Peer and Family Support Services

If you are having a mental health emergency, call our crisis line at 503-655-8585.

Si está teniendo una emergencia de salud mental, llame a nuestra línea de crisis al 503-655-8585.

Sometimes people need to talk to someone who understands what they are going through when they are in need of mental health or addictions support.  Clackamas County Behavioral Health partners with a variety of community organizations and non profits to provide peer-supported services.

Peer services are offered to people in need, by people in recovery from addictions and mental health issues.  Known as peers, they are trained in how to help people in need.  Peer delivered services have been shown to be an extremely effective addition to traditional assistance methods.

Currently, we partner with 9 peer delivered service organizations:

David Romprey Warm Line

Mental health and addiction phone support provided by peers.


DDA (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous)

Provides a number of self-help groups for people with co-occurring mental health experiences and addiction.  Groups are modeled after traditional 12 step programs.


Johnson Creek Council
2808 SE Johnson Creek, Milwaukie
Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.

The Cedars
17036 S. Eaden Road, Oregon City
Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Sandy Clinic:  Clackamas County Health Centers
38872 Proctor Blvd., Sandy
Mondays at 3 pm and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Haven House, Bridges to Change
15170 SE River Road, Milwaukie
Sundays at 8 p.m.

Just Friends at Jennings Lodge
4545 SE Ina Ave #9, Milwaukie
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

NAMI Clackamas
10202 SE 32nd, Ste. 501, Milwaukie
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Chez Ami
8358 SE Causey, HappyValley
Fridays at 4 p.m.

Folk Time

Folk Time provides an adult drop-in center in Oregon City. This drop-in provides companionship, education, group activities and lunch. These activities include outings into the community. The calendar of events can be found on their website.

Mobile peer outreach to individuals in the county’s rural areas and organizing group activities for those individuals. One-on-one peer support for individuals receiving services at Stewart and Hilltop Clinics and individuals seeking support through Clackamas MHC Crisis Services.\

Drop-in location
Atkinson Memorial Church
710 6th St., Oregon City

Angel Prater, Executive Director

Amanda Maddalone, Social Programs

Clackamas MHC
11211 SE 82nd Ave, Suite O
Happy Valley

Mental Health Association of Oregon

MHAO provides peer support to adults with a dual diagnosis of addiction/substance use and mental health or those that are at risk of developing substance use issues.  Peers assist individuals in accessing community support resources and developing a network of support within their community.  Peers provide navigation assistance within other systems such as treatment, corrections, child welfare, hospitals, and linkages to physical health resources. MHAO also has peers who specialize in working with adults over the age of 55 and a team of peers that work with the Sheriff’s Behavioral Health Unit.

Janie Marsh, Executive Director

Sean Syrek, Program Manager

NAMI Clackamas County

NAMI offers many classes and support opportunities to family members of a loved one experiencing mental health issues and those with mental health issues themselves.  They offer Connections Recovery support group, Family Support Groups, Open Minds Art Studio, In Our Own Voice, Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, Wellness by Design, and NAMI Basics.  NAMI Clackamas also helps find community resources through its PeRC program.

NAMI Clackamas County
10202 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 501, Milwaukie

Michele Veenker, Executive Director

Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)

Provides one-on-one support to family members/caregivers raising a child receiving mental health services. Supports are provided to families receiving Wraparound through Clackamas Behavioral Health Division.  A Family Navigator is available to assist families through Providence Hospital’s emergency departments in Milwaukie and Oregon City.

Sandy Bumpus, Executive Director

Shannon Boyette, Regional Director for Clackamas

Stay Clean, Inc.

Stay Clean provides support within Clackamas County Jail and the Transition Center. They also work in collaboration with the LINK team through Clackamas MHC to provide support to people exiting Clackamas County Jail. Stay Clean provides a peer support center with group support meetings and 1:1 support.

Peer Support Center
2601 SE 160th
Portland, OR 97236

Johnnie A. Gage, Executive Director

Johnnie W. Gage, Clack Peer Support

The Living Room (TLR)

Drop-in providing a safe, healthy, empowering space where LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) youth, ages 14 – 20, and allies can connect with one another and resources.

TLR also works with Clackamas County schools to develop Gay Straight Alliances for students and plan regular events and activities for area youth.

Atkinson Memorial Church
710 6th St.   

Aryn Zanca, Program Coordinator

Youth ERA Clackamas

Provides a drop-in center for youth/young adults in transition, ages 14 – 25 years.  People can participate in a number of activities at the Drop and access Young Adult Peer Support Specialists for one-to-one peer support.  The Drop offers group support:  Leadership Group, Employment Group, Recovery Group, and opportunities to participate in other activities in the community. There are two additional Youth Peer Support Specialists to take referrals from system partners and accept self-referrals from young people.

YE also provides a peer specialized in support for young people after a death by suicide occurs in the community.

Youth MOVE Drop
11097 SE 21st Ave, Milwaukie

Martin Rafferty, Executive Director

Maria Hermsen, Program Manager