FolkTime Peer Support Specialists are individuals who offer hope and empathy,
having experienced similar journeys through life.

In 2012, FolkTime joined with Clackamas County to provide Peer Support Specialists in three clinics, Clackamas Mental Health Center (CMHC), Stewart Center and Hilltop Center. We later joined the team at the Sandy Health Center.

What does Peer Support look like at our clinics?

Each relationship looks a little bit different. We meet each peer where they are physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The services are entirely voluntary and can be terminated at any time by the peer or the peer support person; peer relationships are meant to be mutual.

Peers primarily meet with individuals in the community, hanging out at home, or meeting in a peer lounge at the county clinics. Meetings can include activities such watching movies, hiking in nature, picnics, gaming, connecting through conversation, or simply sitting with the person. The person receiving peer support directs the relationship and how it moves forward.

We can also support our peers by being present for phone calls, meetings, appointments, or other situations where support would be helpful. In addition, some of our clinics have other resources such as a small clothes closet, showers, and laundry. Check-in with our locations to see what you can access!

How do you access a peer at our clinics?

Stewart & Hilltop Behavioral Health Centers

Our peers work in an outpatient setting alongside the clinical teams in the Clackamas county behavioral health clinics at Stewart Community Center and Hilltop Behavioral Health. A person is referred to peer support by a treatment team member, often a therapist or case manager. FolkTime provides peer support in various settings, from the clinic itself, in community-based locations like coffee shops, while out on walks, and more.

Hilltop clinic has a child and family team that we work with to provide peer support to youth 13 to 18 years of age.

Stewart Behavioral Health Center

Hours of operation:

Monday  – Friday  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


150 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 400
Oregon City, OR 97045

Front Office Line: 503-655-8264

Hilltop Behavioral Health Clinic

Hours of operation:

Monday  – Friday  8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

150 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 400
Oregon City, 97045

Front Office Line: 503-655-8401

Sandy Behavioral Health Center

FolkTime provides peer support in the rural areas of Clackamas through the Sandy Behavioral Health Center. You don’t have to live in Sandy to access our peers.

Hours of operation:
Monday  – Thursday 8:00 AM – 6 PM

Address: 38872 Proctor Blvd., Sandy, OR 97055

Front Office Line: 503-722-6200

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