PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 82,000 monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

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

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

How Events are Sorted:

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

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

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

Jun
26
Sun
AM – All Month – NYSOMH – New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
Jun 26 all-day

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

RESOURCES FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY BUFFALO SHOOTING

A Message from the Commissioner
OMH Commissioner, Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, addresses the tragic events that took place in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
Hosted by OMH, this presentation provides general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma Caused by Racism and Violence
A second community webinar hosted by OMH to help New Yorkers understand how to assist individuals, families, and youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event.

NYS Resource Page for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting
This website offers immediate support to victims and all those impacted by the horrific events of May 14.

Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting ResourcesLeaving OMH site
Resources for the Buffalo Community collected by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work.

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.

HOTLINES

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals

Information For the Media

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

NYS Department of Health – Emergency PreparednessLeaving OMH site

NYS – Office of Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

NYC Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Leaving OMH site

FEMA Leaving OMH site

Red Cross Leaving OMH site

Jun
27
Mon
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 27 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – NYSOMH – New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
Jun 27 all-day

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

RESOURCES FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY BUFFALO SHOOTING

A Message from the Commissioner
OMH Commissioner, Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, addresses the tragic events that took place in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
Hosted by OMH, this presentation provides general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma Caused by Racism and Violence
A second community webinar hosted by OMH to help New Yorkers understand how to assist individuals, families, and youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event.

NYS Resource Page for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting
This website offers immediate support to victims and all those impacted by the horrific events of May 14.

Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting ResourcesLeaving OMH site
Resources for the Buffalo Community collected by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work.

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.

HOTLINES

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals

Information For the Media

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

NYS Department of Health – Emergency PreparednessLeaving OMH site

NYS – Office of Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

NYC Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Leaving OMH site

FEMA Leaving OMH site

Red Cross Leaving OMH site

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

Jun
28
Tue
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 28 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – NYSOMH – New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
Jun 28 all-day

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

RESOURCES FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY BUFFALO SHOOTING

A Message from the Commissioner
OMH Commissioner, Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, addresses the tragic events that took place in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
Hosted by OMH, this presentation provides general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma Caused by Racism and Violence
A second community webinar hosted by OMH to help New Yorkers understand how to assist individuals, families, and youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event.

NYS Resource Page for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting
This website offers immediate support to victims and all those impacted by the horrific events of May 14.

Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting ResourcesLeaving OMH site
Resources for the Buffalo Community collected by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work.

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.

HOTLINES

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals

Information For the Media

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

NYS Department of Health – Emergency PreparednessLeaving OMH site

NYS – Office of Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

NYC Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Leaving OMH site

FEMA Leaving OMH site

Red Cross Leaving OMH site

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

SMCPC – San Mateo County Pride Center – QTBIPOC – Peer Support Group – ONLINE – Tuesdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

TUESDAYS – 6:00pm to 7:00pm PST
The QTBIPOC Group is a peer support group for LGBTQIA+ identified People of Color ages 14-25. This group is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and is dedicated to exploring, supporting, and educating ourselves and others on the intersectionality of being LGBTQ+ and of Color.  This group is English speaking.
This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm on Zoom.       To sign up, please fill out the intake form here: tinyurl.com/QTBIPOC-group
Questions?  Contact outletprogram@acs-teens.org or 650-424-0852  ext. 107
Email:     info@sanmateopride.org
Phone:     650-591-0133
Jun
29
Wed
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 29 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – NYSOMH – New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
Jun 29 all-day

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

RESOURCES FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY BUFFALO SHOOTING

A Message from the Commissioner
OMH Commissioner, Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, addresses the tragic events that took place in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
Hosted by OMH, this presentation provides general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma Caused by Racism and Violence
A second community webinar hosted by OMH to help New Yorkers understand how to assist individuals, families, and youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event.

NYS Resource Page for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting
This website offers immediate support to victims and all those impacted by the horrific events of May 14.

Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting ResourcesLeaving OMH site
Resources for the Buffalo Community collected by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work.

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.

HOTLINES

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals

Information For the Media

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

NYS Department of Health – Emergency PreparednessLeaving OMH site

NYS – Office of Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

NYC Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Leaving OMH site

FEMA Leaving OMH site

Red Cross Leaving OMH site

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

Jun
30
Thu
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jun 30 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

AM – All Month – NYSOMH – New York State Office of Mental Health – Mental Health Resources During an Emergency
Jun 30 all-day

Mental Health Resources During an Emergency

Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Know the signs and get help.

RESOURCES FOR NEW YORKERS IMPACTED BY BUFFALO SHOOTING

A Message from the Commissioner
OMH Commissioner, Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, addresses the tragic events that took place in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
Hosted by OMH, this presentation provides general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma.

Webinar: Addressing Community Grief and Trauma Caused by Racism and Violence
A second community webinar hosted by OMH to help New Yorkers understand how to assist individuals, families, and youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event.

NYS Resource Page for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting
This website offers immediate support to victims and all those impacted by the horrific events of May 14.

Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting ResourcesLeaving OMH site
Resources for the Buffalo Community collected by the University of Buffalo School of Social Work.

Coping with Grief Reminders
Reminders for people processing grief.

Helping Others Grieve
Supporting others through grief and trauma.

The Mental Health Effects of Racism
Highlighting the impact that racism has on individuals.

Trauma: What Parents Should Know
Signs and symptoms of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what parents need to know.

Supporting Your Child in the Face of Trauma
Ways to help your child build resilience if they have experienced trauma.

Racism: Emotionally Supporting Your Child or Teen
Choosing to talk about race with your children is taking action. This resource offers guidance to consider, no matter where you are in your journey.

HOTLINES

NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.

Crisis Text Line: Text GOT5 to 741741.
An anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:: 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

COVID-19 Resources

Information For Individuals and Families

Information For Healthcare Professionals

Information For the Media

STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

NYS Department of Health – Emergency PreparednessLeaving OMH site

NYS – Office of Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

NYC Emergency ManagementLeaving OMH site

SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Leaving OMH site

FEMA Leaving OMH site

Red Cross Leaving OMH site

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

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

Jul
1
Fri
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jul 1 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

Jul
4
Mon
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jul 4 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Warmline - LFL - Lines for Life - BIPOC Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Warmline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline – 1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm PST Monday – Friday
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline

9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday

Were you targeted with bias due to your race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion?

Make a report, receive support, learn about your options

1-844-924-BIAS (1-844-924-2427) 9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Trauma-informed operators are standing by. Interpreters in over 240 languages.

After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay.

You can also submit a report online.

What happens when I call the Bias Response Hotline or make a report online?

The Bias Response Hotline is here to help you understand your options, make choices about next steps, and receive support in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing bias. 

If you call the Bias Response Hotline, you are connecting with trauma-informed hotline advocates who are trained in crisis intervention and can provide bias response advocacy, including assistance in reporting a bias crime to law enforcement. For more information, see What Happens on the Hotline? and Reporting Bias Crime to Law Enforcement.

Read more about how Oregon is tracking bias crimes and incidents.

Download Bias Hotline infographic

Jul
5
Tue
01 – Support Line – L4L Racial Equity Support Line – BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free – Lines for Life – Weekdays – 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone
Jul 5 all-day
01 - Support Line - L4L Racial Equity Support Line - BIPOC Lived Experience @ 1-503-575-3764 or Toll Free - Lines for Life - Weekdays - 8:30am to 5:00pm PST @ Phone

 

Crisis / Support Line For Racial Equity Support

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

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

Many of us experience racism every day.

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

Experiencing racism can harm our mental wellness.

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

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

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

Call us today at 503-575-3764.

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

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

Toll-Free Access

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

For example, you can call the Suicide Prevention Crisis Line @ 1-877-273-8255 or the Safe+Strong Helpline @ 1-800-923-4457 and ask to be transferred to the Racial Equity Support Line between 8:30am and 5pm PST.