Yamhill 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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Yamhill Support Groups

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.

KEEP TAG- for families with a toddler placement (ages 3-4)

KEEP standard- for families with placement 4-12

KEEP SAFE- for families with a placement of 13-18.

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

Tricia Brinlee 971-301-3117 mid-valleyKEEP@options.org


(updated 05/2022)

Parent-to-Parent Collaborative Problem Solving Parenting Classes and Parent Support Groups

Organized by
Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Yamhill County Family & Youth Programs
Description

Currently, I am opening up times for parent support groups via Skype. These groups are open to anyone who would like to have interaction with others around the challenges of raising kids (especially those who have behavioral difficulties). In this difficult time, where we are having to stay physically away from others and may not have our usual routines, supports in place, it is important to find ways to have contact with other adults. So, I would encourage you to find some way of engaging in getting support.
I plan to start by offering these two group times going forward:

  • Mondays between 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Tuesdays between 6:00-7:00 pm

I will be sending an email invitation to this Skype meeting to those of you who have been attending parent support groups. I also want to invite anyone who would like to attend, even though you may not have attended before. If you would like to attend one of these groups, please call or email me and let me know, and I will send you an invite. If these days/times do not work for you, please let me know that. Also, if you are not able to attend one of these but would like to talk with me for some individual support or ideas, please reach out and I will be glad to talk with you.


Groups are free and on a drop-in basis, but day/time may change at times, so please call, text (503-435-9107) or email if you plan to attend.

Meeting time
Mondays between 12:00-2:00 pm, Tuesdays between 6:00-7:00 pm
Contact info

For questions/contact information: Jan Urton, Yamhill County Family Support Partner 503-435-9107 or urtonj@co.yamhill.or.us

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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Email: information.nwsds@nwsds.org

Online: adrcoforegon.org

Family Support Group - McMinnville

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Yamhill County
Phone
503-434-6350
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/Local-NAMI/Program-Details?cl...

Meeting time
1st Saturday of each month, 10:00-11:30am and 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting location

Abacus House
625 NE Galloway Street
McMinnville, OR 97218
Location Map

Contact info

Pauline Metoxen, dcbk3@comcast.net, 503-537-6221

LoRee Gang, grad696@comcast.net, 503-883-4671

Family Support Group - Newberg

Organized by
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Yamhill County
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/Local-NAMI/Program-Details?cl...

Meeting time
1st Saturday of each month, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting location

First Federal Bank
121 N. Edwards St.
Newburg, OR 97132
Location Map

Contact info

Pauline Metoxen, dcbk3@comcast.net, 503-537-6221