Peer and Family Support Services
Sometimes people need to talk to someone who understands what they are going through when they are in need of mental health or addictions support. Clackamas County Behavioral Health partners with a variety of community organizations and non profits to provide peer-supported services.
Peer services are offered to people in need, by people in recovery from addictions and mental health issues. Known as peers, they are trained in how to help people in need. Peer delivered services have been shown to be an extremely effective addition to traditional assistance methods.
Currently we partner with eight peer delivered service organizations:
Iron Tribe offers a peer-run transition house for men releasing from the Clackamas County Jail or with a history of incarceration and addiction or dually diagnosed addiction and mental health. The transition house offers a six month recovery program. Also offered is Iron Tribe’s Recovery & Wellness program providing one-on-one peer support for people receiving addiction treatment services in Clackamas County that are also navigating the child welfare system. Referrals for the Recovery & Wellness program can be emailed to email@example.com
16641 SE 82nd Drive, #202
Clackamas, OR 97015
Youth M.O.V.E. Clackamas provides a drop-in center for youth/young adults in transition, ages 14 – 25 years. People can participate in a number of activities at the Drop and access Young Adult Peer Support Specialists and Young Adult Navigators for one-to-one peer support. Leadership development, employment, and addiction groups offered weekly. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for details.
11097 SE 21st Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Empowerment Initiatives provides one-on-one peer support to adults seeking mental health services in supported housing. Peers are available to support an individual seeking crisis services or just looking for one-on-one support. Empowerment Initiatives also provides peer supports at Clackamas County’s Chez Ami and Villebois Supportive Housing locations.
OFSN provides one-on-one support to family members and caregivers raising a child receiving mental health services. Supports are provided to families receiving services through the county’s mental health clinics or who have a Family Facilitator through the Clackamas Mental Health Organization. Supports are also provided to Clackamas families receiving services from other mental health providers in the community. OFSN offers various support groups for families and workshops addressing special education needs, Collaborative Problem Solving, and self-advocacy.
Regional Director for Clackamas County: (503) 400-0004
FolkTime provides two adult drop-in centers in Clackamas County. These drop-ins provide companionship, independence, education, and lunch. Each location has a calendar of monthly activities which can be found on their website. These activities include outings into the community and activities held at FolkTime’s locations.
FolkTime peers also offer one-on-one peer support for individuals receiving services at Stewart and Hilltop clinics. Peer support services through Folk Time is also offered at Centerstone, Clackamas County's walk-in clinic.
Oregon City Drop-in
142 Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Sandy Community Center
38348 Pioneer Blvd.
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 238-6428 (Main Office)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers many classes and support opportunities to family members of a loved one with a mental health diagnosis and those with a diagnosis themselves. There are movie nights throughout the month, Connections Recovery support group, Open Minds Art Studio, In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness presentations, Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Basic’s classes and help finding community resources through its PACS program. All classes and support groups are free regardless of income or insurance coverage. Support groups are drop-in, no registration required.
10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 502
Milwaukie, OR 97222
The Warm Line offers mental health phone support provided by peers with similar lived experience. The Warm Line is designed and provided by persons who have or had challenges in mental health and are able to support their peers who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
The Living Room offers a drop-in providing a safe, healthy, empowering space where LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth, ages 14 – 20, and allies can connect with one another and resources. Monthly meetings of GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) provide support and networking for GSA leaders and the Youth Advisory Council meets weekly to plan events.
704 Main Street, suite 301
Oregon City, OR 97045
If you have a question or would like to request more information, please contact: Ally Linfoot, Peer Services Coordinator at (503) 742-5951 or firstname.lastname@example.org