Support Groups

We can help you find a group, start a group or support your own!

If you know of any new or updated support group information, or cannot find a group in your area, please contact us 503-241-0799 / 800-764-8367 or orparc@nwresource.org for help and suggestions.

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Statewide Support Groups

Organized by
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
Description

The ORPARC Online Parent Group is a welcoming, private online forum for adoptive and assisted guardianship families eligible for ORPARC services. Members can connect with other parents in a private and convenient forum, moderated by ORPARC Family Support Specialists. Through this private Facebook forum, members can ask questions, share experiences, offer suggestions - celebrate the joys and triumphs of adoptive parenting while supporting one another through the challenges.

Contact info

For more information and to join the group, please contact Arah Gould, ORPARC Family Support Specialist at 503-241-0799 or email agould@nwresource.org.

Organized by
The Jessie F. Richardson Foundation
Description

Facebook group

To Connect, Educate and Empower Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as well as Kinship Caregivers in Oregon

Ties That Bind – Oregon is an online, statewide Facebook group sponsored by the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation to increase connection, collaboration and resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Kinship Caregivers Raising Children. The Facebook support group is a place for learning, sharing, and helping each other. This includes asking questions and finding answers to issues unique to grand-families, sharing stories, information, and feelings, building friendships, and finding resources by talking to other who are currently raising grandkids, or who have been in similar situations. Visit the following Facebook page to join the group:

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

Meeting location

Facebook Group

Contact info

Ties that Bind is a program of AGE+. For more, call 503-408-4759 or email shooper@jfrfoundation.org

Organized by
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
Description

LGBTQ families are welcome to join ORPARC’s LGBTQ private Facebook Peer to Peer parent support group, exclusively for LGBTQ state adoptive & guardianship parents and supported by ORPARC Family Support Specialists.

Contact info

For more information and to join the group, please contact Michael McGrorty, LGBTQ Resource Specialist, at 503-241-0799 or email him at mmcgrorty@nwresource.org.