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    We all have intersecting identities (race, gender, age, ability, sexuality, religion, size, and socio-economic status just to name a few). An important part of healing and growth might be connecting with (or receiving services from) others who share an understanding of those identities. Here is a far from complete list to get you started.

    The Empathic Civilization

    African American

    Asian & Pacific Islander Americans

    Fat People

    • Fat, Fun, and Fabulous meetup Group seeking fellow fatties in Portland for socializing, emotional support, and fun
    • Fat Girls Hiking a community where people can access outdoor spaces in a way that meets their needs. 
    • Fat Pipes PDX Plus-Size/Fat Community Choir
    • Fat Positive PDX There’s a growing community of fat folks and fat positive activities in PDX, and they’re great ways to find freedom from diet culture, build lasting friendships, and enjoy fun times. 
    • Fat Self Care Your fat body deserves care, respect, love, fashion, travel, peace, joy, and community.

    Hispanic Americans

    • Casa Esperanza a culturally specific, trauma-informed group home, located in Clackamas County, provides free, temporary housing, case coordination, and advocacy for women affected by domestic violence.
    • Conexiones (bilingual Spanish/English mental health providers who specialize in multi-cultural counseling and trauma)
    • Oregon Latino Health Coalition
    • Puentes Bilingual staff available for alcohol, drug, and mental health treatment.
    • Spanish National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    • Susan G Komen Latina Initiative A culturally specific initiative to advance breast health equity focused on decreasing late stage breast cancer diagnoses among Latinas in NW Oregon and SW Washington (13 counties).
    • Trans Latin@ Coalition advocates for the specific needs of the Trans Latin@ community that resides in the USA and to plan strategies that improve quality of life



    Native Americans

    Slavic Americans


    • Hey! VINA Created to empower women through female friendship, this app is considered “the Tinder for girlfriends.”
    • Peanut is an app that connects women across fertility and motherhood
    • Women for Sobriety

    Multicultural Organizations