Local and National Resources

General Resources

AllTreatment:  Find addiction and mental health services in the  Pacific Northwest.  (Special Q&A with yours truly!)

Centro Latino Americano: A bilingual, multicultural agency offering social services, community resources, counseling, and advocacy for fair treatment of the Latino community.

HIV Alliance:  Provides support, prevention and education throughout Oregon. 

LGBT Resources:  Help and Resources can be found here

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays:  A non-profit, grassroots network

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  (800)799-7233

Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  This organization advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research.  Most states have their own organizations which you can locate on the NAMI website. 

Oregon Family Support NetworkServing children, youth, and families with complex challenges resulting from mental or behavioral health disorders. 

White Bird Clinic:  A non-profit human service agency that has been serving people of Lane County for over 40 years.  They provide drug and alcohol treatment, acupuncture, counseling, dental services, a crisis line, as well as resources for homeless and low-income people in Lane County.  For 24-hour emergency response for anyone in crisis call (800) 422-7558

Grief & Loss

Compassionate Friends: A nationwide non-profit organization that supports parents after the death of a child.  They hold national and regional conferences, facilitate online and in-person support groups, as well as broadcasts for a weekly web radio series.  Local support groups can be found on their website as well some great resources. 

Grieving.com:  A forum resource for people to connect with others and share stories of loss and healing with more than 45,000 active members and topics ranging from terminal illness and sudden death to loss of a pet.

The Grief Toolbox:  A comprehensive resource for people experiencing grief.  Articles, other resources, and an online art gallery, as well as a support group locator are provided. 

Teens

Girl TalkAn international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program utilizing high school girls mentoring middle school girls with efforts to help young teenaged girls build, self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and recognize the value of community services. 

Girls, IncInspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold through programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.  Research-based curricula is delivered by trained professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Teen Mental HealthAimed at improving mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge in order to develop programs, publications, tools, and resources that can be applied across the board. 

Teenline:  A confidential telephone helpline for teenage callers operated evenings from 6-10pm PST and toll free from anywhere in California.  (310) 855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863

Support Groups

Alcoholics AnonymousFind a local group meeting

Center for Community CounselingCounseling, anger management classes, and nurturing parenting classes, and support groups.  1465 Coburg Rd, Suite 1, Eugene (541) 344-0620 

The Compassionate Friends of EugeneMeets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1062 Charnelton St, Eugene).  l

Courageous Kids:  Providing support for children 6-17 and their caregivers.  Weekly support groups divided by age, led by trained facilitators.  Call Isa Jennings at (541) 242-8693

Depression & Bipolar Alliance: Meets 7-8:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive Street, Eugene.  Call Lola Mitchell (541) 344-4341

Grief Support Groups:  For those who have lost a loved one in Eugene/Springfield.  Contact PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Hospice at (541) 461-7550 or Signature Services (541) 689-3508 and ask for the Bereavement Coordinator.

Narcotics Anonymous:  Find a local group meeting

Parenting Now!  Providing groups for all families in the Lane County community who have infants and young children.  Also offer a Parent HelpLine (888) 485-5211 

Psychology TodayAnyone can search for local support groups on Psychology Today’s website

Sexual Assault Support ServicesOffers support groups as well as a 24 hours Crisis support Line for survivors of sexual assault.  (800) 788-4727 

Suicide Bereavement Group: For those in Lane County who have lost someone due to suicide.  Usually meets Wednesday and is peer-facilitated.  Contact Darlene (541) 747-2087 

Support Group for Chronically and Seriously Ill Children:  Contact Dr. Bradshaw at Eugene Pediatrics Associates for information about group (541) 484-5437

Twins and Beyond:  For families with twins, triplets and beyond in Eugene/Springfield.  Offering moral support, newsletter, email loop, club library, play dates, and social gatherings.

Wellness Group:  For those with mental illness this group meets in Eugene at Lane County Mental Health Mondays from 2-5pm.

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research CenterSupport groups for recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or managing disease.  Call (541) 683-5001 for more information; or see website for listed groups and times.