list 

 

District 10

Beaverton, Portland, Tigard

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 11

Gresham & East County

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 12

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Meeting schedule (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 13

Roseburg, Canyonville, Drain, Glendale, Riddle

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 673-7552

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 14

Bingen/White Salmon WA, Carson WA, Goldendale WA, Hood River, Maupin, Moro, Odell, Parkdale, Stevenson WA, The Dalles, Tygh Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (833) 423-3683 = (833-HAD-ENUF)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 15

Clackamas, Milwaukie, West Linn

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 16

Applegate, Ashland, Butte Falls, Central Point,
Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford,
Phoenix, Prospect, Rogue River, Ruch, Talent,
& White City

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 773-4848

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 17

Klamath & Lake Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 883-4970

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 18

Clatskanie, Ranier, St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia

 

24-hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 366-0667  Columbia County

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 19

Southwest of Eugene

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Website (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 20

Springfield

 

24 Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 342-4113

Link: Web site (Emerald Valley Intergroup) & meeting list

 

District 21

Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Willamette Valley

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 967-4252

Link: Web site & meeting list

 

District 22

McMinnville, Newberg

24-Hour Hotlines:
Tel: (503) 472-1172 (McMinnville)
Tel: (888) 472-1172 (Newberg)

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 23

Tualatin

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 24

Eastside Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 25

Estacada, Gresham

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 26

North Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

District 27

Southeast Portland

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (503) 223-8569

Link: Website & meeting list (on Portland Intergroup web site)

 

Districts 28 (and 4)

Salem, Dallas

 

Hotline:

Tel: (503) 399-0599

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 29

Baker, Union & Wallowa Counties

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 624-5117

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 30

Oregon South Coast – Bandon, Brookings, Coquille, Gold Beach, Langlois, Myrtle Point, Port Oxford

 

24-Hour Hotlines:

Tel: (541) 347-1720  Bandon

Tel: (541) 469-2440  Brookings

Link: Website & meeting list

 

District 31

Hillsboro

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: 503-684-0415

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

District 32

Canyon City, John Day, Mount Vernon

 

24-Hour Hotline:

Tel: (541) 548-0440

Link: Website & meeting list (Central Oregon Intergroup)

 

Districts 34 & 35

Spanish Language districts for the entire state.

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

District 36

Southwest Portland and parts of Lake Oswego

 

Link: Website and meeting list

 

District 37

Wilsonville, Sherwood, and West Linn

 

Link: Website (Westside Central Office) & meeting list

 

Download District maps of Portland and Oregon in higher resolution formats:

 

Portland Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 670.00 KB

 

Portland Districts Map 36×42

1 file(s) 1.06 MB

 

Oregon Districts Map 11×17

1 file(s) 755.71 KB

 

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Meetings en Español

 

Directorio de Grupos Hispaños:

 

Directory of Spanish-speaking Groups

1 file(s) 105.75 KB

 

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Distrito 28, 34 & 35

Oficina Intergrupal Hispaña De Salem Oregon
2495 Lancaster Dr. NE | Salem, OR 97303
(503) 899-2652

 

Distrito 28

Salem

 

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting schedule

 

Distrito 34

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

Distrito 35

Para ayuda llame las 24 Horas al

Tel: (971) 327-5523

Link: Website

Link: Meeting list (en Español)

 

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Meetings for the Hearing Impaired

 

AA Meeting Schedule for the Hearing Impaired

Hotline Phone Numbers by City

Albany/Corvallis:                 541-967-4252
Astoria-Gearhart:                 971-601-9220
Baker City:                         541-624-5117
Bandon, Coquille:                541-347-1720
Boardman                          800-410-5953
Clatskanie, Rainier,              503-366-0667
  Scappoose, St Helens,

  Vernonia

Coos Bay, North Bend,          (541) 469-2440
  Lakeside, Reedsport,

  Florence, Gardiner,

  Mapleton

Bend:                                541-548-0440
Brookings:                          541-469-2440
Burns:                               541-548-0440
Cannon Beach:                    503-861-5526
Condon                              800-410-5953
The Dalles/Hood River:         800-999-9210
Echo                                  800-410-5953
Enterprise                          541-624-5117
Eugene:                             541-342-4113
Grants Pass:                       541-474-0782
Heppner                             800-410-5953
Hermiston:                         800-410-5953
Klamath:                            541-883-4970
La Grande:                         541-624-5117
Lincoln City:                       541-265-1953
Medford (District):               541-773-4848
McMinnville:                        503-472-1172
Newberg:                           888-472-1172
Newport:                            541-265-1953
Ontario (includes Boise):       208-344-6611
Pendleton:                          800-410-5953
Pilot Rock                           800-410-5953
Portland:                            503-223-8569
Westside Central Office:        503-684-0415
Roseburg:                          541-673-7552
Salem:                               503-399-0599
Seaside:                             971-601-9220
Siletz:                                541-265-1953
Umatilla                             800-410-5953
Yachats, Waldport, Toledo:    541-265-1953

 

 

AA Meeting Finder Applications

Meeting Guide App For Android

Meeting Guide App For iPhone

 

 

 

 

 

05 Warmline – CCLVI -The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International – CCLVI Information Hotline – Monday through Sunday, 6am to 6pm PST @ Phone
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
05 Warmline - CCLVI -The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International - CCLVI Information Hotline - Monday through Sunday, 6am to 6pm PST @ Phone

 

 

 

 

 

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

CCLVI Information Hotline

(6am Pacific and 6pm Pacific)

Toll Free Hotline (844) 460-0625

Low Vision? We Can Help!

 

Do you find yourself living in the awkward position of being neither fully sighted nor totally blind? If so, you are not alone.  

Whether you were born with low vision or your vision has decreased over the years, the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) is an organization whose members share similar experiences.   

We are dedicated to providing information and tips to help you live well with vision loss.  To meet your low vision needs, we sponsor regular Zoom chats, support groups and learning sessions on different topics such as technology and living with vision loss.   

 

To receive reminders about our Zoom calls and connection information, go to https://cclvi.org/events/ to join our email list serve or send an email to

cclviwebmaster@gmail.com to be added to the cclvi chat email list. On our website you will also find our newsletter  https://cclvi.org/visionaccess/ and to see many low vision resources go to https://cclvi.org/resources/

 

We facilitate the giving of three Fred Scheigert college scholarships

annually We advocate for issues like low vision devices from Medicare and more.

To find out more about CCLVI low vision information, call our voicemail

CCLVI audio update line at (773) 572-6315. To talk directly to a CCLVI

member call toll free (844) 460-0625.

If you would like to become a member, go to https://cclvi.org/join or contact Zelda by email at zelda.gebhard@cclvi.org to request a membership form or receive help with the completion of the form.   

We would like to help you live well with vision loss. 

CCLVI – The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International – Thursday ZOOM Meeting – Thursdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CCLVI - The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International - Thursday ZOOM Meeting - Thursdays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Thursday Zoom Meeting

10-11am PST

Currently, we hold these weekly calls on a variety of topics related to low vision. Events include  special speakers, technology discussion, coping with low vision chats, peer support, book discussions, inspirational topics,  themed chats, game nights (specific Mondays),  and more! We welcome all to join us. And if you have a suggestion for a topic, please contact our web team!

ZOOM MEETINGS

Everyone is welcome to attend these events by calling in, accessing the Zoom mobile app or the Zoom website. Meeting reminders are sent weekly. You may sign-up to receive the announcements and Zoom details by subscribing to our CCLVI-Chat list.

To join the list, please send an email to CCLVI-Chat+subscribe@acblists.org  or to our Webmaster at CCLVIWebmaster@gmail.com

In addition, all CCLVI events, except our business and committee meetings, are listed on the ACB Community schedule distributed via that email list. Those individuals without email can access this information by phone by dialing 1-800-424-8666 and following the prompts.

 

 

 

 

PAIAA – Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – ASL Rule 62 – Thursdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

ASL Rule 62

Online Via ZOOM, Thursdays, 5-6 PM PST

 

Meeting conducted in ASL. Wednesdays Deaf-blind Interpreter Please wear dark shirt & blur background. It makes it easier for Deaf-blind members to see your ASL

Zoom ID: 879 9579 4038

Pwd: welcome

JOIN WITH ZOOM

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community of men and women who have found a solution to their drinking problem. We are:

  • Anonymous – no personal information, no last names
  • Nonprofessional – no paid counselors
  • Self-supporting – no cost except what we choose to put in the basket
  • Inclusive – everyone is welcome
  • Non-political – we don’t take sides
  • Non-sectarian – not promoting any religion
  • Available almost everywhere in the U.S. and world-wide

About Meetings

A.A. Groups conduct meetings, usually weekly, where we share our experience, strength, and hope. Portland area meetings are listed on the Meetings page by day, time, and location.

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: Open to alcoholics and their families, anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem, as well as anyone curious about A.A.

CLOSED MEETINGS: Limited to those with a desire to stop drinking, they provide an opportunity for sharing on problems related to alcoholism and discussion of solutions found in the recovery program.

What happens at an A.A. Meeting?

Some meetings are specific to men, women, LBGTQ, and speakers of minority languages.  There is often some socializing before the meeting begins. Meetings commonly begin with a short prayer or moment of silence, followed by a few readings from A.A. literature.

Following announcements, the basket is passed; typical contributions are a dollar or two but are not required. The money collected is used for coffee, rent for the meeting space, A.A. literature purchases, and support of local, state, and national A.A. services, such as this website. Large donations are actively discouraged.

Common meeting formats include:

Speaker – one person relating their personal experience with alcoholism and recovery
Group discussion of a topic chosen by the chairperson
Step Study meeting where one or more of the 12 Steps are discussed

In keeping with A.A.’s primary purpose, discussion is generally focused on recovery from alcoholism.

The meeting is typically ended with a prayer, usually the Serenity Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer, often with the group forming a circle and holding hands. Participation in the prayer is optional. More socializing typically follows the close of the formal meeting, and members may gather afterward at a nearby coffee shop.

A.A. Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

 

PAIAA – Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – Extended Family – Thursdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

EXTENDED FAMILY

Thursday,

 

  • Gay
  • LGBTQ
  • Lesbian
  • Open
  • Transgender

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.

Online at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5893745571

 

JOIN WITH ZOOM

 

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community of men and women who have found a solution to their drinking problem. We are:

  • Anonymous – no personal information, no last names
  • Nonprofessional – no paid counselors
  • Self-supporting – no cost except what we choose to put in the basket
  • Inclusive – everyone is welcome
  • Non-political – we don’t take sides
  • Non-sectarian – not promoting any religion
  • Available almost everywhere in the U.S. and world-wide

About Meetings

A.A. Groups conduct meetings, usually weekly, where we share our experience, strength, and hope. Portland area meetings are listed on the Meetings page by day, time, and location.

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: Open to alcoholics and their families, anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem, as well as anyone curious about A.A.

CLOSED MEETINGS: Limited to those with a desire to stop drinking, they provide an opportunity for sharing on problems related to alcoholism and discussion of solutions found in the recovery program.

What happens at an A.A. Meeting?

Some meetings are specific to men, women, LBGTQ, and speakers of minority languages.  There is often some socializing before the meeting begins. Meetings commonly begin with a short prayer or moment of silence, followed by a few readings from A.A. literature.

Following announcements, the basket is passed; typical contributions are a dollar or two but are not required. The money collected is used for coffee, rent for the meeting space, A.A. literature purchases, and support of local, state, and national A.A. services, such as this website. Large donations are actively discouraged.

Common meeting formats include:

Speaker – one person relating their personal experience with alcoholism and recovery
Group discussion of a topic chosen by the chairperson
Step Study meeting where one or more of the 12 Steps are discussed

In keeping with A.A.’s primary purpose, discussion is generally focused on recovery from alcoholism.

The meeting is typically ended with a prayer, usually the Serenity Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer, often with the group forming a circle and holding hands. Participation in the prayer is optional. More socializing typically follows the close of the formal meeting, and members may gather afterward at a nearby coffee shop.

A.A. Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

 

PAIAA – Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – Surrender Group – Thursdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Surrender Group

Online Via ZOOM, Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

 

Meeting conducted in ASL. Wednesdays Deaf-blind Interpreter Please wear dark shirt & blur background. It makes it easier for Deaf-blind members to see your ASL

Zoom ID: 879 9579 4038

Pwd: welcome

JOIN WITH ZOOM

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community of men and women who have found a solution to their drinking problem. We are:

  • Anonymous – no personal information, no last names
  • Nonprofessional – no paid counselors
  • Self-supporting – no cost except what we choose to put in the basket
  • Inclusive – everyone is welcome
  • Non-political – we don’t take sides
  • Non-sectarian – not promoting any religion
  • Available almost everywhere in the U.S. and world-wide

About Meetings

A.A. Groups conduct meetings, usually weekly, where we share our experience, strength, and hope. Portland area meetings are listed on the Meetings page by day, time, and location.

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: Open to alcoholics and their families, anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem, as well as anyone curious about A.A.

CLOSED MEETINGS: Limited to those with a desire to stop drinking, they provide an opportunity for sharing on problems related to alcoholism and discussion of solutions found in the recovery program.

What happens at an A.A. Meeting?

Some meetings are specific to men, women, LBGTQ, and speakers of minority languages.  There is often some socializing before the meeting begins. Meetings commonly begin with a short prayer or moment of silence, followed by a few readings from A.A. literature.

Following announcements, the basket is passed; typical contributions are a dollar or two but are not required. The money collected is used for coffee, rent for the meeting space, A.A. literature purchases, and support of local, state, and national A.A. services, such as this website. Large donations are actively discouraged.

Common meeting formats include:

Speaker – one person relating their personal experience with alcoholism and recovery
Group discussion of a topic chosen by the chairperson
Step Study meeting where one or more of the 12 Steps are discussed

In keeping with A.A.’s primary purpose, discussion is generally focused on recovery from alcoholism.

The meeting is typically ended with a prayer, usually the Serenity Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer, often with the group forming a circle and holding hands. Participation in the prayer is optional. More socializing typically follows the close of the formal meeting, and members may gather afterward at a nearby coffee shop.

A.A. Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

 

PAIAA – Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – Women Celebrating In Recovery – Hybrid – Thursdays @ Online Via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Portland Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

Women Celebrating In Recovery – Hybrid

Online Via ZOOM, Thursdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

 

Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.”

HybridID 463 364 662,

password 567873

 

JOIN WITH ZOOM

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a community of men and women who have found a solution to their drinking problem. We are:

  • Anonymous – no personal information, no last names
  • Nonprofessional – no paid counselors
  • Self-supporting – no cost except what we choose to put in the basket
  • Inclusive – everyone is welcome
  • Non-political – we don’t take sides
  • Non-sectarian – not promoting any religion
  • Available almost everywhere in the U.S. and world-wide

About Meetings

A.A. Groups conduct meetings, usually weekly, where we share our experience, strength, and hope. Portland area meetings are listed on the Meetings page by day, time, and location.

The two most common kinds of A.A. meetings are:

OPEN MEETINGS: Open to alcoholics and their families, anyone who thinks they may have a drinking problem, as well as anyone curious about A.A.

CLOSED MEETINGS: Limited to those with a desire to stop drinking, they provide an opportunity for sharing on problems related to alcoholism and discussion of solutions found in the recovery program.

What happens at an A.A. Meeting?

Some meetings are specific to men, women, LBGTQ, and speakers of minority languages.  There is often some socializing before the meeting begins. Meetings commonly begin with a short prayer or moment of silence, followed by a few readings from A.A. literature.

Following announcements, the basket is passed; typical contributions are a dollar or two but are not required. The money collected is used for coffee, rent for the meeting space, A.A. literature purchases, and support of local, state, and national A.A. services, such as this website. Large donations are actively discouraged.

Common meeting formats include:

Speaker – one person relating their personal experience with alcoholism and recovery
Group discussion of a topic chosen by the chairperson
Step Study meeting where one or more of the 12 Steps are discussed

In keeping with A.A.’s primary purpose, discussion is generally focused on recovery from alcoholism.

The meeting is typically ended with a prayer, usually the Serenity Prayer or the Lord’s Prayer, often with the group forming a circle and holding hands. Participation in the prayer is optional. More socializing typically follows the close of the formal meeting, and members may gather afterward at a nearby coffee shop.

A.A. Preamble

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

 

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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

 

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02 – Urgent Info – MC – Multnomah County – Help for When Its Hot – Updated Wednesday July 10, 2024
Jul 26 all-day

 

Help for When It’s Hot

Updated: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map(link is external) are available.

Central Library will extend hours and remain open until 8 p.m. Belmont, Gresham and Hollywood libraries are open until 8 p.m. All other open libraries are open until 6 p.m. Remember, because some libraries are closed for construction, always confirm hours and locations before you go.

The County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Multnomah County has closed recruitment for community volunteers interested in supporting this emergency activation. We welcome the support of community members when needs arise. Visit the Volunteer at a County Emergency Shelter page for information about the roles and future info sessions and trainings.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen, and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar(link is external) and Cómo preparase para el calor(link is external)

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage(link is external).

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

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02 – Urgent Info – OHA – Oregon Health Authority – Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets
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02 - Urgent Info - OHA - Oregon Health Authority - Extreme Heat, Preparation, Fact Sheets

Oregon Health Authority

Get Prepared

Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. This website provides easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations to assist ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.

Heat-related Illness:

Warning Signs and Symptoms

  • Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Here is how you can recognize heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:
    Heat Exhaustion    What you should do
    Faint or dizzy

    Move to a cooler location.

    Sip water.

    Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.

    Lie down and loosen your clothing.

If the person has vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Heavy sweating
Fast, weak pulse
Nausea or vomiting
Cold, pale, clammy skin
Muscle cramps
Heat Stroke    What you should do
High body temperature (above 103°F)

Call 911 immediately – heat stroke is a medical emergency.

Move the person to a cooler environment.

Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.

Do NOT give fluids.

Health Threats from Extreme Heat

Infants and young children

Infants and young children are sensitive to the effects of extreme heat, and must rely on other people to keep them cool and hydrated.

  • Never leave infants or children in a parked car. (Nor should pets be left in parked cars—they can suffer heat-related illness too.)
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Seek medical care immediately if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

People with chronic medical conditions

People of any age with a chronic medical condition are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Also, they may be taking medications that can worsen the impact of extreme heat. People in this category need the following information:

  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Learn about how any medications you take affects your body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates regularly.
  • Avoid use the stove or oven to cook — it will make you and your house hotter.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of heat-related illness.

Athletes and outdoor sports enthusiasts

People who exercise in extreme heat are more likely to become dehydrated and get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink before you are thirsty. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
  • Schedule workouts, practices, and activities earlier or later in the day when the temperature is cooler.
  • Pace activity. Start activities slow and pick up the pace gradually. Remember it may take 1-2 weeks of exposure to high temperatures before your body fully adjusts.
  • Monitor a teammate’s condition, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a teammate has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • Learn about Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) heat policies and guidance if you are an athlete, parent of an athlete, coach, trainer or athletics director. This guidance applies to members of OSAA, so if you engage in club sports, you may want to ask if they have similar policies.

Outdoor workers

People who work outdoors, whether as a source of income or for DIY home projects and landscaping, are more likely to become dehydrated. This makes them more likely to get heat-related illness. STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working. Take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar.
  • Ask your employer if tasks can be scheduled for earlier or later in the day to avoid midday heat. If you have DIY projects at home, consider moving work to the coolest parts of the day.
  • Wear a brimmed hat and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Spend time in air-conditioned buildings during breaks and after work.
  • Encourage co-workers or those helping you with home projects to take breaks to cool off and drink water.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or a co-worker has symptoms of heat-related illness.
  • For more information, please visit the CDC’s page on Heat Stress and visit OR-OSHA’s heat stress page.

Heat and low income

  • Drink more water than usual and take a drink BEFORE you are thirsty.
  • If you have air conditioning, use it to keep your home cool.
  • If you can’t afford to use your air conditioning:
  • If you live outdoors, identify public spaces with air conditioning and check to see if cooling centers are available in your community. 211 INFO’s Severe Weather Extreme Heat Cooling Center List, local service agencies and emergency management often have this information in locations where it is available.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor, and have someone do the same for you.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you have, or someone you know has, symptoms of heat-related illness.

 Fact Sheets

FAQ: Extreme Heat and Public Health

OR-OSHA Resources