Support Groups

Monthly Meetings for Adult Family Members & Friends of the Incarcerated

Please Call to Register

Meetings are intended for adult family members and friends only. Some topics of discussion may not be suitable for small children or pre-teens. Network with family members who have “been there” and who can help you gain perspective, cope with this aspect of your life and find the strength to continue on.

Click to download a printable copy of the Oregon CURE Community Resource Events 2017 updated 12-2019

Beaverton Support Group

1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30PM

Please call or email to confirm location.  It will be either at the Beaverton Community Center at 12350 SW 5th St

or the Beaverton City Library at 12375 SW 5th St.

(503) 977-9979 Leave message.  Call will be returned asap. or email us at


1st Saturday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Call to confirm location

Keizer Senior Center

(503) 409-3329 Wayne


1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Call for location.

(541) 344-7612 Dave

(541) 342-6817 Don

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Call for location.

(541) 344-7612 Dave

(541) 342-6817 Don



1st Monday of each month with the exception of July and September.

Meetings will start at 6:30 pm

Abundant Life Church

17241 SE Hemrich Rd

Damascus, OR 97089.

(503) 757-7762 Will and Corinne






17 thoughts on “Support Groups

  1. The nearest ones are in Salem and Eugene. I’m thinking that might be a bit of a long drive for you unless you do not mind driving. A new one just started up in Ontario and we have had inquires in Pendleton and LaGrande but they are not started as of yet. A facilitator and location to hold a meeting are the first challenges to starting a group.

    Posted by ORCURE | February 14, 2016, 10:48 pm
  2. Is there a Facebook group for family members? My husband has a detainer in Oregon and will be coming from Texas in January. We don’t know what to expect and it’s very nerve wracking.

    Blessings, Michelle

    Posted by Michelle Edwards | May 30, 2016, 6:33 pm
    • We do not have a Facebook group. Send us an email to our email address with your specific questions and we will answer them there. And I apologize for the late reply to this post, I’m a rookie at this.


      Posted by ORCURE | August 19, 2016, 9:57 am
  3. Do you have suggestions for legal advice for a loved one being harassed by prison gangs, such that his release in 4 months may now be jeopardized? Not getting any help/information from case worker.

    Posted by Susan | August 19, 2016, 5:46 pm
  4. Yes Families on the outside also has support groups and do many events throughout the year for the children.

    Posted by Josephine | November 21, 2016, 7:34 pm
  5. My fiance has around 20 years to go and he is the love of my life, best friend and soul mate. I’m looking for a support group to keep me healthy and for our relationship together and for me to support him through this experience. I will walk to through high desert to be there for my King, James. We have had a rough go around dealing with DOC and have had harassment thrown at us, guards have tried to contact me on Facebook and break is up and we have literally fought for everything we have at this point. Anyhow that’s part of our story. Excited to get some encouragement and see what we can do! Thanks Desiree

    Posted by desiree baer | May 28, 2017, 12:35 am
    • We do have support groups in Eugene, Salem, Beaverton and Damascus. Contact information is on our website. Hope one of these locations works for you. We know these can be trying times for all parties involved and having that place to talk and share is helpful.

      Posted by oregoncureadmin | May 31, 2017, 9:41 am
  6. Redmond ,Oregon 1st Tues of the month at 530

    Posted by Ronnica Westcott | September 17, 2017, 6:21 pm
  7. Also Two Rivers correctional institute in Umatilla. My fiance is there and I could definitely use a support group that is local.

    Posted by Sherrie | December 12, 2017, 1:18 am
  8. My son is incarcerated at EOCI since August 2017. He got five years. I cry all the time. I’m looking for a support group in Salem, Or. I can not find one. I will do whatever possible to help get a support group in Salem. Any suggestions please.

    Posted by Kisha Fredrick | March 4, 2018, 1:42 am
    • Kisha,

      There is an Oregon CURE support group in Salem. You can contact Vickie at 503-269-7141 or Wayne at 503-409-3329 in Salem for additional information about times and locations of the meetings.

      Paul at Admin
      Oregon CURE

      Posted by oregoncureadmin | March 8, 2018, 9:15 am
  9. Is there any updates to these posts? I don’t see any current information and was wondering if there are any support groups in Eastern Oregon near Pendleton? Thanks

    Posted by Cheryl Bailey | February 18, 2019, 7:16 pm
    • The answer is no, there is no support group in the Pendleton Umatilla area. While we had an offer for a place to meet in Pendleton two or three years ago we were never able to find someone willing to organize, schedule and facilitate the meetings there. Contact us at if you have more questions. This web site is being replaced with a newer version in the near future and I do not think the comment section will continue.

      Posted by oregoncureadmin | March 8, 2019, 3:58 pm
  10. My daughter just got to coffee creek she is 7 mos pregnant….we are both lost and scared…please some support ….Nana

    Posted by vivian Bishop | April 18, 2019, 12:57 am
    • Vivian,

      Contact us at and I can forward your questions to someone that may be able to answer them for you. On our web site we do list our four support groups and the times and contact info for their meetings. Hopefully one of those is close to where you live. They are attended by friends and family members who have a loved one in prison and most often someone there can answer your questions and address your concerns.

      I wish you both well,
      Paul at admin
      Oregon CURE

      Posted by oregoncureadmin | April 19, 2019, 8:51 am

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