WELCOME TO MHAAO
MHAAO IS AN INCLUSIVE PEER-RUN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO SELF-DIRECTION HONORING THE VOICE OF LIVED EXPERIENCE.
MHAAO is committed to promoting self-directed recovery and wellness for all individuals. We honor lived experiences. We support people wherever they are on their journey, free from judgment, or agenda. We support these aims through education, advocacy, recovery, peer services, training, technical assistance, community collaboration, and through developing peer workforce and leadership.
IN THE NEWS
Cee Carver, Evolve east department director
on T0818 with Don Baham
Listen to Cee Carver's harrowing story of navigating the mental health system in Oregon, and her inspiring journey to being a Peer Support and now leading MHAAO's Peer Delivered Services as our EVOLVE West Department Director! You're a rockstar, Cee!!
janie Gullickson, executive director
on NowThis Her
shares her inspiring recovery story. Watch this video to hear about how the Goodwill Job Readiness Program changed her life!
COMMUNITY EVENTS BOARD
PeerZone Facilitator Training
PeerZone is a series of peer-led workshops for people with lived experience of mental distress and addiction.
PeerZone offers a 4-day training for peer workers to become licensed facilitators, who then facilitate PeerZone workshops as a billable service and part of their employment.
We’re offering the PeerZone facilitator course, support service, and a 2 year license fee for $1,500 per facilitator. The training will take place in Portland, OR.
Peer Wellness Specialist Training
January 31st - February 2nd
February 7th - 9th
February 14th - 16th
This training is specifically designed to encompass whole health certification to Peer Wellness Specialists upon completion.
This program has been approved to train Adults to Adults in Mental Health Support and Adults to Adults Addiction Support.The cost of this course is $750.
Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon has programs available to help you on your path in life. Please look through the programs we offer and contact us today!
EVOLVE provides Peer Support Services that make room for personal growth by honoring the unique worldview and self-determination of each person served.
The Oregon Peer Delivered Services Coalition (OPDSCo) brings together individuals and agencies vested in the successful delivery of peer practices and the advancement of the peer workforce statewide.
Peerlink works to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of peer-run programs and traditional mental health organizations.
CONNECT WITH US!
We would like you to know that you are not alone! By reaching out, you have started the process! Our team of professionals are equipped with the right tools and life experience to help get you plugged into a support system that will best provide you with excellent services that you are requesting.
Thanks for contacting us! You will hear back from one of our staff very shortly.