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)