Washington 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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Washington Support Groups

Adoptive & Resource Parent Support Group

Organized by
Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)
Description
ODHS support group for families involved in foster care and adoption.

The June support group will be on Thursday, 6/15/2023 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There will be no support group in May 2023.

Meeting time
Third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm
Meeting location

Hillsboro Child Welfare office

5350 NE Elam Young Park Way

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Location map

Location may change after that.

Contact info

Contact Wayne about the English-speaking group at 503-754-4954 or WAYNE.E.KOHNKE@odhs.oregon.gov.

Contact Edith about the Spanish-speaking group at 503-910-6924 or EDITH.M.LOPEZ-RODRIGUEZ@odhs.oregon.gov.

(Updated 05/2023)

Autism Parent Support Group

Organized by
Autism Society of Oregon (ASO)
Phone
503-636-1676
Description

Parents of children from 0-21 are welcome. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. For June, July, and August, this group will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This group is facilitated by Lori Ball, ASO’s Programs Coordinator and parent of an autistic child.

Meeting time
3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm
Meeting location

Group meets virtually. To register and get the Zoom link, please go to LINK.

Contact info

For more information please contact Lori Ball at 503-636-1676 or lorib@autismsocietyoregon.org.

(Updated 05/2023)

Game Club

Organized by
Autism Society Oregon (ASO)
Description

Mary Mitchell and Charlotte Lumae are excited to be partnering with the Autism Society of Oregon and Creative Enterprises in Forest Grove again this year to make the Forest Grove Game Club happen! The Forest Grove Game Club is designed to facilitate opportunities for mentorship and empowerment with neurodivergent individuals within a similar age range. Our goal is to be able to build capacity to do this with multiple age ranges in the long term. However, as we rebuild this year we are inviting teens and young adults aged 15-22 to participate (along with any responsible support person or parent who attends with game club members). A support person must be present if they are usually present with the game club member.

The group this year will meet once/month in person at Creative Enterprises, a sensory-friendly dance studio in downtown Forest Grove. In addition to residents of Forest Grove, we will also reach out to Pacific University students who identify as neurodivergent to join the group.


Other things

- Gatherings are for neurodivergent teenagers and young adults aged 15-22

- Bring activities you enjoy if you are okay sharing them

- Bring topics you'd like to talk about if you are okay sharing your thoughts


https://www.facebook.com/groups/322692944490884/

Meeting time
Dates for 2020 are: Jan 10, Feb 7, Feb 14, March 6, April 10 and May 1 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting location

When: Beginning Friday October 6 from 5:00-6:45 pm. All of the gatherings for the year will fall on the first Fridays of each month through May 3rd.

Where: Creative Enterprises (1913 21st Avenue Forest Grove, OR 97116) from 5-6:45pm.

How to RSVP: Please complete this brief Google survey. Your responses will help us with planning