Multnomah County Resources

Support Groups

Talk It Over hosted by Swindells Family Resource Center and sponsored by Trillium Family Services:

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. There are two locations to choose from:

  • Portland: Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 4pm-6pm at Providence Child Center, Providence Hospital Campus 830 NE 47th Ave. in Portland.
  • Gresham: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm at Human Solutions 124 NE 181st Street in Portland.
The contact for both of these groups is Margaret Puckette at 503-289-7797

LGBTQ Adoptive Parent Support Group hosted by Adoption Mosaic:

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.

Adoption Support Group hosted by DHS

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm-8pm at DHS Midtown Branch, Lobby Conference Room 1425 NE Irving Street in Portland.

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center

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African-American Families through Adoption Support Group

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 at 503-645-6642 or pearlysue@standfordalumni.org for more information.

Families For Children from China

  • Contact: Cathy Rowland
  • Location: P.O. Box 5642 Portland, OR 97208
  • Phone Number: 503-295-6322

ADHD Parent Support Group hosted by Stumptown CHADD

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Providence St. Vincent Hospital 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Room 6 in Portland. 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.

Northwest Adoptive Families Association and North American Council on Adoptable Children Representative

  • Contact: Kathie Stocker
  • Location: 5737 SW Pendleton Portland, OR 97122
  • Phone Number: 503-243-1356

Adoptive Families’ Support Group

Adoptive/Foster Support Group

  • Contact: Kathy Roland
  • Location: IHOP-Corner of Stark & 242nd Avenue Portland, OR
  • Phone Number: 503-666-9369

Department of Human Services

  • Contact: Peggy Gilmer
  • Location: Clackamas DHS Office Clackamas, OR
  • Phone Number: 503-657-2112

Padres Unidoes

  • Contact: DHS Judy Orellana
  • Location: 1425 NE Irving, Building 400 Portland, OR

African-American Support Group

  • Contact: Jeanett Davis
  • Location: Portland, OR Clackamas, OR
  • Phone Number: 281-652-1402

Department of Human Services

  • Contact: Peggy Gilmer
  • Location: Clackamas DHS Office Clackamas, OR
  • Phone Number: 503-657-2112
  • World Wide Web: FCC Oregon and SW Washington

Professional Help

Board of Licensed Professionals

Adoption Therapists in Multnomah County

Dr. Vince Berger