Deschutes Support Groups

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Deschutes Support Groups

Organized by
Central Oregon Disability Support Network (CODSN)
Description
An opportunity for moms of children experiencing disability to meet for emotional support and sharing. Food is not provided, but ladies are welcome to purchase their own lunch. We gather with our lunch to talk, listen, and laugh together.

https://www.codsn.org/support-groups.html

Meeting time
11:30am - 1pm the third Thursday of each month.
Meeting location

The Phoenix Restaurant
594 NE Bellevue Dr
Bend, OR 97701
Location Map

Contact info

Please contact Stephanie at swidler@codsn.org or 541-497-3415

Organized by
Central Oregon Disability Support Network (CODSN)
Description

Dads and male caregivers are a very important part of the “family unit” who need time out too! We have designed this time for meeting other dads and male caregivers, learning, and sharing resources that will help to strengthen your families and the bonds with your children who experience diverse abilities. Food is provided.

No childcare provided or available.

https://www.codsn.org/support-groups.html

Meeting time
Meets the first Thursday of each month, 6pm - 7:30pm
Meeting location

Abby's Pizza
1115 NE 3rd Street
Bend, OR 97701
Location Map

Contact info

Scott Smallwood at smsmallwood@gmail.com

Organized by
Central Oregon Disability Support Network (CODSN)
Phone
541-548-8559
Description

*Currently offering virtual Parent Group

Join us to connect and share as parents raising young children with disabilities.

Register to Receive the Zoom Link - https://www.codsn.org/support-groups.html
Meeting time
Second Monday of every month from 7:00-8:00 pm
Meeting location

*During this time of social distancing we have changed a bit about how we are doing things! ALL in person events and support groups have been cancelled and we are expanding our virtual offerings.

Contact info

Contact Callie with questions at callie@codsn.org or 503-806-4564

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Oregon
Phone
541-480-1960
Description

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

http://namicentraloregon.org/support/

Meeting time
3rd Tues of every month, 5:15PM - 6:45PM
Meeting location

Central Oregon Collective
62070 SE 27th Street
Bend, OR 97701
Location Map

Contact info

Eileen White at whitefam@bendcable.com

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Oregon
Phone
512-784-4066
Description

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

http://namicentraloregon.org/support/

Meeting time
Last Thursday of every month, 5:15pm -6:45pm
Meeting location

Deschutes County Behavioral Health: Stan Owen Conference Room
2577 NE Courtney Drive
Bend, OR 97701
Location Map

Contact info

Contact Catherine Steffano at catherine@steffano.org or 512-784-4066

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Oregon
Description

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

http://namicentraloregon.org/support/

Meeting time
First Wednesday of every month, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting location

LaPine Public Library
16425 1st Street
LaPine, OR 97739
Location Map

Contact info

KarenLynn at karless2003@yahoo.com

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Central Oregon
Phone
541-480-1960
Description

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

http://namicentraloregon.org/support/

Meeting time
1st Saturday of each month, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting location

Redmond Chamber of Commerce
446 SW 7th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
Location Map

Contact info

Linda Jackson-Shaw at longjourneyhome40@gmail.com