Emergency call: Help us furnish our new apartments (#House2Home)

Looking to make a big difference in the community as we start the new year? Great news: We have an opportunity for you.

Thanks to a recent grant, ShelterCare will place 18 adults into permanent housing in Springfield. While the we have the apartments, we are facing challenges when it comes to finding home furnishings. To help address the issue, we are encouraging individuals, families and groups (churches, businesses, service organizations, etc.) to mobilize and help our clients make their houses into homes (#House2Home). We are hoping to complete this effort by Feb. 15, 2015.

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If this interests you, we have three ways to get involved: (1) Review the list and consider making a tax-deductible donation of a needed item at our new Center for Programs and Services (499 W. 4th Ave., Eugene); (2) make a monetary donation, or (3) help us get the word out by sharing the #House2Home message on social media with your friends, family and colleagues.

After all, we do this work together.

Questions? Contact us at development (at) sheltercare (dot) org, or call 541-686-1262 and ask for the development department. Thank you!

BATHROOM
• Towels
• Washcloths
• Personal hygiene supplies
• Shower curtains and rods
 
BEDDING
• Double/full-size sheets (both flat and fitted)
• Mattress pads 
• Blankets
• Pillows 
• Some sort of bed covering
 
CLEANING
• Brooms
• Mops 
• New vacuums
• Windex
• Comet cleanser
• Sponges
• Rubber gloves
• Paper towels
• Laundry soap
• Laundry baskets
• Spray cleaner
• Garbage bags
• Bucket
 
KITCHEN
• Pots and pans 
• Flatware and dishes
• Sponges
• Scrubbers 
• Dish soap
• Napkins
• Measuring cups
• Mixing bowls
• Knives
• Cutting boards
 
OTHER
• Pictures
• Books
• Bookcases
• Rugs
 
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Jiffy Market Wine & Deli Gives ShelterCare Clients Chance to Contribute

It's 9 a.m. on game day. In less than eight hours, the University of Oregon Ducks are slated to battle the Ohio State University Buckeyes in the inaugural College Football Championship. Based on the steady flow of customers, it's pretty obvious that Jiffy Market Wine & Deli in South Eugene is a beacon for many area Duck fans.

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Between game predictions and silent nods acknowledging support for the green and yellow, owner Joe Robertson is at the center of it all in his familiar position behind the counter. This connection to community is a big reason why Robertson and Jiffy Market have thrived since 1963, when his parents first started the business.

In addition to an extensive selection of beer, wine, coffee and delicious deli items (such as a larger-than-life club sandwich), community connection is also a big reason why Robertson has supported social services providers in the area for approximately the past 20 years. His involvement with ShelterCare started a little more than a year ago, when a representative from the agency's Supported Employment Program (SEP) visited his store.

Now, Jiffy Market is an established partner for the agency's efforts to help clients find part-time work and independence — important pieces in the recovery process.

"We've done a lot of work with nonprofits," Robertson said.

ShelterCare clients have helped the local business with a variety of tasks, such as pricing items and dusting shelves. 

The program works for everyone involved, he said. "I think it gives folks a sense of being involved and contributing." 

Thank you, Jiffy Market, for being our partner! And "Go Ducks!"

 

 

In 2014, We Built Change. In 2015, We Celebrate.

We would like to kick off the new year with a review of accomplishments from 2014. Please enjoy our year in review video.


Want to learn more? Click here to read our annual report for a summary of our financial status and program accomplishments.


Ring in the New Year In Our New Building!

Join us for the first Eugene Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours of the 2015 hosted at ShelterCare on Jan. 15

Help us celebrate the opening of our new Center for Programs and Services, and take in the beautiful design work of PIVOT Architecture. Enjoy beverages provided by our co-sponsor Big Foot Beverages; delectable desserts by Sweet Life Patisserie, and succulent hor d’oeuvres crafted by students developing their skills at MLK Culinary Art Catering. For more details or to register click here!

Volunteers Needed for Community Point in Time Count

The Human Services Division, Lane County’s anti-poverty program, along with its non-profit partners, will conduct a one day/night count of people who are homeless in Lane County, called the Point in Time (PIT) Count.  The PIT Count “unsheltered” count reaches to count people sleeping on the streets, vehicles, parks, camps, and other places not meant for human habitation. Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) will coordinate volunteers for the “unsheltered” street count this year. The PIT takes place Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  We also administer surveys at meal sites, food pantries, day/night access centers and churches.

The “sheltered count” includes emergency shelters, and transitional housing programs designated for homeless people.

The Point in Time Count Volunteer provides data collection on the day of the Point In Time Count. The volunteer completes a one page Point in Time survey form at various locations in the community with people who are homeless and provides incentives to those who have completed the survey.

Location:

  • Onsite at Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) at 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene, Or 97402
  • Offsite at various outdoor locations in the community including parks and camps where people who are homeless are residing
  • Offsite at pre-determined social service agencies in the community

Key Duties:

  • Coordinate with CALC staff and other volunteers to accurately collect data
  • Completely and accurately fill out surveys with people who are homeless in the community
  • Provide and manage incentives for people who complete the survey

Reports to:

Time Commitment:

  • 1 ½ hour training before the count on January 22nd 5:30-7pm, Lane County Health and Human Services Building: 151 West 7th Ave Eugene, Room 258
  • Day of the count: approximately 3-8 hours, various shifts are available

Qualifications:

  • Attend the training session and participate the day of the count
  • Accurately and carefully collect data and keep information confidential
  • Respectfully and conscientiously work with people from a diversity of backgrounds
  • Maintain personal safety while collecting data
  • Manage incentives for people who complete the survey

Training and Support:

  • Training Prior to event: January 22nd 5:30-7pm, Lane County Health and Human Services Building: 151 West 7th Ave Eugene, Room 258
  • CALC staff and volunteers will be available for support and to answer questions

Age Requirement:

  • Must be over the age of 18

Join Us for the First Business After Hours of the New Year hosted at ShelterCare

Join us we celebrate the opening of ShelterCare’s new Center for Programs and Services, and take in the beautiful design work of PIVOT Architecture.

Enjoy beverages provided by our co-sponsor Big Foot Beverages, delectable desserts by Sweet Life Patisserie and the succulent and sustainably grown hor d’oeuvres crafted by students developing their skills at MLK Culinary Art Catering. 

Enter to win fabulous prizes:

  • Two tickets to the Duck’s Men’s Basketball game vs. USC (Jan. 22)
  • Two $50 Gift Cards to Beppe and Gianni’s

Where: 499 W. 4th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To register or for more information click here.