I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. These are profoundly challenging times for everyone but especially for the recovery community. I wanted to share with you the action Oregon Recovers is taking to support people in recovery—both in the short term and in the long term:
- We launched OregonRecoveryNetwork.org. As recovery support and outpatient meetings moved online due to social distancing, we realized there was not a central online source of information to mitigate the effects of this crisis. We partnered with Google to launch ORN the day Governor Brown issued a stay-at-home order. The information on the site is crowdsourced, meaning we need YOUR help providing updates from your local community. And we need your help promoting the sight on your social media platforms and via text and email. Know someone in recovery? Send them this link!
- Launched “Recovery Talks.” Starting tomorrow, we will host a weekly online “townhall” for the recovery community each Thursday’s at 4:00 pm. Click here for more information. Tomorrow’s conversation will feature Oregon Recovers Co-Chairs Se-ah-dom Edmo & Tony Vezina. Join us tomorrow!
- Advocating for Relapse Prevention. On April 8th, at our request, a bi-partisan set of legislators sent a letter to the Director of the Oregon Health Authority requesting OHA take several immediate steps to create a relapse prevention program. Click here to view the letter.
Like so many Oregonians, Oregon Recovers staff have been working from home and working hard to pivot to addressing the crisis on behalf of the recovery community. Like many non-profits, we are challenged by the rapidly changing economy our donors are facing. If you have the ability in these tough times, please consider contributing to our work at the critical time. Click here to make an investment in Oregon Recovers.
Please be safe. And thank you to all the essential personnel working in the treatment centers, the peers reaching out to recovery community members and state/local government staff reallocating resources to protect our community.
P.S. I hope you will join us for the virtual Recovery Talks town hall tomorrow!
P.P.S. The 2020 Recovery Community Summit has been rescheduled for August 21-23! Early bird registration is just $90, has been extended to July 1and is 100% refundable should we need to reschedule again. Register today–we all need something to look forward to!
Thank you to our Funders!
4th Dimension Recovery Center
Addictions Recovery Center
African American Behavioral Healthcare & Addiction Treatment Coalition
All Star Labor and Staffing
Bend Treatment Center
Bridges to Change
Cascade Sober Living
Cascadia Whole Healthcare
Cedar Hills Hospital
Central City Concern
Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde
Emergence Addiction and Behavioral Therapies
Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI)
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Health Share of Oregon
Jackson Care Connect
Lines for Life
Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO)
Meyer Memorial Trust
Northwest Instituto Latino de Adicciones
The Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
Oregon Council for Behavioral Health (formerly OPERA)
Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine (ORSAM)
Sober Living PDX
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Springfield Treatment Center
The Collins Foundation
The Meyer Memorial Trust
The Northwest Health Foundation
Trillium Family Services
Trillium Community Health Plan