Connections and referrals to services
Regional information and referrals
A triage line to help navigate services
7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Clackamas County Call Center
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. Military veterans may press ‘1’ for specialized care.
Senior Loneliness Line
Provides 24/7, free and confidential support to older adults.
Trans Lifeline’s Peer Support Hotline
Peer support service run by trans people.
Tribe Wellness Community
Offers free online mental health support groups with groups for teens, people in recovery, people with family difficulties, people with mental illness (OCD, anxiety) and more. Online 24 hours a day. Sign up required.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Call 988 for new national suicide and mental health crisis line. Veterans can now dial 988 and press 1 to reach the Veteran Crisis Line for a conversation with a trained, compassionate crisis counselor. 24/7, confidential and free.
Also visit the online treatment locators.
Support if you are struggling with increased alcohol use
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Provides prevention and treatment support and services.
Oregon Recovery Network
Provides latest state and local recovery resources such as AA Meetings and peer services like recovery mentors.
Mental health connections for teens
Provides free mental health support for teens by teens. Teens can talk about any issue, large or small. Available 24 hours a day and teens staff the line from 4 to 10 p.m.
Text teen2teen to 83983.
Youth Era. Hosts free virtual drop ins where teens can connect every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. on a safe and supportive space called Discord. During “Virtual Drop” hours, youth can access activities such as chat rooms, video game competitions, cooking classes and mindfulness exercises.
The Living Room. Provides youth-centered online support for LGBTQ+ teens (ages 14 to 20) with virtual drop-ins via Discord, D & D sessions, book club and many other online activities.
Q Chat Space. Provides an online space for LGBTQ+ youth to talk about their experiences and connect.
The Trevor Project is a crisis line for LGBTQ+ youth. It also offers text and chat options, an online hangout space and other resources. The Trevor Project Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ youth 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).
What Teens can do. Six tips for your teen who is facing a new “normal.”
Parenting tips and information
- Helping Teens Cope with Stress and Anxiety
- Tip sheet from the World Health Organization
- Tips for staying positive from the World Health Organization
- How to protect your teens from substance use during this challenging time
Things to do
- The Oregon City Library offers many online resources and fun activities.
- Free kid coloring pages to download
- Free teen coloring pages
- Gratitude journal article and templates
- Gratitude mandalas
Connect with us on Facebook for more resources and updates.
Resources for your Community
Policies, laws & rules
- Oregon Vaping Stats
- Oregon Youth Marijuana Use
- 2018 Oregon Student Wellness Statewide Report
- 2019 Oregon Tobacco Retailers Inspection Report Summary
- 2019 Oregon Tobacco Retailer Enforcement Inspection Results
- NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
- SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Resources for Parents
Teen Brain Development
Youth & Teen Activities
OCT and our community partners have organized a close-to-comprehensive list of activities for youth and teens taking place in or near Oregon City. We do not endorse any of the activities or businesses on the list. Our goal is to simply provide a useful go-to resource.