November 20, 2014 meeting - Clackamas County Housing Initiatives and Homeless Outreach for Individuals and Families - Including New Veterans Homeless Outreach Project; and Housing for Adults of Domestic Violence
Homeless Plan and 2015 Homeless Count
Presenter - Lynne Deshler, Coordinator for Clackamas County Ten Year Homeless Plan and 2015 Homeless Count
Key points: Every two years Clackamas County takes part in a nationwide effort to count homeless individuals who are sheltered within homeless assistance programs and those people who are unsheltered, living on the streets. The next count will take place the last three weeks in January 2015. Nationally homelessness is defined within two categories for the purpose of this count. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines the homeless as:
- Those people who are sheltered within Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs
- Those people who are unsheltered, staying in places not meant for people to live, such as in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, and on the street
Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access
Presenter - Torrey Giaquinta, Coordinated Assessment Implementation Specialist
Key points: Starting January 5, 2014, the Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access Program will be the central entry point for households experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis to seek assistance. Persons will call Coordinated Housing Access at 503-655-8575. The Coordinated Assessment will provide standardized access, standardized assessment, and coordinated referrals to individuals seeking housing (per HUD) experiencing a housing crisis.
Event: Coordinated housing Access Information Session. The session is geared toward providers who will be referring households to Coordinated Housing Access. December 17, 2015 from 11-12:30, Room 369 of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City. For more information on this session or the Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access Program please contact Torrey Giaquinta, at TGiaquinta@clackamas.us, or call (503) 650-5708.
Clackamas County Veterans Homeless Outreach Project
Presenters - Tina Kennedy and Marc Mooney, Homeless Veterans Outreach Specialists
Key points: Assisting in the 2015 Homeless Count to help ensure an accurate count of homeless veterans and providing assistance to chronically homeless veterans and their families. If you know of a homeless veteran in Clackamas County that is in need of assistance please call or refer person to Tina or Marc. Tina and Marc both veterans themselves, would be happy to hear from you or someone in need. Contacts: Tina, (971)-235-3161, Marc, 971-235-3160.
Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) located at A Safe Place Family Justice Center
Presenter - April Quast, Abuse Later in Life Advocate
Key points: The CWS emergency shelter provides a safe place for women and children fleeing their homes due to domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, elder abuse, stalking or sexual trafficking or exploitation. If you or someone you know needs shelter, Please call our crisis and support line at: 503-654-2288 or 1-888-654-2288.
CWS also offers counseling, legal support, and support into transitional housing opportunities. CWS offices contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (503)-655-8600
Special thanks to - Lynne Deshler, Torrey Giaquinta, Tina Kennedy, Marc Mooney, and April Quast for presenting. Please feel free to contact us with any questions: I-Rnetworking@clackamas.us
September 25, 2014 meeting - Clackamas County Social Services and the Asian Health & Service Center
Thank you for attending the I &R Networking meeting. A special thanks to Eileen Collins - Mastel, Jodine Sampson, Jan Croeni, Chenya Chiu, Catherine Tang, and Nhi Truong for presenting. Below I have listed organization contacts for more information in relation to the topics covered at the 9/25/14 meeting about Clackamas County Social Services and the Asian Health & Service Center Programs.
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 655- 5722
Family Caregiver Support Program, presented by Eileen Collins – Mastel of Volunteer Connection on behalf of Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator Jennifer Jungenberg
The Family Caregiver Support Program helps non-paid family caregivers get relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, stipends, educational classes, information and access to other programs and services. For information any of these topics go to Family Caregiver Support Program, or call 503-650-5724.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA), presented by Jodine Sampson – SHIBA/SMP Coordinator
Each year, there are new health plan and prescription drug coverage choices. Each fall is the time to review your current health and prescription drug coverage and make sure your plan’s still right for you. 2015 plans may cost less, cover your drugs and let you go to providers you want. If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help with your Medicare Part B coverage, and may pay other costs, too. For more go to Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance or call 503-650-5724 for more information.
Energy Assistance Program, presented by Jan Croeni - Energy Assistance Program Coordinator
The Energy assistance program provides year-round energy assistance for income-eligible Clackamas County residents; energy savings, energy conservation and/or household budgeting educational workshops; on-site energy education presentations; and referrals to Weatherization Services. Jan also covered upcoming program year information (starting October 1, 2014) and what resources are available and who is eligible. For information any of these topics go to the Energy Assistance Program or call 503-650-5640.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Volunteer Management Brown Bag Series Starting in October, presented by Eileen Collins – Mastel of Volunteer Connection on behalf of RSVP coordinator Wendy Hays
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) develops, facilitates and supports meaningful volunteer service opportunities that make an impact on community needs. RSVP volunteers, who are 55 years of age and better, contribute their experience, compassion, skills and talents to community organizations to enhance the quality of life in our community. RSVP focus areas include: Healthy Futures, Education and school readiness for children, Economic Opportunity and Veterans & Military families.
Volunteer Management Brown Bag Series Starting in October
Come learn and share your own insight, experiences, and trends in the exciting and ever changing world of volunteer coordination and management. This is for staff and volunteers leading volunteers that are fairly new in their role. If you are new to working with volunteers, you will learn some great tips! We will cover a variety of topics and have a chance to network as well.
Six Workshops will be held the fourth Wednesday* of each month beginning Oct. 22, 2014. Meetings will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Public Service Building, Room 255, 2051 Kaen Rd. in Oregon City. Bring your lunch! Refreshments will be provided. To register, call 503-650-5796 or email email@example.com. You can also call Wendy to learn more about RSVP or go to Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC), presented by Chenya Chiu – Public Health Manager, and Community Health workers Catherine Tang and Nhi Truong
AHSC offers a continuum of social and support services in a culturally sensitive setting by reaching out to Asian immigrants, reacquainting them with the arts and culture of their homeland, providing, opportunities for socializing, and fostering a sense of community. AHSC provides culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate community outreach includes our popular Ethnic Outreach & Meal Service Program for seniors and our Information Assistance Program. AHSC also provides Health Integration – Wellness groups services such as; Living Well Training and Powerful Tools from Caregivers. For more information go to: Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC) or call the main office at 503-872-8822
Also some of you were asking about the Mental Health First Aid training brought to you by Clackamas County Behavior Health - an evidence-based public education program that teaches members of the public to recognize and respond to the developing signs of mental health and substance use disorders and to link people to appropriate treatment. The training is 8hrs and participants receive a certification that is good for three years. Slots are still available for: 10/10 Canby Adult Center, 10/15 Pioneer Community Center. You can click on this link to register: http://web3.clackamas.us/healthapp/mhfaform.jsp
July 24, 2014 meeting - Mental Health Resources for Youth, Young Adults and Seniors.
Thank you for attending the I&R Networking meeting. A special thanks to Sarah Martin, Nirmala Dhar, Karen Carlin, Susie Schenk, Judy Hart, and Andrea Casey for presenting. Below I have listed some contacts for more information in relation to the topics covered at the 7/24/14 meeting addressing resources for mental health and addiction issues.
Cascadia Behavioral Health
Clackamas Lake Road Clinic
7525 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
Cascadia Behavioral Health provides mental health and addiction treatment services for adults enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and for people that are approved for indigent services by Clackamas County. They can provide case management, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, and intensive case management, assertive community treatment, housing support and advocacy and strengths-based intensive case management. Cascadia Behavioral Health offers many groups for support and education as well. Contact the clinic to find out more information. Cascadia Behavioral Health offers mental health therapy for Medicaid clients with chronic health issues and mental health problems within their personal homes, nursing homes, foster homes, etc.
Dr. Hart drives out to see the clients and this saves time and any transportation problems that generally occur for clients (Dr. Judy Hart and Andrea Casey presented).
11211 SE 82nd Avenue Suite O
Happy Valley, 97086
(Ross Center near Clackamas Town Center)
Centerstone offers mental health urgent care walk-in services, peer support, Mental Health First Aid classes, and crisis assessment and stabilization services. Centerstone, as well as, the public education collaboration with Clackamas County Social Services to offer Mental Health First Aid trainings at no charge to senior communities around the county. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education program that teaches members of the public to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental health and substance use disorders and to link people to appropriate treatment. The program is based on the principle that early intervention prevents mental illness from becoming more severe by encouraging people to seek help early. MHFA helps people understand that mental illnesses are real, common and treatable (Karen Carlin or Susie Schenk - presented).
Clackamas County Health Centers
Clackamas Health Centers Locations and phone numbers.
Clackamas County Health Centers operates a variety of facilities throughout the County providing high quality family health, dental care, and mental health services for an affordable cost. Our centers and programs are staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners, and certified medical assistants. We can treat everything from bumps and bruises to colds and flu and more serious health problems. We can help with your dental care needs, and we can help with your mental health needs and substance abuse challenges. We provide services at our integrated primary care Health and Wellness Centers, our Behavioral Health Centers, and our School Based Health Centers. Health Centers is a Division of The Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department. The clinics in Health Centers are FTCA Deemed facilities (Nirmala Dhar – presented).
14600 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97229
Lifework NW provides quality and culturally responsive prevention, mental health and addiction services. The STRIDE program is the access point for the transition-age youth mental health programs at LifeWorks NW, and we can help youth access other mental health and community services appropriate. LifeWorks NW alos provides adult prevention, mental health and addiction services that focus on individual strengths to improve quality of life. (Sarah Martin - presented).
May 22, 2014 meeting - Intergenerational Programs in Clackamas County.
Thank you for attending the I&R Networking meeting. A special thanks to Eileen Collins, Jefferson Morgan, Nona Hanneman and Khela Singer for presenting.
Below I have listed some contacts for more information in relation to the topics covered at the 5/22/14 meeting addressing resources for Intergenerational Programs in Clackamas County.
2051 Kaen rd.
Oregon City, OR. 97045
Key points: Volunteer Connection has 7 programs. The highlighted programs were Transportation Reaching People, Veterans Driving Veterans and the Family Caregiver Support Program. TRP and Vets Driving Vets provide rides to people who are 60 years or older or that have a disability. Disabilities do not need to be substantiated by a medical professional for clients to access rides. The Family Caregiver Support Program provides caregiver supports and possible grants to grandparents raising grandchildren (child under 18 and grandparents over 55) and caregivers over 18 caring for a person 60 years or older or with a dementia like diagnosis.
The Living Room:
11097 SW 21st
Milwaukie, OR. 97222
Key points: The Living Room provides a safe environment for LBGTQ youth ages 14-20. They have intergeneration picnics 1-2 times per year and are in the process of developing drop in Saturdays that may include visitation or home assistance to LGBTQ elders. Provide trainings to organizations or groups that work with the LGBTQ community.
Children’s Cancer Association- Chemo Pal Mentor Program
Key points: Provides children and teens undergoing cancer treatment or other medically fragile children with support through volunteer opportunities. The volunteers are able to connect with the children and teens in a variety of ways. Please see website for more information on program or becoming a volunteer.
National Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program:
Oregon Volutneers - Foster Grandparent Program:
Key points: The Foster Grandparents Program provides persons over 55 with a meaningful experience working with children in the education systems that need extra assistance. Foster Grandparents receive a stipend and are paid for mileage and trainings. Must volunteer 15 hours per week and can volunteer up to 40. For more information in the Tri-County area, contact Khela Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 27, 2014 meeting - Addressing Resources for Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Treatment.
Thank you for attending the I&R Networking meeting. A special thanks to Tiffany Rosenberger, Harold “Bear” Cubbedge, Carol Christofer-Snider and Steve Emmanuel, and Emily Berndt for presenting.
Below I have listed some contacts for more information in relation to the topics covered at the 3/27/14 meeting addressing resources for Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Treatment.
Cascadia Behavioral Health:
Clackamas Lake Road Clinic
7525 SE Lake Road
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267
Key points: Cascadia Behavioral Health provides mental health and addiction treatment services for adults enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and for people that are approved for indigent services by Clackamas County. They can provide case management, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, intensive case management, assertive community treatment, housing support and advocacy and strengths-based intensive case management. Cascadia behavioral health offers many groups for support and education as well. Contact the clinic to find out more information.
16641 SE 82nd Dr. Suite #202
Clackamas, OR 97015
Key points: Iron Tribe is a 501c3 non-profit peer-run organization that delivers peer services to people within the tri-county area. “They provide support and guidance for individuals affected by criminality, addiction and/or mental health challenges as they transition to a program of living that is based on recovery, peer support and building community”. Iron Tribe offers peer support programs, recovery and wellness housing, talking circles, hope and recovery meetings and supportive family services.
Meetings in Oregon
Key points: SMART Recovery uses tools based on scientifically tested methods for addiction recovery including motivational interviewing, rational emotive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. SMART Recovery uses a 4-point program- Building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and living a balanced life. SMART also has resources and literature for family and friends of those in recovery.
Key points: 211 has expanded their agency beyond traditional information and referral. They have specialty lines that can be accessed including, 211 family (questions regarding children birth to 8 years old), 211 health (outreach and education on CoverOregon as well as information about medical services), 211 military and veterans (211info provides military-specific web and text messaging services and leverages information about more than 5,000 health and social services that are available to the public) and 211 housing (answering questions and information regarding foreclosure, housing and affordable housing). 211 can be contacted by dialing 211, visiting www.211info.org, emailing email@example.com, or texting your zip code to 898211.
Thank you again for attending this month’s I&R Networking Meeting. Just a reminder that the meetings are now every OTHER month; there will not be a meeting in April. See you in May!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Until next time,
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