Family Shelter Referral Form for shelter providing temporary, emergency shelter through the use of congregate shelter and/or pallet shelters, basic services, and case management to households with children in need of shelter. 

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.
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. 
- Peers from the PRIME Peer Program can help people look for housing and apply. 

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

Community & Support

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

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

Waitlist Opening: Emergency Housing Vouchers
Designed for those who are at-risk of or homeless and those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.
For more information view the flyer here.

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, Public Housing Wait List for open waitlists for housing.

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

Financial Assistance Programs
Workforce Services is available for 1:1 Career Advising or Computer appointments.
Call 541-686-7985 for more information.
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.

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) - Self Sufficiency Information  Click on the ODHS 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, which offers individualized care management.
Tool-free: (877) 600-5472
TTY: (877) 600-5473

Harm Reduction Resources & CAHOOTS Information

Western Lane Fire & EMS Authority Mobile Crisis 24/7 Response Unit
Call: (541) 997-3515* mainly dispatched through 911.
Service to the community of Florence and Western Lane County. Offering support to people in crisis, including sudden death, loss of home due to fire, depression, suicidal ideation/threat, chronic mental illness, homelessness and monthly survivors of suicide support group.

Willamette Family Sobering Service Open Nov. 1
A note from CAHOOTS:
(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

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
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 [email protected].
- Syringe Exchange services
- PRIME Peer Program 

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

Youth Resources

Youth ERA, Peer Plus 2021 - Receive your Traditional Health Worker License and become a Youth Peer Support Specialist! 

Oregon YouthLine
A teen crisis help line with teen to teen support.
Call: 877-968-8491
Text: Teen2Teen to 839863
Email: [email protected]

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

Right To Be Social Media Safety Guides for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Tumblr. Help with defining, reporting, blocking and muting online harassment. Visit Right to Be Here
Point Source Youth Point Source Youth is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending youth homelessness in 50 cities and towns in 10 years.

Lane County 2020 Youth Mental Health OHP Referral Pathway

Practices & Models
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. Youth are welcome to join the committees ($30 gift card/meeting), lead projects, voice their concerns about systems, and share ideas for solution.  

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

Services & Supports for Youth
Community Outreach through Radical Empowerment (CORE), dedicated to supporting, empowering and advocating for young people in Lane County.

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.

15h Night: Food is available for youth. Text or call 541-556-7446.
FOOD for Lane County
- Programs for Children

The Positive Kitchen has volunteer opportunities for youth. 

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

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

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.  

McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Education Program
- Learn about the program through the Oregon Department of Education here. (They can help you get food benefits - SNAP)
Career Pathways at Lane Community College with PASS, helps to transition to credit classes and includes coaching, cohort advising, skill development, and student workshops.
-Navigating Homelessness Resources

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)

Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

The Oregon Health Authority recommends:
Make a list of the top three things that you want  to get done each day. 
Find time to practice deep breathing. 
Make a list of things that you feel grateful for. 
Decide to do something physical. Even a short walk around the block or doing some stretches can be helpful. 
Help others while you help yourself: check in with friends and neighbors to offer support, especially to those who might be struggling more during this time. 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has more information on Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks.

Local mental and emotional health resources for support can be found at Safe + Strong or you can call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 1-800-923-HELP (4357). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it, not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.

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

Pantry/Meal Sites

Click for a list of Little Free Pantries in Eugene/Springfield/Junction City.

If number is provided, please call prior to arriving to make sure they are still offering meals. 

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.  

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 [email protected]

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