The Oregon Family Workforce Association (ORFWA)

unifies and advances the interests of the family peer support community.

Please note that, in alignment with the Member Vote on 04.13.21, ORFWA will be in a Strategic Pause until April of 2022. See here for more details.

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Membership reflects your commitment to the promotion of excellence in how the family peer support community is supported in Oregon. As a member, you have the opportunity to connect with others who volunteer or work to provide support to families raising children with complex health conditions.

ORFWA New Member Application

Contact Us: | 541.250.0006

2020-21 Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Click on each date for the Quarterly Invite & Info

Quarter One ~ July 8, 2020 ~ 8:30am to 12pm

Quarter Two ~ October 14, 2020 ~ 8:30am to tbd*

Quarter Three ~ January 13, 2021 ~ 8:30am to tbd

Quarter Four ~ April 14, 2021 ~ 8:30am to tbd

*no in person meeting on April 14th

Willamette Education Service District

2611 Pringle Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302

What's Going On?

ORFWA Members receive several forms of correspondence via email each quarter which help in knowing what's going on:

  • Approximately two weeks after each quarterly meeting, Members receive an individualized quarterly report with updated info on Member Status and any pertinent follow up information from the meeting.

  • Approximately two weeks prior to each quarterly, the quarterly Newsletter is emailed - lots of very helpful information is included!

  • Approximately one to two weeks prior to each quarterly, look for the "Quarterly Invite & Info" which gives a preview of the upcoming meeting combined with any actions required by Members prior to meeting. Zoom links & location info are included.

Would you like to share your feedback regarding ORFWA in general, your input on the most recent

quarterly meeting, or an idea for an upcoming Member Activity?

Our Values:

  • Power with (as opposed to power over)

  • Lived experience as knowledge that uniquely enables empathy

  • Training/continuing education opportunities that are relevant to our role

  • Being supervised by people who understand our role

  • Supporting each other and being supported in our role

  • Connectedness to others in our field

  • Sharing our expertise with others

  • Opportunities to recharge

  • Being seen for our similarities, as well as for our differences

  • Being valued and not “tokenized”

  • Being compensated fairly and appropriately

  • Being informed

  • Being Seen, Heard, Respected and Recognized for our expertise