Lane Resources

Support Groups

OFSN Respite Night hosted by Oregon Family Support Network
Meets the 1st Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm in Eugene. This group is for families with children experiencing mental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities, or who have special needs. Crafts, movies, and activities will be provided by trained youth activity leaders who are on-site to interact and supervise children. Dinner and light snacks will also be provided.

You must RSVP to obtain the location of the event to (541) 342-2876.

OFSN Daytime Support Group hosted by Oregon Family Support Network
Meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 12noon-1:30pm in Eugene. This group is for families with children experiencing mental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities, or who have special needs. Trained youth activity leaders are on-site to interact and supervise children and a light snack is provided

Please call (541) 342-2876 for exact meeting location or to RSVP

OFSN Family Fun Event at Skateworld hosted by Oregon Family Support Network
Meets the 4th Friday of each month from 6pm-8pm at Skateworld 3188 Gateway Loop in Springfield. Admission is $1.00 per person, plus the rental cost for regular skates, inline skates are $4.00. If paying admission is a hardship for your children/family please call their office to see if there is any financial assistance.

You must RSVP to (541) 342-2876 to attend this event.

Adoption Connections of Oregon–Parent Salon
Adult support/ discussion group

Meets on a regular basis at a rotating home throughout the greater Lane County area for snacks and a discussion on adoption

Specific topics that are of interest to the attendees

Eugene, OR
Contact for more information

Junction City Support Group
For foster care and adoptive families. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday morning of the month.

Junction City, OR
Contact Shay Crabtree at (541) 520-4521 for more information.

Lane County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
Adult support/ discussion group
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 PM to hear a speaker.

Contact Tammy Hadley at (541) 729-6309 for more information.

Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)
Oregon families supporting Oregon families with children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, mental and/or physical challenges and special needs. Services include toll free health informational line, support groups, resource referral, and individualized peer support for navigating multiple child serving agencies.

Statewide: (503) 908-1604
Offices in Milwaukee, Eugene and Salem

Parents Anonymous of Oregon
Parent Support Groups

Contact Ruth Taylor (503) 258-4568

Florence Support Group
Group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm.

Contact: Mark Stern at (514) 349-4480

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
Select your county and it will display support groups near you.

Professional Help

White Bird Clinic–Crisis Service Center
Provides a 24 hour emergency response for anyone in crisis, including a phone hotline, walk in crisis counseling, and mobile intervention when necessary.

Dr. Vince Berger

PeaceHealth Medical Group
Outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with issues of chemical dependency and/or emotional distress in the Eugene area.

Eugene/Springfield, OR

Board of Licensed Professionals
Search by city to find professional therapists and counselors in your area.

Albertina Kerr Centers
Offers children a short-term residential placement and 24 hour access to mental health professionals. Children receive a psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist, individual and family therapy with a Master level clinician, and a physical health exam.

Main Contact information: (503) 239-8101
Eugene: Lane County Office: (503) 239-8106

OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
Provides interdisciplinary clinical services for persons with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs at sites in Eugene and Portland. Also offers outreach clinical services covering a variety of special needs in Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford, and Roseburg and community programs in most Oregon counties.

Portland: (800) 452-3563

Lane County Department of Health and Human Services

Lynn Booth
Therapist with adoption experience


Youth Line
A peer-to-peer crisis line for teens. Youth working under adult supervision answer calls on divers topics including substance abuse, depression, self-harm, dating violence and other issues (many of which have substance abuse as an underlying issue).

Parental Stress Line

(800) 632-8188

Teen Peer Line

(800) 972-2734

Looking Glass


Lynn Booth

(541) 607-1061

Lane County Health and Human Services
Therapist with adoption experience

General Access (541) 947-6021
Crisis Number:(866) 687-4000(24 hours)


Oregon Teen Conference
Current of former foster youth ages 16-20 are welcome to apply for the conference. Runs for 4 days at Lewis and Clark College. Look for the next conference in the Summer of 2015!

Adaptive Recreation Services in Eugene
Provides adaptive recreation services at Hilyard Community Center. It is year-round, community-based, social and education programs for Eugene area children, teens and adults with disabilities.

Family Activities in Eugene
A list of classes, outdoor programs, aquatic programs, and special events in the Eugene area.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Learn what is going on at the Willamalane Sports and Recreation Center in Springfield.

The University of Oregon Adoption History Project
The history of adoption in the United States

Foster And Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County (FAAPA)
Adoption/Fostering Training, Newsletters, Events and more in Lane County Oregon

Interracial Family Help

Honoring Our New Ethnic Youth (HONEY)
Interracial, multiracial, and cultural diversity group meets on 2nd and 4th Saturdays during the school year at 601 W. 13th ST. for a potluck followed by arts, crafts, or guest speakers

Eugene, OR
Contact Sarah Ross (541) 343-4023 or Anya (youth director) at (541) 465-9810 for more information

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC)
Contains resources for Spanish speaking parents