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For Families of Youth in OYA Custody

Additional Resources

Monthly Family Newsletters

Monthly newsletter to families and caregivers with helpful information about youth and family supports, upcoming events, and any relevant updates about youth treatment in our system.

OYA Family Support Group, Join Here. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom

GRUPO DE APOYO PARA FAMILIAS  DE OYA, Unete aqui, lunes de 6 a 7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Healthy Environments in Facilities

Entornos saludables en las instalaciones

Learn more about how OYA tests, monitors, and deals with potential environmental issues in our facilities.

Reach Out Oregon

A support network of families with children experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges. Includes online discussion forums with other parents and a call-in listening line for support.

Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support

A Portland-area crisis line that is answered by people of color who are counselors. They provide trauma support to other people of color. The line is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Phone: 503-575-3764

Bilingual Mental Health Helpline

Blingual and bicultural therapists offer mental health support. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekends. On weekdays, call anytime and leave a message, and a therapist will return your call.

Phone: 503-454-6787

Do You Want to Get Involved?

Join the OYA Family Advisory Council. The council advises OYA on:
  • how to improve opportunities for families to meaningfully engage with their youth;
  • how to support families in understanding and navigating the system; and
  • how to incorporate family voice into OYA policies and practices.
If you are interested, contact:
Griselda Solano Salinas, Director
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

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