Comfort Zone and its staff is still thinking of you and ways to aid in this time of crisis. That's why we've decided to provide:

Remote Peer Support

Now you can contact us Remotely and get the peer support you still need. Here are our Peers with a brief bio that include their contact numbers and the hours they are available.

  • Kayla Perry, Comfort Zone Program Manager, B.S, CPSS, QMHA

    • (971)865-7728

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 9am-5pm

    • I’ve been the Program Manager of Comfort Zone and a Certified Peer Support Specialist for over three years at Luke-Dorf, trained in Intentional Peer Support and ASIST. My lived experience is in mental health and childhood trauma, specifically the diagnoses of Severe Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, C-PTSD, and ADHD. I also identify as queer and have experience with navigating queer resources in the community. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Science and will be starting the MSW program at PSU in Fall 2020.

  • John Kightlinger, Peer Support Specialist, MCJ,CPSS

    • 971-716-7599

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 1-5p

    • My name is John and I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist with three years of experience. I currently work for Luke-Dorf at the Comfort Zone. I have experience in both clinical and peer-run settings. I have specialized in jail diversion and mobile crisis. I also have experience providing support with Social Security. My educational background is in criminology and criminal justice. Being a peer, I have lived, personal life experiences that equip me to support people who may have similar experiences or are interested in certain topics. Some topics I am familiar with include bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, anxiety, psychosis, childhood trauma, psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient services, and psychotropic medication. I am more than happy to provide peer support by using my personal and professional experience to those who are interested.

  • Dahlton Burke, Comfort Zone Lead Peer Support, CPSS

    • 971-517-5039

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 9am-5pm

    • I’ve been the Lead Peer Support Specialist at Comfort Zone for over three years at Luke-Dorf. I don’t have much in the way of formal learning, my discovery and growth as a peer came from a long road of self-education, with many starts and stops along the way. I have lived experience in:

      • Childhood abuse

      • LGBTQIA2+ (I’m trans and identify as non-binary)

      • Epilepsy

      • Autism

      • C-PTSD

      • Depression

      • Anxiety

      • Outpatient and inpatient services

      • ASIST

  • Bill Perkins, Community Building Assistant, CPSS

    • ​971-517-7162

      • ​Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 1-3p 

    • I’ve been the Community Building Assistant at Comfort Zone and a Certified Peer Support Specialist at Luke-Dorf for over 3 years. I have lived experience with mental health recovery and addiction in chemical dependence, as part of my peer history. I like to do art therapy and color-type projects, to increase mindfulness and positive development, with a focus on resiliency. I bring all of these things to my peer service practice and feel they would be beneficial.

  • Melissa Esquivel, Homeless Outreach Peer Support Coordinator, CNA/MA, CPSS

    • 503-851-5808

      • Available for mobile peer support: M-F, 8am-4pm

    • Yo hablo Español 

    • I’ve been a Certified Peer Support Specialist with Luke-Dorf at Comfort Zone for over a year. I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking peer who is a passionate activist for immigration/equal rights who has experienced immigration trauma personally, and I’m also a certified CNA/MA. I have lived experience in childhood trauma, as well as being a child of incarceration and addiction. I experience anxiety, depression, C-PTSD, and Bipolar I. I have skills to assist immigrants in finding resources and would love to support you with my lived experience.

    • Hola me llamo Melissa. Soy especialista en apoyo a compañera/compañero trabajo con Luke-dorf Comfort Zone por un año y tres meses. Soy bilingüe en English y español. Soy un activista apasionada por los derechos de immigrantes/LBGTQ+ soy certificada en CNA/ MA. Tengo experiencia de vida en trauma de niñes y adulto también soy hija de encargcelacion y addiction, alcoholismo igual a trauma propia de Migración. Puedo ayudar con recursos migratorios también buscar otros tipos de recursos. Mis diagnosis son ansiedad y depression PTSD acompejado igual a bi-polar 1. Me gustaría apoyarte con mi experiencia vivido.

Due to an inability to ensure recommended social distancing guidelines

and in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 

Comfort Zone will be closed until Further Notice.

Please refer back to the website for updates.


We welcome all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all sexual orientation, all genders. We stand with you.

You are safe here.

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