Support & Resources

Resources for Tough Times

Uninsured and/or low income? These resources can help!

We understand that it's tough out there for people with diabetes. Jobs are hard to come by and sometimes insurance coverage can be iffy.

Please visit our Health Insurance and Prescription Assistance pages for great information and resources or contact us at 503-736-2770.

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Support Groups

Please note: The following support groups are being provided as a resource only. This information is in no way intended to be exclusive or an endorsement by the American Diabetes Association, serving Oregon, SW Washington and S. Idaho. The American Diabetes Association has not participated in organizing or planning and is therefore not responsible for this event, and does not assume any responsibility for this event.

Albany General Hospital – Diabetes Education Center
620 Elm Street SW
Meet 4x a year. Please call for more information on dates and times of scheduled meetings.
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Jamie Brown 541-812-4839

Columbia Memorial Hospital – Diabetes Self-Managment Education
2111 Exchange Street
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Melissa Morris, RD, LD,CDE at 503-338-4012

Elsie Stuhr Senion Center
5550 SW Hall Boulevard
1st Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults with type 2
Contact: Ann Satterfield at 503-629-6342

Providence St. Vincent Diabetes Education
9340 SW Barnes Road, Suite 200
2nd Thursday of the month (no August or December meetings) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30pm
Adults with type 2
Contact: 503-215-6628

Networking 4 Diabetes
Sage Center for Health & Wellness
12555 SW 1st Street, Beaverton, OR 97005
3rd Thursday of the month
Contact: Bruce Huck, 503-523-7478,

Bakestarr: St. Charles Medical Center--Physians Lounge
2500 NE Neff Road
3rd Monday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Type 1 ages 18 to 24
Contact: Nancy at 541-598-4483

West Valley Hospital
525 SE Washington
3rd Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: 503-623-8301

Campbell Center
155 High Street
3rd Friday of every other month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Adults with type 1, 2 and prediabetes
Contact: Willa Reich 541-687-9703 or

Cascade Health Solutions
2650 Susanne Way, Suite 160
2nd Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 4th Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Kristan Gram at 541-228-3022

Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center – Board Room (in hospital)
24900 SE Stark Street
Second Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Youth and Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Jan Fucillo at or Jody Babson at

Tuality Community Hospital
335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
4th Monday of every month from 6-7pm
Contact: Doris Pezzotti, RD, CDE at 503-681-1493

Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego Community Center
505 G Avenue, Lake Oswego
2nd Wednesday every month from 6:30-8pm
No registration required
Contact: Janet Meirelles, BSN, RN, CDE at 503-684-0146

Lincoln City:

North Lincoln Hospital
3043 NE 28th Street
3rd Wednesday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2
Contact: Sue at 541-557-6414

Southern Oregon Type 1 Trackers
Barnett Woods (next to Hearthstone Manner)
2979 E Barnett Road
Support Group for parents and grandparents.
Contact: 541-789-5906 ext. 1

Type 1 Dynamite!
A support group for Southern Oregon youth with type 1 diabetes and their families.
See website for dates of upcoming meetings.

The Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
1st Wednesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults with type 2 and caregivers
Contact: Abby Kennedy 503-653-8100 or

Providence Newberg Hospital
1001 Providence Road
3rd Monday (no August or December) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Adults with type 2
Contact: 503-215-6628

Samaritan Pacific Health Services
(Call for group location)
2nd Thursday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 541-574-4682

Oregon City:
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
519 15th Street
1st Tuesday of every month (No August or December) from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Adults (primarily) with type 2
Contact: 503-215-6628

St. Anthony Hospital
2801 St. Anthony Way
3rd Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Adults with type 2
Contact: Christine 541-278-3235

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital - Wilcox ACR 102 (Subject to change. Call to confirm.)
2211 NW Marshall Street
2nd Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Adults, insulin dependant
Contact: Summer Cox 503-267-6508 or

Providence Portland Medical Center – Social Room
4805 NE Glisan Street
2nd Tuesday (no August or December) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 503-215-6628

IRCO Senior Services Diabetes Support Group
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Avenue
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Seniors, 60+ with type 2
Contact: Rachel Bowen or Hazel Kaliloa at 503-988-6073

Portland Metro Parents of Type 1 kids/teens
Holgate Professional Center
4511 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd. Portland, OR 97202
Monthly meeting beginning Sunday afternoon, March 8.  Exact time TBA.
Portland Metro Parents of Type 1 kids/teens:  The focus of this group is to provide
parents and caregivers of type 1 kids with a place to share their successes,
gain support for their fears and frustrations, ask questions and gather resources.
Contact: Heidi Jolson at 503-200-5551 ext. 118 or

Mercy Medical Center - Community Education Complex Conf. Room 1
2459 Stewart Parkway
1st Tuesday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Adults with type 1 and 2 or anyone interested
Contact: Alda Anderson at 541-672-1705

The Vancouver Clinic
700 NE 87th Avenue, Vancouver
Meets in Conference Room downstairs
2nd Tuesday every month from 6-7:30pm
No registration required
Contact: 360-882-2778

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  • Last Reviewed: January 29, 2014
  • Last Edited: March 3, 2015