Events in and around our area.
988 Crisis Assistance Phone Line is available nationwide. The 988 number is for concerns involving mental health, substance use, and/or suicide. 988 helps people quickly connect with trained crisis counselors at any time, no matter where they live. More information is available here.
To help students stay healthy and to support educational staff, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) are introducing several cooperative programs. One initiative is called the Care and Connection campaign, which offers tools and resources for back-to-school transitions. Resources for students: ODE has a variety of mental health and well-being resources for students, […]
Direction Service is a Lane County nonprofit supporting persons with special needs to lead fuller lives. Services are available to persons age 25 or younger and their families. Possible support includes counseling, stress management, skill-building, and resolving educational disputes. Information on accessing services is HERE and on volunteering is HERE.
Next Step Recycling is a nonprofit providing technology skills training to those with barriers to employment. When you donate electronic and technological equipment to Next Step, they repair the items and put them back into use in the community, reducing waste while providing employment opportunities. NextStep also provides refurbished computers and free software to low-income […]
Centro Latino is a multicultural nonprofit offering social services, youth mentors, language education, gardening, and mental health or addiction treatment to Eugene's Latinx communities. Find information HERE on volunteering and HERE on requesting services.
The Oregon Department of Justice is tracking hate and bias crimes and incidents, which are on the rise. Bias crimes and incidents can be verbal, physical, or visual. Examples could include: Name calling; using a racial, ethnic, or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language. Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings. Imitating someone with […]
Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended. The U.S. government will continue to make COVID-19 tests available to uninsured individuals and […]
The Eugene Police Department now has online reporting options in seven languages, so that residents can notify police from computers or phones about non-emergency events such as thefts, scams, forgery, and vandalism. There is also an anonymous tip line. More information HERE.
Hope and Safety Alliance, an agency providing shelter and support to battered women and their children, is seeking donations for holiday gifts for families who will otherwise have nothing this season. See information about gift cards and donations below:
The Behavioral Health Resource Network (BHRN) of Lane County now operates a statewide hotline for 24/7 access to substance use treatment, harm reduction, and recovery (800-422-2595). BHRN is a group os service organizations collaborating to offer a single point of access for people who have ever used drugs. More information HERE.
United Way's Emerging Leaders are young professionals 40 years of age or younger who are community leaders and philanthropists. As a group, they participate in volunteer activities, educational forums, professional development, social events and other activities. To learn more about volunteering, contact United Way of Lane County.
SMART Reading is a statewide children’s literacy nonprofit organization committed to providing individualized reading time and access to books. SMART is poised to reach over 1100 local students in Lane County and to give away more than 15,000 books. To do that, the organization needs more community volunteers. Volunteers are needed to pair with a […]
Egan Warming Centers will operate a winter emergency sheltering program on freezing nights from now to March 31st. During an activation, teams of trained volunteers open each available warming site in the evening and operate it through morning. They provide guests with sleeping pads and blankets, warm drinks and meals, heartwarming hospitality, basic first aid and […]
The 2023 World AIDS Day commemoration is on Friday, December 1 at the Eugene Farmer’s Market Pavilion on the corner of 8th Avenue and Oak Street. HIV Alliance will offer free HIV testing from 2 pm to 8 pm, and Eugene Pride will hold a community sewing circle to replace the historic Pride flag that was stolen […]
The Creswell Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Creswell Winter Lights event on Saturday, December 9th. There is a vendor market from 10 am to 7 pm, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 am to 3 pm, and a light parade on Oregon Avenue from 5 pm to 7 pm. The […]
The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission hosts a community event in celebration of International Human Rights Day. This event is on Saturday, December 9th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the downtown Public Library, 100 W 10th Avenue, first floor. The event will feature music, food, and a moderated community discussion panel. This year's theme is "Dignity, […]
The Homelessness and Poverty Workgroup of Eugene's Human Rights Commission is hosting a memorial and outreach event on December 21st, the National Homeless Persons’ Remembrance Day. The vigil is from 5 to 7 pm in the Park Blocks (8th & Oak) in Eugene. This event, held on the longest night of the year, honors community members who […]
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