Visit some of these websites to learn more about preventionmental healthaddiction and wellness.

[LifeWorks NW does not accept nor post resources that are outside our service area (Portland Metro Area) and that are not directly related to our modalities of care.]


Children’s Investment Fund
The Children’s Investment Fund provides funding to support programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after-school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and family violence.

Community Action
Community Action programs promote the birth of healthy babies, reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect, increase children’s chances for success in school, and improve the quality and accessibility of child care. They also offer energy assistance and help to prevent homelessness.

Family Guide Website
The Family Guide Website emphasizes the importance of family, promotes mental health, and helps prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Oregon Alliance of Children’s Programs
The Alliance is a statewide nonprofit association, representing the broad system of providers and programs for children and families.

Stop Underage Drinking
A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.

Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA is a national consumer-directed organization focused on providing hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder.

Domestic Violence Resource Center
The Domestic Violence Resource Center is a private non-profit agency dedicated to providing assistance and information to families experiencing domestic violence.

Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA)
MHCA is a national association of innovative, entrepreneurial behavioral healthcare organizations focused on the development of C-suite executives. exists to equip and empower behavioral health leaders to rise to the challenges presented by a transforming healthcare delivery system. It values excellence, collaboration and innovation and actively seeks out organizations and leaders exemplifying these characteristics for potential membership.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NCCBH)
NCCBH is a not-for-profit association of behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders in communities across the country. The National Council and its members bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services offered in community settings help people with mental illnesses and addictions disorders recover and lead productive lives.

Oregon Family Support Network
Families throughout Oregon supporting other families who have children and adolescents with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.


Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Celebrate Recovery
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power through the “8 Recovery Principles.” Through spiritual growth, people can become free from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.

DUI Arrest Help – Oregon DUI Law
Various resources for Oregon DUI offenders including a page dedicated to approved Oregon substance abuse & alcohol adiction evaluation programs in their county.

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The goal of NIDA is to ensure that science, not ideology or anecdote, forms the foundation for all of our Nation’s drug abuse reduction efforts.

Rational Recovery
The mission of Rational Recovery is to disseminate information on self-recovery from addiction through planned, permanent abstinence, to make self-recovery a viable option throughout our social service system, and to make informed consent to addiction treatment and recovery group participation available to all addicted people.

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery is a self-help group for people who wish to abstain from alcohol or other substances. The purpose of SMART Recovery meetings is to help participants recognize their thinking that leads to using and then refuse to go along with that thinking.

General Wellness

African American Health Coalition
The AAHC promotes wellness for African Americans who live in Portland, Oregon. The nonprofit organization provides health education and is actively involved in advocacy and research.

Co-Dependents Anonymous
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Oregon Health Plan
Oregon Health Plan eligibility and other information from the State of Oregon.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center provides high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary healthcare to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care. LifeWorks NW provides mental health screening and consultation services for clinic patients.

Community Resources

The Beehive
The Beehive is the place to go for information and resources around the things that matter in our lives: money, health, jobs, school and family.

Community Warehouse Northwest
Community Warehouse Northwest is a volunteer-based nonprofit agency in Portland that provides furniture and household items to people in need, at no cost to them. Their goal is to help low-income individuals and families improve their quality of life by providing the basic items needed to set up a home.

Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood banking has been used to treat over 80 diseases including leukemia and lymphoma. More awareness can help save the lives of children and adults suffering from life-threatening illnesses

I Give Where I Live
In cooperation with a powerful network of organizations, I Give Where I Live supports interests and concerns in Washington County – a community that values individual and community initiatives in areas as diverse as restoring natural areas, community center development, and the arts, just to name a few.

Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank distributes food to 20 regional food banks across Oregon and directly operates 4 of them. OFB also works to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, learning gardens and public education.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
The United Way is a local, nonprofit organization that works to advance the common good by focusing on the basic things we all need for a good life: education, income, and health. Their goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.





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