Crisis and Support Resources

  • 988

    The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. You can text, call, or visit the website to instant message. 

    Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
    (503) 655-8585

    The Crisis and Support Line phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line; the staff there can provide support to anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on. Multilingual service.

    Clackamas Mental Health Center
    (503) 655-8585

    Clackamas Mental Health Center is a walk-in center for people in urgent need of mental health care. The services include brief counseling, safety screenings and referral to other resources. They also provide peer-delivered services, so people in need can get support from someone who has traveled similar roads of distress and has progressed in their own recovery. Our skilled staff includes trained mental health specialists, intensive case managers, peer support specialists, and a medical professional who work together to care for individuals and families in need.  

    To get started call 503-655-8585 or walk in to our clinic at 11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O, Happy Valley, OR 97086.  

    • Open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Saturdays and Sundays. Holiday hours vary.
    • Telehealth option is available.

    Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line (CTL) is here for you. A live, trained volunteer Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool calm. 

    Latinx Go Team
    (971) 254-0198

    They offer tips on how to reduce stress. They also connect with community resources such as food, rent and utility assistance programs, counseling, etc. They also offer information on how to protect yourself from the virus and how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.

    Military Helpline
    (888) 457-4838

    Text: MIL1 to 839863
    Free, confidential 24/7 support to service members, veterans and their families. Answered by veterans and others trained in military culture.

    Racial Equity Support Line-Lines for Life
    (503) 575-3764

    The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. They offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

    Reach Out Oregon
    1-833-REACH-OR (732-2467)

    A place to connect with caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Open for phone calls or online chat Monday through Friday from 12:00-7:00 pm except holidays.

    A Safe Place Family Justice Center
    24/7 Crisis Line: 503-654-2288

    Confidential text: (503) 461-2888 (M-F 9:30am-4pm)
    Free services for anyone experiencing or fleeing a domestic violence or sexual violence relationship. Some services offered are: intimate partner support groups, sexual assault support groups, art healing workshops for children, healthy relationship groups for middle schoolers identifying as female, parenting classes and protection orders. Also gives access to Clackamas Women's Services which gives access to a shelter.

    Safe + Strong Helpline
    (503) 655-8585

    The Safe + Strong Helpline is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not have to be in a crisis to contact this line. Help is free and available 24/7. Language interpreters are available.

    Senior Loneliness Line
    Support for seniors in the community who are feeling lonely and having difficulty connecting.

    StrongHearts Native Helpline
    Culturally appropriate domestic violence and dating violence help for Native Americans, available everyday from 5:00am-8:00pm. Offers peer support and advocacy, information and education about domestic violence and dating violence, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers.

How to Find a Therapist

  • We know finding a therapist who makes you feel comfortable and meets your needs can feel overwhelming. The Mental Health Specialist Team created a guide in English and Spanish to make this process easier! 

    As you search for a therapist, you realize you would like some additional support or ideas to overcome barriers, please reach out to the Mental Health Specialist supporting your child's school.

Youth Specific Supports

  • Native Youth Crisis Line (Through You Are Not Alone Network- YANAN)

    Supports specifically for Native Youth including but not limited to a crisis line, Elder's Wisdom and connection to other resources.

    Oregon YouthLine
    Call: 877-968-8491
    Text: teen2teen to 839863
    Free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and helpline. No problem is too big or too small. Teen available from 4pm-10pm, adults are available by phone all other times.

    Q Space
    Online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is live based chat with no video or audio. Conversations are facilitated by trained staff. Chats last up to 1.5 hours and are offered various times/days and sometimes have topics. Click on "join an upcoming group" on the website to see your options. Website also has lists of other groups. websites and information for LGBTQ+ students and parents.

    The Trevor Project
    Text: START to 678678
    National organization offering support including but not limited to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth and their friends. Offers online international peer-to-peer community. Texting service, phone line and instant messages on website open 24/7.

    Youth Era
    Services youth of all ages who identify as needing/wanting mental health supports. Virtual drop-in centers weekdays 3:00pm-6:00pm on Discord. Drop-in centers will including multiple chat options, video game competitions, cooking classes, mindfulness exercises, watch movies and other activities. Virtual one-on-one peer support. Streaming peer support on Twitch Monday through Friday 10:00am-1:00pm and 6:00pm-10:00pm. Student Support group on Zoom Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Support group for parents under the age of 25 on Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm. LGBTQ+ Empowerment Group on Zoom Wednesdays from 3:45pm-5:15 pm for ages 13-25 with chance to win a $25 gift card each week. Supports youth engaged in their services who are food-insecure with food deliveries. Services in English and Spanish.

Substance Use Supports

  • Al-Anon/Alateen
    Support groups for people who have been affected by someone else's drinking.

    Cannabis & Opioids Connections: Intersections & Health Implications of Youth Use
    Access to Slides Here 
    Clackamas County Prevention Coalition partnered with Dr. Kenneth Finn from Springs Rehabilitation in Colorado to present information on the interactions of youth cannabis use with youth opioid use. YouTube video linked in title, along with access to Dr. Finn's slide deck and his email are included. 

    Community Living Above
    (503) 719-2057
    Community Living Above's mission is to engage, educate and empower individuals and their families in drug and alcohol prevention. They serve as a community resource to advance youth prevention, find necessary supports and promote community collaboration while creating awareness. 

    In the Rooms
    Online meetings for people already in recovery, those seeking immediate help from any addiction and for the families, friends and allies of those people. They embrace multiple pathways to recovery including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

    Northwest Family Services
    (503) 546-6377
    Parenting classes, supports and resources for families, including various treatment options for youth struggling with substance use issues. Also offers Transitions: First Step at some school locations in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. 

    Oregon Recovery Network
    Covid-19 centralized location for state and local recovery resources including peer mentors, treatment and detox, recovery support groups, financial and other resources.

    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
    Call: 1-855-378-4373
    Text: 55753
    A Helpline for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their child's or loved one's substance use. You can register for their COVID support program to receive regular messages on how to help yourself and loved one during these times. Support is available in English and Spanish from 6:00am-9:00pm on weekdays and 9:00am to 2:00 pm on weekends. Also has online community support for parents and caregivers.

    Prevention is the Cure!
    Passcode: p40v%8Vg

    A webinar presented by Crystal Wollier, Ph.D., a person in long-term recovery. She is a therapist and educator who has been working with adolescents and adults with mental illness, behavior convers, and substance use disorders since 1991. Her area of expertise includes adolescent brain development, prevention programming, parent coaching, addiction and lots more. She received the Outstanding Research Aware from the Association of Alternative Peer Groups and was Counselor of the Year by Houston Counseling Association. Dr. Collier covered information in her book, The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide including information about mental health, substance use disorders and overall wellness. She also explains how healthy brain development in children occurs and how risky behavior can derail that trajectory.