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Goals of Reach Out Oregon

Regional families with children experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral health challenges will gain access to a support team of families and friends and a community network where questions are answered, resources are shared, and needs are understood. Goals for the project include:

Reduce isolation of families raising a child who experiences behavioral health needs

Increase likelihood parents will find someone who can relate to their struggle, and provide compassionate, informed and effective personal support.

Decrease the stigma associated with experiencing mental health needs

Share the stories of people speaking openly about their experiences , demonstrating community through shared perspectives and mutual support.

Strengthen navigation to increase access to resources for families

Integrate with existing community efforts; develop informed family peers; increase likelihood of mental health issues being addressed earlier, before crisis level.

Advisory Council

Amy Baker, Clatsop County
Cindy Becker, Behavioral Health Consultant
Kerry Blum, Polk County
Bill Bouska, Samaritan Health Plans
Kevin Campbell, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI)
Ebony Clarke, Multnomah County
Cheryl Cohen, Health Share of Oregon
Braunwynn Franklin, Consumer Survivor Advocate
Tracy Garrel, Multnomah County Mental Health & Addictions Services
Silas Halloran-Steiner, Yamhill County
Robin Henderson, Providence Medical Group
Julia Jackson, Columbia County
Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, Oregon Health Sciences University
Deandre Kenyanjui, Multnomah County
Bryon Lambert, The Cross Cultural Health Care Program (CCHCP)
Carol Lewis, Figure 8 Knot Consulting
Holden Leung, Asian Health & Service Center
Bobby Martin, Health Share of Oregon
Donna Mills, Central Oregon Health Council
Cary Moller, Marion County
Mary Monnat, Life Works NW
Gustavo Morales, Euvalcree
Cydney Nestor, Marion County
Nicolas Ocon, Washington County Department of Health & Human Services
Bryce Peterson, Salem Health
Mary Rumbaugh, Clackamas County
Erin Rust, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI)
Maureen Seferovich, Washington County
Kim Scott, Trillium Family Services
Mary Starrett, Yamhill County Commissioner
Dan Thoma, MODA Health
Elise Thompson, Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services
Ellen Thornton-Love, Lane County
Frank Hannah Williams, Tillamook County

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