NAGLY is a nonprofit located in the heart of downtown Salem that serves all LGBTQ+ youth from grade school age up to age 23. The NAGLY Center offers a variety of programming including but not limited to: peer run groups, drop-in hours, and special evets such as dances and outings.
The Salem Pantry provides the North Shore with convenient access to fresh, free, healthy food. They offer pop-ups, home delivery, and a brick and mortar location where all food is free to anyone.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is run by and for people with disabilities. They offer a variety of services including information and referrals, youth services, and independent living skills training.
Founded in 1988, the North Shore Health Project has been supporting the health and well being of people living on the North Shore for more than three decades. Originally formed by friends, loved ones, and those impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, over the years NSHP has grown to include client advocacy, case management, and our OneStop needle exchange offering community education, overdose prevention, free testing for HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C, and LGBTQ+ services.
Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. In our mission statement, the stress is on the arts, plural. Artists working in all media and all disciplines are welcome, as are arts lovers, enthusiasts, and patrons.
Beverly Bootstraps provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency. We offer emergency and long-term assistance including: access to food, housing stability, adult and youth programs, education, counseling and advocacy. We are community funded and supported.
JOHN KABAT-ZINN: The creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a secular, intensive mindfulness training program designed to help people that are experiencing pain, illness, cancer, depression, anxiety, and stress.
VICTOR FRANKL (1946): Man's search for meaning. Psychologist Victor Frankl describes his approach to psychology that emerged from his experiences in a nazi concentration camp. For me, one of the most memorable passages from the book describes what many have termed the "Frankl Space," or "Frankl Moment:" "In between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
Support for healing issues with substances:
SMART Recovery: (from the SMART website) Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.