Thank you to our fiscal sponsor, the Alano Club of Portland!
For more than 60 years, the Alano Club of Portland has stood proudly as a beacon of healing, hope and solutions for Oregon's recovery community. The Alano Club also served as an incubator and fiscal sponsor for new, vital youth-oriented programs in Oregon, including Harmony Academy, Oregon's first recovery high school, and ACT NW, the first adolescent treatment and recovery center of its kind in the state.
As the only recovery support center of its kind in Oregon, we offer compassionate, trauma-informed supports and services—all free of charge—to over 10,000 people per month. Lives are being saved on a daily basis at the Club, and the generous hearts of caring members across our community help make it all possible.
Our programming has received national recognition and awards for innovation, and includes partnerships with support groups like Ben's Friends and social justice organizations like All Rise, which serve not just the recovery community, but the greater community in Oregon.
PCC Therapeutic Horticulture
The therapeutic horticulture activity specialist program at PCC will be partnering with ACT NW to bring in nature and therapeutic gardening for teens in active recovery. Therapeutic horticulture is the participation in horticultural activities facilitated by a registered horticultural therapist or other horticultural therapy intern with training in the use of horticulture as a therapeutic modality to support participant program goals. Therapeutic horticulture is the process through which participants enhance their well-being through active or passive involvement in plant and plant-related activities. Activities provided will aid in sensory integration and hope based intervention through adventures with planting, nature crafts, wildcrafting, nature hikes, and community based partnerships dealing with actively building gardens.
Advocacy Wellness Action Recovery Education™
AWARE is a fellowship of talented collaborators and partners engaged across complex care environments. We are educators, leaders, advocates and mentors who aspire to improve systems through mental wellness, workforce development and trauma aware care.
We encourage awareness and foster a platform for social change. We love to partner and collaborate with others to make systems better for everyone. We are AWARE. Join us ❤
Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
The Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy’s mission is to provide authentic, integrative, and inspiring education on the ancient systems of healthy living from The Vedic Texts: Ayurveda and Yoga. These sister sciences are designed to bring about the return to a natural state of balance, vitality, and total well-being of body, mind, and spirit, known as the medicine of the people because they are simple to execute with proper guidance and education utilizing everyday resources with a focus on diet and lifestyle.
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy personalizes the yogic practice for each individual based on his or her mind-body type and current state of being. Ayurveda & Yoga are both from the ancient Vedic Texts; these sister sciences are most effective when practiced together. Ayurvedic wisdom says that "A person is as old as their digestive system"; therefore, we have a special emphasis on digestion and detoxification. We tell our students to think of themselves as their first client. This approach uses yoga asana (poses), focused breath-work (pranayama), diet, spices, meditation, as well as daily living routines to restore balance and harmony.
The Sarasvati Institute is not connected with any particular religion but embraces all religions, races, and creeds that support life and health for our planet and all those that live on it.
The Recovery Gym
The Recovery Gym is Oregon's first recovery centric fitness facility, helping individuals strengthen their recovery through health and wellness. All of our trainers are dual credentialed as CrossFit Trainers and Certified Recovery Mentors. Our services range from CrossFit classes, Personal Training, Olympic Lifting, Yoga, Running Club, and more.
LifeSTREAM Therapy LLC
LifeSTREAM Therapy supports folks of all ages in learning, growth and healing. Experiencing safe connected relationships are offered in a team approach to counseling. A licensed mental health therapist and certified equine professional with 60 years combined professional work history join a team of one or more horses. Trauma, substance use disorders, relationship conflicts, ADHD, anxiety and depression symptoms are addressed. The foundation of our work is based on Polyvagal Theory which teaches the automatic protective (subconscious/unconscious) responses our nervous systems provide in reaction to input from the environment.
Russell Chamberlain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level 3 (CADCIII). For thirty years he's spent time with people focused on their goals in addressing unsuccessful patterns of response. Besides a variety of clinical education he has additional training in partnering with horses through certification with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and in Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TFEAP) through the Natural Lifemanship Institute. Most importantly he's the parent of twin 18 y/olds.