Connect and Decompress for Crisis Workers, First Responders & Caregivers

Drop-In Provider Support Groups (Zoom)
Mondays 3:30-5pm

To complete a one-time registration to participate in this group click here.


As crisis support workers, first responders and caregivers many of us are finding ourselves overwhelmed, under supported and exhausted as we try to support people impacted by the pandemic, fires, social unrest and many related and unrelated challenges and crises. Come learn and get access to a peer listening practice to reduce stress and isolation and help us all stay healthy and better able to think.

Please arrive within the first 10 minutes of the session. If this session doesn’t work, please know we will be scheduling additional dates and times. Take good care out there!!

Each group stands-alone and is open for new and continuing members. Group size will be limited to 12 participants, including group facilitators.

To complete a one-time registration to participate in this group click here.


Elaine Walters is the founding Executive Director of the Trauma Healing Project, an organization that provides professional and community training and direct healing support for survivors. Prior to this position she coordinated the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program for the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force in Oregon. For the last 20 years she has been a consultant, trainer and community organizer working to address and eliminate intimate violence. She has designed and facilitated workshops and trainings on many related topics and has provided direct services and support to youth and adults impacted by violence, abuse and other forms of trauma and oppression.

Kidessa Young is a Clinical Concentration MSW candidate at Portland State University graduating Spring 2020. She is a trained White Bird Community Crisis Counselor working with vulnerable youth and adults in our community.  She helped design and coordinate the Healing Through Discussion group for friends, family and survivors hosted by the Trauma Healing Project and has been a lead facilitator of the group for over for years.  Ki has a strong humanistic guiding principle and dedication to person-centered trauma healing.