Children’s Disability Levels

Mild

Caregivers can expect the child to respond to limit-setting or other interventions. The child can perform basic life management functions appropriate for child’s age and development and can use mainstream methods of transportation and communication.

  • Child requires no equipment for daily functioning and may require average or slightly above average medical care and appointments.
  • Child may have a condition that is totally managed by medication, or a condition that is correctable or improves on its own with time.
  • The child may be developmentally delayed in physical development but has a prognosis of catching up.

The child with a Mild disability could have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Developmental/Learning conditions that are not severe enough to require special education.
  • Emotional conditions such as adjustment reactions, situational depression or acting out behaviors.
  • Mental conditions with mild mental retardation in children who usually will be able to live independently as an adult, hold a job, and manage their lives with some guidance in crises. A child with mild mental retardation can often be in a mainstream class with resource room help or tutoring.
  • Physical/Medical conditions, such as mild cerebral palsy and treatable medical conditions such as controlled seizures, hearing or vision impairment.

Moderate

Caregivers need to provide a structured supportive setting in which most activities are designed to improve the child’s functioning. Child has a relatively stable non-correctable condition that is neither progressive nor degenerative. Child can perform basic life management functions appropriate for age and development (feeding, dressing, toileting) with some assistance.

  • Child may require moderate home modifications, corrective surgery, and/or one or more weekly medical appointments.
  • Child may require some assistance with transportation and communication functions.

The child with a Moderate disability could have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Developmental/Learning conditions such as those requiring long- term special education classes.
  • Emotional conditions such as conduct disorder, sexual abuse and other problems that may need long-term therapy.
  • Mental conditions with moderate mental retardation in children who as an adult, may achieve partial self-support in a sheltered work place, but will always need supervision and will need to live in a group home or family setting.
  • Medical/Physical conditions, such as moderate cerebral palsy, paraplegia, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, partially controlled seizures, blindness or deafness.

Severe

Caregivers may need specialized training or experience to provide therapeutic, habilitative, and medical support and interventions. Child may require life support equipment, or has a progressive, degenerative or terminal illness.

  • Child may require significant home modifications.
  • Child may require repeated doctor or frequent hospitalizations or surgeries.
  • Child requires 2 or more medical appointments per week.
  • Child requires a parent or aide to perform basic life management functions (feeding, dressing, toileting, etc.).
  • Child may require special adaptations for transportation and/or communication.

The child with a Severe disability could have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Developmental/Learning conditions that may cause a permanent difficulty in academic or social/emotional functioning, or occupation.
  • Emotional conditions such as attachment disorder that may require hospitalization or residential treatment.
  • Mental conditions such as severe to profound retardation with an IQ less than 25. Individuals with severe mental retardation may be able to partially contribute to self-care, but will be unable to work and will need ongoing supervision and help with daily routines.
  • Medical/Physical conditions, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), multiple moderate conditions or a condition that requires ongoing and constant medical attention, such as quadriplegia or cystic fibrosis.

Yamhill County Resources

Support Groups

Collaborative Problem Solving: Peer Support Group

  • Meeting Location: Newberg Park. (so kids can play while parents talk)
  • Meeting Time: Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Group type: Support group.It is for parents who want support and the focus will be on practice, role-playing, review, and self-care.

You must pre-register with Jan Urton, Yamhill County Family Support Partner

Washington County Resources

Support Groups

Foster Care Support Groups

  • Description: Foster Care Support Groups for our foster families of Washington County. Support Group meets in the Beaverton DHS office on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm. Childcare is being provided for the foster parents during this support group by A Jesus Church and the volunteers from Foster Parent’s Night Out.
  • Location: 15625 SW Greystone Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
  • Website: Foster Kids Forward
  • Phone: 503-277-6671

OFSN

  • Description: Providing peer support for families in Washington County who have children involved with Washington County Mental Health. OFSN GAME NIGHT “A welcoming place to meet other families, youth and young adults with special needs.”
  • Website: OFSN
  • Location: First Friday of each month except December at LifeWorks NW, 1340 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Attachment Parenting

  • Description: Parent Support makes a world of difference. API invites you to become involved with your local API support group, or begin an API support group in your local community.
  • Website: Attachment Parenting

Adoption Mosaic

  • Description: Providing pre and post adoption support through adoption readiness trainings, workshops, panels, and support groups.
  • Website: Adoption Mosaic

Adoptions

  • Description: An affiliate of Lifeline Children’s Services, exists to provide a hope and a future through the Gospel for children around the world by discipline, engaging and equipping people towards adoption, foster care, and orphan care.
  • Location: 149 SE. 3rd Ave. suite 600 Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
  • Website: Adoptions
  • Email: dove@adoptions.net
  • Phone: 503-324-9010

NAFA

  • Description: A non-profit, all volunteer, support group for adoptive families and those interested in adoption. NAFA is actively involved in education, advocacy, and support for its nearly four hundred member families located throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
  • Website: NAFA Online
  • Phone: 503-243-1356

CHADD

  • Description: Whether you are the parent of a child with ADHD, an educator, a healthcare clinician, other professional, or an adult with ADHD, one of the best aspects about joining CHADD is that you are not alone. CHADD provides support through education, information and support.
  • Website: Chadd

Open Adoption Family Service

Campfire Columbia

  • Website: Campfire Columbia
  • Location: 619 SW. 11th Ave. suite 234 Portland, Oregon 97205-2694

Therapists/counselors

Balance Center for Children and Families, LLC

  • Description: Services provided in Individual and Family therapy. Specialties in Trauma, Adjustment and transitional issues, early childhood mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Step/blended families, Autism, Aggression in children, Disruptive behavior, Adoption, Behavioral issues, parenting support, family conflict, ADHD, stress management, and social skill building.
  • Location: 7440 SW. Hunziker Rd. suite F Tigard, Oregon 97223.
  • Website: Balance For Families
  • Phone: 503-596-2222

Fire Fly Counseling Services

  • Description: Services provided in Individual and Family therapy. Specialties in Trauma, Adjustment and transitional issues, early childhood mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Step/blended families, Autism, Aggression in children, Disruptive behavior, Adoption, Behavioral issues, parenting support, family conflict, ADHD, stress management, and social skill building.
  • Location: 535 SE. Washington St. Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
  • Website: Fire Fly Counseling
  • Phone: 503-596-2222

ACES

  • Description: Trained to work with Children, Adolescents, Adopted Adults, Parents and Adopted Children and families.
  • Website: ACES
  • Location: 3720 SW 141st ST. #204 Beaverton, Oregon 97005
  • Website: Options

Rhonda Andrews

  • Specialties: Post-Adoption, Loss or Grief, Trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, Depression, Anxiety, Child or Adolescents issues, ADHD, Divorce, Parenting, and Therapy.
  • Loacation: 307 E. 2nd St. Ste. #115 Newburg, Oregon 97132
  • Website: Rhonda Andrew slcsw

Robin Magdahlen

  • Description: Services in Adoption, Blended families, couples/relationships, Divorce, and support groups.
  • Location: 7440 SW. Hunziker Rd. suite F Tigard, Oregon 97223.
  • Website: Living Playfully
  • Phone: 503-380-2049

Maggie Sprague

  • Services provided: Therapy in Depression and anxiety, family counseling, parenting support, grief, stress management, and conflict resolution
  • Location: 18650 SW. Boones Ferry Rd. Suite #3 Tualatin, Oregon 97062
  • Website: Wellness Counseling PDX
  • Phone: 503-833-2566

Simone D’Amore, MSCP, LPC Individual, Child, and Family Therapist

Linda Sheppard

Multnomah County Resources

Support Groups

Talk It Over (Portland)
  • Description: A support group for families with a child or teen with mental illness, substance abuse, or serious behavior problems. Group is for family members only, including siblings. Snacks are provided. Hosted by Swindells Family Resource Center and sponsored by Trillium Family Services
  • Date: Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 4pm-6pm
  • Location: Providence Child Center, Providence Hospital Campus 830 NE 47th Ave. in Portland.
  • Contact: Margaret Puckette
  • Phone: 503-289-7797
Talk It Over (Gresham)
  • Description: A support group for families with a child or teen with mental illness, substance abuse, or serious behavior problems. Group is for family members only, including siblings. Snacks are provided. Hosted by Swindells Family Resource Center and sponsored by Trillium Family Services
  • Date: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Human Solutions 124 NE 181st Street in Portland
  • Contact: Margaret Puckette
  • Phone: 503-289-7797
LGBTQ Adoptive Parent Support Group
  • Description: Meets every 3rd Thursday from 6pm-8pm at Q Center 4115 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland. Groups will be lead by a team of adoption professionals and members of the LGBTQ adoption community. Hosted by Adoption Mosaic
  • Website: Adoption Mosaic
  • Phone: 971-533-0102
  • Email: astrid@adoptionmosaic.org
Adoption Support Group hosted by DHS
  • Date: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm
  • Location: DHS Midtown Branch, Lobby Conference Room 1425 NE Irving Street in Portland
  • Contact: Rene Hendricks
  • Phone: 971-673-1866
  • Contact: Donna Thomas
  • Phone: 971-673-2087
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
African-American Families through Adoption Support Group
  • Description: Meets in the greater Portland area for potlucks and fun. Can help you connect with mentors for African-American children.
  • Contact: Pam or Rob Vergun
  • Email: pearlysue@standfordalumni.org
  • Phone: 503-645-6642
Families For Children from China
  • Location: P.O. Box 5642 Portland, OR 97208
  • Contact: Cathy Rowland
  • Phone: 503-295-6322
Families For Children from China
  • Location: P.O. Box 5642 Portland, OR 97208
  • Contact: Cathy Rowland
  • Phone: 503-295-6322
ADHD Parent Support Group
  • Description: This support group is open parents and caregivers of children affected by ADHD. The group is there to share the joys and challenges in raising children with ADHD. Hosted by Stumptown CHADD
  • Date: Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Location: Providence St. Vincent Hospital 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Room 6 in Portland
  • Contact: Stumptown CHADD
  • Email: info@stumptownCHADD.org
  • Info: Flyer
Northwest Adoptive Families Association and North American Council on Adoptable Children Representative
  • Location: 5737 SW Pendleton Portland, OR 97122
  • Contact: Kathie Stocker
  • Phone: 503-243-1356
Adoptive Families’ Support Group
Adoptive/Foster Support Group
  • Location: IHOP-Corner of Stark & 242nd Avenue Portland, OR
  • Contact: Kathy Roland
  • Phone: 503-666-9369
Department of Human Services
  • Location: Clackamas DHS Office Clackamas, OR
  • Contact: Peggy Gilmer
  • Phone: 503-657-2112
Padres Unidoes
  • Location: 1425 NE Irving, Building 400 Portland, OR
  • Contact: DHS Judy Orellana
African-American Support Group
  • Location: Portland, OR Clackamas, OR
  • Contact: Jeanett Davis
  • Phone: 281-652-1402
Department of Human Services

Professional Help

Board of Licensed Professionals
Adoption Therapists in Multnomah County
Dr. Vince Berger

Marion County Resources

Support Groups

Marion County Adoption Support Group hosted by DHS Child Welfare:

  • Description: Meets the second Tuesday of every month. These groups meet at Grace Lutheran at the corner of Kings Blvd. and Harrison in Corvallis from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Dinner is provided and children’s programs are available on site for ages 3 and up.
  • Contact: Kem Sunitsch at 503-378-5289 or kem.sunitsch@state.or.us

Adopting Oregon’s Kids -A-OK Support group hosted by DHS:

  • Description: Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12noon-1pm at DHS Services Building 500 Summer Street in Salem. Each month has a new topic for discussion.
  • Contact: contact Roberta Lincoln at 503-947-5214 for more information or to RSVP.

LGBT Resources

Salem Rainbow Youth:

  • Description: This organization serves the gay, lesbian, transgender, questioning youth, and their allies in Marion and Polk counties. They have events for both youth and their familiews, as well as support groups that meet monthly and youth activity nights.
  • Website: Check them out on their website
  • Facebook: Facebook

Salem LGBT resources, businesses, etc.:

Salem Pride – LGBT resources in the area:

Linn County Resources

Support Groups

Teen and Young Adult Groups hosted by Oregon Family Support Network:

  • Teen Social Club: Autism, Aspergers, and Friends – meets the second Wednesday of the month This group meets at Grace Lutheran Church in Corvallis from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • High School and Up Group: meets the last Tuesday of the month This group meets from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.
  • Young Adult Connect (post high school to age 25): Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month. This group meets from 6pm-8pm at The Clubhouse on Jack London Rd. in Corvallis.

Developmental Disabilities and Autism:

  • Description: Meets the second Tuesday of every month. These groups meet at Grace Lutheran at the corner of Kings Blvd. and Harrison in Corvallis from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Dinner is provided and children’s programs are available on site for ages 3 and up.

Family Support and Education Groups hosted by Oregon Family Support Network Mental Health and Behavioral Issues:

  • Description: Meets the last Tuesday of every month
For the above groups: Families should call ahead with any special needs. Contact is Hilary Harrison, Benton County Regional Director at 541-740-6306 or hilaryh@ofsn.net

Events

Oregon Teen Conference

  • Description: 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!
  • Website: Oregon Teen Conference Event Flyer

Family Friendly Activities In Corvallis

  • Description: Includes outdoor activities, museums and more.
  • Website: Corvallis Attractions Guide
  • Benton County Tourism

    Corvallis Guide

  • Description: Provides a sample of the variety of events available in Corvallis.
  • Website: Corvallis Events Calendars
  • Lincoln County Resources

    Professional Help

    Youth Line

    • Description: 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).
    • Phone Number: 877-553-8336

    Lincoln County Mental Health Program

    • Description: Search by city to find professional therapists and counselors in your area.
    • General Access: 541-574-5960
    • Crisis Number: 541-265-4179 (days) or 888-232-7191 (afternoon)

    Adoption Therapists in Lincoln County

    • Description: Provides a list of professionals that can help you and your child through any problems you are facing.
    • Website: Therapists in Lincoln County

    Dr. Vince Berger

    Parental Stress Line

    Teen Peer Line

    Events

    Oregon Teen Conference

    • Description: 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!
    • Website: Oregon Teen Conference Event Flyer

    Discover Newport

    • Dexcription: Look at the attractions that Newport, Oregon encompasses.
    • Website: Activities

    Parks and Recreation in Newport

    • Dexcription: Explore all the recreation activities you and your family can do.
    • Website: Parks and Recreation

    Central Oregon Coast Guide

    • Dexcription: Rediscover where you live with your family. A category of free activities is listed as well.
    • Website: Oregon Coast

    Lane County Resources

    Support Groups

    Lane County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

    • Description: 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.

    Junction City Support Group

    • Description: For foster care and adoptive families. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday morning of the month.
    • Location: The location is at Junction City, OR.
    • Contact: Contact Shay Crabtree at 541-520-4521 for more information.

    Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)

    • Description: 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.
    • Contact: Contact Oregon Family Support Network (Offices in Milwaukee, Eugene and Salem) at 503-908-1604

    Adoption Connections of Oregon–Parent Salon

    • Description: 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.
    • Contact Information: Adoption Connections of Oregon,Eugene, OR.
    • Contact: 541-343-4209 or aco@peak.org

    Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center

    • Description: Select your county and it will display support groups near you.
    • Website: Oregon Post Adoption

    Florence Support Group

    • Description: Group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm.
    • Contact: Contact Mark Stern at 514-349-4480

    OFSN Respite Night hosted by Oregon Family Support Network

    • Description: 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.
    • Contact: You must RSVP to obtain the location of the event to 541-342-2876.

    OFSN Daytime Support Group hosted by Oregon Family Support Network

    • Description: 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.
    • Contact: Please call 541-342-2876 for exact meeting location or to RSVP.

    OFSN Family Fun Event at Skateworld hosted by Oregon Family Support Network

    • Description: 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.
    • Contact: You must RSVP to 541-342-2876 to attend this event.

    Parents Anonymous of Oregon

    Professional Help

    White Bird Clinic–Crisis Service Center

    • Description: Provides a 24 hour emergency response for anyone in crisis, including a phone hotline, walk in crisis counseling, and mobile intervention when necessary.
    • Location: Eugene, OR
    • Contact: 541-687-4000 or toll: 800-422-7558>

    Board of Licensed Professionals

    Albertina Kerr Centers

    • Description: 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.
    • Website: Crisis Psychiatric Care(Subacute)
    • Email: info@albertinakerr.org
    • Phone: 503-239-8106 (Eugene: Lane County Office) or 503-239-8101 (Main Contact information)

    OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

    • Description: 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.
    • Phone: 800-452-3563 (Portland) or 800-637-0700 (Eugene)

    Lynn Booth

    Dr. Vince Berger

    Youth Line

    • Description: 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).
    • Phone: 877-553-8336

    PeaceHealth Medical Group

    • Description: Outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with issues of chemical dependency and/or emotional distress in the Eugene area.
    • Location: Eugene/Springfield, OR
    • Phone: 541-687-6096

    Lane County Health and Human Services

    • Description: Therapist with adoption experience.
    • General Access Phone: 541-947-6021
    • Crisis Number: 866-687-4000 (24 hours)

    Lane County Department of Health and Human Services

    Teen Peer Line

    Looking Glass

    Lynn Booth

    Parental Stress Line

    Events

    Adaptive Recreation Services in Eugene

    • Description: 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.
    • Website: Adaptive at Hilyard

    Oregon Teen Conference

    • Description: 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!
    • Website: Oregon Teen Conference Event Flyer

    Foster And Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County (FAAPA)

    • Description: Adoption/Fostering Training, Newsletters, Events and more in Lane County Oregon.
    • Website: FAAPA

    The University of Oregon Adoption History Project

    Willamalane Park and Recreation District

    • Description: Learn what is going on at the Willamalane Sports and Recreation Center in Springfield.
    • Website: Willamalane

    Family Activities in Eugene

    • Description: A list of classes, outdoor programs, aquatic programs, and special events in the Eugene area.
    • Website: Family

    Interracial Family Help

    Honoring Our New Ethnic Youth (HONEY)

    • Description: 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.
    • Location: Eugene, OR
    • Email: eugenehoney@aol.com
    • Contact: Sarah Ross 541-343-4023 or Anya (youth director) at 541-465-9810 for more information

    Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC)

    Josephine County Resources

    Support Groups

    North American Council on Adoptable Children Representatives

    Southern Oregon Adoptive Families

    • Description: Select what you and your family want to do and see which parks throughout the county match your selection.
    • Address: 156 Congestoga Street Grants Pass, OR 97527

    Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center

    Professional Help

    Adoption Therapists in Josephine County

    Dr. Vince Berger

    Events

    Josephine County Fairgrounds Facebook

    • Description: Keep up to date with events in Josephine County.
    • Facebook: Facebook Link.

    Events Calendar in Grant Pass See events going on in around town

    Jefferson County Resources

    Therapists/counselors

    Jennifer McKague

    • Specialties and Issues: Depression, ADHD, Anger management, Asperger’s syndrome, Behavioral issues, family conflict, OCD, Parenting, Adoption, relationship issues, Trauma, Sexual abuse, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar disorder, and Emotional disturbance.
    • Location: 2775 SW. 17th Pl. suite #7 Redmond, Oregon 97756
    • Website: Therapists Psychology Today
    • Phone Number: 541-213-2151

    Betty J. Baumont

    Dr. Wendy E. Laakmann

    • Specialties and Issues: Testing and Evaluation, Autism, Learning disabilities, ADHD, Adoption, Behavioral issues, coping skills, developmental disorder, mental retardation, parenting, self-esteem, traumatic, brain injury, academic underachievement, Asperger syndrome, child or adolescents, Depression, emotional disturbance, oppositional defiance, peer relationships, and Trauma/PTSD.
    • Location: 131 NW. Hawthrone St. suite 201 Bend, Oregon 97701
    • Website: Therapists Psychology Today
    • Phone: 541-526-7758

    New Priorities Family Service

    • Common Issues address: Self-defeating thoughts, Depression/Anxiety, ADHD, Oppositional defiant disorder, Conduct disorder, Anger/Emotional management, Family conflicts, Defiant/Aggressive behavior, self-management behavior, Attachment issues, decision making/problem solving, and Self harm/Suicidal ideation.
    • Location: 1655 SW. Highland Ave. suite #3 Redmond, Oregon 97756
    • Website: My New Priorities
    • Phone: 541-923-2654

    Sherrie J. Adams

    • Specialties and Issues: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, substance abuse, Anger management, relationship issues, and stress management.
    • Location: 705 SE. Salmon Ave. Redmond, Oregon 97756
    • Website: Crooked River Counseling
    • Phone: 541-526-7784

    Mental Health Services

    BestCare Treatment (Mental Health)

    • Description: we understand how challenging and sometimes bewildering it can be to provide an environment where everyone can be successful and thrive. The Parenting Toolkit Classes at Jefferson Center for Mental Health are small groups that provide support, training and consultation on mental health and behavioral issues facing children involved in the child welfare system.
    • Contact: Debbie Palmer
    • Location: 705 SE. Salmon Ave. Redmond, Oregon 97756
    • Website: Therapists Psychology Today
    • Email: Debbie.palmer@co.jefferson.or.us
    • Phone: 541-325-5024

    Other websites for foster/adoptive families

    The Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA)

    • Description: Statewide association operating within the foster, relative, and adoptive community in Oregon. Founded in 1996, the organization’s mission is “to empower, support, and advocate for foster, relative, and adoptive families who enrich the quality of life for Oregon’s children.”
    • Website: About OFPA
    • Email: office@opfa.com
    • Phone: 503-361-3609 or Toll Free: 1-888-544-3402

    Foster Club

    • Description: National network of young people in foster care.
    • Locatino: 753 First Avenue, Seaside OR
    • Website: Foster Club
    • Phone: 503-717-1552