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Please call ahead to ensure these services are still active.

  • Catholic Community Services of Lane County, Inc. (CCS): Catholic Community Services offices are closed except for food box distribution at 9am Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at both Springfield and Eugene locations.  They will continue to receive requests by phone at 541-345-3628. Visit https://www.ccslc.org/ for program hours and information.
  • Community Centers: All Eugene Community Centers are closed until at least March 30.
  • Department of Human Services on 11th— Open same hours and operations. They are only allowing 25 people in the lobby at a time. They request the people use the internet at home to apply for services.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles— Open normal hours. They are limiting number of people in the office and the waiting line is outside.
  • DHS- Self Sufficiency: People can already apply online for food stamps at https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/ We are doing phone intakes and people can submit any documents that may be needed via email or mail as well.
  • First Christian Church: Closing all services through April 14. Updates will be posted here.
  • Handwashing Stations: The City of Eugene has created a map of available public handwashing stations.
  • Internet: Comcast will provide two months of internet service to new customers for $9.95 if they apply before April 30. 800-266-2278. CenturyLink will waive late fees and not disconnect customers for late payment for the next 60 days.
  • Lane Workforce Partnership: The State of Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission Office of Workforce Investments (OWI) has released federal additional assistance funding thru the Local Workforce Board System throughout the state. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act fund for layoff aversion activities are designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of,unemployment resulting from layoffs. To this end, Lane Workforce Partnership will distribute Layoff Aversion Funds in Lane County with the following parameters: Requests must be a result of the business impact from COVID-19, Small businesses/organizations with fewer than 20 employees, and Limited to reimbursements for supplies and/or equipment up to $5,000. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.laneworkforce.org/
  • Library All Eugene Public Libraries are closed.
  • Post office— Open as usual, they ask for people to remain 6 feet away from each other
  • Share Fair: March 31st Setting up four Share Fair stations to distribute pre-made bags of fast grab-and-go resources. Locations: Hand washing station near Eugene library, Pearl day spa, Hand washing station near Red barn, Springfield bus station. Will be taking extra precautions for the health of volunteers and people receiving resources. Please contact sharefair@neighborhoodanarchists.org to coordinate donations. More info…
  • St. Vincent de Paul: Continues to provide assistance and support clients, staff and volunteers, to the best of their ability while balancing health and safety. Visit their COVID-19 updates and information page for information.
  • Utilities: EWEB is temporarily suspending disconnections for non-payment. Their customer lobby is currently closed. http://www.eweb.org/about-us/news/coronavirus-safety. NW Natural will not currently disconnect customers for non-payment.
  • White Bird Front Rooms Resource Center: New hours are 8am to 8pm with limited services. People will not be allowed in or around the building except for accessing the following services; mail and messages, clothing, phone access, water access, and hand washing. Porta-potties will be available outside of the building.
  • White Bird Homeless/SHOP: Available 10-3 pm Monday-Thursday at 341 E 12th Ave to sign people up for OHP.
  • EWEB Income-Based Assistance
SHOWERS- There has been almost no place for the unhoused population to use showers for over a month. The only places that are providing showers are:
  • First Place Family Shower- For families and youth under 18. (I’m not sure if women can go there,too). 
  • Lindholm Center/ Station 99– For individuals over 18. Women have reported feeling unsafe there. It was recommended that individuals should go with a buddy. 

 

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