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The Official Site of the David Romprey Oregon Warmline

Here is the founding coordinator of the Warmline, Angel Prater, with the story of the early days and  development of the Warmline.


Current Hours (as of 7/25/2015)
Mon. 9:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m.
Tue. 9:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m.
Wed. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Thu. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sat./Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
 
Feel free to call even at a time not listed, as the hours may have increased.

Toll-Free 1-800-698-2392

This Warm Line is designed and provided by persons who have or had challenges in mental health and are able to support their peers who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues, who are experiencing huge and painful feelings. The David Romprey Oregon Warmline is grounded in the principles of personal responsibility, mutuality, reciprocity, respecting others thoughts and beliefs as valid and important, growth beyond stigma, shame, and limits placed upon those living with mental illness.


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Our confidential and non-judgmental peer support starts with the premise that people have learned to make meaning of their experiences and relationships out of everything they have learned in their lives. We know that this has lead many people to feel undeserving, distrusting, and inherently flawed. Without understanding how we, as individuals, have come to know what we know about being in relationship and the world around us, we are likely to have trouble, not only with emotional distress, but also with a continuous struggle when there is tension in relationship or in one’s community.


We believe that crisis is an opportunity to learn. In a mutual and respectful conversation, peers discover together how they have developed their beliefs about themselves and the world in which they live. Together, help and crisis are redefined and have new meaning. Each person has the opportunity to challenge themselves to learn how they might change their mental illness story and crisis story to one of mental wellness and an avoidance of crisis altogether. We believe that by developing better relationships people feel valued, become empowered, and move toward a better quality of life and recovery from mental health issues.


We believe that crisis is an opportunity to learn. In a mutual and respectful conversation, peers discover together how they have developed their beliefs about themselves and the world in which they live. Together, help and crisis are redefined and have new meaning. Each person has the opportunity to challenge themselves to learn how they might change their mental illness story and crisis story to one of mental wellness and an avoidance of crisis altogether.


Any Oregonian needing support may call our David Romprey Oregon Warmline to speak to a trained peer. We do not give advice or attempt to ‘get’ any one to do anything. We are there to listen and validated the caller’s feelings and experiences. Together we have a conversation in which we both become more self aware while learning and growing together. We share experience and knowledge in order to discover ways in which we both learn new ways of managing our feelings and discover healthier ways of being in relationship with others. Once where an individual had to “cope” with an issue, they may learn to challenge their beliefs regarding that issue, have a different experience of the situation and no longer have to “cope” because the issue no longer exists. The use of this David Romprey Oregon Warmline may help people decrease the need for frequent doctor’s visits, emergency room treatment, involvement with law enforcement, and the need for more intensive care such a psychiatric

Have you heard of the Senior Outreach Program?

We now offer senior peer support services for seniors (55+) who are socially isolated!

Jordan Morelli
Traveling Team Leader
What I love most about this job is the smile you can bring to someone's face. Seeing people happy is all I could ever want in a job. The biggest accomplishment of my life would have to be when I joined the Navy. Just being a part of something bigger than you is one of the best feelings I have felt. In my off time, you can find me at the gym or be spending time with my family & friends. The gym to me is more than a hobby though, it's my therapy.
Sharon Kuehn
Warmline/Senior Peer Support Program Manager
What do you love about your work; what unique qualities to you bring to this work? I get to bring my whole Self to this job. We are creating new structures that honor others and our own capacity to learn and grow together. I love that we are part of a community health agency, and supported to stretch our wings and develop wonderful peer programs that work for connection and healing! What are some past accomplishments that you are proud of? • My role in the Peer Recovery Movement, as well as my own healing process as a talented human being who has experienced trauma. • The Love More, Judge Less Campaign and Working Well Together • My work with Joanna Macy and the Work That Reconnects What are some of your personal interests that you want to share? I love Yoga, nature, the ocean, the silent strength of rowing crew, volunteering with Shut It Down and 350 PDX to sustain human life on our beautiful planet, gardening, watching my gorgeous granddaughter Caroline Grace as she grows, and cooking vegetarian delights. sharon.kuehn@gobhi.net
Robin Kandel
Warmline Supervisor
What do you love about your job? I love the people I work with and the people who call our line. This job is a labor of love. The atmosphere at work is of love support and respect. I bring the quality of love and supervise through love and respect. What are some past accomplishments that you are proud of? -Working and managing Bradley Angle Domestic Violence emergency shelter for 11 years. -Completed my Bachelor’s degree in The Science of Human Development -Becoming a facilitator for Intentional Peer Support (IPS) What are some of your personal interests that you want to share? My heart is in God’s work; I am a missionary and love to travel overseas and abroad meeting and loving on others. I love volunteering at church and being a part of the church choir. I love being a part of Narcotics Anonymous and have 14.5 years clean and sober. robin.kandel@gobhi.net
Lori Franke
Warmline Supervisor
What I absolutely Love about this job is its human-ness, getting to use our compassion and being real with each other. Continuously moving from helping to learning together with others, creating a village and being part of its expansion by honoring each other. Coordinating the tangible as well as the non-tangible to accomplish this growth is my unique quality. My accomplishments: • Becoming the person I can be proud of. • Starting up two offices for the Warmline and the Internship Program. • Being able to use my vast and varied skills to keep moving this Organization forward. I love to learn new things, travel, cultures, etc. Growing my Vegetable Garden, Playing with my grandkids, getting Massage and meditating. Lori.Franke@gobhi.net
Todd Trautner
Senior Peer Support Program Supervisor
Todd Trautner is the newest member of the David Romprey Warmline team, leading the new Senior Peer Support program that will begin in July 2017. Telephone outreach will be provided to Oregon older adults (55+) who are socially isolated, living in rural or frontier regions. Todd is a naturalist who shares his love for nature with others. At the tender age of 19, Todd hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. This endeavor led him into a career of Outdoor Experiential Education. Todd was the Outdoor Therapeutic Specialist at OSH for 23 years. Activities there included day hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, bird watching, bicycle riding, and trail building / trail maintenance community service projects. Todd encourages people to discover their own meaning for life and recovery. "Pursuing a healing balance with nature has been especially important for peers to maintain hope and personal empowerment during their journey to recovery." “Senior Outreach Peer Support is my new life adventure and I hope to demonstrate that life-long learning is possible to achieve for all of us senior peers here in Oregon.” todd.trautner@gobhi.net
Deana M. Carter
Traveling Team Leader
I really enjoy working with so many different operators (Warmline peer support staff) and working together with them to overcome obstacles. .... I thrive on nature and the outdoors. I spend as much time as I can on the Olympic Peninsula. Clam digging, mushroom picking, and doing Tribal Canoe Journeys with Quinault Indian Nation every summer are just a few of the things I do. deana.carter@gobhi.net

Warmline Social

The Oregon Warmline gathered in The Dalles for two wonderful days of celebration and shared learning in preparation for the opening of the Senior Peer Support Telephone Outreach Service. ❤️❤️❤️ ...

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For the first time in the history of the Warmline, our entire team is gathering for a special celebration 🎉 and a day of training! ...

Warmline All Staff Dinner & Celebration!

June 19, 2017, 6:00pm - June 19, 2017, 9:00pm

For the first time in the history of the Warmline, our entire team is gathering for a special celebration 🎉 and a day of training!

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The Warmline Team is happy to partner with ROCC to provide IPS Training for PSS & CRM certification in Oregon. 💚 ...

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