Emergency and Family Resources
Food for Lane County 541-343-2822
Lane County WIC Program (Women Infant and Children Supplemental Food & Nutrition Program)
151 West 7th Ave., Room 210, Eugene 541-682-4202
Eugene Community Service Center ~ Catholic Community Services
Waste to Taste Waste to Taste Eugene (Food Boxes) – Burrito Brigade
1300 Irvington, Eugene; Appointments Mon-Thurs 4-6, Friday 3-5
Create your own Food box from rescued and donated items.
White Bird Vision Program: 541-342-8255 Sign up through Front Rooms Program https://whitebirdclinic.org/front-rooms/
New Eyes for the Needy- https://new-eyes.org/application
VSP Vision- VSP Offers Gift Certificates for Eye Care and Eyeglasses (800) 877-7195
One Sight- Get Help – OneSight
Oregon Lions Club Sight and Hearing Foundation Get Help Form — OLSHF
Evergreen eyewear accepts OHP for both glasses and eye exam
679 W Centennial Blvd 541-780-6300 https://evergreeneyewear.com/
White Bird Dental Clinic Dental Clinic
1415 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401 541-344-8342
Emergency and preventative dental care regardless of insurance on a sliding scale
LCC Dental Clinic 2460 Willamette St, Eugene 541-463-5206 Services: x-rays, cleanings, sealants, and many restorative services available. Hours vary, please call for an appointment.
Community Health Centers of Lane County 541-682-3550
Brookside Clinic 1680 Chambers St #103 Eugene, OR 97402 541-682-3550
Charnelton Community Clinic 151 W 7th Ave Suite 100 Eugene, OR 97401 541-682-3550
Delta Oaks Clinic 1022 Green Acres Rd, Eugene, OR 97408 541-682-3550
LCBH Primary Care 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401 541-682-3550
RiverStone Clinic 2073 Olympic St, Springfield, OR 97477 541-682-3550 Low Cost Dental Care – Free for families on WIC. Help applying for OHP.Services include: Exam, Cleaning, Fluoride, Goodie bag with toothbrush/toothpaste, Referrals
EPUD Payment Assistance Programs Helping Hands – 541-746-1583 (A one-time grant of up to $300 is credited to your electric bill.)
Lane County Energy and Weatherization Programs 541-682-3378
Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
Eugene/Springfield Adults and Unaccompanied Youth
When temperatures are predicted to be below 30 degrees, Egan Warming Center opens to provide safe shelter from cold weather. There is not a central meeting location this year, so be sure to check warming center locations for each activation. You can sign up to receive notifications about Egan activation online Egan Warming Center
Rural Lane County
Rural communities including Cottage Grove, Veneta, and Florence are utilizing pallet shelters this winter to provide added capacity or fully replace warming center operations. Warm Shelter
Navigating Being Unhoused
Students who live in temporary housing due to economic or other hardship have additional education rights under the McKinney-Vento Act (MVA). McKinney-Vento – National Center for Homeless Education
The MVA ensures that children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite the lack of a fixed place of residence. Youth who are not living with a parent or legal guardian, including runaways, may also qualify for these services.
If you are currently unhoused or your housing is in jeopardy, contact Stacey Whaley at 541-933-2512 ext 1101 to get support for your student and family.
Examples of Temporary Housing
Temporarily staying with friends or family
Living in a motel or shelter
Living in a camper, RV or car
Staying in a structure not designed for long-term residency like a tent
What are your rights?
Student Rights under MVA include:
Staying in school of origin for duration of homelessness or through the end of the school year during which you move into permanent housing
Immediate enrollment in the neighborhood school where they are currently staying, even if lacking proof of residency, guardian signature, immunizations, or other relevant documents
Assistance with transportation to school
Free breakfast and lunch
Full participation in all education programs for which they are otherwise eligible
How can MSD help you?
Services for Students in Temporary Housing include:
Transportation assistance to school of origin
Help obtaining basic needs such as personal care items, clothing, food and medical care
Referrals to local resources and programs
A McKinney-Vento Liaison to help coordinate services to families and promote contact between family and school
Assistance with a dispute resolution process
What do you need to do?
Responsibilities of Students and Parents?
Regular school attendance
Maintain contact with school personnel to ensure optimal progress, especially phone numbers and changes to mailing and physical address.
Resources for Teens with Housing Insecurity
https://www.15thnight.org/ youth informed community movement to end youth homelessness by connecting existing resources; phone or text at (541) 246-4046
Homeless Youth Services Through The Youth House Program Girls Youth House serves teens experiencing homelessness who identify as female, age 16 to 18
Youth Era eugene drop opening soon
Hosea Youth Services food, clothing, toiletries, outdoor supplies, showers, laundry facilities, computer access, charging stations, lockers, pet kennels, a napping room, first aid supplies, a tool box, and a safe place off the streets
Station 7 Emergency shelter, family reconciliation, wraparound supports, and 24-hour help hotline are provided for homeless youth, ages 11-17. Project Safe Place offers youth safe locations to go 24/7 Help Line: 1-888-689-3111 Program Phone: 541-689-3111 931 W. 7th Avenue – Eugene, OR 97402
https://coreeugene.org/ C.O.R.E , Community Outreach Through Radical Empowerment
Trauma informed Services and Resources within the Harm Reduction model for youth 16-24