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Caregiver Resources

This webpage is just for CMH caregivers. It's a place where we can share information and resources to to help us care for our community and ourselves.

Services to help you

CMH Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Canopy
Canopy offers free mental health counseling for employees and dependents (five visits per year per issue). It also has resources to help with:

  • Behavioral coaching
  • Home ownership
  • Childcare
  • Eldercare
  • Financial wellness
  • Identity theft
  • Leadership development
  • Legal issues
  • Job performance goals

To access resources or make appointments, you'll need to log in or create an account on Canopy's website. You can also call them at 1.800.433.2320.

Crisis lines and intervention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 988

Callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are routed to a regional or local crisis center, staffed with trained individuals who provide confidential emotional support to everyone who calls. The call and service is free. You don’t have to be feeling actively suicidal in order to use this service — it’s for anyone in emotional distress. You can also take advantage of their online chat service:

Lines for Life

Call 1.800.273.8255

Lines for Life is a regional nonprofit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. It offers help and hope to individuals and communities and promotes mental health for all.

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare Crisis Line

Call 503.325.5724

Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare offers confidential crisis intervention and stabilization, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

Military Helpline

Call 1.888.457.4838

The Military Helpline offers support and confidential crisis intervention for service members, veterans and their families that is independent of any branch of the military or government. You can also text MIL1 to 839863 from 2 to 6 p.m. PST weekdays.

Senior Loneliness Line

Call 503.200.1633 or 1.800.282.7035

The Senior Loneliness Line is a statewide service provided in partnership between Lines for Life and the Oregon Health Authority. It supports seniors in our community who are feeling lonely and having difficulty connecting. Any aging adult who is experiencing loneliness, isolation, depression or anxiety can benefit from a confidential phone call with Senior Loneliness Line counselors.


Call 1.877.968.8491

YouthLine is a teen-to-teen crisis and help line that can be contacted with anything that may be bothering you — no problem is too big or too small. Teens are available to help daily from 4 to 10 p.m. PST. Off-hours calls are answered by Lines for Life. You can also text teen2teen to 839863, email or chat at their website online.

Illness-related resources

Employee Health

Employee Health RN on-call: 971.601.0412 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

If you are sick

  1. Call your supervisor or manager. You will be asked to report your symptoms and when they started.
  2. You must call the Employee Health nurse between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (971.601.0412), Monday through Friday, if you have any of these symptoms.
  3. Employee Health will tell you when you are clear to return to work.
  4. Please let your manager know when you've been cleared to return to work.

If you think you've been exposed to a COVID-positive person

If you learn that you've been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, follow the steps below. Being exposed means that you were within 6 feet of the person for 15 minutes or more, and you were unmasked.

  1. Do not report to work. Call your supervisor or manager immediately.
  2. Call Employee Health between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (971.601.0412), Monday through Friday, for further evaluation.

These are the algorithms Employee Health uses to decide when caregivers are safe to return to work:

CMH and community resources

Emotional support

We hear you! Thank you for allowing our clinical social work team to support you all during this very challenging time. We appreciate the work every CMH caregiver does to support our community, and we want to continue to help support you. Our social workers are great listeners and often have good resource suggestions!

Call us seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 971.286.0084.


Financial support

Babysitting or child care

If you're looking for child care in Clatsop County, the NW Regional Child Care Resource and Referral program has compiled a list of early learning programs in the county.

The Oregon Department of Education's early learning website has information about health and safety guidelines for childcare providers and resources for people looking for child care.

Help paying for child care

If you're looking for help paying for child care, you may qualify for Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) subsidies from the State of Oregon. The State of Oregon has expanded eligibility and removed copay requirements for Employment Related Day Care (EDRC), which helps families pay for child care while they're working. Review the revised eligibility and application information to see if you qualify and how to apply.

You may also find some relief with one of these family support programs.