Peer support services are services provided by people in recovery who have lived experience of addiction and/or mental health. Often people working toward mental wellness and addiction recovery prefer to work with a peer who has similar lived experience. Clackamas County Behavioral Health partners with a variety of community organizations and non-profits to provide peer support services. Peer support services have been shown to be an extremely effective addition to treatment and clinical services. However, a person is not required to be in treatment services to access peer support services. Most peer support services are free of charge and do not require insurance.
Currently, we partner with 9 peer delivered service organizations:
David Romprey Warm Line
Mental health and addiction phone support provided by peers.
DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous)
Provides a number of self-help groups for people with co-occurring mental health experiences and addiction. Groups are modeled after traditional 12 step programs.
Johnson Creek Council
2808 SE Johnson Creek, Milwaukie
Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.
17036 S. Eaden Road, Oregon City
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Sandy Clinic: Clackamas County Health Centers
38872 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
Mondays at 3 pm and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Haven House, Bridges to Change
15170 SE River Road, Milwaukie
Sundays at 8 p.m.
Just Friends at Jennings Lodge
4545 SE Ina Ave #9, Milwaukie
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
10202 SE 32nd, Ste. 501, Milwaukie
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
8358 SE Causey, HappyValley
Fridays at 4 p.m.
Folk Time provides an adult drop-in center in Oregon City. This drop-in provides companionship, education, group activities and lunch. These activities include outings into the community. The calendar of events can be found on their website.
Mobile peer outreach to individuals in the county’s rural areas and organizing group activities for those individuals. One-on-one peer support for individuals receiving services at Stewart and Hilltop Clinics and individuals seeking support through Clackamas MHC Crisis Services.\
Atkinson Memorial Church
710 6th St., Oregon City
Angel Prater, Executive Director
Amanda Maddalone, Social Programs
11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O
Mental Health and Addictions Association of Oregon (MHAAO)
MHAAO provides peer support to adults with a dual diagnosis of addiction/substance use and mental health or those that are at risk of developing substance use issues. Peers assist individuals in accessing community support resources and developing a network of support within their community. Peers provide navigation assistance within other systems such as treatment, corrections, child welfare, hospitals, and linkages to physical health resources. MHAAO also has peers who specialize in working with adults over the age of 55 and a team of peers that work with the Sheriff’s Behavioral Health Unit.
Janie Marsh, Executive Director
Sean Syrek, Program Manager
NAMI Clackamas County
NAMI offers many classes and support opportunities to family members of a loved one experiencing mental health issues and those with mental health issues themselves. They offer Connections Recovery support group, Family Support Groups, Open Minds Art Studio, In Our Own Voice, Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, Wellness by Design, and NAMI Basics. NAMI Clackamas also helps find community resources through its PeRC program.
NAMI Clackamas County
10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie
Michele Veenker, Executive Director
Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)
Provides one-on-one support to family members/caregivers raising a child receiving mental health services. Supports are provided to families receiving Wraparound through Clackamas Behavioral Health Division. A Family Navigator is available to assist families through Providence Hospital’s emergency departments in Milwaukie and Oregon City.
Sandy Bumpus, Executive Director
Shannon Boyette, Regional Director for Clackamas
The Living Room (TLR)
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.
TLR also works with Clackamas County schools to develop Gay Straight Alliances for students and plan regular events and activities for area youth.
Atkinson Memorial Church
710 6th St.
Aryn Zanca, Program Coordinator
Youth ERA 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 for one-to-one peer support. The Drop offers group support: Leadership Group, Employment Group, Recovery Group, and opportunities to participate in other activities in the community. There are two additional Youth Peer Support Specialists to take referrals from system partners and accept self-referrals from young people.
YE also provides a peer specialized in support for young people after a death by suicide occurs in the community.
Youth MOVE Drop
11097 SE 21st Ave, Milwaukie
Martin Rafferty, Executive Director
Mia Prohaska, Program Manager