Forty-three percent of Lane County households earn less than the basic cost of living for Oregon, leaving them vulnerable to unexpected expenses. (United Way, 2015) Even when both parents are working full time, many families in our community are struggling to cover the costs of rent, food, child care and health care. An unplanned life change such as a health crisis or job layoff can be financially devastating and puts these families at risk of losing their housing.
By providing short-term financial assistance, counseling and other supportive services to help families regain stability, we can prevent them from being evicted, losing their homes and becoming homeless.
Homelessness Prevention Program
For families who are homeless or on the verge of losing their housing
A critical step in getting people off the streets and into housing is meeting them where they are. Members of the ShelterCare outreach teams have a wealth of experience working with homeless and vulnerable people. They locate and engage with individuals who are experiencing homelessness in our community, with the goal of helping to place them in permanent housing and connect them with supportive services.
ShelterCare provides temporary and emergency housing for people in crisis.
Housing, Health and Wellness
Emergency shelter for families with children and transitional housing with case management for adults with psychiatric or medical conditions
ShelterCare Medical Recuperation
For people who are homeless after a hospital stay who still need limited care
A home-like residential setting for adults with serious mental illness or SMI, also sometimes called severe and persistent mental illness or SPMI
Once people are safely housed they can begin to address any other challenges they may be facing, such as mental health, recovery, money management or employment.
Supported Housing Program
Services for people with psychiatric disabilities living in housing owned or managed by ShelterCare, as well as in apartments in the community.
Apartments for survivors of acquired brain injury who need training and support to prepare them for living in the community