Alano Club of Portland

Mission

To provide a vibrant, inclusive and trauma-informed recovery support center that offers a diverse array of free and accessible resources, supports and services to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders.

Bottom Line for Portland

Through innovative programming and community-based partnerships with organizations like All Rise, Ben's Friends, Brown Hope, Confronting the Storm, Wellbriety and many others, the Alano Club offers free, trauma-informed programming and mutual aid support to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders, serving more than 10,000 people monthly. With addiction rates, overdoses and mental health emergencies sharply on the rise during the pandemic, the need for centers like ours has never been greater.

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My recovery started at the Alano Club, and I joined the board of directors because the Alano Club does innovative, inspiring work in the communities I feel deeply connected to. Being a board member has allowed me to feel even more connected to the sober community in Portland, and to continue to use my platform to help others find that same connection in their own recovery.” —Gregory Gourdet, Alano Club of Portland Board of Directors

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Alano Club of Portland is committed to improving the wellness, quality of life, and safety of its employees, partners, and participants. We believe every person and their life is valuable, and deserves the Alano Club of Portland. We acknowledge systemic and structural racism, marginalization of individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, and inequities to resources which create disproportionate mortality rates among people of color, opportunities to improve quality of life, and continued distrust and fear of systems in our society that uphold a culture of white supremacy. 

The Alano Club of Portland is aware of the systemic imperialism within the institution of behavioral health. Hostility and inequities within institutions of behavioral health damage the physical, emotional and mental health of employees of color and individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, contributing to an underrepresentation of the communities of color and LGBTQ+ in the workforce. The Alano Club of Portland values a diverse workforce for achieving cultural competence and for delivering culturally responsive and representative services. The Alano Club of Portland values multiple paths to wellness and recovery, and values diverse perspectives, voices, experiences, and practices to meeting the challenges of the organization and of the people and communities it serves. We aspire to create an anti-racist and equitable organization so we may better support the individuals and families we serve and reduce cultural barriers in the healing process.

Incentives

Thursday, November 04: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Jojo.

Wednesday, November 10: All donors on this day receive 10% off discount at Thunder Road Guitars. (Can be redeemed at any time with proof of donation.)

Thursday, November 18: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a $50 gift card from Bentley's Bagels.

Wednesday, November 24: Donors of $10 or more will be entered to win a gift assortment from Steven Smith Teamaker.

Tuesday, November 30: Donors of $25 or more will be entered to win a prize package from Clinton Street Theater. Winner gets free private rental of the theater for up to two hours (date and time TBD in accordance with the theater's availability), two free popcorns, two free candies, and two free sodas.

Wednesday, December 08: Donors of $10 or more receive a pass good for one free showing at Cinema 21.

Thursday, December 16: All donors on this day receive a free slice of pizza from Pizza Jerk. (Can be redeemed at any time with proof of donation.)

Wednesday, December 22: Donors of $25 or more will be entered to win a gift pack from Flagrant Magazine featuring issues 1-3. (We will give away three gift packs.)

Thursday, December 30: Donors of $25 or more will be entered to win a free Gift Trio sampler from For Bitter for Worse.

Business Partner(s)

Jojo — Jojo is a food truck located in Portland, Oregon, serving delicious, unique sandwiches and the best jojos you've ever tasted.

Thunder Road Guitars — Located in NW Portland, Thunder Road Guitars is here to help you find your own unique musical voice through fine vintage, used, and rare instruments.

Bentley's Bagels — A family-run NYC style bagel shop in Northwest Portland. Our hope is to spread our love for bagels to you and make your day a little better with a bagel in your belly.  

Steven Smith Teamaker — Uncommonly delicious black teas, green teas, and herbal infusions; imported directly from friends and blended and packed in Portland, OR.

Clinton Street Theater — The second oldest operating movie house in the city and one of the oldest continually operating cinemas in the United States.

Cinema 21 — Independent art house movie theater in Portland, showing a mixture of independent, foreign, and classic films.

Pizza Jerk — A classic, Connecticut style pizza joint brought to you by Tommy Habetz and crew.

Flagrant Magazine — Flagrant Magazine is an inclusive print publication that unearths the stories surrounding the culture of basketball, including the artists, communities, projects and fans.

For Bitter For Worse — Award-winning, New York Times-profiled zero-proof spirits.

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Year Founded: 1947


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