Clatsop 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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Clatsop Support Groups

Family Support Group

Description

An ongoing, informal peer support group for family members of those who experience mental illness and mental health issues. Meet-ups happen the 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Seaside Library, and the 2nd Wednesday, 1-2:30 pm, at the Seaside Pig 'n Pancake.

Meeting time
Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm; 2nd Wednesday, 1-2:30 pm
Meeting location

Seaside Library
1131 Broadway Street
Seaside, OR 97138
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Pig 'n Pancake - Seaside
323 Broadway Street
Seaside, OR 97138

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Contact info

Kent Smith 503-738-7431


(Updated 5/2022)

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.

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

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

(updated 05/2022)

Parent Support Group

Organized by
Autism Society of Oregon (ASO)
Description

Participants will be able to discuss the joys and difficulties of raising children with special needs. Refreshments will be served.

https://autismsocietyoregon.org/support/support-gr...

Meeting time
The second Monday of each month, 6pm - 8pm
Meeting location

Warrenton Christian Church
1376 SE Anchor Avenue
Warrenton, OR 97146
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Contact info

For more information please contact Brandi Lindstrom at (503) 791-4088 brandil@autismsocietyoregon.org

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)

Organized by
Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
Description

The Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) is for unpaid relative caregivers who are:

  • age 55 or older and
  • the main caregiver for a child age 18 or younger, or an adult with disabilities

The following services are free:

  • Caregiver Training and Support Groups - We offer information on training and support groups to help you with your role as a caregiver. The Family Caregiver Happenings has a listing of some of the trainings and support groups.
  • Individual Counseling – This program pays for eight sessions of professional counseling directly related to caregiving.
  • Access to Respite Services – Respite care provides you with a short-term break from caregiving. It lets you rest and feel less stressed. We can help you find respite care that can be provided in your home or at another location.
  • Help Finding Services – Our Relatives as Parents Program worker can help you find services for your caregiving needs.
  • Supplemental Services – These services are based on what you need. Examples include tutoring, driver’s education, car seats, and swimming lessons.
Meeting time
2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Meeting location

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding the Relatives as Parents Program meetings via conference call or Zoom web application.

Contact info

Contact Suzy Deeds at (503) 304-3429 or suzy.deeds@nwsds.org to register.

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Online: adrcoforegon.org