Benton Support Groups

We can help you find a group, start a group or support your own! Or, access the AdoptUSKids free support group curriculum to help you along.

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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Benton Support Groups

Grandparents as Parents

Organized by
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
Phone
541-791-6439
Description

This group is specifically for grandparents who are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.

If you or someone you know are struggling with isolation and raising young grandchildren, and would like to connect with others and increase your parenting skills, this is the group for you!

This no-cost education and support group offers an opportunity for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren to connect with others going through similar experiences.

Attendees are invited to discuss family relations, health concerns, parenting and discipline, financial concerns, and community resources. The group will set the goals and the facilitator will work with the group to meet their needs.

Group meets ONLINE, every other Thursday. Please contact facilitator prior to attending to verify date.

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Meeting time
Every Other Thursday, 1:00-2:00 pm
Meeting location

This group is currently being offered ONLINE via secure video call.

Old Mill Center for Children and Families
1650 SW 45th Place
Corvallis, OR 97333
Location Map

Contact info

Contact Debbie Williams, M.A. LMFT intern
at 541-791-6439 or debbie_williams@oldmillcenter.org

(Updated 7/2021)

KEEP

Organized by
Options Counseling and Family Services
Description

KEEP is a FREE support group for certified resource and kinship parents with active placements ages 3+. It’s designed to enhance skills while supporting each family on their individual journey. It’s 16 weeks; we meet once a week, and groups are 90 minutes.

KEEP curriculum is evidence based with a trauma informed lens. Our facilitators bring in weekly lessons focusing on things like looking at challenging behaviors, introducing new skills, balancing encouragers and setting limits, promoting peer and school success, and managing stress.

Although psychoeducation is a big component, KEEP strives to provide very warm and non-judgmental space where local resource and kinship parents can have frank conversations, share personal experiences, exchange resources, and find ways to stay connected beyond 16 weeks that we are directly involved with them.

KEEP TAG- for families with a toddler placement (ages 3-4)

KEEP standard- for families with placement 4-12

KEEP SAFE- for families with a placement of 13-18.

Our groups are small and intimate. A typical group is between 6-7 families with two facilitators. KEEP offers other great benefits. Earn up to 24 educational credits towards your recertification hours. Additionally, earn $25 per session, that is up to $400 that is available per family per group.

We look forward to connect with each family and get them started with their KEEP Support Group!

Meeting time
Evenings
Meeting location

Currently, all groups are remote using ZOOM as our online platform. Days and time are picked by participating families. Most request falling on weekdays and evenings.

Groups are offered year around on 16 week cycle. To learn more information, please fill out our self-interest form at https://www.keepfostering.org/pdx-foster-kin-paren...

Contact info

Tricia Brinlee 971-301-3117 mid-valleyKEEP@options.org


(updated 05/2022)

Benton County Oregon Family Support Network Support Group

Organized by
Oregon Family Support Network
Phone
503-983-3348
Description

Currently online only.

At our groups you can:

  • Connect with other parents, caregivers, and family members in a confidential and supportive setting
  • Get helpful information and exchange ideas with others
  • Share your experiences, successes, and frustrations with others who understand your journey

Each meeting includes a family dinner and an educational speaker focusing on topics related to children’s mental health, behavioral challenges, autism, and developmental diversity. Speakers are followed by support group time for those who wish to stay and participate.

Newcomers are warmly welcomed!

https://www.ofsn.org/ofsn-regional-offices-oregon/...

Meeting time
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 to 6:30
Meeting location

Currently online with Zoom. We will go back to in person when possible.

Contact info

Lisa Pattishaw, lisap@ofsn.net or 541-760-6306

(Updated 07/2021)

Corvallis Family Support Group

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Valley
Phone
541-745-2064
Description

Currently meeting via Zoom until further notice! To register, call 503-230-8009.

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with mental illness
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

Support Group meetings take place in main hospital building, room location may vary so ask at the reception desk for room confirmation and directions. Drop in, no registration required, free to all!

https://namimidvalley.org/ongoing-family-support-g...

Meeting time
Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 pm
Meeting location

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
3600 NW Samaritan Drive
Corvallis, OR 97330
Location Map

Contact info

(541) 745-2064, president@namimidvalley.org

The Gathering Stone

Description

Faith based foster/adoption support group for moms in Linn/Benton counties.


Meeting time
Meeting day/time varies
Meeting location

Group meets in person (currently outside) once a month. Meeting day/time varies. Email to find out the next meeting day/time.

Linn/Benton Adoption Support Group

Description

*COVID Update - Group is currently on hold and not meeting in person

Facebook page is still available and monitored in case assistance is needed:

https://www.facebook.com/LinnCountyFosterAdoptionFamilies/

Meeting time
currently on hold
Contact info

Questions? Please contact Christie Van Winkle at cvanwinkle@1st-Premier.com

(Updated 07/2021)


Benton County OFSN Teen Social Group

Organized by
Oregon Family Support Network
Description

A teen/support group for youth experiencing Autism, anxiety, DD and mental health issues. Our mission is to support independence, leadership skills and social interaction.

Presented by Oregon Family Support Network

Meeting time
The 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm
Meeting location

We are currently meeting online with Zoom only.
We will move back to in person as soon as possible.

There are no fees or costs.

Contact info

Contact: Lisa Pattieshaw - 541 740 6306 or lisap@ofsn.net

(Updated 07/2021)