499 W. 4th Ave
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Eugene, OR 97401
Class of Housing/Services: Housing and support services for those who qualify.
How to access ShelterCare’s services: Please call our main office (541) 686-1262. A staff person can briefly describe our services to help you determine if you are eligible. You may also come in person to 499 W. 4th Avenue, Eugene. If you are eligible for any of our services, we will provide you with an application.
Prevention 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 To learn more about ServicePoint data collection click here for English and aqui para el espanol Outreach 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. Short-Term Housing 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 Garden Place A home-like residential setting for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) Long-Term Housing 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. To learn more about ServicePoint data collection click here for English and aqui para el espanol Uhlhorn Program Apartments for survivors of acquired brain injury who need training and support to prepare them for living in the community
Mental Health As part of our Supported Housing program we offer integrated mental health services to individuals with severe, persistent mental illness (SPMI) living in housing owned or managed by ShelterCare, or apartments in the community. Optional mental health supportive services include individual and group therapy, mental health care coordination and prompts to take medications. The Garden Place Program is a secure residential treatment facility for adults with severe psychiatric disabilities. Garden Place provides a home-like setting and individualized, focused care, with a goal of helping individuals transition to living independently in the community. Physical Health Homelessness and a lack of safe and stable housing can negatively impact health. Once people are stably housed, formerly homeless individuals find themselves in a much better place to address their personal issues—and on their own terms. Housing stability also allows people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, to have better success managing their illness. Here are some of the ways ShelterCare helps our program participants improve their physical health. Help establishing a primary care provider Transportation to medical appointments Assistance and advocacy with community service providers Removing Barriers Common barriers to housing include high application fees and deposits, lack of ID, insufficient income, past evictions, criminal history or recovery. ShelterCare has a variety of services that help our clients overcome these barriers, including short-term financial assistance, skills training, and landlord mediation. Stable Futures Housing is only part of the solution for ending the cycle of homelessness. Helping people build the necessary skills to maintain stability and independence, such as financial literacy and goal-setting, are also important services that help our clients live full, rewarding lives. Supported Employment Program Instruction in money-management skills Skills training for daily living activities such as housekeeping and shopping
Helpful Definitions For Sheltercare Eugene:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
How To Volunteer at Sheltercare Eugene:
Be a volunteer. Call Sheltercare Eugene at 541.686.1262 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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