Unhoused Individuals, Unaccompanied Youth & Poverty

Eagan Warming Center: 
This information will be updated when possible. Please visit the website for up to date information. 
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The Egan Warming Center will ACTIVATE on Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21, 2020.
The follow sites are open:
Lane Events Center (County Fairgrounds) 796 West 13th Avenue in Eugene. We will be opening two buildings here, Wheeler Pavilion (Opens at 7pm) and Expo Hall #2 (opens at 9pm). Please note that due to public health guidelines, we are not permitted to have more than 50 people in each space, including volunteers. This means that we will only have space for 80 guests total. Accessible site. Pets are welcome. 

Youth Site (at First United Methodist Church) 1376 Olive Street in Eugene. This site will open at 6pm. Accessible Site. Pets are welcome. 

Please note that we will not be opening a Springfield site for this night. Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to secure a suitable space to operate in Springfield. We are still looking for a long term solution. Springfield guests, please go to the County Fairgrounds for shelter. LTD will get you there.

Coordinated Entry & Other Supported Housing

What is Coordinated Entry?
It is a person-centered way of keeping track of the available housing resources in Lane County to help folks get housed in the way that will help them fastest and meet their needs. The link below will route you to Lane County Human Services Division with lists of agencies that can get unhoused community members started.
Lane County Front-Door Assessors for Housing
- Please note that many local housing agencies and programs require going through a front-door assessor or Lane County Coordinated Entry. 
- This website also has training for front door assessors.

What is Supported Housing?
Supported housing includes supports from behavioral health providers and case managers, which is a benefit to many insurance providers. To be assigned a case manager call your insurance company and ask about this service. Some agencies that provide supported housing are listed below.
Please note that screenings and assessments for placement are required. 
- St. Vincent de Paul: First Place Family & Veteran programs
Homes for Good
Looking Glass, New Roads Program for homeless youth up to age 21.
- Laurel Hill Center for individuals with persistent and severe mental illness.
ShelterCare 
Sponsors, reentry services for adults returning to Lane County from jail or prison.
WomenSpace, short-term emergency shelter and supports.

Housing Opportunities
SquareOne Villages includes 6 housing opportunities. Check the website for villages accepting applications. 
Opportunity Village is accepting applications in person at 111 N. Garfield Street (as of 8/6/20).
Cottage Village Co-op is accepting applications, priority is given to those who have lived in Cottage Grove within the past year. 

HIV Alliance along with Oregon Housing Opportunities in Partnership Program provides support for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. 

City of Eugene, Microsites (must be age 18+)
- The first microsite was established in June 2020 in response to COVID at the Skinner City Farm 
Community Supported Shelters manages the microsites
Learn more about support for the unhoused here

Webinars
SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network recently held the Forward Together: Virtual Symposium with free presentations for download such as: 
"Bringing Crisis Services to People Living Without Shelter" presenting on Introduction to Crisis Health Services, SteetHealth, and Street Psychiatry
Click on the symposium link above for more presentations. 

Community & Support
Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness.

House Everyone is a coalition of unhoused and housed activist in Lane County advocating for safe and affordable housing for everyone. This flyer has COVID sheltering guidance and tips for keeping law enforcement visits to a minimum.

Catholic Community Services of Lane County, can help someone with applying for housing, emergency rental assistance, food, family support, immigration legal services and more.

Information on Rest Stops and Camping Programs

City of Eugene, Overnight Parking Program
- Car Camping Flyer
- How to Guide for Community Members on Eugene's Rest Stop and Car Camping Programs
- Rest Stop Flyer
- Administrative Rules for Rest Stops and Overnight Programs
- Community Supported Shelters, call (541) 735-3804 for portable toilets and trash service options.  
- Nightingale Hosted Shelters

Short-Term Housing Opportunities & Shelters
- COVID 19 Short Term Hotel/Motel Assistance Referral
  * Hotel/Motel Expectations and Client Participation Agreement
- Formulario de referencia de respuesta ante el COVID solo para la asistencia en hoteles/motels
  * Expectativas del programa de hoteles/moteles y acuerdo de
participación del cliente


The Eugene Mission's Rescue Shelter requires those accessing services to agree to a 24 hour commitment to stay in the shelter. Services offered include meals three times a day, showers, secure baggage holding, activities, support, and access to engage in other programs to begin a path off the streets.

Housing Opportunities & Affordable Housing

What is Affordable Housing? 
It is housing that can be secured by an individual without going through a front-door assessor or coordinated entry. Affordable housing takes no more than 30% of a households income. 
Below are some local agencies that offer affordable housing.
- Cornerstone Community Housing 
- Homes for Good for low-income families, people with disabilities, and the elderly.
- St. Vincent de Paul 

Homes for Good will be accepting wait list pre-applications for three-bedroom flat-rent apartments at Village Oaks in Eugene, Oregon. Rent is $710. Residents pay only electric. View flyer here. 

Healthcare & Social Service Navigation Resources

Lane County System Maps & Lists
Lane County 2020 Alcohol & Drug OHP Referral Pathway 
Lane County 2020 Youth Mental Health OHP Referral Pathway
Lane County 2020 Adult Mental Health OHP Referral Pathway 

City of Eugene, Social Services List 
La Guía Bilingüe de Servicios Sociales del Condado de Lane

White Bird Clinic, COVID Resource and Service List

Financial Assistance Programs

LIHEAP CARES is a federal program that provides financial assistance to low-income households who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 for home heating and energy bills.

Department of Human Services (DHS) - Self Sufficiency Information This document was created in May 2020 to update folks on the COVID related changes to some of the DHS programs. Click on the DHS link above to view all of the services and programs that are offered.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Coordinated Care Information
If you have OHP use the information below to contact the behavioral health case managers who can help you get the care you need and connect you to resources.
PacificSource Community Solutions 
Phone: (541) 330-2507
Toll-free: (888) 970-2507 
TTY: 711
Individualized Care Management flyer

Trillium Community Health Plan
Phone: (541) 485-2155 *ask to speak with behavioral health
Tool-free: (877) 600-5472
TTY: (877) 600-5473

Harm Reduction Resources & CAHOOTS Information

The Oregon Health Authority, along with partners, has launched the Oregon Harm Reduction Supply Clearinghouse, to provide no-cost harm reduction supplies and technical assistance to Syringe Service Programs, Peer Recovery Community Organizations and others providing direct services to people with lived experience of substance use and people at risk of overdose — giving people the tools to protect their health and safety.
- Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020 to be considered for the COVID-19 Response Harm Reduction Supplies.
- This COVID-19 Harm Reduction Clearinghouse Supply Estimator Tool can help estimate the supply order amount for your request.
- Judith.m.leahy@state.or.us for more information

Willamette Family Sobering Service Open Nov. 1


A note from CAHOOTS as we move into the Winter season:
(1)  The Mission and Egan Warming Centers, when activated, are shelter options for adults that can be referred 24/7. Call (541) 344-3252 to confirm beds. It is okay to call CAHOOTS to transport a client is they are accepted* (prioritize crisis situations).
*LTD continues to provide free public transportation. Ridesource (541) 682-5566 and White Bird Crisis (541) 687-4000 can provide transportation to certain services and appointments.  

(2)  Consider stocking up on basic needs that could help sleeping outside be more comfortable and distribute to clients in need (tents, sleeping bags, blankets).

(3) Need help navigating shelter options? White Bird Crisis and Information Line can help (541) 687-4000.

CAHOOTS offers mobile crisis intervention 24/7 some services include: crisis counseling, suicide prevention, substance use intervention, transportation to housing services and more.
- Eugene: 541-682-5111
- Springfield: 541-726-3714
- Download the brochure
- CAHOOTS Consulting Services

White Bird Clinic, COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs

Lane County's PreventionLane website has information and resources about health equity, suicide prevention, needle safety, tobacco, problem gambling, substance abuse and more.

SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network recently held the Forward Together: Virtual Symposium with free presentations for download such as:
- "Emergency Responses at the Epicenter of the Opioid Crisis" presenting on Preventing Opioid Overdose in Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and Low-barrier Buprenorphine for Patients Living on the Street
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Click on the symposium link for more presentations.

HIV Alliance Harm Reduction Services
- Naloxone community training & Harm Reduction Coalition meeting, if you are interested in a naloxone and opioid overdose training or the meeting, please reach out to Dane Zahner, Southern Oregon Prevention Manager at dzahner@allianceor.org.
- Syringe Exchange services

Find out more about Naloxone FAQ. Watch the video below for the National Institute of Health.



Youth Resources

Oregon YouthLine
Free support for teens via phone, text or chat. During COVID Teens are available on the call line from 4pm - 10pm.
Call: 877-968-8491
Text: Teen2Teen to 839863
Email: Teen2Teen@LinesforLife.org

National Runaway Safeline
Call: 1-800-RUNAWAY
Chat: 1800RUNAWAY.org
Text: 66008

NAMI Young Adult Connection Group (For young adults 18+ living with a mental health condition)
Tuesdays online 6:30-8 pm 




Point Source Youth has free weekly webinars on COVID 19 response and youth.

Lane County 2020 Youth Mental Health OHP Referral Pathway

FUN! Mask Wearing Education for Youth Flyer
- Ayude a los niños ausar una máscara

Evidence-Based Practices
TREM-Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model for youth
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Lane County System of Care
, provides wraparound services for children and youth experiencing severe mental health, developmental/intellectual and behavioral challenges.

Peer Support:
Youth ERA Peer Support Services
NAMI Online Support Groups
CentroLatinoAmericano Youth Mentoring Program
Association for Children’s Mental Health - Ask a Peer
Oregon Family Support Network Peer Support Services

Services & Supports for Youth
Community Outreach through Radical Empowerment (CORE), dedicated to supporting, empowering and advocating for young people in Lane County.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/core.eugene.7
- Street Feed, free meal program offered in downtown Eugene for people ages 16-24.

St. Vincent de Paul offering a female identified youth program for up to 2 years of transitional housing 

Hosea Youth Services, for the high-risk and unhoused youth community age 16-24.

Looking Glass, emergency shelter, educational services and programs for unhoused youth.


Youth Era, RECHARGE day shelter for unhoused or at-risk youth up to age 21 at the First United Methodist Church. Read the KVAL story here.
- Stay up to date with Youth Era's Facebook

15h Night: Food is available for youth at the part blocks where the fountain is and the covered area. 8th and Willamette area from 1:00p-2:00p Monday through Thursday. Dinner: Burrito Fridays from 5:00p-6:00p right outside of the Youth Era drop in at 9th and Oak Alley behind the DAC. People/kids are always welcome to text or call 541-556-7446 for updates.
- 15th Night Rapid Access to Resources and Services

FOOD for Lane County
- Youth Farm Stand is open through October!
- Summer Food Program COVID Update
- Emergency Food Boxes
- Programs for Children

The Positive Kitchen has volunteer opportunities for youth.

Stressed Teens website helps teens with stress management, emphasis is mainly on mindfulness. Resources for parents, teens and professionals.

Checkered Past MMA Gym
offers youth education about self defense, accountability, and the value of social work to help others. 9 free classes for new comers.

True Colors United Covid-19 Action and Resource Center: info on mental health, LGBTQ young people during this time, and more general resources

National Network 4 Youth - Policy and Tax Stimulus Resources
The National Network for Youth. Call 202-783-7949

PointSourceYouth offers free weekly webinars on COVID 19 response for youth.

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) supports individual, including youth with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers.

School Resources & Support
Helping out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) offering mental health support by phone for students, families, and staff of high schools in the 4J, Springfield, Bethel, Oakridge and South Lane school districts. Even during school closures.
Phone line open M- F 9am-4pm.
- For students, families and staff of 4J, Eugene Charter and Bethel High Schools please call (541) 246-2342.
- For students, families and staff of Springfield, Oakridge and South Lane High Schools please call (541) 246-2332.

McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Education Program
- Learn about the program through the Oregon Department of Education here.
- 4J School District program
Career Pathways at Lane Community College with PASS, helps to transition to credit classes and includes coaching, cohort advising, skill development, and student workshops.
- Download the application
- Attend and information session (scheduled August 4th - 26th)

Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

Explore the paths you can take to be involved in the solution to many challenges in the world with AmeriCorps.

School-Based Health Centers
- 4J Eugene School District
- Bethel School District
- Springfield Public Schools

Alternative School Programs
Kalapuya High School
Al Kennedy High School
Gateways High School
Family School (grade 6-8)

Research & Reports

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) Report provides a map for decreasing homelessness.
Lane County Shelter Feasibility Study 2018 
Lane County Website on Public Shelter Feasibility Study And System Analysis

Lane County Point in Time Count (PIT) website for full reports from 2013 - 2019 and information for the 2020 count. 

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports - statewide reports and information from HUD

The Homeless By Name List, a way to understand homelessness in Lane County. 
FAQ document
HBNL September 2019 Data Sets

Meal Sites

Holiday-themed Street Feed - Friday 11/27  5-7pm Serving ages 16-24
street feed for ages 16-24
Eugene Catholic Worker:   1223 Washington St, Eugene | (541) 654-5596
Breakfast at the Washington Jefferson Park Wednesday thru Saturday (am-10 am)  
o Hot breakfast of Egg Scramble along with additional entries.
o Sack lunches are also provided, consisting of a sandwich
o Resident program transitional housing for up to 12 people. 
Ebbert United Methodist:  532 C St, Springfield | (541) 746-3513
M breakfast 8-10:30 am
T- Sack lunch 8-11:15
Wed. Hot dinner takeout 5-6 pm
Thurs sack lunch 8-11: 15
Sat. Take out hot meal 3:00
Mini pantry on site
Clothing closet open Wed. 4-6 pm 2 people at a time
Free People:  (541) 461-1278
Breakfast and Dinner on Sundays—Wa/Jeff park breakfast on Sundays.  
Grab and go.  
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church:  1300 Pearl St, Eugene | (541) 343-9253
Grab and go sandwiches+ snack + fruit,  Whitebird  passes these out.  
Food For Lane County partner, serving 400-500/week.  
Burrito Brigade:  (541) 556-5051
Saturday and Sunday burritos given out. (We never skipped a weekend!)
Free grocery store M-W 4-6pm at a church at 1300 Irvington Dr., 
We stock 22 free pantries all over town.  Whittaker pantries (Monroe park, 3rd and Blair and Grand) all get hot food in those pantries.  
G Street Oasis and Supportive Services Program:  1175 G St, Springfield
G Street Oasis:  Drop in day center for homeless families in Springfield.  Most families have kiddos in school, are camping in Springfield or doubled up with others. 
We are serving pre-made meals for people—grab and go.  
We serve 3 meals at a time, to cover for the day.  
Open 9-3. 
The Dining Room: 270 West Eighth Ave., Eugene
Serving grab and go hot meals, M-Th noon-2:45.  

Thanksgiving: 
In Springfield, Shield Catering is donating meals to The Arc for distribution to clients
Eugene Catholic Worker is hoping to serve 400-500 boxed lunches at Washington Jefferson park on Thanksgiving, starting at 11am.  The meal will include a beverage, and dessert we well. 
December Holiday Meal- Holiday Meal at Hole in the Wall on December 20, 2020 for a take away dinner and gifts as well

The executive summary below was developed by the Unhoused Individuals & Unaccompanied Youth task team and includes major conclusions and identified stress and loss points for this population.
Read the Executive Summary here.
thank you home
Thank you to all of those who have contributed their expertise and work to developing this toolkit for the community.

• Ashley Allison, Oregon AIDS Education Center
• Amanda McCluskey, HIV Alliance
• Cynthia Fisher, Lane County LaneCare
• Dane Zahner, HIV Alliance
• Danielle Bautista, Lane County Community Health Centers
• Donna Butera, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Bethel School District
• Doug Mozan, Eugene Police Department
• Iris Bicksler, PacificSource Community Solutions, Traditional Health  Worker Liaison 
• Julia Johnson, Eugene School District 4J, Outreach/Re-engagement Specialist
• Kendra Wright, Lane County Behavioral Health 
• Laural O’Rourke, Lane County Human Services Division 
• Leilani Brewer, LaneCare
• Lucy Zammarelli, LaneCare
• Shawn Murphy, Laurel Hill Center
• Tauna Nelson, 15th Night Youth Shelter
• Terra Ralph, Department of Human Services

If you have suggestions or questions about this page please feel free to contact Lucy Zammarelli at 541-520-4702 or via email at Lucy.Zammarelli@lanecountyor.gov

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