Marion Support Groups

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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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Marion Support Groups

Organized by
Parent-led
Description

Each month has a new topic for discussion.

Childcare is not available

Meeting time
Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 12 noon - 1pm
Meeting location

500 Summer Street
Salem, OR 97301
Location Map

Please contact Roberta in advance for room number.

Contact info

Roberta Lincoln, 503-947-5214

Description

New ways to understand, effective ways to respond. Circle of Secruity enhances parents’ awareness and understanding of children’s needs and how their own responses meet those needs. COS parenting is engaging and understandle, and firmly based in current developmental neuroscience and attachment theory.

$10/session (inquire about arrangements)

Learn more about Circle of Security here.

Meeting time
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting location

Downtown Salem
Location provided upon registration

Contact info

Lisa Mayfield, 503-588-5884

Organized by
Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)
Phone
503-363-8068
Description

Parenting a child with challenges can have its difficulties, especially during a pandemic. You may be feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. Join our support group and find community. Here at OFSN, we want to come alongside you and support your family.

https://www.ofsn.org/

Meeting time
1st/2nd/3rd Wednesday from 8:00am - 9:30am, 4th Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting location

Group meets via Zoom

Contact info

Call or email to register lauriee@ofsn.net 503-302-9290

Organized by
NorthWest Senior & Disability Services (NWSDS)
Description
Currently meeting via Zoom or telephone.

Group is for grandparents raising grandchildren or any other relative raising a relative.

If you are interested in calling in or getting on Zoom to attend the support group please contact Suzy Deeds. She will register you and give you a pin code so that you can call in or attend via Zoom.

**Email Suzy Deeds for code to elevator to upstairs conference room. Or ask for code at NWSDS front desk.**

Please contact Suzy if you'd like to be added to the email list to receive monthly fliers and group updates.

https://nwsds.org/

Meeting time
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month except holidays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting location

NorthWest Senior & Disability Services (upstairs conference room)
3410 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97301
Location Map

Contact info

Suzy Deeds at 503-304-3429 or suzy.deeds@nwsds.org, or Julie Mendez at 503-304-3432.

Organized by
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Meeting time
Group meets the fourth Thursday of every month. Meeting dates are flexible so please call ahead to confirm meeting for each month. 6pm - 8pm
Meeting location

Department of Human Services
4600 25th Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97301
Location Map

Contact info

Erma Brundidge: 503-378-4784, erma.s.brundidge@dhsoha.state.or.us; or Kem Sunitsch: 503-378-5289, kem.sunitsch@dhsoha.state.or.us

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Marion Polk
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

https://www.nami.org/Find-Your-Local-NAMI/Affiliat...

Meeting time
2nd and 4th Saturdays 1-2:30 pm
Meeting location

Salem Hospital Community Health Education Center
890 Oak Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
Location Map

Contact info

Pat Beaman, pat5036@centurylink.net, 503-364-1077

Organized by
Oregon Family Support Network
Phone
971-209-9617
Description

Get to know other families! Learn how to enhance your well-being with topics like: stress management, behavioral strategies, and self-care.

Dinner and supervised activities for children provided to those who RSVP.

OFSN serves families raising children and youth who experience mental, emotional, behavioral and/or physical challenges.

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

Meeting time
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Meeting location

Salem Alliance Church
555 Gaines Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Location Map

Contact info

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Melissa from OFSN at 503-507-0660