Summit Research Network: Local Advocacy Organizations

Summit Research Network  has been providing quality research and patient care in Portland, OR, since 1976. For many, we are the first step in getting help and gaining information about a medical illness or condition. Our team of doctors, nurses and clinicians are researching to find more effective medications and medical advancements.

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.

Summit Research Network: 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 provides support, education, & advocacy to those affected by mental health challenges to create a community where mental health is valued.

NAMI Of Multnomah County
524 NE 52nd Ave
Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 228-5692

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 West Portland and Portland Eastside are locally-run, independent affiliates of the National DBSA. DBSA is the largest support organization in the nation, devoted exclusively to mood disorders. DBSA Portland has two peer mental health support groups for adults: (1) DBSA Portland Eastside–meets every Thursday, 7 to 8:30 pm at Portland Providence and DBSA Portland LGBTQ. This meeting is peer led and attendance ranges from 10 to 18 people. And (2) 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
David: (503) 312-7865

DBSA Portland Eastside
Portland, OR
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  Thank you!