Resources for Students & Families

Silver Falls Counselors have gathered together resources to support your basic needs, mental health, and social-emotional learning. Click HERE to see a list of Silver Falls counselors and their contact information

(or use the drop down menu at top of this page)

note: for Supplemental Educational Activites for all grade levels, click HERE.

Food, Shelter, Crisis Services, and Counseling Resources . . .

Youth & Family Crisis

There are many state and national programs to support mental health; however this is our local crisis center where you will receive more direct services. Call (503) 576-4673 (day or night) for help with Suicide, Mental Health or Domestic crises. Click HERE for their website. They also recently established a "warmline" where you can get information about mental health services, financial/housing services, etc. The number to call is 503-576-4602.

Warmline Graphic Spanish.pdf

Información de recursos locales en español.

Haga clic en el icono de arriba para abrir un documento de ayuda local.

Help in Crisis

Youth Line provides talk, text and chat for teens in crisis. See contact numbers above or click HERE to visit webpage.

Our local foodbank (and more). They are still open, distributing food from their back door.

The foodbank is located in the basement of the community center on Water St. accross from the public library.

Call 503-873-3446 for more information. Or click HERE to visit their website and learn about the many ways they may be able to help.

Food pantry open every Wed. from 2-5 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am.

Families drive in, pop the trunk, & volunteers put in pre-packed food. No one need get out of the car. Safe during this time!

Mission of Hope is located at Silver Creek Fellowship - 822 Industry Way, Silverton.

Click HERE for a map.

Mid-Valley Resources is a referral agency for Salem and the surrounding region. Call 1-800-560-5535 or 503-581-5535 or click HERE to visit their helpful website.

Haga clic AQUÍ para obtener una guía de recursos en español.

Legacy Behavioral Health – still accepting new clients for counseling but there is a 3-4 week waiting period. Call: 971-983-5214, or click HERE to learn more.

211 is a statewide referral resource. Call and get information about everything from Utility Assistance to Food and Child Care resources. Simply dial 211 or click HERE to learn more.

Mental Health Services for OHP Clients

Marion County Children's Behavioral Health offers a full range of outpatient services, including mental health assessments, individual/family/group counseling, case management & consultation, skills training, psychiatric assessment and medication management, and crisis intervention. Services available to Medicaid eligible clients ages 0-18 and their families. Click HERE for more info.

Sheltering Silverton provides resources related to housing. They have a day center that provides a meal and connection to resources, as well as a winter warming shelter and transitional housing program.

Stop by the Community Center on Water street weekdays between 10-2 or call 971-343-1099. Click HERE for their website.

Parent Support

A great support for parents of kids who are struggling with behavioral, emotional or mental health challenges. Click HERE to visit their website.
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Services Still Open

Click above or HERE for a list of Local Programs still open during the Corona virus outbreak. Complied by Silverton Together.

Silverton Therapists

Click HERE to view a list of therapists serving the Silverton area. This list is not an endorsement of these professionals; it is a resource to aid you in seeking counseling. Contact your student's school counselor if you would like further assistance in finding counseling services.

Community Resources COVID-19 changes.docx

Local Resource List Maintained by Silver Falls Nursing Staff (click above)

Readings & Lessons related to Mental Health and Social/Emotional Learning

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience.

Click HERE for a great article on the subject.

Video Lessons on Character.

This is one internet rabbit hole every student should go down! There are four lessons in the series . . .

Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman

Mr. Ortega highly recommends these vidoe lessons! Steve Hartman made these with elementary students in mind, but the videos will make a teenage boy weep --at least Mr. Ortega does. The really good stuff starts at 7:00 minutes.

Keep watching until 9:00 -- these Michigan boys remind Mr. Ortega of quite a few Foxes he has met over the years.

The story at 19:35 is something that could happen at any Silver Falls lunch hour.

A great story about racial relations at 10:30, and anyone who's a fan of basketball (and brotherly love) will want to check out the story at 16:45.

Great stories about altruism. Mr. Ortega's favorite is at 14:30 and is about an entire neighborhoods love for one young neighbor. Finish this video and earn your "Kindness 101 Degree" from the school of Steve Hartman (and his darling daughter)!

Videos to Inspire

Good news and humor may be just what we all need during this time . . .

Some Good News with John Krasinski

Positive news and uplifting banter during covid19!