About EASA

The Family & Friends Leadership Council

The Family & Friends Leadership Council is a group of family members, friends, and allies of EASA participants who share ideas and improvements about the EASA experience.

Some focus areas are:

  • How EASA involves families and friends during the service period.
  • How individuals and their loved ones find out about EASA.
  • Improvements in the process of transitioning out of EASA.
  • Ways in which the community may better support people and their allies.

The FFLC guides the development of tools and handouts for families and friends, informs programs on what families and friends want and need during and after EASA, develops lists of other community resources found valuable, and helps to fortify EASA in offering the best support possible.

If you are a family member, friend, or ally of an EASA participant (past or present) and would like to get involved, fill out the interest form and send it to Julie Magers, Family Participation Coordinator, at magersj@ohsu.edu.

Kick off meetings to take place on the following dates (hours and specific locations to be determined):

  • October 22, 2018 - John Day
  • October 30, 2018 - Portland Metro Area