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

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

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

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

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

Apr
21
Sun
2024
00 – Hotline – Embrace – On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment – 1 (800) 924-0556 – 24/7 @ phone
Apr 21 all-day
00 - Hotline - Embrace - On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment - 1 (800) 924-0556 - 24/7 @ phone

 

Are you looking for support and information after experiencing domestic or sexual violence?

If you’ve experienced sexual or domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking, confidential advocacy is available to you. After an incident, an Embrace On-Call Victim Advocate can respond in-person to support you during medical exams and victim interviews. You should not have to face this alone. We are here to help you regain a sense of control and safety and explore the options about reporting and receiving medical care.

Embrace has on-call victim advocates available to respond to you in-person 24/7!

 1 (800) 924-0556

 

00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Apr 21 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 21 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

05 – Warmline – MADD – Mothers Against Drink Driving – 24-HOUR Victim Help Line – 877. MADD.HELP – (1-877-623-3435) – 24/7 @ Phone
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

If you need 24/7 support:

Call our Victim Help Line

877.MADD.HELP

In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Apr 21 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

05 -Warmline – FACT Oregon – FACT Oregon Support Line – Support for Families with Children Experience Disabilities – Call 503-786-6082 or Text 541-695-5416 – Support Team Responds in 48 -72 Hours – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Call or Text
Apr 21 all-day

Support Line

FACT Oregon’s Support Line is staffed by parents of youth experiencing disability, and we’re here to help!

Wherever you are on your journey, from birth through young adulthood, we are here to answer your questions and help find resources to support your child’s academic, emotional, and physical growth and well-being! Collectively, our team has the lived experience and professional training needed to support families through many different milestones. Let us help you carve a path forward to a whole full life! We welcome questions about early childhood, special education (we’re the designated statewide Parent Information and Training Center), intellectual and developmental disability services, behavior and communication, self-determination and supported decision making, and so much more! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try our best to help you find it!

Get Support!

Call or text 503-786-6082 or 541-695-5416

Email us at support@factoregon.org or apoyo@factoregon.org

Someone from our support team will call you back, usually within 48-72 hours. Or, if you’d like, you can choose a time to talk from our calendar by clicking below.

 

To Schedule a Support Call Use The Link Below

Para programar una llamada de soporte, use el siguiente enlace
08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Apr 21 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

AM – All Month – OMH – Office of Minority Health US Department of Health and Human Services – Resource’s and Publications
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

OMH – Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Resource’s and Publications

LGBTQIA+

Mental Health Disorders and Treatment

Substance Use

Trauma and Violence

COVID-19

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

OHA – Oregon Health Authority – News and Resources For Family Leaders
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

News and Resources for Family Leaders

New OHP Open Card Handbook:

I know it is often hard to navigate the differences between regular OHP and what gets called Open Card or Fee For Service. I hope this handbook is helpful – feel free to share.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Open-Card-Handbook-EN.pdf

 

New resource: Family partnerships training for your CLINICIANS!

The National Federation of Families has created a new curriculum module called FAMILY Partnerships.
FAMILY Partnerships is a FREE 6-lesson, self-paced online module designed to improve clinicians’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices to authentically partner with families in behavioral health care settings. 

 

ODE – School Safety and Prevention System Advisory – a chance to join

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is extending the deadline for submitting your application to join the ODE School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) Advisory Group to Friday, March 29, 2024. As a member of the SSPS Advisory Group, you will have an opportunity to help shape equitable policies and practices related to the safety of schools, students, and educational staff in Oregon. We are seeking individuals with experience, insight, and a strong commitment to equity to advance successful experiences and outcomes for Oregon’s students.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/3854c36    

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – great resource

https://www.fasdcollaborative.com/

 

Rural school based mental health summary – see the attached

 

 

 

 

Short video explaining FERPA –

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Input Opportunity

ODHS invites partners to review and comment on VR’s Draft State Plan.

ODHS invites comments through Feb. 21, 2024, via:  Electronic form

By postal mail to Don Alveshere, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, 500 Summer Street NE E-87, Salem, Oregon 97301-1120
By email to policy@odhsoha.oregon.gov
By phone to Don Alveshere, 541-241-0165

You can get the draft state plan in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer free of charge. Email vr.info@odhsoha.oregon.gov or call 503-945-5880 or 877-277-0513.

State Plan (Full Draft)
Draft State Plan – Goals section 
Información en español

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires VR to submit a state plan every four years. The plan serves as a grant application to our federal funder, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and is a collaboration between the State Rehabilitation Council and VR. It serves as VR’s roadmap for how we will assist people with disabilities to achieve, maintain and advance in employment and independence.

Sign up to receive email updates from VR and the SRC.

Learn more about VR at oregon.gov/odhs/vr. Learn more about the State Rehabilitation Council at www.ORSRC.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
22
Mon
2024
00 – Hotline – Embrace – On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment – 1 (800) 924-0556 – 24/7 @ phone
Apr 22 all-day
00 - Hotline - Embrace - On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment - 1 (800) 924-0556 - 24/7 @ phone

 

Are you looking for support and information after experiencing domestic or sexual violence?

If you’ve experienced sexual or domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking, confidential advocacy is available to you. After an incident, an Embrace On-Call Victim Advocate can respond in-person to support you during medical exams and victim interviews. You should not have to face this alone. We are here to help you regain a sense of control and safety and explore the options about reporting and receiving medical care.

Embrace has on-call victim advocates available to respond to you in-person 24/7!

 1 (800) 924-0556

 

00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Apr 22 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 22 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

live-help-img

Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

Itunes Store Badge      Google play icon

The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

05 – Warmline – MADD – Mothers Against Drink Driving – 24-HOUR Victim Help Line – 877. MADD.HELP – (1-877-623-3435) – 24/7 @ Phone
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

If you need 24/7 support:

Call our Victim Help Line

877.MADD.HELP

In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Apr 22 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

05 -Warmline – FACT Oregon – FACT Oregon Support Line – Support for Families with Children Experience Disabilities – Call 503-786-6082 or Text 541-695-5416 – Support Team Responds in 48 -72 Hours – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Call or Text
Apr 22 all-day

Support Line

FACT Oregon’s Support Line is staffed by parents of youth experiencing disability, and we’re here to help!

Wherever you are on your journey, from birth through young adulthood, we are here to answer your questions and help find resources to support your child’s academic, emotional, and physical growth and well-being! Collectively, our team has the lived experience and professional training needed to support families through many different milestones. Let us help you carve a path forward to a whole full life! We welcome questions about early childhood, special education (we’re the designated statewide Parent Information and Training Center), intellectual and developmental disability services, behavior and communication, self-determination and supported decision making, and so much more! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try our best to help you find it!

Get Support!

Call or text 503-786-6082 or 541-695-5416

Email us at support@factoregon.org or apoyo@factoregon.org

Someone from our support team will call you back, usually within 48-72 hours. Or, if you’d like, you can choose a time to talk from our calendar by clicking below.

 

To Schedule a Support Call Use The Link Below

Para programar una llamada de soporte, use el siguiente enlace
08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Apr 22 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

AM – All Month – OMH – Office of Minority Health US Department of Health and Human Services – Resource’s and Publications
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

OMH – Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Resource’s and Publications

LGBTQIA+

Mental Health Disorders and Treatment

Substance Use

Trauma and Violence

COVID-19

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

OHA – Oregon Health Authority – News and Resources For Family Leaders
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

News and Resources for Family Leaders

New OHP Open Card Handbook:

I know it is often hard to navigate the differences between regular OHP and what gets called Open Card or Fee For Service. I hope this handbook is helpful – feel free to share.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Open-Card-Handbook-EN.pdf

 

New resource: Family partnerships training for your CLINICIANS!

The National Federation of Families has created a new curriculum module called FAMILY Partnerships.
FAMILY Partnerships is a FREE 6-lesson, self-paced online module designed to improve clinicians’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices to authentically partner with families in behavioral health care settings. 

 

ODE – School Safety and Prevention System Advisory – a chance to join

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is extending the deadline for submitting your application to join the ODE School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) Advisory Group to Friday, March 29, 2024. As a member of the SSPS Advisory Group, you will have an opportunity to help shape equitable policies and practices related to the safety of schools, students, and educational staff in Oregon. We are seeking individuals with experience, insight, and a strong commitment to equity to advance successful experiences and outcomes for Oregon’s students.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/3854c36    

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – great resource

https://www.fasdcollaborative.com/

 

Rural school based mental health summary – see the attached

 

 

 

 

Short video explaining FERPA –

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Input Opportunity

ODHS invites partners to review and comment on VR’s Draft State Plan.

ODHS invites comments through Feb. 21, 2024, via:  Electronic form

By postal mail to Don Alveshere, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, 500 Summer Street NE E-87, Salem, Oregon 97301-1120
By email to policy@odhsoha.oregon.gov
By phone to Don Alveshere, 541-241-0165

You can get the draft state plan in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer free of charge. Email vr.info@odhsoha.oregon.gov or call 503-945-5880 or 877-277-0513.

State Plan (Full Draft)
Draft State Plan – Goals section 
Información en español

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires VR to submit a state plan every four years. The plan serves as a grant application to our federal funder, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and is a collaboration between the State Rehabilitation Council and VR. It serves as VR’s roadmap for how we will assist people with disabilities to achieve, maintain and advance in employment and independence.

Sign up to receive email updates from VR and the SRC.

Learn more about VR at oregon.gov/odhs/vr. Learn more about the State Rehabilitation Council at www.ORSRC.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00-Hotline – NAF – National Abortion Federation – National Abortion Hotline – 1-800-772-9100 – Monday – Friday 5am to 4pm PST @ Toll Free Number
Apr 22 @ 5:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

The National Abortion Hotline is the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion provider information and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. We provide callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, and information on providers of quality abortion care. We also provide case management services and limited financial assistance to help you afford the cost of your care and travel-related expenses. The Hotline is free and offers services to everyone, regardless of your individual situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08 – Observance – GTA – Green Teams Academy – 2024 Earth Week Summit – Free and Online – Monday – Saturday @ Register for Details
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
08 - Observance - GTA - Green Teams Academy - 2024 Earth Week Summit - Free and Online - Monday - Saturday @ Register for Details

 

 

Green Teams Academy

2024 Earth Week Summit

April 22-27

The Earth Week Summit connects people from around the world in one space!
Want to expand your international network of changemakers?? If so, we’re thinking you won’t want to miss this summit!
Register for the Earth Week Summit here:
Apr
23
Tue
2024
00 – Hotline – Embrace – On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment – 1 (800) 924-0556 – 24/7 @ phone
Apr 23 all-day
00 - Hotline - Embrace - On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment - 1 (800) 924-0556 - 24/7 @ phone

 

Are you looking for support and information after experiencing domestic or sexual violence?

If you’ve experienced sexual or domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking, confidential advocacy is available to you. After an incident, an Embrace On-Call Victim Advocate can respond in-person to support you during medical exams and victim interviews. You should not have to face this alone. We are here to help you regain a sense of control and safety and explore the options about reporting and receiving medical care.

Embrace has on-call victim advocates available to respond to you in-person 24/7!

 1 (800) 924-0556

 

00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Apr 23 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 23 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

05 – Warmline – MADD – Mothers Against Drink Driving – 24-HOUR Victim Help Line – 877. MADD.HELP – (1-877-623-3435) – 24/7 @ Phone
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

If you need 24/7 support:

Call our Victim Help Line

877.MADD.HELP

In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Apr 23 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

05 -Warmline – FACT Oregon – FACT Oregon Support Line – Support for Families with Children Experience Disabilities – Call 503-786-6082 or Text 541-695-5416 – Support Team Responds in 48 -72 Hours – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Call or Text
Apr 23 all-day

Support Line

FACT Oregon’s Support Line is staffed by parents of youth experiencing disability, and we’re here to help!

Wherever you are on your journey, from birth through young adulthood, we are here to answer your questions and help find resources to support your child’s academic, emotional, and physical growth and well-being! Collectively, our team has the lived experience and professional training needed to support families through many different milestones. Let us help you carve a path forward to a whole full life! We welcome questions about early childhood, special education (we’re the designated statewide Parent Information and Training Center), intellectual and developmental disability services, behavior and communication, self-determination and supported decision making, and so much more! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try our best to help you find it!

Get Support!

Call or text 503-786-6082 or 541-695-5416

Email us at support@factoregon.org or apoyo@factoregon.org

Someone from our support team will call you back, usually within 48-72 hours. Or, if you’d like, you can choose a time to talk from our calendar by clicking below.

 

To Schedule a Support Call Use The Link Below

Para programar una llamada de soporte, use el siguiente enlace
08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Apr 23 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

AM – All Month – OMH – Office of Minority Health US Department of Health and Human Services – Resource’s and Publications
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

OMH – Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Resource’s and Publications

LGBTQIA+

Mental Health Disorders and Treatment

Substance Use

Trauma and Violence

COVID-19

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

OHA – Oregon Health Authority – News and Resources For Family Leaders
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

News and Resources for Family Leaders

New OHP Open Card Handbook:

I know it is often hard to navigate the differences between regular OHP and what gets called Open Card or Fee For Service. I hope this handbook is helpful – feel free to share.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Open-Card-Handbook-EN.pdf

 

New resource: Family partnerships training for your CLINICIANS!

The National Federation of Families has created a new curriculum module called FAMILY Partnerships.
FAMILY Partnerships is a FREE 6-lesson, self-paced online module designed to improve clinicians’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices to authentically partner with families in behavioral health care settings. 

 

ODE – School Safety and Prevention System Advisory – a chance to join

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is extending the deadline for submitting your application to join the ODE School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) Advisory Group to Friday, March 29, 2024. As a member of the SSPS Advisory Group, you will have an opportunity to help shape equitable policies and practices related to the safety of schools, students, and educational staff in Oregon. We are seeking individuals with experience, insight, and a strong commitment to equity to advance successful experiences and outcomes for Oregon’s students.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/3854c36    

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – great resource

https://www.fasdcollaborative.com/

 

Rural school based mental health summary – see the attached

 

 

 

 

Short video explaining FERPA –

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Input Opportunity

ODHS invites partners to review and comment on VR’s Draft State Plan.

ODHS invites comments through Feb. 21, 2024, via:  Electronic form

By postal mail to Don Alveshere, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, 500 Summer Street NE E-87, Salem, Oregon 97301-1120
By email to policy@odhsoha.oregon.gov
By phone to Don Alveshere, 541-241-0165

You can get the draft state plan in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer free of charge. Email vr.info@odhsoha.oregon.gov or call 503-945-5880 or 877-277-0513.

State Plan (Full Draft)
Draft State Plan – Goals section 
Información en español

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires VR to submit a state plan every four years. The plan serves as a grant application to our federal funder, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and is a collaboration between the State Rehabilitation Council and VR. It serves as VR’s roadmap for how we will assist people with disabilities to achieve, maintain and advance in employment and independence.

Sign up to receive email updates from VR and the SRC.

Learn more about VR at oregon.gov/odhs/vr. Learn more about the State Rehabilitation Council at www.ORSRC.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00-Hotline – NAF – National Abortion Federation – National Abortion Hotline – 1-800-772-9100 – Monday – Friday 5am to 4pm PST @ Toll Free Number
Apr 23 @ 5:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

The National Abortion Hotline is the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion provider information and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. We provide callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, and information on providers of quality abortion care. We also provide case management services and limited financial assistance to help you afford the cost of your care and travel-related expenses. The Hotline is free and offers services to everyone, regardless of your individual situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08 – Observance – GTA – Green Teams Academy – 2024 Earth Week Summit – Free and Online – Monday – Saturday @ Register for Details
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
08 - Observance - GTA - Green Teams Academy - 2024 Earth Week Summit - Free and Online - Monday - Saturday @ Register for Details

 

 

Green Teams Academy

2024 Earth Week Summit

April 22-27

The Earth Week Summit connects people from around the world in one space!
Want to expand your international network of changemakers?? If so, we’re thinking you won’t want to miss this summit!
Register for the Earth Week Summit here:
Apr
24
Wed
2024
00 – Hotline – Embrace – On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment – 1 (800) 924-0556 – 24/7 @ phone
Apr 24 all-day
00 - Hotline - Embrace - On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment - 1 (800) 924-0556 - 24/7 @ phone

 

Are you looking for support and information after experiencing domestic or sexual violence?

If you’ve experienced sexual or domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking, confidential advocacy is available to you. After an incident, an Embrace On-Call Victim Advocate can respond in-person to support you during medical exams and victim interviews. You should not have to face this alone. We are here to help you regain a sense of control and safety and explore the options about reporting and receiving medical care.

Embrace has on-call victim advocates available to respond to you in-person 24/7!

 1 (800) 924-0556

 

00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Apr 24 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

Terms & conditions for text services

No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 24 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

05 – Warmline – MADD – Mothers Against Drink Driving – 24-HOUR Victim Help Line – 877. MADD.HELP – (1-877-623-3435) – 24/7 @ Phone
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

If you need 24/7 support:

Call our Victim Help Line

877.MADD.HELP

In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

05 – Warmline – TTP – The Treavor Project – Trevor Lifeline – Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text – “START” to 678-678 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone
Apr 24 all-day
05 - Warmline - TTP - The Treavor Project - Trevor Lifeline -  Call 1-866-488-7386 or Text - "START" to 678-678 - 24/7 - Weekdays & Weekdays @ phone

 

Trevor Lifeline

 

TO CALL THE LIFELINE

Call 1-866-488-7386

 

TO TEXT THE LIFELINE

 “START” to 678-678

or use this link TEXT

 

FOR ONLINE CHAT

Click to Start Chat

About TrevorLifeline

TrevorLifeline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support LGBTQ+ young people in the U.S. and Mexico who may be experiencing emotional distress related to gender & sexual identity, loneliness, relationships, suicide, supporting a friend or family member.

As part of our commitment to preventing suicide, we are available to help you if you are considering suicide or harming yourself, or if you are noticing warning signs in a friend or family member.

When you reach out to us you will talk with one our friendly and supportive volunteers who are experienced in how to help people in your situation. They will listen to you, unpack your story and feelings, and work with you to help you through your challenges. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. We are always available to talk with you.

 

 

 

 

05 -Warmline – FACT Oregon – FACT Oregon Support Line – Support for Families with Children Experience Disabilities – Call 503-786-6082 or Text 541-695-5416 – Support Team Responds in 48 -72 Hours – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Call or Text
Apr 24 all-day

Support Line

FACT Oregon’s Support Line is staffed by parents of youth experiencing disability, and we’re here to help!

Wherever you are on your journey, from birth through young adulthood, we are here to answer your questions and help find resources to support your child’s academic, emotional, and physical growth and well-being! Collectively, our team has the lived experience and professional training needed to support families through many different milestones. Let us help you carve a path forward to a whole full life! We welcome questions about early childhood, special education (we’re the designated statewide Parent Information and Training Center), intellectual and developmental disability services, behavior and communication, self-determination and supported decision making, and so much more! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try our best to help you find it!

Get Support!

Call or text 503-786-6082 or 541-695-5416

Email us at support@factoregon.org or apoyo@factoregon.org

Someone from our support team will call you back, usually within 48-72 hours. Or, if you’d like, you can choose a time to talk from our calendar by clicking below.

 

To Schedule a Support Call Use The Link Below

Para programar una llamada de soporte, use el siguiente enlace
08 – Observance – National Runaway Prevention Month – Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation – 24/7
Apr 24 all-day
08 - Observance - National Runaway Prevention Month - Crisis Line, Chat line, Text, Advocacy, Transporation - 24/7

 

 

 

 

 

The team at the National Runaway Safeline is there for you and offers a range of support services 24/7.

• Hotline – Call 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) to speak with a trained NRS staff member or volunteer who will listen and support you.


• Live Chat – Our live chat service is a quick and easy way to connect with a compassionate person who will answer your questions and provide help.


• Email – When you email NRS’s Crisis Services team, you can expect a response as soon as possible.


• Forum – Post questions or comments to the NRS forum, scroll through past posts and invite others to share their experiences with you.


• Resource Referrals – Using the nation’s largest database of agencies and services that support young people, NRS refers youth and families to local resources, such as shelters, mental health services, food pantries and more.


• Home Free – In partnership with Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian through a free bus ticket home or to a safe alternative living arrangement. Learn more here.


• Mediation and Message Service – NRS helps reestablish healthy lines of communication for youth and their parents/guardians through mediated conference calls and a message service.

AM – All Month – OMH – Office of Minority Health US Department of Health and Human Services – Resource’s and Publications
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

NATIONAL MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

OMH – Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Resource’s and Publications

LGBTQIA+

Mental Health Disorders and Treatment

Substance Use

Trauma and Violence

COVID-19

MHAAO – Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon – Workshops, Job Fair, Speakers, – Registration is now OPEN – In-Person Seats Area limited
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

 

IN-PERSON SEATS ARE LIMITED. DON’T WAIT!

 

Start your new year off right by signing up for the 11th annual Peerpocalypse peer leadership conference. Registration for in-person and virtual attendance ARE OPEN!

In-person registration: $425

Virtual registration: $250

Your ticket gives you access to our immersive four-day conference, with over 40 workshops, a job fair, after-hours activities, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to build your network and earn up to 23 Continuing Education Units. Register today!

In-person spaces are limited, so sign up now!

REGISTER FOR PEERPOCALYPSE

Scholarship Updates:

We have postponed scholarship registration until further notice!

We strive to make Peerpocalypse accessible for as many peers as possible each year by providing scholarships that cater to peers and the peers workforce. We have discovered new funding streams that would make more scholarships available for the community; to ensure that registration access is fair, we have postponed scholarship registration until further notice. Please sign up for peerpocalypse emails to stay up-to-date, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your patience. More to come soon!

In the meantime, here are the scholarships that have been confirmed:

⭐ The MetroPlus Association of Addiction Peer Professionals scholarship is available to Certified Recovery Mentors, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, and Certified Gambling Recovery Mentors in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties in Oregon who are certified through MHACBO.

⭐ The Oregon Statewide Scholarship is provided in partnership with The OHA Office of Recovery & Resilience. It is offered to behavioral health consumers and peers who live in Oregon.

⭐ OHA is also supporting the Oregon Military + Veteran Statewide Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to behavioral health consumers and/or peers who live in Oregon or work with veterans and military-connected communities in Oregon.
STAY INFORMED

✨ 2024 Keynote Presenter Sneak-Peek ✨

 

Paolo del Vecchio – SAMHSA

“Mr. del Vecchio is the Director of the Office of Recovery where he provides leadership for SAMHSA’s efforts to advance recovery across the nation. A person in long-term recovery from mental health conditions and addiction as well as a trauma survivor, Mr. del Vecchio has over 40 years of behavioral health experience as a consumer, family member, provider, advocate, and policy maker. He has been published widely and is a highly sought-after national leader and speaker.”

 

Joseph Green

“I believe in the power of stories and the sharing of lived experiences as tools for connectivity and community building. Once unleashed, I believe that power can change the world for the better… I’ve seen what happens when people begin to feel safe enough to reflect on their own stories. Once you recognize the transformative power of reflecting on your own grit, mistakes, darkness, and light—you build an inner strength that no one can take away from you.”


Support Peerpocalypse

The support and generosity of our sponsors makes this event possible year after year. If you are interested in supporting Peerpocalypse, please email us to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, or visit our website at peerpocalypse.com/participate
About Peerpocalypse: Hosted by the Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon, Peerpocalypse is a leading opportunity for professional development, networking, and community-building for members of the peer workforce. As people with lived experience, we know what works, and we need to share what we know with each other. Coming together awakens our energy and helps us grow so we can better serve our communities and show up for our peers and one another.

 

OHA – Oregon Health Authority – News and Resources For Family Leaders
Apr 24 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

News and Resources for Family Leaders

New OHP Open Card Handbook:

I know it is often hard to navigate the differences between regular OHP and what gets called Open Card or Fee For Service. I hope this handbook is helpful – feel free to share.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Tools/Open-Card-Handbook-EN.pdf

 

New resource: Family partnerships training for your CLINICIANS!

The National Federation of Families has created a new curriculum module called FAMILY Partnerships.
FAMILY Partnerships is a FREE 6-lesson, self-paced online module designed to improve clinicians’ attitudes, beliefs, and practices to authentically partner with families in behavioral health care settings. 

 

ODE – School Safety and Prevention System Advisory – a chance to join

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is extending the deadline for submitting your application to join the ODE School Safety and Prevention System (SSPS) Advisory Group to Friday, March 29, 2024. As a member of the SSPS Advisory Group, you will have an opportunity to help shape equitable policies and practices related to the safety of schools, students, and educational staff in Oregon. We are seeking individuals with experience, insight, and a strong commitment to equity to advance successful experiences and outcomes for Oregon’s students.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/3854c36    

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – great resource

https://www.fasdcollaborative.com/

 

Rural school based mental health summary – see the attached

 

 

 

 

Short video explaining FERPA –

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Consumer Input Opportunity

ODHS invites partners to review and comment on VR’s Draft State Plan.

ODHS invites comments through Feb. 21, 2024, via:  Electronic form

By postal mail to Don Alveshere, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, 500 Summer Street NE E-87, Salem, Oregon 97301-1120
By email to policy@odhsoha.oregon.gov
By phone to Don Alveshere, 541-241-0165

You can get the draft state plan in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer free of charge. Email vr.info@odhsoha.oregon.gov or call 503-945-5880 or 877-277-0513.

State Plan (Full Draft)
Draft State Plan – Goals section 
Información en español

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires VR to submit a state plan every four years. The plan serves as a grant application to our federal funder, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and is a collaboration between the State Rehabilitation Council and VR. It serves as VR’s roadmap for how we will assist people with disabilities to achieve, maintain and advance in employment and independence.

Sign up to receive email updates from VR and the SRC.

Learn more about VR at oregon.gov/odhs/vr. Learn more about the State Rehabilitation Council at www.ORSRC.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00-Hotline – NAF – National Abortion Federation – National Abortion Hotline – 1-800-772-9100 – Monday – Friday 5am to 4pm PST @ Toll Free Number
Apr 24 @ 5:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

The National Abortion Hotline is the largest national, toll-free, multi-lingual Hotline for abortion provider information and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. We provide callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, and information on providers of quality abortion care. We also provide case management services and limited financial assistance to help you afford the cost of your care and travel-related expenses. The Hotline is free and offers services to everyone, regardless of your individual situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08 – Observance – GTA – Green Teams Academy – 2024 Earth Week Summit – Free and Online – Monday – Saturday @ Register for Details
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
08 - Observance - GTA - Green Teams Academy - 2024 Earth Week Summit - Free and Online - Monday - Saturday @ Register for Details

 

 

Green Teams Academy

2024 Earth Week Summit

April 22-27

The Earth Week Summit connects people from around the world in one space!
Want to expand your international network of changemakers?? If so, we’re thinking you won’t want to miss this summit!
Register for the Earth Week Summit here:
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25
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2024
00 – Hotline – Embrace – On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment – 1 (800) 924-0556 – 24/7 @ phone
Apr 25 all-day
00 - Hotline - Embrace - On-Call Victim Advocates for Domestic Abuse, Dating Abuse, Sexual Harassment - 1 (800) 924-0556 - 24/7 @ phone

 

Are you looking for support and information after experiencing domestic or sexual violence?

If you’ve experienced sexual or domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual harassment, or stalking, confidential advocacy is available to you. After an incident, an Embrace On-Call Victim Advocate can respond in-person to support you during medical exams and victim interviews. You should not have to face this alone. We are here to help you regain a sense of control and safety and explore the options about reporting and receiving medical care.

Embrace has on-call victim advocates available to respond to you in-person 24/7!

 1 (800) 924-0556

 

00 – Hotline – LIR – Love is Respect – Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships – Teens – Young Adults – Loved Ones – 866-331-9473 – 24/7
Apr 25 all-day
00 - Hotline - LIR - Love is Respect - Confidential Support for Healthy Relationships - Teens - Young Adults - Loved Ones - 866-331-9473 - 24/7

Love is Respect Advocates are available 24/7

We offer confidential support for teens, young adults, and their loved ones seeking help, resources, or information related to healthy relationships and dating abuse in the US. We’re available by text (“LOVEIS” to 22522), call (866.331.9474), or live chat online.

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No matter how you reach out to us, you’ll always receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential support.

Our advocates are trained on issues related to dating abuse and healthy relationships, as well as crisis intervention. When you contact us, we’ll listen to your situation, assess how you’re feeling in the moment, and help you identify what next steps may be best for you.

This might include brainstorming a safety plan together or identifying local resources to further support you, whether it’s a service provider, legal resource, counselor, or survivor network to get in touch with.

01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 25 all-day

 

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DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

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How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

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For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member