Portland Based Organizations

Mental Health Resources

-Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare - Central Intake - 503-674-7777. Urgent Care Walk In Clinic 7 am-10:30 pm 7 days a week - 2415 SE 43rd 503-238-0705 Integrated Treatment Services (drug/alcohol) 503-230-9654

-Central City Concern 12th Avenue Recovery Center - 503 - 294-1681 www.centralcityconcern.org

-El Programa Hispano - work, housing and more; downtown Portland: 503-236-9670, Gresham: 503-669-8350

-Life Works Northwest -503-645-9010 www.lifeworksnw.org. E-mail intake@lifeworksnw.org.

-Portland Veterans Center - 503-273-5370

PTSD and sexual trauma counseling (individual & group), employment services, and more; www.va.gov

Mental Health Drop - In Centers:
-Folk-Time Socialization & Support - 4837 NE Couch St., 503-238-6428 Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 - 2:30 www.folktime.org
-Safe Haven (Folk Time program) - 142 Molalla, Oregon City 503 -722-5237 Mon, Thurs & Fri 10 am to 2 pm
National Mental Health Organizations:
-Mind Freedom - Campaigns for human rights in mental health; also contact if have been abused by the psychiatric system. 1-877-MAD-PRIDE; www.mindfreedom.org
-National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Education, support, advocacy, info/referral; www.nami.org/Multnomah; 503-228-5692
-National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse; 800-553-4539; www.mhselfhelp.org
-Mental Health America - Education, support;
1-800-969-NMHA (6642); www.mentalhealthamerica.net
-SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center - Mental health information; 1-800-789-2647; www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov
Mental Health Support Groups or Information:
-Northwest Autism Foundation - info on autism and contact info on treatment. autismnwaf.org. 503-557-2111
-Portland Aspergers Network 503-284-4507, 503-682-1609 contact@aspergersnet.org. Web: aspergersnet.org
-Bereavement Support Group (coping with loss) -
offered by Adventist Medical Center. To register, call 503-251-6192 ext. 5670. Healing Grief - Call 503 251-6105 for more info and to register. Both groups are free.
-Brain Injury Support Groups - Brain Injury Association of Oregon, 1.800.544.5243, biaoregon.org
-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit - 503-294-9504. Free. www.chaddpdx.org
-Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - 800-826-3632; Portland support groups: west side: Jason-503-227-2423 east side Jean 503-231-7513 www.dbsalliance.org
-Family to Family Support Group - NAMI - free group for loved ones of individuals with mental illness. Educational group. 503-228-5692
-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Suicide Support) 1-800-273-8255.
-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support group - 503-494-6176; OHSU - 503-494-8311
-PSU Community Counseling Clinic 503-725-4620
Portland State University. Individual, couple and family counseling. $15 per session, reduced fees negotiated. 10 week commitment.
-Recovery, Inc. International - Self-help for people with depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, anger, & low self-esteem. www.recovery-inc.org / georjw@comcast.net.
-Women’s Crisis Line – 503-235-5333 or toll free at 888-235-5333. www.pwcl.org
-YWCA Counseling Center 503-294-7440; 333 N Russell St. (at MLK) - Individual, couple, group counseling, and assessments. Sliding scale starts at $13. Mon-Sat, 8 am-8 pm. Appointments only.

Employment Resources:
Benefits Planning Assistance - Disability Rights Oregon (formerly known as Oregon Advocacy Center) has PIP benefits planners to help you figure out how going to work will effect your benefits. 503-243-2081

Better People - 4310 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, (503) 281-2663 Helps people with legal histories find and retain jobs. Recently released and current parole participants have access to classes on interviewing skills and job application preparation. www.betterpeople.org

Central City Concern Workforce program 2 NW 2nd Ave. 503-226-7387 Provides employment workshops, job resource center, daily job announcements, career advancement and training services, employment-related housing and veterans’ services, and more. Enroll to learn interviewing skills and prepare for job searches. Hours: 8 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday.

DePaul Industries - 4950 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 8 -5 Monday - Friday 503-281-1289
Temporary staffing service specializing in employing the disabled or people in recovery. Employment options for people with disabilities, including injury and illness related disabilities. www.depaulindustries.com

Easter Seals Latino Connection Program 4134 N. Vancouver Ave. Suite 300C 503-335-6161 Vocational rehabilitation services, including employment for Latinos with disabilities, ESL and computer classes in Spanish, job development and job placement; translation and interpretation, resume and interview workshops; ESL support and referral. www.or.easterseals.com

Elders in Action - 1411 SW Morrison St. 503-235-5474
Employment, personal and community safety advocates for adults age 50 and over. www.eldersinaction.org.
Employment Marketplace: “Bringing employers & job seekers together”. Every Friday though Workforce

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800-669-4000; www.eeoc.gov; Discrimination/rights
Free online education: OpenCourseWare educational programs are offered at various colleges. www.ocwconsortium.org, About U. also offers free online classes at http://u.about.com/

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette 1943 SE 6th Ave. 503-239-1734 - Jobs available at stores or donation centers, and free employment service in the community. Call for appointments 10 am or 1 pm, Monday-Thursday. www.meetgoodwill.org

Hands On Portland -Volunteer jobs in & around Multnomah Co. (503)200-3355 www.handsonportland.org.

Individual Development Account Program helps people save up money to start a business by matching $3 for every $1 saved. Www.mercycorpsnw.org

Job Corps - PIVOT, 2701 N. W. Vaughn Street, Suite 151, Portland, (503) 274-7343 Provides hands-on career training for 30 trades for economically disadvantaged young adults 16-24. Students can also complete their GED and receive their high school diploma at Center. http://pivot.jobcorps.gov

Oregon Certified Ombudsmen Volunteers
http://www.oregon.gov/LTCO/ 1-800-522-2602
Portland Habilitation Center 5312 NE 148th Ave.
503-261-1266 Training and employment in janitorial, landscape and clerical work. Low-cost/no-cost/Section 8 apartments available. Trimet # 87 www.phcnw.com The site also lists job openings and allows you to apply online. Weekly Info and Intake Meetings.

Senior Community Service Employment Program - A Title V training program free for senior citizens 55 and older. Promotes older workers as a solution for businesses seeking a trained, qualified, and reliable workforce. Facilitates economic self-sufficiency for older individuals and their families who are working. 2101 NE Flanders St. 503-232-7684. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri. www.doleta.gov/seniors

State of Oregon Employment Office - Oregon labor market information system and job search database.
Portland office, 30 N. Webster, 503-280-6046. Call for hours. http://www.employment.oregon.gov

Trillium Artisans Program - 503-775-7993; Marketing support for artists interested in home-based business or contract work; www.trilliumartisans.org

Vocational Rehabilitation Division - 3945 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, 971-673-2555; East Portland, 305 NE 102nd Ave., 971-673-5858; North Portland, 4744 N. Interstate Ave., 971-673-3055. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

WorkSource Portland Metro provides communities with access to information and resources to assist people in their career planning and job search activities. Self-directed resource rooms at each center provide access to computer workstations, job orders and listings, resume, software, and a wealth of planning and job search assistance information. www2.worksourceportlandmetro.org

Alcohol and Drug:
-Al-Anon and Alateen (for friends and family) 503-292-1333; www.al-anonportlandoregon.org
-Alcohol and Drug Helpline; adult or teen; 1-800-923-HELP
-Alcoholics Anonymous - 503-223-8569; www.pdxaa.com
-Cocaine Anonymous - 503-256-1666; Help line and call center for people struggling with cocaine addiction.
-Crystal Meth Anonymous meetings www.crystalmeth.org
-Dual Diagnosis Anonymous - 503-222-6484
-Marijuana Anonymous - 503-221-7007; www.marijuana-anonymous.org
-Narcotics Anonymous - 503-727-3733; www.portlandna.com
-Nicotine Anonymous - www.nicotine-anonymous.org; Toll free at 877-879-6422
-SMART Recovery - Hank Robb 503-635-2849 www.smartrecovery.org

-Aging and Disability Services - Helpline: 503-988-3646. Closed noon-1 pm; www.co.multnomah.or.us
-Coalition of Community Health Clinics Website
Provides info about free health care for uninsured people. www.coalitionclinics.org.
-Free Bus Pass - If bus at least three times/week for medical or mental health center 503-802-8700; Need to be on Oregon Health Plan
-Free custom made shoes and inserts for people with diabetes - Priority Footwear and Pedorthic Services provides a full line of Diabetic Shoes and Inserts for Men and Women. Medicare and Medicaid accepted. 503-524-9656 priorityfootwear.com
-Free prescription drug discount card - Save up to 30% or more on most prescriptions that are not covered or not fully covered by insurance.. Go to familywize.org
-Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)-
-Needy Meds - Find help with the cost of medication - www.needymeds.org
-OHP Client Advocate Services Unit - 800-273-0557; For questions about coverage and billing in the Oregon Health Plan
-Oregon Health Action Campaign - 800-789-1599; Help with the Oregon Health Plan
-Oregon Helps - One stop place to learn about your eligibility for various human services. www.oregonhelps.org.
-Oregon Telephone Assistance Program - If on food stamps, OHP, SSI or TANF; 1-800-848-4442 or (503) 373-7171 www.puc.state.or.us/PUC/
-The PACS Program - Prescription and Community Services. A resource and support program for adults living with mental illness in Mult. Co. Peer run. Call 503-228-5692 for an intake and to schedule an appt.
-Partnership for Prescription Coverage - 1-888-477-2669. www.pparx.org. Coalition of different groups that can help with prescription coverage.
-Social Security Admin. - 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov
-West Burnside Chiropractic Clinic - Low & no cost services to those who cannot afford to pay for care. 221 W. Burnside St. Portland - 7:30am-6:30pm M-F. 503-223-2213. www.wschiro.edu.
Dental, Hearing & Eye Care
-Free Eye Care for Seniors- eyecareamerica.org.
-Medical Teams international Dental Van offers free dental van services at various locations in Portland. Must call specific locations for referral and scheduling.
St. Francis Dining Hall (503-234-2028)
William Temple House (503-226-3021)
Christ Community Food Ministries (503-239-1226)
All Saints Episcopal Church (503-777-3829)
-Lions Club - Eye care and hearing aids 1-866-623-9053
-Disability Rights Oregon (formally called Oregon Advocacy Center) - 1-800-452-1694; 503-243-2081; Legal representation & disability advice;
TTY: 800-556-5351; www.disabilityrightsoregon.org
E-Mail: welcome@oradvocacy.org
-Lawyer Referral Service - 800-452-7636, 503-684-3763 www.osbar.org
-Public Assistance and Disability Rights (Legal Aid) - 503-241-4111
-Legal Aid Services of Oregon - 503-224-4094
-Senior Law Project - 503-224-4086 Free counseling in legal matters to any Multnomah County resident 60 and older. www.oregonlawhelp.org
Information and Referral:
-211 Information & Referral - DIAL 2-1-1 or dial 503-222-5555 or go to www.211.org
-City/County Information/Referral - (503) 823-4000
-Health Helpline by Oregon Health Action Campaign: 1-866-458-4457. Info on health services.
-Housing: www.housingconnections.org
-Network of Care - www.networkofcare.org
-Oregon Helps - This site asks a few questions about your income and expenses. The site then estimates your potential eligibility for 33 federal, state and local services. www.oregonhelps.org
-Resource web sites - www.thebeehive.org
-The Rose City Resource - www.streetroots.org
Health Resources:
HIV 7 Hepatitus C Resource Guide - www.oregonaidshotline.com
Other Resources:
-Community Cycling Center Complete five hours of safe commuting and bike maintenance training and get a free bike. Must be referred by a social service organization. Can not own an operating vehicle (503)288-8864.
-Education - Portland Community College - (has GED classes) 503-244-6111, www.pcc.edu; Mt. Hood Community College (have a mental health program) 503-491-6422, www.mhcc.edu; Federal Financial Aide - 800-433-3243; www.fafsa.ed.gov
-Fair Housing Council - 503-223-8295 / Hotline 800-424-3247; www.fhco.org
-Free Geek - Free computers and training in exchange for volunteer work. 503-232-9350 www.freegeek.org
–In-Home Safety Repairs - Minor home safety repairs for people who have low-income and are 55 years or older and/or have a disability; 503.284.6827
-The Khan Academy - Free education with 2400+ videos covering K-12 math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history and more. Each video is about 10 minutes long, viewable on the computer. www.khanacademy.org
-Local Renting Information: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - portal.hud.gov
-Metro Child Care - 503-253-5000 www.metroccrr.org/index.htm
-No Longer Lonely - Online Dating for adults with
mental illness. www.nolongerlonely.com
-William Temple House offers low-cost mental health counseling, emergency social services including food and children’s clothing, pastoral care. 2023 NW Hoyt St., 503-226-3021. www.williamtemple.org
-Write Around Portland - creative writing 10-week sessions; publish work; 503-796-9224; www.writearound.org