Oregon Center for Clinical Investigations (OCCI) is dedicated to the management and timely completion of clinical research trials. OCCI is a group of research centers dedicated to the conduct of phase II-IV clinical trials. We specialize in Psychiatry, Neurology, and General Medicine. While we are locally-owned and operated, we continue to be recognized by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as being among the leading clinical trials sites nationwide.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.


Oregon Center for Clinical Investigations (OCCI) Portland Office Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI of Multnomah County is a local affiliate of NAMI providing support to those with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression and anxiety disorders and their family members. We offer a variety of free support groups, education programs, information and referral, and advocacy.

NAMI of Multnomah County
524 NE 52nd Ave
Portland, OR 97213-3047
Phone: (503) 228-5692
Email: info@namimultnomah.org
http://namimultnomah.org


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

DBSA Portland has two peer mental health support groups for adults:
• DBSA Portland Eastside–meets every Thursday, 7 to 8:30 pm at Portland Providence (see flyer for further details) and DBSA Portland LGBTQ. This meeting is peer led and attendance ranges from 10 to 18 people.
• DBSA Support group for people who identify as LGBTQ—meets every Monday night, 7 to 8:30 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, Gallery
Room, Portland, OR 97217. This meeting is also peer led and attendance ranges from 8 to 15 people.

DBSA West Portland Support Group
Portland, OR
Email: dbsawestportland@gmail.com
David: (503) 312-7865

DBSA Portland Eastside
Portland, OR
Email: dbsaportlandeastside@gmail.com
Jean Duncan: (971) 801-2174


 

This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is directly affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at starrcert@thestarr.org.  Thank you!