In partnership with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Human Nature program, The Intertwine Alliance offers monthly online peer support sessions tailored to land and water stewards seeking resources and support engaging with unhoused community members living in parks and natural areas.
Facilitated by Trauma Informed Care educators, these peer support sessions will be a space for discussion and collective problem solving around key challenges faced by those who steward our parks and natural areas.
This month, folks will have open time to share a success or a challenge that they'd like to get feedback on from the group. We will watch and discuss a short interview with a local houseless advocate about her advice for relationship building between parks and natural resources staff and houseless community members. And we will discuss the implications of the new Portland City Council Ordinance banning daytime camping and all camping in parks.
Series topics include trauma-informed rules enforcement, best practices for preparing unhoused populations for extreme weather and natural disasters, policy and advocacy related to housing and supportive services, de-escalation techniques, and much more.
Participants are welcome to join the group any time, and aren't required to come every time.