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Training Opportunities in June 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
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Jul
3
Fri
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 3 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 3 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 3 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Iron Tribe Network (ITN) Friday Night Community Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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In these circumstances, Iron Tribe Network is hosting its Community of Belonging, Alpha Chapter, event online Friday nights via Zoom.

To join via Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/227875120?pwd=d1k5bXgwd2dqRVoxSDNDQmpIUnBIZz09

Iron Tribe Network is a Community of Belonging where people can be understood and accepted. Iron Tribe Network provides peer supporthousing and family reunification services to individuals and families overcoming pressures and barriers while in transition to leading a life that reflects their values.

Learn more about Iron Tribe Network by visiting their web site:

https://www.IronTribeNetwork.org

Jul
4
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Surviving Race – Reframing Crisis, Self-Care, Community and Peer Support with Jonathan P. Edwards and Ivanna Bond – Saturday @ Online via GoToMeeting
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Back by Popular Demand

REFRAMING CRISIS: Self-Care, Community, and Peer Support by Jonathan Philip Edwards and Ivanna Bond

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Saturday, July 4th, 2020 from 2pm-3pm PST / 5pm-6pm EST

Jonathan Philip Edwards is completing his dissertation and is ABD in doctoral study in New York. He is not just adept. He’s astute, brilliant, calm and level headed. A Board Member to the National Association of Peer Supporters.

Ivanna Bond is unnerving. Barnard Alumni. Prepared. Beautiful. Brilliant. New Yorker en par. Chair of the New York City Peer Workforce.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/962696453 You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 962-696-453

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 962 696 453
Or dial directly: 962696453@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##962696453

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/962696453

See you there!

SURVIVING RACE Intersection on Injustice, Disability and Human Rights

Surviving Race: The intersection of Disability, Injustice and Human Rights is a coalition comprised of people in diverse communities and people of color including mental health advocates and survivors working towards the intersection of disability, injustice, and human rights speaking on police brutality, white privilege, disability, race, LGBTQI2SA, human rights, psychiatry and anti-psychiatry.

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In the face of the CoVID19 pandemic and emergency, Surviving Race has organized heavily to produce, provide and manage 30+ programs to support all viewers with discussions, classes, and Peer Supports.  With over 134+ Point of Contact Meeting(s) with 10,213 minutes of direct virtual Programming since March 19, 2020, SRCCPSN is a Peer COVID19 Crisis Response Network able to offer live and recordings with GoToMeeting(R) and GoToWebinar(R) sponsorship and use of their COVID19 Emergency Response Kit+. We now also utilize zoom(R) for varied venues publicly with SRCCPSN.

The programs are led by individuals who are Members of Surviving Race with experience as people living with shared experience who are subject matter experts on peer supports, community care, self-care, activism, legislative agency, undoing racism, sister circles, virtual dance & poetry and other topics.  They may or may not be Certified Peer Specialist(s) with additional endorsements.

We rolled out the Surviving Race Social Community Care Peer Support Network on March 19, 2020 with a Kick Off for the Surviving Race Community Care Peer Supports Network (SRCCPSN) offering voice/text/video on several platforms which are heavily utilized by ios and Android mobile phone systems.

Website:

https://www.srccpsn.net/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/364074427086419/

Jul
6
Mon
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 6 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 6 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 6 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

DOJ Community Conversations: What Gets in the Way? Let’s Talk About..LGBTQIA+ Session with Ellen Rosenblum at DOJ-Monday @ Online via Webex
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Conversations 

LET’S TALK ABOUT…

  • Your experiences with institutional racism and implicit bias
  • Oregon’s new hate crime law
  • How Oregon DOJ can engage with your community

The time for meaningful change is now. Help us open pathways to justice & support for marginalized & oppressed people in Oregon.

LGBTQIA+ Session

When: Monday July 6, 2020 @ 1-3pm PST/4-6pm EST

Where: Online via Webex

Click here to join with video and access code:

https://oregondoj.webex.com/oregondoj/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6da6c35a7ea4aab16f1d7808c8618dbb

Access Code: 133 804 1146

Password: justice

or, dial toll-free phone call to join by audio only:

1-855-797-9485 

Access Code: 133 804 1146

Accommodations:

If you require an accommodation to participate in this virtual community conversation or have any questions about participation, please contact Ben Bradshaw:

Please identify the session(s) you will be attending and the accommodation you are requesting.  Closed captioning, ASL interpreters, and spoken language interpreters are examples of accommodations that can be provided upon request.  Please submit your requests for accommodation no later than four (4) days prior to the session you wish to attend.

Information on Joining the Community Conversations Sessions

Using Webex:

  • All sessions will utilize the program Webex for those who want to participate with video and audio. If you do not want to use Webex and simply want to call in by phone, see below.
  • Webex is available for free in your App Store and will appear as Cisco Webex Meetings. Please plan to download the App prior to the scheduled Community Conversation session in case you have any issues. Help is available at http://help.webex.com or by contacting Jennifer Lawrence at Jennifer.Lawrence@doj.state.or.us.
  • Please plan to login to the session early in case there are any technical difficulties we need to sort out.
  • Login information for each session is different, and is available above.
  • When you login, you will be asked for your first and last name, your email, and the password. If you would like to participate without providing identifying information, please make up an appropriate name. For your email, you may use community@doj.state.or.us. The password for all sessions is justice.
  • We have created some instructions for the best viewing experience.

Calling In:

  • All sessions allow for participation via a toll-free phone number.
  • Call-in information for each session is the same and the dial in number is available above. Each session has its own event/access code, also listed above.
  • Once on the call, you will be automatically muted. To speak during the session, dial *3, and your hand will be considered raised. You will then be unmuted and be prompted by a beep, called on by the facilitator and you can share your input. Once you have given your input, dial *3 again to lower your hand in the chat room.

Privacy, Security, and Logistics

  • Sessions will not be recorded. However, all chat and email submissions are recorded, saved, and may be subject to public records request laws.
  • Any participant may be anonymous if they so choose. For those logging in online, you may choose to participate with or without your name and/or organization spelled out on the right side of the screen; no video of any participants will be showing during the sessions. You can choose to call in anonymously and will be identified only as Caller 1, 2, 3, etc.
  • It is important to us that we make these conversations a safe place to share and accessible to communication going both ways.
  • No registration is required. We chose not to require registration for sessions to protect your privacy.  We do not know every person participating in each session.  However, for your and everyone’s emotional safety, our host has the ability to immediately expunge from any session any person engaging in hate speech or showing hate images, and they will be permanently barred from the session.  Please contact Jennifer Lawrence at Jennifer.Lawrence@doj.state.or.us with any questions or concerns regarding this process during the session.
  • All sessions will begin with all participants on mute. This is because we are anticipating many attendees, and this will help reduce background noise.
  • Each session will be an open conversation where we will openly discuss a number of topics. We ask that if you would like to speak that you raise your hand in the chat room. (Instructions will be reviewed at the beginning of each session for how to do this.)  When we call on you, we will unmute your audio to share with the group, and then mute you when you are finished sharing.
  • Please say your name (“This is Ben”) every time you speak to the group. This is for the benefit of those participating over the phone and those relying on ASL interpreters.

Fay Stetz-Waters, Director of Civil Rights

Portrait of Fay Stetz-Waters, Director of Civil Rights

Fay Stetz-Waters is the Civil Rights Director for the Oregon Department of Justice. As the Director of Civil Rights, she is committed to increasing the Department’s impact on civil rights issues affecting marginalized and vulnerable Oregonians.

Fay has been a strong advocate for justice her whole life. She enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17, where she worked as a field radio operator. While working as a 911 dispatcher at night, Fay earned a bachelor’s degree in history and graduated with honors from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Lewis and Clark Law School, where she wrote on constitutional issues like marriage equality, transgender rights, and crime victims’ rights.

She has also worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the Employment Department, a Hearings Officer for the Parole Board, an Equity Associate at Oregon State University, and as a Circuit Court Judge in Linn County.

Fay Stetz-Waters is available to speak to your group.

Talk to Us

Whether it happened to you or to someone else, we can all help track hate and bias incidents.

Non-Emergency Hotline

1-844-924-BIAS

(1-844-924-2427)

Trauma-informed operators are standing by, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday – Friday. After hours? Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

Hearing Impaired? Dial 711 for Oregon Relay

You can report to us online any time:
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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 7 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 7 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 7 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Hang Out & Peer Support – Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center – Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Hang Out & Peer Support for People Ages 16-22

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

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The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use).

We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance.  All of our peer support is FREE of cost and is intended to be accessible.

As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

To join via Zoom:

Send an SMS Text Message by cell phone to Vesper for details at 774.242.6364

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

Kiva Centers / Zia Website:

https://kivacenters.org/peer-support/zia-young-adults/

 

Jul
8
Wed
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 8 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 8 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 8 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Jul
9
Thu
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 9 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 9 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

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YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 9 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

**Starting July 9th, 2020**No photo description available.

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Community Chat with Lorretta at ROCC – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

COMMUNITY CHAT WITH LORRETTA
THURSDAY 3–4:30PM PST

A meeting where peers who come to ROCC and staff get together to share ideas for new things for ROCC and voice any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions that they might have. We want to hear from you!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us04web.zoom.us/s/411621492

ZOOM Meeting ID# 411 621 492

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 10 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 10 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 10 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Iron Tribe Network (ITN) Friday Night Community Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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In these circumstances, Iron Tribe Network is hosting its Community of Belonging, Alpha Chapter, event online Friday nights via Zoom.

To join via Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/227875120?pwd=d1k5bXgwd2dqRVoxSDNDQmpIUnBIZz09

Iron Tribe Network is a Community of Belonging where people can be understood and accepted. Iron Tribe Network provides peer supporthousing and family reunification services to individuals and families overcoming pressures and barriers while in transition to leading a life that reflects their values.

Learn more about Iron Tribe Network by visiting their web site:

https://www.IronTribeNetwork.org

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 13 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 13 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 13 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 14 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 14 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

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P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

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YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 14 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Hang Out & Peer Support – Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center – Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Hang Out & Peer Support for People Ages 16-22

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

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The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use).

We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance.  All of our peer support is FREE of cost and is intended to be accessible.

As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

To join via Zoom:

Send an SMS Text Message by cell phone to Vesper for details at 774.242.6364

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

Kiva Centers / Zia Website:

https://kivacenters.org/peer-support/zia-young-adults/

 

Speakers Bureau with Zia Young Adult Access Center and Youth MOVE Massachusetts – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

KIVA Centers | ZIA Young Adult Access Center + Youth MOVE Massachusetts have teamed up for a Bi-Weekly Speakers Bureau on Tuesdays (every 2 weeks)

In collaboration, Youth MOVE Massachusetts and ZIA Young Adult Access Center will start meeting bi-weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm PST / 4:30-5:30pm EST.  The Speakers Bureau is a group of young adults, ages 15-27 who want to make a change in our communities.  One strategy we use to accomplish change is by creating human connections. We are comprised of amazing unique individuals willing to share their triumphs as well as trials and tribulations in an effort to effect change within the world around us.

We can support you in:

  • Developing your skills
  • Learning to lead discussions
  • Sharing your story
  • Getting paid

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To Join via Zoom, Send an Email to Request Zoom link

To request further information and/or the Zoom link to join the meeting(s),

Email Chandra Watts (cwatts@ppal.net) or Cristaliz Arroyo (cristaliz.arroyo@centralmassrlc.org)

About ZIA Young Adult Access Center

The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use). We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance. All of our peer support is free of cost and is intended to be accessible. We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events. As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

 

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 15 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 15 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 15 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 16 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 16 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 16 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

**Starting July 9th, 2020**No photo description available.

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Community Chat with Lorretta at ROCC – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

COMMUNITY CHAT WITH LORRETTA
THURSDAY 3–4:30PM PST

A meeting where peers who come to ROCC and staff get together to share ideas for new things for ROCC and voice any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions that they might have. We want to hear from you!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us04web.zoom.us/s/411621492

ZOOM Meeting ID# 411 621 492

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Jul
17
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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 17 all-day

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 17 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

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YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 17 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Iron Tribe Network (ITN) Friday Night Community Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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In these circumstances, Iron Tribe Network is hosting its Community of Belonging, Alpha Chapter, event online Friday nights via Zoom.

To join via Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/227875120?pwd=d1k5bXgwd2dqRVoxSDNDQmpIUnBIZz09

Iron Tribe Network is a Community of Belonging where people can be understood and accepted. Iron Tribe Network provides peer supporthousing and family reunification services to individuals and families overcoming pressures and barriers while in transition to leading a life that reflects their values.

Learn more about Iron Tribe Network by visiting their web site:

https://www.IronTribeNetwork.org

Jul
20
Mon
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 20 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 20 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

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YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 20 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 21 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 21 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 21 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Hang Out & Peer Support – Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center – Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Hang Out & Peer Support for People Ages 16-22

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

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The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use).

We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance.  All of our peer support is FREE of cost and is intended to be accessible.

As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

To join via Zoom:

Send an SMS Text Message by cell phone to Vesper for details at 774.242.6364

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

Kiva Centers / Zia Website:

https://kivacenters.org/peer-support/zia-young-adults/

 

Jul
22
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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 22 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 22 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 22 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Jul
23
Thu
OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 23 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 23 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

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YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 23 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

SLOP – Suic. Language of Pain – Support Group with Angel Prater at Folktime – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

**Starting July 9th, 2020**No photo description available.

SUICIDE as a Language Of Pain SUPPORT GROUP

FOR SURVIVORS BY SURVIVORS!!

Do you ever just want to be able to talk about what’s happening and not be afraid to share? Come join others who live with the pain and want to share hope with each other without judgement or fear of reaction.

Who: Survivors!

Anyone who has ever tried to die by suicide and/or anyone living with thoughts/visions/plans or dreams of suicide; people who want a place to talk about it and feel heard!

What: S.L.O.P. is a 90 minute meeting designed and facilitated by survivors for survivors! It provides a space for individuals to come together so they can share their experience, strength and hope!

Why: “Just Talk About It”

Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden for fear of others trying to “fix us”, force us to take medications or go into the hospital. As a result, we sometimes feel alone with no one we can trust to just talk about it.

IPS (Intentional Peer Support) principles guide our open conversations about living as a survivor.

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm-1:30pm PST (90 minutes) !

12 — 1pm PST (60 minutes)

Readings, topic discussion, open shares

1 — 1:30pm PST (30 minutes)

Optional time for decompression

Where:

Join our virtual meetings Online via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651

Group Contact:

SLOPGroup@folktime.org

Community Chat with Lorretta at ROCC – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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ROCC Salem presents online peer support

COMMUNITY CHAT WITH LORRETTA
THURSDAY 3–4:30PM PST

A meeting where peers who come to ROCC and staff get together to share ideas for new things for ROCC and voice any comments, questions, concerns or suggestions that they might have. We want to hear from you!

Click link below to attend group. You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us04web.zoom.us/s/411621492

ZOOM Meeting ID# 411 621 492

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 24 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 24 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 24 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Iron Tribe Network (ITN) Friday Night Community Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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In these circumstances, Iron Tribe Network is hosting its Community of Belonging, Alpha Chapter, event online Friday nights via Zoom.

To join via Zoom:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/227875120?pwd=d1k5bXgwd2dqRVoxSDNDQmpIUnBIZz09

Iron Tribe Network is a Community of Belonging where people can be understood and accepted. Iron Tribe Network provides peer supporthousing and family reunification services to individuals and families overcoming pressures and barriers while in transition to leading a life that reflects their values.

Learn more about Iron Tribe Network by visiting their web site:

https://www.IronTribeNetwork.org

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OP – Ophelia’s Place – Virtual Drop Summer Line-up for Young Women (ages 10-18) – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Jul 27 all-day

posterOPHELIA’S PLACE presents its 2020 Summer Line-Up

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Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are now accessible online! While we will return to our regularly scheduled programming when stay-home requirements are lifted, we are currently offering several activities through our online avenues. Check these out!

  1. Ongoing Zoom Drop-In Groups, Mondays-Fridays
  • Brunch Club: 11 am- Noon; Afternoon Snack Break: 3-4 pm
  • FREE – Registration Required for first meeting
  • That’s right! After-school drop-in is going digital! Join us for Drop-In Groups every weekday to socialize and check in with girls you’ve missed from in-person drop-in, and welcome girls new to Ophelia’s Place! We’ll talk about how things are going at home, chat about any topics or issues on your mind, and bring some ideas direct to you. (Bring your mid-morning/afternoon snack with you!)
  • Drop-in requires the ability to Zoom call with audio/visual support.
  • Facilitated by Ophelia’s Place staff.

2. Poetry Writing Workshop, Tuesday June 23rd

  • Tuesday, June 23 from 4 – 5:30pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Practice your poetry writing skills at our online poetry writing workshop! We will spend some time working on prompts and writing exercises, followed by time to share some of our own work. All you need is a pencil, paper, and a little creativity!
  • Facilitated by Erica Goss, of Girls Voices Matter. Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

3. D&D Camp: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

3. Feminist Anime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-2 pm
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
    Anime is awesome! …most of the time. Do you ever feel like it can be tricky figuring out which series really works for you? Are you into magical girl power and strong female characters? If yes, this workshop might be for you! We will be watching a different episode every week and breaking it down to learn exactly what makes it so great, and why it’s important to have a series with powerful and well written female characters!
  • Facilitated by Claire Graman of Girls Voices Matter.
  • Zoom required.
  • Come prepared with writing materials.

4.  Virtually Empowered! Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • Ages 14-18. Only Eight spots available.
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This 4-day, girls empowerment camp will nurture self-esteem, teach skills for making healthy choices, and encourage self-expression through discussion and activities. Topics may include stress management and self-care, deconstructing media influence on body image and self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships.

5. Acting/Improv Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This camp is all about acting! We might all still be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! In this camp, we will play theater games, practice our improvisation, and see exactly how ridiculous we can get.
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

6. Mad Science Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday July 27 – Thursday, July 30 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • During this week, we will explore some safe, easy, and super cool science experiments that you can do at home! There are all kinds of amazing things you can do with things you might find inside your home. So join us, explore your mad-genius powers, and let’s do some science!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

7. Drawing 101, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Come draw with us! Like anything, drawing takes practice, practice, and more practice. But it can be easier when we learn together and trade tricks and tips! This camp will dive into basic drawing techniques, tutorials, and walkthroughs, all to help you grow as an artist.
  • No previous drawing experience required!
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

8. Girl Time Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • For girls ages 10-13 only
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

9. Game Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • Games are the best! That’s why we have a whole camp full of them! This week is all about learning new games, trying them out, and maybe even making our own. It’s going to be a ton of fun, so don’t miss out and come play with us!
  • Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.

10. Fanime Camp, Monday-Thursday

  • Monday, August 24  to Thursday, August 27 from 12:30-2pm PST
  • FREE – Donations accepted
  • Orientation and registration required.
  • This week is all about drawing our favorite characters! Whether it’s an original character or your favorite protagonist, we will look into what details make them who they are! So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil, and get ready to do some art! Facilitated by OP staff.
  • Zoom required.
  • Other needs: Drawing supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc.)

11. OP Weekly Craft Challenge, Fridays

  • FREE
  • Third Friday of the month at Noon on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join us every Friday on Instagram and Facebook for our weekly Craft Challenge!
  • Every week we will take on a new challenge making a cool craft from something random you might find where you live. And the best part is, you get to pick it! Whether it’s a toilet-paper roll, a stick from outside, or just something weird you found under the couch, we challenge you to challenge us!
  • Here is what you’ll need to do:
    Step 1. Take a look around your home and find your challenge item.
    Step 2. Let us know what your challenge item is by messaging us at info@opheliasplace.net, Instagram, or Facebook.
    Step 3. Stay tuned in to check out which challenge item we picked! Let us know what you think and comment with your own craft challenge on social media.

Registration Required for First Meeting.

Register for these activities by calling (541) 284-4333, or emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Please include the name of the girl and a contact phone number when leaving a voicemail or emailing your registration.

New to Ophelia’s Place? Awesome! Call and schedule an orientation before your first activity. Learn more.  [Echa un vistazo a la versión en español de nuestro calendario.]

Website:

https://www.opheliasplace.net

Newsletter Sign-Up:

https://opheliasplace.net/blog/trending-newsletter/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OpheliasPlaceEugene/

About Ophelia’s Place

Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

At Ophelia’s Place we believe in girls’ strengths and encourage them to discover and nurture their gifts as they become young women. The goal of our work is to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. By the simplest definition, we are a “community for girls.”  Our vision is that all girls are safe, valued and empowered.

Equity & Inclusion

Ophelia’s Place believes all girls, no matter their backgrounds, should feel valued. Our Equity & Inclusion Committee meets regularly to review Ophelia’s Place policy to ensure we maintain access to our services for all girls.

Vision
We envision a future in which girls of all backgrounds feel at home in Ophelia’s Place, and see themselves reflected throughout our organization. We are committed to ensuring all girls in our community feel safe, valued, and empowered, including those who are marginalized by experiences of oppression.

Mission
The mission of the Equity & Inclusion Committee is to embed equity and inclusion into all levels of the organizational framework of Ophelia’s Place. We work to center equity and inclusion in the culture of Ophelia’s Place. This lens is vital in eliminating health disparities across identity groups in the communities we serve. We pledge to increase our outreach and collaboration with diverse communities in order to improve access and utilization of our services by marginalized youth. Through strategic planning and program development, we can enhance the quality and relevance of our services for diverse communities of youth.

YE – YouthERA – Peer Support for Young Adults @ Online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Facetime, Facebook, TikTok, Phone, Chat, Text
Jul 27 all-day

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youth era presents

online virtual peer support for youth and young adults

Join YouthERA online via Discord, Twitch, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and more!

1) Virtual Drop on Discord Weekdays M-F, 3-6pm PST

During Virtual Drop hours, youth can access multiple chat rooms, participate in video game competitions, take cooking classes, do mindfulness exercises, and watch movies, among other activities.

Visit the link: https://discord.com/invite/4n4h2K4

2) Twitch Stream – Weekdays M-F, 10am-1pm and 6pm-10pm PST

YouthEra’s Twitch stream provides a safe and supportive opportunity for youth to have fun, receive peer support, and build community online. Any time a young person tunes in, they will have access to (at least) two youth peer support specialists, one who will be streaming and the other moderating the chat.

Visit this link: https://www.twitch.tv/youthera

3) Instagram “Don’t @ Me” LIVE Show – Thursdays 1-2pm PST

Join YouthERA live on Instagram every Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST. “Don’t @ Me” is a live show where Youth Era staff host conversations with digital influencers, community activists, and creators of all kinds. This is a community where all participants can feel heard, seen, and valued as we talk about the things that matter. Tune in to learn something new, make friends, receive support, and have fun!

Visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/?hl=en

4) One on One Virtual Peer Support

One of the most important ways our team of dedicated peer support specialists connects with youth is through one-on-one meetings, but sometimes it’s not possible to meet in person. The good news is that our team has been providing virtual peer support from the very beginning! Our team of state-certified direct service staff (youth peer support specialists and Wraparound youth partners) can provide one-on-ones via phone/text, through video chat, and over their various Youth Era-issued social media accounts including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. If you, or someone you know, is in need of one-on-one support, please click the link below to find the Program Manager in your region.

Find and Contact the YouthERA Program Manager in Your Region:

https://www.youthera.org/team

YouthEra Website:

https://www.youthera.org/virtual-support

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthERA/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/theyouthera/

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FhCl05hWyNq2ZCBp6PFGA

youth era

P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR, 97440
email: activatethe@youthera.org
phone:   971.334.9295

About YouthERA

Excerpts last viewed online 2020 Jun 15 from:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheYouthERA/about/?ref=page_internal

YOUTH ERA WORKS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND CREATE BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE DEDICATED SYSTEMS THAT SERVE THEM.

The success of young adults affects all of us. Each of us, whether we realize it or not, benefits when a young person graduates from high school, finds a job that helps them pay their rent, or gains access to effective services and supports.
YouthEra creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When YouthEra opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With YouthEra services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.
With your support, we are empowering young people to create personal, community and national change.
OUR IMPACT | YouthEra creates lasting positive change in the lives of young people and the systems that serve them. By uniting a diverse collective of young adults and organizations around innovative solutions, YouthEra impacts thousands each year.
OUR FOCUS | YouthEra works to provide accessible support services to all young people. We focus on direct service, training, and advocacy—the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people in communities across the country.
OUR WORK | YouthEra envisions a future where every young person has the opportunity to lead a happy, successful life, and whole communities flourish as a result. Every day, with the help of caring people like you, we are getting closer to seeing our dream become a reality.
The work we do is fueled by the unmatched dedication of our staff, the young people we serve, and the system partners we collaborate with who give their time and voices to empower young lives and improve our communities. Every day, our team creates positive change in a multitude of ways. Change happens when we support young people as they work to complete high school, find jobs, when we advocate for systems change, and so much more.

 

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Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Jul 27 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them