Clackamas Support Groups

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Clackamas Support Groups

Organized by
Options Counseling and Family Services
Phone
503-655-8045
Description

KEEP is a FREE support group for foster and kinship parents. 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 foster 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.

Our groups are small and intimate. A typical group is between 5-7 families with two facilitators. Traditionally, they are in the evenings with number of benefits included for families. KEEP provides childcare, we bring in light meals/snacks, as additional incentive we have $20 gift cards that each family receives at every session, and upon completion each participant can get up to 24 training credits.

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-parent-keep-group-interest-form/.

https://wp.options.org/

Meeting time
Evenings
Contact info

Mirna Pani at (503) 250-0401, keepmetro@options.org, or mirna.pani@options.org

Organized by
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Meeting time
Meets the second Thursday of the month, 6pm - 7:30pm
Meeting location

North Clackamas Child Welfare Office
16440 SE 82nd Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015
Location Map

Contact info

Beth Girard, 503-731-4096 or beth.d.girard@dhsoha.state.or.us

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Clackamas
Phone
503-344-5050
Description

Groups currently meeting online. Learn more and register here.

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

https://www.namicc.org/support-groups

Meeting time
3rd Saturday of each month 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Meeting location

Church of the Nazarene
34717 SE Jarl Road
Boring, OR 97009
Location Map

Contact info

503-344-5050, info@namicc.org

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Clackamas
Phone
503-344-5050
Description

Groups currently meeting online. Learn more and register here.

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


https://www.namicc.org/support-groups

Meeting location

Molalla Christian Church
223 E 3rd St.
Molalla, OR 97038
Location Map

Contact info

503-344-5050, info@namicc.org

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Clackamas
Phone
503-344-5050
Description

Groups currently meeting online. Learn more and register here.

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

https://www.namicc.org/support-groups

Meeting time
2nd Tuesday of each month 6:00 pm dinner, 6:30 pm educational program (varies each month), 7:30 - 9:00 pm small support groups
Meeting location

Oregon City Evangelical Church
1024 Linn Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
Location Map

Contact info

503-344-5050, info@namicc.org