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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.

Volunteer Connection:
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. 

Ant Farm:

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

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.

Iron Tribe:
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.

SMART Recovery:
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, emailing, 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,

Jen Jungenberg

January 23, 2014 meeting - Resources for underserved populations

Below are contacts for more information presented in this meeting

SAGE (Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Metro Portland- Friendly House:

Friendly House - Case management for seniors
Friendly House
1737 NW 26th Avenue (between Thurman and Savier Streets)
Portland OR 97210
Key points: Sage Metro Portland Friendly house provides services to LGBT older adults through education, advocacy, outreach, resource development, and case management. They can train providers through their unique diversity training to be more aware of the language used and challenges faced in working with the LGBT community. The organization can provide housing assistance, case management for senior and caregivers, information and assistance and advocacy. Support group lunch 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30pm- currently being held at Grandma’s Corner in Milwaukie-- 10880 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97222.

HINT (Hispanic Interagency Networking Team):

HINT Clackamas
Key points: HINT is a network of professionals that provide services and resources to the Latino community in Clackamas County. You can search the HINT website for upcoming meetings and events, notes from past events and forums, and the “resources” tab for referrals, statistics and much more. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact them on the “about us” tab of the webpage.

Russian Oregon Social Services: 

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Key points: Russian Oregon Social Services provides services to Russian-speaking refugees and immigrants. ROSS services include 24 hour crisis response, individual and family crisis counseling, one-on-one advocacy, crisis intervention, support safety planning, assistance obtaining stalking orders and restraining orders and filing out other forms and documents, accompaniment to hospitals for forensic medical exams, accompaniment to court and assistance communicating with police and District Attorney’s Office, assistance accessing immigration legal services, domestic violence and sexual assault victims’ support groups, assistance applying for crime victims compensation, assistance applying for public benefits, assistance with temporary and transitional housing, mentorship program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, information and referral, community orientation, assistance obtaining free mammograms, assistance obtaining dental services, translation and interpretation services, and cross-cultural education. ROSS has to ability to travel to the client for some services if necessary and the organization serves all of the state of Oregon.

Women’s Empowerment Project:

Victim Serives Program
Women's Empowerment project video
Clackamas County Victim Services offers a 14 week program focusing on breaking the cycle of abuse. Topics include typical abuse cycle, effects of abuse, risk assessments, safety planning, coping mechanisms, cycle of non-violence, and legal/community resources.

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 February. See you in March!
A special thanks to Lauren Fontanarosa, Judi Martin, Eugenia Yanvartseva, and Patricia Barrera for presenting.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions:

October 24, 2013 meeting - Cover Oregon, SHIBA, Veterans Services and Energy Assistance

Below are contacts for more information presented in this meeting

Cover Oregon:

Clackamas County Assistance for Cover Oregon
Cover Oregon
Key points: Cover Oregon is a marketplace for locating medical and dental insurance plans. Those who are on Medicare cannot use Cover Oregon to change their benefits. The public must go through a community partner at this time to enroll. If you are working with a client that has children receiving CHP medical through the state or SNAP (food stamps) ask them if they have received their fast track letter and turned it in. This fast track helps to enroll “pre approved” clients onto Oregon Health Plan Plus quickly and efficiently. Cover Oregon will direct those who are eligible to state health plans like OHP, as well as commercial plans.

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Office
1710 Red Soils Ct, #110
Oregon City, OR. 97045
Phone: (503) 650-5631
Fax: (503) 655-8669
Key points: There are services available to veterans that many veterans are unaware of. Please contact the Veterans service office when working with veterans to see if they might qualify for any additional benefits or entitlements.

SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance)

Clackamas County SHIBA

SHIBA Helpline in Clackamas: 503-655-8269
State SHIBA hotline: 1 800-722-4134
Key points: Clackamas County has trained SHIBA volunteers that can help with enrollment in Medicare and annual check-ins to see if their current Medicare supplement, Medigap or Advantage plan is serving their needs.

Energy Assistance

Clackamas County Energy Assistance
Key points: Winter Heating Program is beginning.  LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federal program to provide energy assistance to low-income households with their winter heating bills.  LIHEAP funds may be used to assist those who heat with oil, natural gas, electricity, propane, wood and pellets.  The Winter Heating Program opens December 1, 2013.  All income eligible Clackamas County residents may apply by calling the Main Energy Assistance Line at 503 650-5640.

A special thanks to Nirmala Dhar, Rick Rutherford, Jodine Simpson and Jan Croeni for presenting.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions:

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