Supported Employment Visits Greeters Meetings

ShelterCare-Jon_Jessyca Jon Mendez and Jessyca Delepine of our Supported Employment Program have taken some time this month to introduce their program to business leaders in the community.The Supported Employment Program (SEP) encourages and facilitates the acquisition of employment for ShelterCare clients living with mental health issues. Jon and Jessyca visited both the Eugene and Springfield Chamber of Commerce Greeters breakfast meetings to discuss the benefits of hiring ShelterCare clients in their businesses. SEP helps businesses thrive, and our clients recover. Interested? Contact them today (541) 329-5410

Thrill the World Zombies Care About Homelessness

'Thrill the World' is an annual global attempt to break the world record for the largest simultaneous Thriller Dance (by Michael Jackson) while raising money for charity. In 2012, Eugene joined 'Thrill The World' for the first time, and chose to donate proceeds to ShelterCare. Join us this Saturday October 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Washington/Jefferson Park 

Representative Hoyle Chairs Campaign

Oregon House Majority Leader Val Holye is the Honorary Chair of this year's "I ShelterCare About Homelessness" campaign. She believes that to solve the causes of homelessness, we have to do more than build shelters. We must also give people in crisis the support they need to recover. These members of our community need services – improved and expanded – to help them restore their psychiatric, physical and financial health in order to be able to stabilize their lives. Thanks to Rep. Hoyle for giving her voice and commitment to this campaign. Learn how to get involved at 

Your Vote Can Help ShelterCare Get Creative With Idea Paint

ShelterCare just entered into an exciting contest to win a product called Idea Paint!  Out of hundreds of entrys, ShelterCare made the top 20. Idea Paint turns a normal wall (or multiple walls) into a huge whiteboard.  This will allows staff to be able to be creative during meetings, workshops and training's.  Please click onto the link and like ShelterCare's entry and send out to as many family and friends as possible.  

We just have to make the top five to make the finals.

CLICK here! or copy and paste. 

Western Shelter Systems Gives ShelterCare Consumers a Roof for Recovery

WSS_Revised_2011When it comes to helping people in crisis, Western Shelter Systems knows what it takes. After all, the business was founded to lend a helping hand to those in need.

The company creates temporary shelters and innovative field equipment that helps emergency responders assist their community when disaster strikes. These shelters are used for everything from mobile field hospitals to living quarters for first responders.

To that end, the Eugene-based company stepped up in a big way for ShelterCare’s Shankle Program in Springfield. Shankle is part of the agency’s Supported Housing Program, and serves 16 clients in a residential setting who are battling mental illness and homelessness.

Shankle has functioned without a designated meeting space for individual therapy sessions and group therapy. In response to this need, ShelterCare has been actively seeking partners who could help the agency acquire a mobile or temporary structure. Considering Shankle clients suffer from the most severe psychiatric disabilities – including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder – this deficiency was challenging.

Fortunately, Western Shelter more than answered the call.

The business donated one of their shelter systems (a heavy duty, durable structure) for the project. The new structure will have electricity, heating and security for Shankle clients.

“ShelterCare is doing very important work in our community to provide a place for those who need it,” said Mike Litten, director of operations with Western Shelter. “With our experience in providing temporary and mobile medical shelters we can add value and support to the good work being done by the ShelterCare staff and volunteers. “

This investment will create a lasting legacy of care to help Shankle consumers more effectively recover.