National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7: 1-800-273-8255
National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7: 1-800-656-4673
Everyone needs resources from the community at times. Portland and Multnomah County are full of organizations that can serve your needs, either long term or in an emergency. Below are a few local and general web sites that allow you to refine your search.
The Westside Queer Resource Center
Washington County-based 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ2IA+ community in Northwest Oregon. They provide education, advocacy and resources to the LGBTQ community and their families.
The Gender Affirming Letter Access Project
Group of transgender, nonbinary, and allied mental health clinicians in the U.S. who believe in improving access to letters for clients who are seeking gender-affirming medical care.
Basic Rights Oregon (BRO)
BRO’s mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN)
GLAPN preserves, documents, and shares historical data.
The Queer Counselor
Free weekly group for trans & queer + autistic and/or ADHD and/or Neurodivergent folks. Great list of resources related to autism.
Portland State University Queer Resource Center has a virtual library that includes a collection of books, zines, essays, and poetry by and for queer and trans people.
Provides counseling, training for professionals, clothing closets and many other programs and offerings for the queer community.
A new ADHD coaching practice and resource center for the LGBTQIA+ community with services provided by Sarah Dopp.
Outside In is a social service organization that helps homeless youth and other marginalized people including transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals. Their Federally-Qualified Clinic provides medical services for youth ages 13-14 (with guardian), teenagers, adults and seniors.
Offers a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space where all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community can obtain the compassionate and culturally effective health care they need and deserve.
New Avenues for Youth
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Their programs support basic needs like meals and counseling, to providing opportunities for education, job training, employment, and housing.
- Teen-to-teen youth crisis and support service provided by Lines for Life—a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. YouthLine operates a national helpline that provides crisis support and referrals via call, text, and chat. The YouthLine is answered by teen volunteers daily from 4pm-10pm PST (and by adults at all other times!). Translation services are available upon request.
- YouthLine also operates a peer-supported outreach program to destigmatize mental health challenges, increase awareness for mental health and wellness, and encourage youth to reach out for help. YouthLine’s helpline and outreach programs are supported by our youth development program, which builds skills and confidence around mental health and wellness.
Portland organization building positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through Education, Art and Recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthy lives.
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Works with the resettlement agencies to help new residents navigate public transportation and secure a job. IRCO also offers a host of other programs including classes, community building, leadership trainings and social service referral.
Immigration Advocates Network
Provides a listing of immigration legal services in Oregon.
Oregon Immigration Resource
Provides information and resources about DACA, citizenship, humanitarian programs, and family based immigration in Oregon.
Monte Nido: HAES Gender-inclusive inpatient and outpatient ED treatment
Drug and Alcohol:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Addiction Treatment in Multnomah County
Multnomah County Addiction Resources
Racial Equity Support Line 503-575-3764
The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. They offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.
Intercultural Psychiatric Clinic at OHSU, 503-494-4222
Offers counseling, psychiatric services, case management with specialists experienced working with immigrants. They currently accept OHP only. There is a grant for torture survivors if they are uninsured/don’t have OHP insurance. Counselors speak different languages, but no Spanish.
Urban League of Portland
One of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African-Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security, and quality of life.
Resources for Veterans:
Baby Blues Connection, 1-800-557-8375
Local nonprofit/volunteer run organization that has an online directory of providers (therapists, massage, acupuncture, etc) for postpartum wellness as well as online support groups for parents.
Monica Parmley-Frutiger Resources
Educational & Therapeutic Tools
Pulse Wellness has created these tools that are tremendously helpful in both classroom and therapeutic settings: