Culturally Specific Resources

Explore Culturally Specific Mental Health Resources in Oregon

General Resources for Communities of Color

  • Lines for Life’s Racial Equity Support Line – An Oregon-based helpline staffed by people with lived experience of racism, providing free support and resource referral over the phone.
  • Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare – Holistic Healing Behavioral Healthcare is a community-based behavioral healthcare agency serving children, adults, and families throughout the Portland metropolitan area. They offer direct clinical services to those experiencing addiction and mental health disorders with counseling and addiction treatment, including a dedicated corrections re-entry program.
  • Radical Rest – Radical Rest is a collective of healing practitioners and educators centering the holistic wellness needs of the BIPOC community through access to health justice events.
  • H.E.A.T. – Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy – a unique, culturally tailored group-counseling intervention explicitly designed for the Black Community. These include issues related to substance use and involvement in the criminal justice system.
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Resources for Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

  • Asian Health and Service Center – Portland-based physical and behavioral health services for Asian American communities.
  • APANO – Community advocacy organization with opportunities for leadership development and political and community involvement.
  • IRCO Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center – One-stop community center providing and promoting culturally relevant services to families.
  • Project Lotus – A culturally-specific mental health advocacy organization offering education and peer support.

Resources for Latine Communities

  • Adelante Mujeres – Adelante Mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to Latina women and families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.
  • Bienestar de la Familia – Multnomah County’s Bienestar de la Familia (Family Wellbeing) program offers culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate mental health and addiction services, case management, after school programs for teens, and host a free produce market every two weeks.
  • Centro Latino Americano – Centro Latino Americano’s Community Mental Health program supports and strengthens Lane County’s Latine communities with culturally specific counseling, substance use and social service programs.
  • Familias en Accion – Promoting health for Latine communities across Oregon, including services for food equity and sexual health.
  • NW Instituto Latino – The NW Latino Addiction Institute offers long-term, low barrier, no-cost, culturally specific addiction recovery and harm reduction support services for the entire Latine and Spanish-speaking community in the Portland area. They offer free, in person peer-led groups and community support.
  • Oregon Latino Health Coalition – Oregon Latino Health Coalition advances the health of Latinos through policy, advocacy, and prevention – and can help people gain access to Oregon Health Plan benefits.
  • Raices de Bienestar – An education and advocacy organization offering culturally specific mental health services and consultation for other organizations.
  • Virginia Garcia Health Center – Comprehensive primary health services in Washington and Yamhill counties, focused on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others experiencing barriers to traditional healthcare.
  • Western Conexiones – A team of bilingual (Spanish-English) mental health providers who offer multicultural counseling and trauma healing services.
  • Resources for Black Communities

    • Avel Gordy Center for Healing at OHSU – One of the few practices in the Northwest that focuses on culturally sensitive counseling and psychiatric care for Black communities.
    • Black Mental Health Oregon – A community organization focused on holistic health for Black communities, including access to mental health resources, healing events, and food justice.
    • Imani Center – Central City Concern’s Imani Center provides mental health and addiction treatment, individual and group counseling, peer support and some case management to Black and African American communities.
    • Mind Solutions – Mind Solutions LLC seeks to transform lives that have been impacted by addiction and/or mental illness through evidence-based practices and personalized behavioral healthcare services.
    • Oregon Change Clinic – Oregon Change Clinic (OCC) is a culturally specific, outpatient treatment facility for substance use recovery and mental health disorders.
    • The Miracles Club – The Miracles Club is a Black, peer led recovery center, committed to providing safe spaces for marginalized, historically oppressed racial and ethnic groups. They serve all individuals looking to find freedom and/or reduce harm from alcohol and drug abuse.
    • Urban League of Portland – The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.

    Resources for Native American & Tribal Communities

    • All Tribes Mental Health Services – Portland-based practice committed to helping BIPOC people heal from oppression, discrimination, and historical trauma in addition to providing general mental health services.
    • Care Oregon Tribal Care Coordination – A case management and coordination program helping Native & Tribal communities access services through the Oregon Health Plan.
    • Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest (NARA Northwest) – NARA NW operates 11 locations in the greater Portland area and provides culturally appropriate education, physical and mental health services, and substance abuse treatment.
    • Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) – NAYA is a family of numerous tribes and voices who are rooted in sustaining tradition and building cultural wealth. They provide several culturally specific programs and services including drug & alcohol programming for youth, mental health and domestic violence support groups, and more.
    • Painted Horse Recovery – Southeast Portland drop-in center with culturally specific recovery programming including 12 step meetings, such as wellberiety, Native based AA, NA, recovery events, skill building groups, and culture nights for Native American families.
    • *For Providers: Indian Country ECHO – An extensive education and networking agency helping providers who work with Native & Tribal communities improve access to culturally responsive care.