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.

WE ARE PEER FOR YOU!

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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).

Oct
5
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01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – Anytime 24/7/365 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Text Messaging
Oct 5 all-day

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

crisis text line banner

01 – Helpline – DEQH DESI LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians – 24/7 Form or 5-7pm PST Phone on Thursdays and Sundays @ Phone or Email Form
Oct 5 all-day

 

Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for ​South Asians

100% confidential support for South Asian lesbian, gay, bi, queer, Trans, Non-BINARY, questioning individuals in the United States

What is DeQH?

  • We are trained South Asian LGBQ/TGNB+ peer support volunteers
  • Call or write us with questions, concerns, struggles, and hopes
  • ​It’s always free — and 100% confidential

DeQH can help with…

  • questions on gender, identity, coming out
  • dealing with family, culture, or faith
  • trying to find community in your area
  • advice for a friend or family member
  • listening as you work through things

(1) Write to us anytime 24/7 online email form

Fill out our online contact form. You’ll hear back from a trained volunteer within a week.

Write to us now!

(2) Or call us by phone on Thursdays and/or Sundays 5-7pm evening nights

Trained volunteers are available to talk between:

  • Thursdays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)
  • Sundays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)

Call us at 908-367-3374 to talk.

(If you leave a message at any other time, we can call you back if requested.)

LGBQ/TGNB+? We serve individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,  queer, questioning, intersex, transgender, gender non-binary, genderqueer, pansexual, kothi, hijra, and beyond.
South Asian? We serve people of South Asian heritage, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet, as well as from South Asian communities in diaspora, such as Fiji and the Caribbean.
01 – Helpline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Sanctuary Promise Hotline at 1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829) – En Espanol 1-844-6-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)
Oct 5 all-day

 

Promise Response Hotline

Talk to Us

Whether it happened to you or to someone else, we can all help track sanctuary promise violations.

Everyone has the right to live safely in Oregon.  Oregon’s sanctuary laws promise safety, human rights, and dignity for all. If you or someone you know was targeted in violation of Oregon’s Sanctuary Promise laws, please call 1-844-924-STAY/1-844-6-AMPARO or report online at SanctuaryPromise.Oregon.gov or PromesaSantuario.Oregon.gov. On the Oregon Department of Justice’s Sanctuary Promise hotline, you can report a suspected violation, receive support, and be connected to resources. The Oregon Department of Justice may open an investigation into the violation.

 

Sanctuary Promise Response Hotline

1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829)
Spanish Direct Line: 1-844-626-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)

Operators are standing by
9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Interpreters in over 240 languages.

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

We accept all Relay Calls.

 

Since 1987, Oregon has officially been a sanctuary state that supports immigrant and refugee communities by prioritizing human rights, dignity, and safety.

The Sanctuary Promise Act », signed into law on July 19, 2021, strengthens the existing state sanctuary laws. It restricts the collection and prohibits sharing of information related to a person’s national origin, immigration, or citizenship status. Oregon state and local public resources and personnel, including state and local government offices and law enforcement agencies, are prohibited from being used for immigration enforcement.

If you suspect a violation of Oregon’s sanctuary laws, we want to hear from you.  Suspected violations can be reported through this online portal (available in 8 languages by using the language menu in the upper righthand corner of this screen) or the Sanctuary Promise Hotline at 1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829). Call us in any language.  We have a direct access Spanish language website at PromesaSantuario.Oregon.gov with a Spanish direct dial hotline at 1-844-6-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276).

To report ICE activity in the community, contact Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, PIRC » at 1-888-622-1510.

Examples of violations to Oregon Sanctuary Promise Laws include:

  • Investigation or interrogation by police for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Most inquiries, storing, or sharing of information about national origin, immigration, or citizenship status by police or state or local government;
  • Civil arrest without a judicial warrant/order from a court facility;
  • Arrests by federal immigration of a person on their way to or from court or while at court;
  • Police collaboration with federal authorities for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Denial of services, benefits, or privileges to a person in jail or on probation/parole based on immigration status;
  • Police establishing coordinated traffic stops or traffic perimeters to enforce federal immigration laws; or
  • State or local government or police failing to document or report requests from a federal immigration agency relating to immigration enforcement;

 

Report a Sanctuary Promise Violation

Information About The Victim/Targeted Person

Note: The targeted person’s identity will not be shared publicly by ODOJ, but will be used and shared with the state/local government agency during the course of any investigation ODOJ opens. It will not be shared with federal immigration agencies or otherwise be shared to assist with immigration enforcement. If a specific person was not targeted in the violation, you can simply put “general public” as first and last names.

Use This Link to Report A Violation of the Sanctuary Promise Violation

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 5 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

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
Oct 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.

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 5 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/

02 – Urgent Info – Services and Resources in Response to the War in Ukraine
Oct 5 all-day

 

Resources in Response to the War on Ukraine

The recent attack on Ukraine has impacted many families in the United States, especially our military and veteran families and those who have family living in the region. The NCTSN and our partners have resources for those families who may need support during this time:
 

Military and Veteran Family Resources
 
Working Effectively with Military Families: 10 Key Concepts All Providers Should Know
 
Understanding Child Trauma & Resilience: For Military Parents and Caregivers
 
Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected by a Military Parent’s Deployment, Injury, or Death (Zero to Three)
 
Sesame Street for Military Families
 
Community Support for Military Children and Families Throughout the Deployment Cycle (Center for Study of Traumatic Stress, CSTS)
 
Strengthening Military Families to Support Children’s Well-Being
 
Helping Children Cope During Deployment
 
Military Children and Families: Supporting Health and Managing Risk (webinar)
 
Impact of the Military Mission & Combat Deployment on the Service Members
 
Understanding Deployment Related Stressors & Long-term Health in Military Service Members & Veterans:

The Millennium Cohort Study (webinar)
 
An Overview of the Military Family Experience and Culture
 
Talking to Children about War
 
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
 
Psychological First Aid for Displaced Children and Families

Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers

Understanding Refugee Trauma:

For School Personnel For Mental Health Professionals  and For Primary Care Providers

Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents

Youth and School Personnel

Helping Children with Traumatic Grief: Young Children

School-Age Children and Teens
 

 

Military Child Education Coalition Resources to Support Ukrainian Military Children & Their Families

As the situation on the ground in Ukraine continues to evolve, and military families deal with potential deployments, we are reminded of the many uncertainties military-connected children experience as a part of the military lifestyle. We are also reminded of the stress and insecurity that can accompany such unpredictable circumstances.

For 24 years, MCEC® has worked to establish programs and resources for parents, educators, and students to help them navigate unique challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Programs like our Student 2 Student® peer-to-peer support system, parent workshops, and professional development for educators all work together to more effectively respond to the unique emotional needs of military children.

MCEC® is also answering the call from our allies. Upon a request from the National Association of Ukrainian Psychologists, seeking resources for serving military families, the American Psychological Association and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences reached out to MCEC®.

We responded with the tools listed below, which, we believe, can be immediately helpful to families during these extremely trying times.

Developing Positive Coping Strategies

Fostering Resilience in Children

Helping Military-Connected Children with Daily Stress & Frustration

Raising a Confident Child in an Uncertain World

Supporting Children through Natural Disasters & Loss

Turning Stress into Strength

Anxiety in Young Children

Depression in Youth

Community Crises & Disasters

Activity Web of Support

MCEC Webinar Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources

A one-on-one English program for Ukrainian Youth

ENGin is a nonprofit organization that pairs Ukrainian youth with English-speakers for free online conversation practice and cross-cultural connection. We work with students age 13-30 and volunteers age 14+.

ENGin pairs English learners with volunteers from around the world to conduct weekly online speaking sessions. Every learner and volunteer is screened to ensure their fit for the program. Participants are then matched based on preferences, interests, and availability to ensure an effective and mutually enjoyable communication experience. After a match is made, ENGin supports learners and volunteers throughout their participation in the program with tips, resources, and problem resolution.  

Students Join Here

Volunteer Apply Here

 

Helpline Resources
 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.
 
Military OneSource – call 1-800-342-9647 for eligible DOD service members and their families.
 
Veterans Crisis Line – call 1-800-273-8255, press “1” or text 838255 for all service members.
 
PTSD Consultation Program – for providers who treat Veterans. Ask a question by calling 866-948-7880<tel:866-948-7880> or emailing PTSDconsult@va.gov<mail to:PTSDconsult@va.gov>.
 

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact:

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Dr. Greg Leskin gleskin@mednet.ucla.edu<mailto:gleskin@mednet.ucla.edu> for Military and Veteran Family resource questions and

Dr. Melissa Brymer at mbrymer@mednet.ucla.edu<mailto:mbrymer@mednet.ucla.edu> for all other questions.

 

Resources In Europe

eucap provides provides support for autistic people in crisis situations

Supporting autistic people in crisis situations

How can you deal with difficult situations if you have limited knowledge of autism? How to best support an autistic person in an acute crisis and challenging conditions? View brief basic information compiled by EUCAP and Autism Europe on this page or download as a pdf file here. More translated versions will be added as they become available.

 

Teenergizer support for Ukranian teens

 

Teenage peer-to-peer counselling service offers lifeline to youngsters in Ukraine

An online counselling service for teenagers has made the world of difference to one youngster who struggled to cope with grief.

Click Here For More Information

 

LiLi Center Logo

Ukraine Peer-to-Peer Support Group

The events happening in Ukraine have affected many in different ways. We want to support those affected directly or indirectly by offering a safe place to express their emotions in a supportive and safe environment. Our peer-to-peer networks are a way for people to support each other in a safe and secure space. If you are interested to express your feelings about the war, need guidance or resources The LiLi Centre is here for you.

For More Information Visit :  https://www.lilicentre.ch/en/home

Where: LiLi Centre
When:  
Wednesdays 09:30-11:30, and Thursdays 17:00-19:00

Who:    Anyone impacted by the situation in Ukraine seeking support and community
Cost:    Free, Sponsored by the LiLi Centre’s Mental Health Initiative (MHI)

NOTE: If you have a need to speak with a mental health professional privately about how you are coping, we are happy to put you in touch with our network of providers and/or connect you to our low-cost and no-cost counselling clinic.

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

WILDFIRE AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

CALL 911 for emergency assistance.

Call 211 or visit 211info.org
for information and/or resources.

DISCLAIMER:
This information is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties of any kind whatsoever. Nothing in this communication, nor any content linking to or from this communication, is intended to substitute for advice or counsel from qualified professionals. You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

WARNING:
Never rely on any map for a decision regarding evacuation, or other precautionary actions.

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
Oregon Radio Stations
Oregon TV Stations

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Oregon National Weather Radio Stations
Oregon Weather AlertsStatewide
or By County or By Zone

 

DEFINITIONS / TERMS for Warning Status or Evacuation Level

 

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National Weather Service Fire Warning Statuses

RED FLAG WARNING
The National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a
Red Flag Warning
to an alert people if there are
critical fire weather conditions
happening NOW or expected VERY SOON.
Be extremely careful with open flames.
BEGIN to take action steps NOW for safety.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH
The National Weather Service (NWS) may issue a
Fire Weather Watch
to alert people if there are
critical fire weather conditions POSSIBLE
but not immediate or happening now.
BE PREPARED to take action steps SOON for safety.

Source:

National Weather Service – Fire Information
https://www.weather.gov/fire

 

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Oregon Emergency Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1: “BE READY” for potential evacuation.

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor your telephone devices, local media sources, and county website to receive updated information.

This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock.

If conditions worsen, public safety will issue an upgrade to a level 2 or 3 for this area.

 

LEVEL 2: “BE SET” to evacuate

You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice

This level indicates there is significant danger in your area, and residents should either voluntarily evacuate now to a shelter or to family/friend’s home outside of the affected area.

If choosing to remain, residents need to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items but doing so is at their own risk.

This may be the only notice you receive.

Continue to monitor your telephone devices, local media sources, county website to receive further information. If conditions worsen, public safety will issue an upgrade to level 3 for this area and will make every attempt to return to this location with the new upgrade notice.

 

LEVEL 3: “GO” Evacuate NOW

Leave immediately!

Danger in your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this notice, you must understand that Public Safety Officials may not be available to assist you further.

DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
This may be the last notice you receive until the notice is cancelled or downgraded.

Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are deemed safe by Public Safety Officials. Local and regional media partners (digital, print, radio), public safety and county website-social media sites-call center will provide periodic updates.

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STATE OF OREGON

OREGON – OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – CURRENT HAZARDS DASHBOARD
Information on fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, transportation, shelters and more.
plus daily report from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Association)

https://arcg.is/140fCT

or

https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=cdf61542ff574df797bdae784992cc44&folderid=d152ce8b437c47b1ba66c125a3648822

OREGON WILDFIRE SITE
https://wildfire.oregon.gov

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

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREPAREDNESS/CURRENTHAZARDS/Pages/index.aspx

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

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/preparedness/prepare/pages/prepareforextremeheat.aspx

 

UNITED STATES – FEDERAL / NATIONAL

READY.GOV (Preparedness, checklists, information for the whole family)
https://www.ready.gov

FEMA Locations – Search by State / Zip Code
https://www.fema.gov/locations

FEMA Service Referrals and Resources for OREGON (PDF format file)
https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-09/fema_oregon-referral_dr-4562.pdf

DISASTER ASSISTANCE
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

** IMMEDIATE NEEDS **
such as
SHELTER, FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL, etc.

EVACUATE OR STAY PUT?

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

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)

FIND EMERGENCY SHELTER
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/emergency-shelter

EMERGENCY FOOD AND WATER
https://www.disasterassistance.gov/information/immediate-needs/emergency-food-and-water

DISASTER DISTRESS HOTLINE – TOLL FREE – MULTILINGUAL

CALL 1-800 985 5990

or

TEXT “TalkWithUs” to 66746

The Disaster Distress Helpline,
1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline
dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

 

ALERTS AND INFORMATION

NEW OR-ALERT System

OR-Alert is an effort to ensure statewide access to receive alerts, warnings, and notifications (AWN) systems, enabling real-time sharing of hazard information across Oregon’s 36 counties and tribal governments. This technology also allows county emergency managers to access notification tools including FEMA’s Integrated Alerts and Warnings System (IPAWS) which is capable of issuing messaging to all cell phones in a geographic area.

This OR-Alert page will direct you to the sign up page for each county in Oregon

When it comes to evacuation, DisasterAssistance.org says:
“Check with local tv and radio”
(7/12/2021)
Wikipedia:
Oregon Radio Stations
Oregon TV Stations

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Oregon National Weather Radio Stations
Oregon Weather AlertsStatewide
or By County or By Zone

PUBLIC ALERTS – Signup to Get Alerts
https://www.publicalerts.org/signup

Clackamas County
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/ccens.html

Columbia County
https://www.columbia911.com/general/page/columbia-alert-network-can

Linn & Benton County
https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085613276#/login

Marion County
https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/login

Salem
https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/get-community-alerts.aspx

Multnomah County Call Aging & Disability Helpline for Assistance Registering at 503 988 3646
https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612905#/login

Washington County – Tigard residents can register for City Alert (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/1E28B1D668D7) & Washco;
other residents should register only for the Washco County Alert System
http://www.wccca.com/wcens/

FLASH ALERT messaging system – has news etc. from various sources / agencies / locations
https://www.flashalert.net/

BY OREGON COUNTY / REGION
https://www.flashalert.net/regions/portland-vancouver-salem/?CatName=Counties%2FRegional&Texting=0

METCOM911 ALERTS (Marion County)
https://www.metcom911.com/

 

DISASTER MAPS including FLOODING, WILDFIRES

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

FIRMS = Fire Incident Resource Management System for USA & CANADA
https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/usfs/

Formerly USDA USFS Active Fire Mapping
https://fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/imagery.php

DISASTER MAPS
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer-disaster-maps.html

CURRENT WILDLAND FIRES – USA INTERACTIVE MAP
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=40.749596,-111.533203&zoom=5&basemap=USA_basemap&overlay=VIIRS_24_hours,MODIS_24_hours&txtfile=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/disaster/USA_wildland_fire.txt

Other Maps

RED CROSS SITES / REGION MAP FOR OREGON & MAP FOR OREGON & WASHINGTON
https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/about-us/locations.html

FIRE, WEATHER & AVALANCHE CENTER – MAPS FOR WILDFIRES AND OTHER HAZARDS
https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/

The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center’s (FWAC) mission as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to build user-friendly products for the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. We are currently building new tools all the time, but could always use support from you to bring these features to life! Our Wildfire Map shows every wildland fire burning around the country. Check to see if there are any wildfires are burning near you.

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

GIS Server List (links to geographic information such as cooling centers)
https://mappingsupport.com/p/surf_gis/list-federal-state-county-city-GIS-servers.pdf

 

AIR QUALITY

AirNow.gov reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you. When you know the AQI in your area, you can take steps to protect your health. For more information, check out the links below:

AIRNOW.GOV
https://www.airnow.gov

AIRNOW.GOV Report on Portland, Oregon Air Quality
https://www.airnow.gov/?city=Portland&state=OR&country=USA

USA INTERACTIVE AIR QUALITY MAP
https://gispub.epa.gov/airnow/

OREGON AIR QUALITY BY CITY
https://www.airnow.gov/state/?name=oregon

USA INTERACTIVE FIRE & SMOKE MAP
https://fire.airnow.gov/

CALLING 911 with a CELL PHONE

TIP: Calling 911 with a cell phone the smart way – see if you can get better coordinates in case of emergency

PROBLEM:
Coordinates may not be accurate or precise for authorities to find you if you call 911 by cell phone.

POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT:
There may be some ways to improve this for better coordinates in case of emergency.

Check out this article on the smart way to call 911 with a cell phone
https://findmesar.com/p/pdf/smart-way-call-911-with-cell-phone.pdf

and decide if you want to consider any or all of these to get better coordinates in case of emergency:

1) changing certain settings on your device (see the article above for details),
2) downloading the app FindMeSAR to your device, and/or
3) visit https://findmesar.com in your web browser

Credit: Found this tip on: https://mappingsupport.com/

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Excerpt(s) from another PeerGalaxy listing:

Facebook Groups for People affected by Wildfire, Smoke, etc. in Oregon plus Resource Links

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

More groups may become available. If you have one to share, please share via email: webmail@peergalaxy.com

FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES
For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon
1. Oregon Fires 2020 / 2021
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481912815460351/
2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593879390927628/
3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon (2020)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/risefromtheashessantiamcanyon/
4. Bruler Fire 2021
https://www.facebook.com/brulerfire2021/

MORE WILDFIRE RESOURCES

The COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program (COWOP)

The COVID-19 & Oregon Wildfire Outreach Program (COWOP) empowers communities by connecting people to resources and services such as COVID-19 vaccination info; food, rent, and utility assistance; emotional support; and so much more. Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after a disaster isn’t something anyone needs to do alone.

Serving Statewide

English: Call or text 971- 420-1028

Spanish: Call or text 971- 420-1018

Link: cowop2021.org

 

WILDFIRE WELLNESS TOOLKIT

https://www.cowop2021.org/en/wellness-toolkit

Excerpt(s):

The purpose of this guide is to support individuals, caregivers, and families impacted by wildfire. We hope to provide resources to improve general wellness and tools for resiliency, knowing that people with greater feelings of wellness are better equipped to support their family and community.

1. Coping with Stress
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue1.pdf

2. Wildfire Resources
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue2.pdf

3. Strength and Resilience
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue3.pdf

4. Values: A Personal Compass
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue4.pdf

5. Caregiver Edition
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue5.pdf

6. Your Personal Wellness Vision
https://www.cowop2021.org/s/Wildfire_Toolkit_Issue6.pdf

 

WILDFIRE SUPPORT PHONE NUMBERS

Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services
1-503-655-8585

ADAPT of Douglas County
1-800-866-9780

Marion County Health & Human Services
1-503-588-5288

Jackson County Health & Human Services
1-541-774-8201

Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
1-541-883-1030

Lane County Health & Human Services
1-541-687-4000

Lincoln County Health & Human Services
1-866-266-0288

Linn County Health Services
1-800-560-5535

 

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

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

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

4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.
We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.
Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at: 1-800-698-2392

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

 

OTHER RESOURCE PAGES
In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages

1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website
https://wildfire.oregon.gov

2. US DHS Disaster Assistance
https://www.disasterassistance.gov

3. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:
https://www.fema.gov/disaster/3542
Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020

4. FEMA Press Release:
State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response
https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200913/state-oregon-and-fema-working-together-deliver-coordinated-wildfire-response

5. American Red Cross Shelters
For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter

6. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)
For verified disaster relief organizations
https://orvoad.communityos.org/cms/

7. Are you seeing signs of PTSD following the fires? Here’s what you can do from home
https://ktvl.com/news/news-10-first-alert-fire/are-you-seeing-signs-of-ptsd-following-the-fires-heres-what-you-can-do-from-home

8. Emergency Alert System review on its way in Jackson County
https://ktvl.com/station/news-10-first-alert-fire-recovery

9. Free Crisis Counseling
Free crisis counseling is available for Oregon residents affected by historic wildfire season

10. Health organization puts $500,000 toward post-fire recovery
https://mailtribune.com/news/top-stories/health-organization-puts-500000-toward-post-fire-recovery?fbclid=IwAR39JRJb7nfId4Fis2esZG_Jsuqsm_W5x_eI-bv5zXtdy-eRpwf6qp0fqGY

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

 

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

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

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

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

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

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

MHAAO Careers

 

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

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

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

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

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

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

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

04 – Resources – Resource Lists for First Responders, Educators, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Youth, Elderly, Parents and More
Oct 5 all-day

 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

 

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Rescource Lists to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

LISTS COURTESY OF THE SUICIDE PREVENTION RESCOURCE CENTER

 

GENERAL AUDIANCE

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

 

COMMUNITY LEADERS

AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITES

 

SCHOOLS

PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS

TEENAGERS

OLDER ADULTS

HISPANICS/LATINOS

LGBTQ

FAITH COMMUNITIES

WORKPLACES

COVID-19 Resource Lists from Partners of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

  • The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) has developed a list of resources on safe messaging and for some specific populations.
  • The Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) has developed a resource list for health care leaders and mental health professionals that addresses safe suicide care.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a resource list for individuals, providers, communities, and states focused on behavioral health care.
  • Education Development Center (EDC) has developed a list of resources related to health, mental health, and education.

 

 

AM – All Month – TQC -The Q Center – Virtual, Diverse Support Groups for People in the LGBTQ+ Community @ Online Regerster for Details
Oct 5 all-day

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 The Q Center: Out of Portland OR, Continues To Offer Several Virtual, Diverse Support Groups for People in the LGBTQ+ Community:

As the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Q Center proudly serves the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities of Portland Metro and Southwest Washington. Our drop-in and event space on North Mississippi Avenue is a frequent first stop for new arrivals in Portland, and for longtime residents who are newly out or questioning their sexual or gender identity.

Q Center also serves as an information hub for friends, partners, community, and family members of LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach and seek out ways to share resources with other nonprofits and public institutions locally and statewide.

 

To learn about the many groups offered by the Q Center, here is the link to their calendar page: https://www.pdxqcenter.org/calendar.

To register for any of these groups please either email info@pdxqcenter.org, or call 503-234-7837.  

AM – All Month – WVH – Willamette Vital Health – Willamette Valley Hospice is Now Called Willamette Vital Health
Oct 5 all-day

 

Willamette Valley Hospice is Now Called Willamette Vital Health

WVH has been renamed Willamette Vital Health to better reflect our full array of services – Hospice Care, Grief Care, Supportive Care, and the Tokarski Home. WVH is the same non-profit organization with the same mission that has existed for the last 40 years.

Receiving the right care at the right time is vital, and we offer experience at your side when facing serious illness and grief.

View the video below to hear from our Executive Director, Iria, our board member, Dr. Rick Cook, and volunteer, Eric. Learn more at our new website, wvh.org.

Willamette Vital Health – WVH Changes Name

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Grief Support Groups

WVH offers free grief support groups and workshops to anyone in our community who has faced the recent death of a loved one – whether or not they used WVH hospice or supportive care services. Families that utilized WVH hospice care for their loved one also have the option of short-term counseling with our bereavement counselors.

New grief support groups for adults begin March 30th and for those with children, a new group starts April 12th. Contact the Grief Care department at 503.588.3600 for more info.

*Masks will be required for indoor groups, as WVH is considered a healthcare facility.

 

Human Trafficking – Crisis Line – Trafficking Survivors – Resources – Articles – Peer Support
Oct 5 all-day
Human Trafficking - Crisis Line - Trafficking Survivors - Resources - Articles - Peer Support

 

 

Human Trafficking

Crisis Line – Trafficking Survivors – Resources – Articles – Peer Support

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Toll Free Phone:

1-888-373-7888

Text:

“Help” or “Info” to 233733 (BeFree)

Live chat:

Referral directory:

National Survivor Network has Peer to Peer Mentors: https://nationalsurvivornetwork.org/membership/

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Sex Trafficking Prevention and Intervention Organizations

Call to Safety Line (Portland, Oregon)

Phone: 503.235.5333

Toll Free: 888-235-5333

Multnomah County Resources andHotline for victims / survivors:

OREGON RESOURCE LIST (PDF) for Survivors

Rebecca Bender (Grants Pass, OR)

Resources Page

REBECCA BENDER IS CEO OF THE REBECCA BENDER INITIATIVE AND FOUNDER OF ELEVATE ACADEMY

Rebecca is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant who equips individuals and organizations to identify and fight human trafficking in their own back yards. She was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regularly testifies as an expert witness in court, and has trained over 100,000 professionals, including FBI, Homeland Security, regional law enforcement and medical personnel. She works closely with the Oregon Department of Justice and is a leading voice in the fight against trafficking nationally.

The U.S. INSTITUTE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAUNCHED

PROJECT: REACH OUT

TO REACH AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.

Project REACH

Phone: (617) 232–1303 ex. 211

Fax: (617) 232-1280

Email: ehopper@jri.org

http://www.traumacenter.org/clients/reach_svcs.php

General Scope: Project REACH provides consultation and brief mental health services to trafficking victims throughout the United States. Project REACH provides case consultation to local health providers regarding individuals who have been trafficked, offering expertise on trauma and mental health to local providers.
UPDATE: The Trauma Center at JRI has closed. In 2017 Dr. Bessel van der Kolk was terminated due to allegations of creating a hostile environment that allowed the then ED to engage in abusive practices.

FREE Training Video (Signup Required / eCourse) Utilizing Telehealth in Identifying and Resourcing Trafficking Victims

https://www.telementalhealthtraining.com/utilizing-telehealth-in-identifying-and-resourcing-trafficking-victims

US National Office for Victims of Crime

Upcoming events at:

https://ovc.ojp.gov/events

On-demand events at:

https://ovc.ojp.gov/events/on-demand-events

PREVENTING RETRAUMATIZATION: A MACRO SOCIAL WORK APPROACH

https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/preventing-retraumatization-a-macro-social-work-approach-to-trauma-informed-practices-policies/

PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT TOOLKIT DEVELOPMENT FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING:A WORK IN PROGRESS

https://fspeel.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Peer-to-Peer_Support_Toolkit_for_HT_Survivors-Work_in_Progress_June2020.pdf

National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Center Publications

Peer Support Groups Exploratory Brief

https://nhttac.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2021-03/Peer%20Support%20Groups%20Exploratory%20Brief%20508c.pdf

 

CONDUCTING SEEKING SAFETY PEER LED PROGRAM WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO EXPERIENCE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SUD

https://nhttac.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2021-09/NHTTAC%20Peer%202%20Peer%20Factsheet_508-Ready%20for%20Website.pdf

Peer-Led Support Groups: Overview of the Empirical Research and Implications for Individuals Who Have Experienced Trafficking and Substance Use Disorder (Overview, Peer Support Outcomes, etc.)

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ee517995ce62276749898ed/t/608ac0a5899f45278fb958f0/1619706022880/NHTTAC+Peer+Support+Lit+Review_FINAL+resubmission_3.12.21.pdf

 

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations (February 2018)

https://nhttac.acf.hhs.gov/resources/toolkit-building-survivor-informed-organizations

 

Survivor-Informed Practice: Definition, Best Practices, and Recommendations (October 2017)

https://nhttac.acf.hhs.gov/resources/survivor-informed-practice-definition-best-practices-and-recommendations-october-2017

Survivor-Informed Practice: Self-Guided Assessment Tool (October 2017)
Human Trafficking Task Force eGuide: Using a Trauma Informed Approach
A WAY OUT – 23 ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS FOR SURVIVORS OF DV / SEXUAL ASSAULT

HOPE FOR JUSTICE

Spot the signs – several flyers:
Report a concern:
To report a concern of human trafficking or modern slavery
Call (615) 356-0946 on Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm CST
For general information:
USA
HOPE FOR JUSTICE
P.O. Box 280365
Nashville, TN 37228
(+1) 615-356-0946
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (Central Time)
Visit this link for more information and resources:
Upcoming events including a business lunch and learn, a conference and more:
Spot the signs (further details at this link):
[POTENTIAL] INDICATORS OF MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING
  • Houses or flats with too many people, all picked up or dropped off at the same time

  • People who seem scared, confused or have untreated injuries

  • Few or no documents, or someone else in control of their documents / passport

  • No control over their own post/mail, no phone or phone held by someone else

  • Low or no pay

  • One person speaking on behalf of many others, who may avoid eye contact or conversation

  • Lights on at workplaces at strange times – are people living there?

  • Feel they are in debt to someone

  • Limited freedom of movement and dependency on others

  • Fear of police/authorities

  • Fear of a trafficker, believing their life or families’ lives are at risk if they escape or complain

  • Anxious and unwilling to tell others about their situation

  • Poor health, malnutrition or untreated dental conditions

  • Bruising; signs of other physical or psychological trauma including anxiety, confusion, memory loss

  • Less often, someone believing they are being controlled through witchcraft

Note: Those affected are unlikely to self-identify as a ‘victim’ and may not realize or accept they are being controlled

NSVRC – National Sexual Violence Resource Center – Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Oct 5 all-day

 

Resources – Survivor Communities and Hubs for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

 

The following listing of survivor communities and hubs are intended to provide online support through the use of forums, chat rooms, self-help, and general resources to survivors of sexual violence. These resources are organized by the following: peer support, military service members and veterans, male survivors, culturally specific online support, and support for partners of sexual abuse survivors. Sexual Assault Programs should review these resources to become familiar with them before offering recommendations to survivors. Understanding the importance of internet safety and privacy will also help to educate and advocate for a safer virtual world as part of your program’s efforts to provide resources to survivors of sexual violence.

BIPOC Survivors seeking support may also find our Finding Mental Health Support for BIPOC Survivors page helpful.

 

PEER ONLINE SUPPORT

A Long Walk Home

A Long Walk Home (ALWH) uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women. ALWH features testimonies and art by survivors and their allies in order to provide safe and entertaining forums through which the public can learn about healing from and preventing gender-based violence.

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA program offers community-based self-help support groups, provider-based self-help support groups, web-based self-help support groups, and survivor to thriver workbooks.

Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center offers online groups through the use of a secure platform. All groups are available to survivors of any gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, religion, ability, and immigration  status. Support groups have an expectation of strict confidentiality from both facilitators and participants.

After Silence 

After Silence seeks to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors of rape, sexual abuse and all types of sexual violence by providing a website where victims can find answers and support about sexual violence. After Silence provides a free and moderated online support group, chat room, and message board with over 30 different forums ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery form rape and sexual violence to more general discussions and lighter topics. Survivors can connect with one another in real time, share their stories, and ask questions of each other. The After Silence website can also be viewed in Spanish.

Alexandra House

Alexandra House offer virtual support groups for survivors of domestic, sexual, and relationship  violence and elder abuse. These groups provide opportunities for survivors to   share personal experiences, discuss coping strategies, and find support.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

ADAA’s anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group aims to be a friendly, safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences.

End the Silence

End the Silence is an online forum for prose, poetry, and visual art dedicated to ending the silence surrounding sexual violence. Their mission is to promote communication about sexual violence by empowering survivors and their loved ones to use creative expressions as a tool to reclaim their voices.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope Support Groups are a safe place for survivors of child sexual abuse to connect with and heal alongside fellow survivors in their own communities. The groups are run by survivors, for survivors, and have three priorities: safety, community, and education.

Fort Refuge

Fort Refuge is a community of abuse survivors offering peer support through online chats and forums. Fort Refuge also offers a library with resources to help confront some of the difficult issues faced by abuse survivors, as well as the opportunity to give support to others.

Gift from Within

Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. The website develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources including trauma support resources and an email pen-pal support network.

Incest Resources, INC.

This non-profit organization is operated solely by survivors and volunteers. The website offers various educational resources to survivors and professionals by mail for a minimal charge.

ISurvive

A volunteer-driven organization and team composed of people from all around the world, the mission is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors. Open and private forums and resources are available to adult survivors of child sexual abuse and their loved ones.

Meetup

Meetup offers several online group meetings for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood trauma, and more. Be sure to set the location to your local area to see what’s near you.

Our Wave

Our Wave is a space for survivors to share and tell their stories, as well as ask questions and connect with healing. Our Wave seeks to empower survivors, educate society, and strategize to develop smarter prevention methods.

Pandora’s Project 

Pandora’s Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online message board, chat room and blogs at Pandora’s Aquarium. The rape and sexual abuse online support group has specific forums for men and women, teens and older survivors, LGBTQ rape and sexual abuse survivors, and friends and family of survivors. Pandora’s Project also provides a resource list for International Crisis Centers and Hotlines.

Peace over Violence

Peace Over Violence provides a number of virtual resources, and  a safe place to connect with other  survivors who share similar experiences. Support groups are available for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and for men who have experience non-consensual sex, and also offer art therapies, trauma informed yoga, and resiliency strategies. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Safehouse

Safehouse offers support groups available via Zoom video and/or audio conference. Support groups include:

  • Sexual Assault Support Group – Mondays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Domestic Violence Support Group – Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Men’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Spanish-Speaking Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Black Women Support Group – Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm Central
  • Safe Connections – a 10 week curriculum based program for allies against harmful or unhealthy relationships and survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence with I/DD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 pm Central
Support Groups Central

Support Groups Central hosts a selection of Virtual support group meetings including the  “Tattered Flower” group for survivors of sexual abuse, which can be found under the ‘Women’ group category.

Survivors Chat

Survivors Chat is a community providing a place where survivors can come together through chats, forums, resources and Tumblr to help support each other and in times of need.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA)

SIA is a global network of survivors of incest and their supporters who host groups and meetings for with other survivors to find mutual support.

Survivors Manual

Survivors Manual is an online space created by Angela Shelton, born from her years of traveling with the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, and includes resources, a healing podcast, articles, videos, workbooks, mental health techniques, and more.

Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

SNAP is an independent network of survivors of religious sexual abuse and their supporters who connect with other survivors and work to create policies and practices to end sexual abuse.

The Lamplighter Movement 

The Lamplighter Movement is an international movement for incest and child sexual abuse recovery. Their website hosts a list of “The Repair Program” group chapters, book recommendations, resources, poetry, and more.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network offers a list of online support groups which cover an array of intersectional positions and experiences which are potentially useful for survivors.

Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, INC.  

Turningpoint hosts The Creative Healing Support Group (also known as the Sexual Assault Support Group) as well as other supportive networks for survivors.

The Voices and Faces Project 

The Voices and Faces Project is a documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. It offers a speakers bureau, additional websites for resources, sexual violence survivor story archive, and a series of documentary and creative projects—including the country’s first creative writing workshop for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trafficking.

Voices of Courage (Free E-Book and audio book)

Voices of Courage include chapters written by 12 survivors sharing personal stories of their resiliency of surviving sexual violence.

Access the free book here:

7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an online emotional support service. By using  secure and technology, this anonymous service is available 24/7 to anyone worldwide by chat or phone. Connections to listeners are private, one-on-one conversations initiated on demand. Listeners only know what is disclosed to them by the person they are helping. Contact information used to connect the call or chat is kept strictly confidential.

 

MALE SURVIVORS

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides resources and support for men who were sexually victimized as children, adolescents, or adults.

Male Survivors Trust 

This website provides a web forum for male survivors of child sexual abuse or adult rape, and includes an alphabetized collection of terms and empowerment statements.

The Bristlecone Project 

This is a project of 1 in 6 that supports male survivors to provide their portraits, biographies and stories of healing.

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN runs groups for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. The groups run for eight weeks and are two hours in length. Any male who was  sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact  SAMSN about joining one of our groups, and there is no cost to attend.

1 in 6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6 also provides information and support resources on the web and in the community for family members, friends, partners and professionals.

 

See also Safehouse in the above ‘Peer Support’ Section

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is an online resource for veterans to share experiences and obtain resources about sexual violence.

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom allows sexual assault survivors in the military to connect with and support one another in a moderated and secure online group chat environment.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Service Women Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

 

CULTURALLY SPECIFIC

Arte Sana

Arte Sana provides bilingual training on sexual assault, cyber advocacy and survivor activism opportunities, and survivor empowerment through the arts.

Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

BWSS provides a list of important resources for LGBTQ2S and non-binary survivors of violence including non-heteronormative centered approaches at violence and healing theory, safety planning, courses, and virtual outreach resources.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Their mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. Their site is offered in ten different languages.

Diversity Center Trans Program

The Diversity Center’s Trans Program offers ongoing Virtual Support Groups During COVID-19. The support and discussion group is for people (of any age) who identify on the spectrum of trans/nonbinary/agender/genderfluid and more.

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum hosts free online groups for pre-teens, teens, parents, caregivers, and other family members and adults. These groups provide an opportunity to connect with others on topics of gender, share experiences, and feel the comfort of a supportive community.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s provides online resources and additional links to helpful information. Their mission is to create awareness and build resources to influence social change and reclaim traditional values of Native women.

National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence  (NAPIESV)

The National Organization of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) provides support to local/community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationally and in the U.S. territories.

The Deaf Hotline

The Deaf hotline offers safe, confidential advocacy  services for Deaf survivors and service providers. We also provide resources and education about the need for Deaf abuse outreach programs. The NDVH has partnered with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to provide advocacy for Deaf people through email, live chat, and video phone, and also offer an interactive safety plan.

The GLBT National Help Center

GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential telephone and internet peer- counseling, information, and local resources for LGBTQ callers throughout the U.S.

The Network/La Red

Support groups offered by The Network La Red gives LGBTQIA+ survivors the opportunity to express themselves, honor their experiences, and develop community connections with other survivors at their own pace. Their website has several other online resources in service to the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

LOVED ONES OF SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (MOSAC)

MOSAC hosts  online discussions and support groups for mothers of sexually abused children, and has links to other talking groups on their website.

Support for Partners

Support for Partners provides support for partners of those who have been sexually abused as children. This website provides an online forum and a library of resources to develop skills that help partners in their relationships and provide information about abuse and its effects.

 

YOUTH AND HEALTHY SEXUALITY

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth works to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Answer

Answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexual education to young people and the adults who teach them.

Ask Trevor 

Ask Trevor offers TrevorChat — a free, “confidential and secure” online messaging service that provides live help through this website to LGTBQ youth. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. The site also offers TrevorSpace (https://www.trevorspace.org/) a social networking site for LGTBQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

I Wanna Know

Iwannaknow.org, by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), offers information on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships for teens.

Power to Decide

PowerToDecide.org offers information on sex, relationships and contraception for teens.

Relationship Status

This online booklet by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence uses comic book illustrations and activities to discuss healthy relationships and sexuality for teens.

Safer Society Foundation

Safer Society Foundation has two major initiatives: New Circle Mentoring and Safer Society Press. New Circle Mentoring helps at-risk children overcome unique obstacles in their paths to healthy adulthood. Safer Society Press provides free digital literature and “The New Circle” magazine for people who work with and care for at-risk children and teens.

Sex, Etc. 

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.

Starvista Crisis Center

Starvista holds  a Teen Crisis Services chat from Monday to Thursday 4:30-9:30pm PST. Support  is peer-to-peer under staff supervision.  The chat serves ages 13+ but will not turn away any youth on the basis of age.

The Line Campaign 

The Line Campaign empowers young leaders to create a world without sexual violence. This campaign creates dialogues around sexuality, relationships, consent and sexual violence by using film, social media, and community building.

Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice provides online forums, live chats, and hotline support for youth who have experienced sexual violence. The website also offers additional self-help and self-care resources.

 

COVID-19 SPECIFIC ONLINE RESOURCES

The Dinner Party 

The Dinner Party is building a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, other close family member, or close friend. Members are invited to virtual dinners to share and support each other.

Mental Health Match

Mental Health Match provides a collection of virtual support groups which are specific to both COVID-19 and sexual violence.

The Global Healthy Living Foundation 

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a non-profit  whose mission is to improve the quality of life by advocating for improved access to health care at  the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation provides resources to help cope with mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  (NCADV) 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) provides a treasure chest of online materials on COVID-19, including a Resource List, Virtual Education Events,  Legislative updates & Action Alerts, and more.

We are Body Politic 

The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group is open to people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, COVID-19 survivors people recovering from COVID-19 or dealing with post-viral syndromes as a result of the virus people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and caretakers and immediate family of COVID-19  patients who are currently too sick to actively participate in the group.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN provides the national hotline for sexual violence survivors (1-800-656-HOPE) as well as provides a website with information on topics related to sexual assault. RAINN also provides confidential crisis counseling online for rape and sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

  • Facebook Groups:

(NSVRC does not endorse any of the following groups)

Abuse & Trauma Survivors Support Group for Women
Confessions of Abuse Survivors
Domestic Abuse Survivors
Domestic Violence Survivors
Empower Survivors- Closed Support Group for Adult Survivors of CSA
Feminist Voices (An Anthology for Justice Against Rape and Sexual Abuses)
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse (Women’s Support Group)
Healthy Healing for Female Abuse and Trauma Survivors
Rape Survivors
Sequoias: PTSD, Sexual Assault & Rape Support Group
Still I Stand Rape Victims Support Group
Survivors of Childhood Trauma
Survivors of Domestic Violence & Abuse
Support Group for Male Survivors of Abuse
TARape (Victims/Survivors Corner)
Warriors & Survivors of Abuse, Trauma, Sexual Assault, and Mental Illness
We are Survivors
We are Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence and Ending the Cycle

 

EN ESPAÑOL

After Silence

After Silence busca apoyar, empoderar, validar y educar a victimas de violación, abuso sexual y todo tipo de violencia sexual al proporcionar un sitio web donde las víctimas pueden encontrar respuestas y apoyo sobre la violencia sexual. After Silence ofrece un grupo de apoyo en línea gratuito y moderado, una sala de chat y un tablero de mensajes con más de 30 foros diferentes que van desde temas creados para discutir áreas específicas de curación y recuperación de la violación y la violencia sexual hasta discusiones más generales y temas más ligeros. Las víctimas pueden conectarse entre sí en tiempo real, compartir sus historias y hacerse preguntas entre ellos. El sitio web de After Silence también se puede ver en español

Gender Spectrum 

Gender Spectrum ofrece el Grupo de padres en Español Este grupo en el “Lounge,” de la comunidad en línea de Gender Spectrum, será de gran ayuda para adultos de habla hispana y que se encuentran lidiando con el constante desarrollo de la identidad de género de un menor o adolescente en sus vidas. Adicionalmente al grupo del Lounge, en el cual los padres pueden conocer a otros padres por medio de mensajes que escriban en línea, este grupo también cuenta con la posibilidad de unirse al grupo de apoyo vía telefónica de Gender Spectrum el cual, se lleva a cabo mediante una conferencia  telefónica en español una vez al mes. espanol@genderspectrum.org.

La Ventanilla de Attencion Integral Para la Mujer (VAIM)

La Ventanilla de Atención Integral para la Mujer (VAIM) ofrece este servicio a través de la aplicación Zoom  una vez por semana, ante el aumento de estos casos durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Las clases se ofrecen todos los martes, entre las 4 y 6 p.m. Los interesados deben enviar un correo a proteccionconlan3@sre.gob.mx para registrarse. Las sesiones son completamente gratuitas.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

Para la recuperación y/o prevención en casos de violencia doméstica Mujeres Latinas en Acción ofrecen servicios de intervención  en crisis, una línea de ayuda disponible las 24 horas, proporcionamos consejería individual y de grupo, terapia para adultos y niños, asesoría legal, educación comunitaria, y capacitaciones para profesionales y voluntariado, y otros recursos de ayuda. Línea de Crisis de Violencia Domestica de 24 horas: 312-738-5358.

Peace over Violence 

Servicios ofrecidos de Peace Over Violence son para sobrevivientes de Violencia Doméstica, Abuso Sexual y Acoso, y apoyan con  problemas emocionales, información, acompañamientos, referencias, y abogacia las 24 horas ,7 dias a la semana.Los grupos de apoyo proveen un lugar seguro para conectarse con otros sobrevivientes, quienes comparten  experiencias similares. Consejeras entrenadas co-facilitan los grupos en un ambiente confortable.

Safehouse

Safehouse ofrece grupos de apoyo en español disponibles a través de video o audio conferencia de Zoom. ‘Esperanza y Empoderamiento’-  El grupo de habla hispana se reúne los miércoles de 6 a 7:30 p.m. Tambien tienen una Linea de Apoyo de 24 horas: 734-995-5444

Si tiene preguntas acerca del grupo o necesita mas información, envíenos un correo electrónico a supportgroups@safehousecenter.org o llame a Anna Chum al 734-973-0242 ext. 270.

RAINN

RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos. Los recursos incluyen una Línea de Ayuda Nacional Online de Asalto Sexual y una opción de chat en vivo que es gratis, confidencial y segura.

The Hotline

La línea directa ofrece chat en línea y apoyo para  víctimas de violencia y abuso doméstico.

The Network/ La Red

The Network/La Red es una organización de justicia social dirigida por sobrevivientes que trabaja para eliminar el abuso de pareja en las comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, transgénero, SM, poliamorosas  y cuir. Ofrecen muchos recursos al servicio de la  comunidad de habla hispana.

Woman, INC. 

El Programa Latina de Woman Inc.  ofrece manejo de casos a profundidad para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica de habla hispana y trabaja para apoyar sobrevivientes en un ambiente culturalmente apropiado.

 

Warmline – LFL – Lines for Life – Military Helpline – Phone – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 5 all-day

 

 

The Military Helpline serves 24-hours a day

CALL:  (888) 457-4838 (24/7/365)

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

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

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

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

Download informational material about the Military Helpline:

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

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

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

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 5 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Chatline – AS – Autism Speaks – ART – Autism Response Team – Live Chat Line – English and Spanish – 6am to 4pm PST – Weekdays @ Chatline
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autism Response Team (ART)

Live Chat Line

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (ET)

The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

How to contact ART

Live chat is available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.

Call our toll-free number or send us an email – we’re available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in all time zones.

Your call will be routed to the team member for your region. We also have a dedicated Spanish language toll-free number.

1-888-AUTISM2 (1-888-288-4762)
En Español: 1-888-772-9050
help@autismspeaks.org

Who can call?

We are happy to talk with people with autism, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, social workers, and everyone in between.

Even if you have no connection to autism but have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.

What do you provide?

The Autism Response Team can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and help you find autism services and supports in your community.

We are not a direct service provider, so we don’t make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community.

The Autism Response Team can help you learn more about:

  • Where to get a diagnosis
  • Schools and special education
  • Advocacy and support
  • Adult services – including post-secondary programs and employment
  • Inclusion and community activities
  • And much more!

Autism Speaks does not provide medical or legal advice or services.  Rather, Autism Speaks provides general information about autism as a service to the community.  The information provided in this email is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals.  Autism Speaks has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.  You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

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

C – TEC Youth Services – Clackamas Achievement Program – Assisting Youth with Education and Employment Goals – Accepting Referrals @ Online event regester for details
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

C-TEC Youth Services’ Clackamas Achievement Program supports youth ages 14-21 in and around Clackamas County who have not obtained a high school diploma or GED and have become disengaged from education during the COVID pandemic.

Services we offer include:

  • case management,
  • financial assistance,
  • support services,
  • system navigation,
  • and community referrals.

Initial contacts with youth focus on the safety, health, and well-being of the youth and family, with an emphasis on a caring interaction to support the student holistically.

Students will work with a  Youth Re engagement Advisor (YRA) who will stay in regular contact, providing appropriate referrals to community agencies, and helping to support the student with navigating school enrollment with their individual district, alternative, or GED program. The YRA will continue to support the youth by encouraging attendance, progress, and addressing any needs or barriers.

  • Support services such as tutors, transportation assistance, school supplies, equipment, etc. will be provided as appropriate.
  • Youth will be offered dual enrollment into other programs such as C-TEC’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to leverage additional funds and services. WIOA participants are eligible for ongoing services that include transition to college, opportunities for career exploration and hands-on career exposure, work readiness training, certifications and credentials, and paid work experience.
  • Clackamas Community College is partnering to provide education services such as high school credit recovery and GED preparation and testing, however, this can be arranged with Mt Hood Community College or Portland Community College for students that are closer to these institutions.
  • Their Workforce Development Department will provide opportunities for youth over 18 that are interested in job training programs or increasing their skills. Assistance with financial aid will be offered, as well as one-on-one support with navigating processes and systems at CCC.
  • Clackamas Workforce Partnership is partnering to provide workforce development activities such as career exploration opportunities and paid work experience, as well as coordination between school districts and workforce development entities.

The YRA will continue to follow up with students and families to offer resources and support to help ensure continued school participation and progress. This program will provide trauma informed services.

 

Clackamas Achievement Program FAQ

Who is eligible for CAP?

  1. Must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    1. Youth ages 14-21 who are defined as a “dropout” and not exempt from attending public school;
    2. Youth ages 14-21 who are not enrolled in school*, and have not earned a high school diploma or GED;
  2. Must be at least 14 years old and under 22 years old;
  3. Must not have completed their high school credential prior to enrollment.

*Students who started GED classes after Sep 1st, 2021, are still eligible to enroll in CAP services.

How do I refer a youth to CAP?

Complete the following referral form: https://forms.gle/g2upqfKkc2gPi98e7

-or-

Contact Carlos with youth’s name, DOB, and contact information

Carlos Benson Martinez

Youth Re engagement Advisor
CBensonMartinez@clackesd.k12.or.us
503-395-8240 (call or text)

How much does CAP cost?

CAP is 100% free for youth.

What expenses are paid for by CAP?

If a youth or family is unable to afford expenses associated with GED classes and testing, school supplies, etc. CAP can cover those costs or leverage funds from other resources in the community.

Can a youth be dual enrolled in CAP & WIOA services?

Yes, funds can be “braided” to address a variety of the youth’s needs. While CAP solely addresses education goals, WIOA services include employment exploration opportunities that can continue on after a youth finishes CAP.

What are a youth’s education options with CAP?

Youth can attend GED classes and testing at Clackamas Community College, Credit Recovery at Clackamas Community College, Adult High School Diploma at Clackamas Community College, or reengagement into classes at a youth’s home school district to pursue a diploma.

Can youth outside of Clackamas County apply for CAP?

Youth are eligible to receive CAP services if they live outside Clackamas County, as long as they live within a reasonable distance to receive the service from Clackamas County.

What happens after a youth finishes CAP?

If youth would like support exploring employment opportunities, they can be enrolled into C-TEC’s WIOA program to continue receiving services. You can learn more about WIOA services by visiting C-TEC’s website, c-tecyouthservices.org

 

Oct
6
Thu
01 – Chatline – Text HELP to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor for Crisis / Depression – Anytime 24/7/365 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Text Messaging
Oct 6 all-day

CHATLINE

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

Anytime 24/7/365 Weekdays and Weekends

Text HELP to 741741  

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

You aren’t alone – support is out there! 

How you feel NOW may not last Forever.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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01 – Helpline – DEQH DESI LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians – 24/7 Form or 5-7pm PST Phone on Thursdays and Sundays @ Phone or Email Form
Oct 6 all-day

 

Desi LGBTQ+ Helpline for ​South Asians

100% confidential support for South Asian lesbian, gay, bi, queer, Trans, Non-BINARY, questioning individuals in the United States

What is DeQH?

  • We are trained South Asian LGBQ/TGNB+ peer support volunteers
  • Call or write us with questions, concerns, struggles, and hopes
  • ​It’s always free — and 100% confidential

DeQH can help with…

  • questions on gender, identity, coming out
  • dealing with family, culture, or faith
  • trying to find community in your area
  • advice for a friend or family member
  • listening as you work through things

(1) Write to us anytime 24/7 online email form

Fill out our online contact form. You’ll hear back from a trained volunteer within a week.

Write to us now!

(2) Or call us by phone on Thursdays and/or Sundays 5-7pm evening nights

Trained volunteers are available to talk between:

  • Thursdays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)
  • Sundays, 8-10 PM Eastern (5-7 PM Pacific)

Call us at 908-367-3374 to talk.

(If you leave a message at any other time, we can call you back if requested.)

LGBQ/TGNB+? We serve individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,  queer, questioning, intersex, transgender, gender non-binary, genderqueer, pansexual, kothi, hijra, and beyond.
South Asian? We serve people of South Asian heritage, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet, as well as from South Asian communities in diaspora, such as Fiji and the Caribbean.
01 – Helpline – ODOJ – Oregon Department of Justice – Sanctuary Promise Hotline at 1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829) – En Espanol 1-844-6-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)
Oct 6 all-day

 

Promise Response Hotline

Talk to Us

Whether it happened to you or to someone else, we can all help track sanctuary promise violations.

Everyone has the right to live safely in Oregon.  Oregon’s sanctuary laws promise safety, human rights, and dignity for all. If you or someone you know was targeted in violation of Oregon’s Sanctuary Promise laws, please call 1-844-924-STAY/1-844-6-AMPARO or report online at SanctuaryPromise.Oregon.gov or PromesaSantuario.Oregon.gov. On the Oregon Department of Justice’s Sanctuary Promise hotline, you can report a suspected violation, receive support, and be connected to resources. The Oregon Department of Justice may open an investigation into the violation.

 

Sanctuary Promise Response Hotline

1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829)
Spanish Direct Line: 1-844-626-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)

Operators are standing by
9am to 5pm Pacific time, Monday – Friday.

Interpreters in over 240 languages.

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

We accept all Relay Calls.

 

Since 1987, Oregon has officially been a sanctuary state that supports immigrant and refugee communities by prioritizing human rights, dignity, and safety.

The Sanctuary Promise Act », signed into law on July 19, 2021, strengthens the existing state sanctuary laws. It restricts the collection and prohibits sharing of information related to a person’s national origin, immigration, or citizenship status. Oregon state and local public resources and personnel, including state and local government offices and law enforcement agencies, are prohibited from being used for immigration enforcement.

If you suspect a violation of Oregon’s sanctuary laws, we want to hear from you.  Suspected violations can be reported through this online portal (available in 8 languages by using the language menu in the upper righthand corner of this screen) or the Sanctuary Promise Hotline at 1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829). Call us in any language.  We have a direct access Spanish language website at PromesaSantuario.Oregon.gov with a Spanish direct dial hotline at 1-844-6-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276).

To report ICE activity in the community, contact Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, PIRC » at 1-888-622-1510.

Examples of violations to Oregon Sanctuary Promise Laws include:

  • Investigation or interrogation by police for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Most inquiries, storing, or sharing of information about national origin, immigration, or citizenship status by police or state or local government;
  • Civil arrest without a judicial warrant/order from a court facility;
  • Arrests by federal immigration of a person on their way to or from court or while at court;
  • Police collaboration with federal authorities for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Denial of services, benefits, or privileges to a person in jail or on probation/parole based on immigration status;
  • Police establishing coordinated traffic stops or traffic perimeters to enforce federal immigration laws; or
  • State or local government or police failing to document or report requests from a federal immigration agency relating to immigration enforcement;

 

Report a Sanctuary Promise Violation

Information About The Victim/Targeted Person

Note: The targeted person’s identity will not be shared publicly by ODOJ, but will be used and shared with the state/local government agency during the course of any investigation ODOJ opens. It will not be shared with federal immigration agencies or otherwise be shared to assist with immigration enforcement. If a specific person was not targeted in the violation, you can simply put “general public” as first and last names.

Use This Link to Report A Violation of the Sanctuary Promise Violation

 

01 – Helpline – SSH – Safe + Strong Helpline for Behavioral, Mental and Emotional Health Support – Interpreters Available @ 1-800-923-4357 (HELP) – 24/7 Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone, Toll-Free
Oct 6 all-day

Safe & Strong Oregon Helpline

FREE, available 24/7 at 1-800-923-4357  

Language interpreters available

1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Excerpt(s) from L4L (Lines for Life) web page:

https://www.linesforlife.org/obhsl/#:~:text=1%2D800%2D923%2DHELP%20(4357)&text=Safe%20%2B%20Strong%20Helpline%2C%20in%20partnership,is%20struggling%20and%20seeking%20support

Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line.

Many of us are juggling concerns about wildfires and smoke, COVID-19, political unrest, financial instability, and more, in addition to the everyday things we personally struggle with.

Disasters can leave us feeling increased anxiety, worry, anger, or depression. In these challenging times, we provide emotional support, mental health triage, drug and alcohol counseling, or just connection with a person who cares.

If you or a loved one is feeling worried, upset, or overwhelmed, give us a call. Our call counselor will listen, assess your needs, and problem-solve with referral to community services and resources if needed.

Visit the Safe & Strong Oregon website for more resources and information at:

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health

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
Oct 6 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.

02 – Urgent Info – COVID Test Kits & Positive Result Hotline – Weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
Oct 6 all-day

 

UPDATE

January 18, 2022

FREE COVID Test & Support

As of January 18, 2022, the U.S. Federal Government announced that households may get up to 4 FREE COVID tests.

Visit the website of the US Postal Service for free at-home COVID-19 test kits at this link:

https://special.usps.com/testkits

or

Visit this US White House provide link at:

https://www.covidtests.com

Excerpt(s):

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

Limit of one order per residential address

One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests

Orders will ship free starting in late January

Fill in the form with your contact and shipping information to order your tests.

USPS only requires users to enter their name and the address where the kits will be shipped.

NOTE: If you have an apartment number or suite, be sure to put the apartment number on the 1st address line.  Otherwise, you might get an error message rejecting the request, indicating the address was already used.

If you test positive:

NEW: State of Oregon has a website and hotline number you can call for information on next steps if you test positive for COVID.

Hotline:

Toll Free (866) 917-8881.  Staff available Monday through Friday,  8am-6pm PST.  Saturday 10am-4pm PST.

Website:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-positive-test?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Survey:

https://www.oregon.gov/positivecovidtest

Oregon instructions for positive COVID test

Additional resources:

211info.org

Dial 211 to ask about COVID tests, vaccines, and boosters

SAFE+STRONG helpline for support 

Toll Free: (800) 923-4357

https://www.safestrongoregon.org/