Below you will find a list of resources available to all families. We are providing links and information on how to access financial supports, food supports, and counseling within our community. If you have questions about academics or distance learning, please reach out to your child’s counselor. If you have any other needs beyond the ones listed and need to know who to contact regarding these needs, please reach out to our wrap-around team at 541-790-7717. They will be checking their office phone weekly and will try to get back to you within a few days. Click here more information on the resources available through the 4-J wrap-around team in English and Spanish. See updates with the 4J Wrap-Around team here.
A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator at Sheldon High School for needs specific to Sheldon High School students that have not been met by internal school resources. These type of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding. A Sheldon High School Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the Sheldon High School Coordinator to secure and deliver the item. Please contact Trista Neuman at email@example.com
Coronavirus Food & Other Resources for Students & Families
CARES Center Provides Resources to Eugene/Springfield Residents- The new CARES Center provides food, toiletries and home goods to people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, as well as other people in need in Eugene and Springfield. CARES is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Resource specialists are also available to connect people to other resources. To get help or lend help, visit CARES or download the CARES flyer.
Social Media- Need help with food or other resources? CARES helps people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, and other people who are in need in Eugene and Springfield. Resource specialists are also available to help people access other resources, such as housing. To get help or lend help, see the attached flyer or visit www.arclane.org/resources/cares to learn more.
Need help accessing school meals? Home delivery for families in need will begin in October
Meal delivery will begin October 12 for families that request by October 5. Requests made after October 5 are expected to be added to delivery routes within 7–10 school days.
To make a request fill out the 4j Meal Delivery Request Form
For more information about having meals delivered to your home visit the School Meal Delivery Information page on the 4j site.
School-based health centers at Churchill and North Eugene High School are open to provide healthcare to 4J students. Health centers can bill private insurance and the Oregon Health Plan, and will also provide treatment for those unable to afford medical care. Please call the clinics to schedule appointments: Churchill 541-790-5227 & North Eugene 541-790-4445
Mental Health & Social Services
HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools), a community partner that provides mobile crisis response support to 4J and other high schools, will offer mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff while schools are closed. Staff are able to provide short-term counseling, resource referrals, and Oregon Health Plan signup. Available weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 541-246-2342. Staff, guardians, concerned individuals and students can fill out this FORM and HOOTS will make contact. You can also call HOOTS at 541-246-2342 or for video chat options email firstname.lastname@example.org
The White Bird Crisis Line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at 541-687-4000.
Looking Glass Community Services – Station 7 continues to provide largely the same services we provided previous to Covid-19, we are just screening clients upon entry by taking temperature and assessing for Covid-19 symptoms and then we are practicing CDC and HUD recommended guidelines within shelter as far as social distancing and sanitizing goes. We are able to take youth 11-21 at Station 7 but youth 18+ have to be in their own room (or in a room with only other 18+) and we have to prioritize 11-17 so we take those 18+ stays on a night by night basis depending on our room availability. We also continue to operate the 24/7 crisis phone and texting line for the agency.
15th Night will also be continuing to offer support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at 541-246-4046. Many other social services in the area are also working on providing phone or virtual services. You may also contact our Sheldon Community Responder Trista Neuman. A Sheldon Community Responder is a volunteer that responds to “alerts” sent by the 15th Night Coordinator at Sheldon High School for needs specific to Sheldon High School students that have not been met by internal school resources. These type of alerts would be for items such as clothing, shoes, small household items, food or bedding. A Sheldon High School Community Responder would receive a text message indicating a need. If the Responder can provide the need, they respond to the text message and work with the Sheldon High School Coordinator to secure and deliver the item. Please contact Trista Neuman at email@example.com.
Parent Wellness Resource
See a full list of MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES & PARENT RESOURCES here!
Here is some information about Comcast Internet provided for students in need:
Catholic Charities of Oregon is able to offer emergency financial assistance to folks facing life disruptions under COVID-19. Folks facing job loss, lost wages, evictions or inability to pay mortgage, behind on bills, inability to pay for childcare, outstanding medical bills or other issues are welcome to access these funds between now and December 31st. Please have community members visit savefirstfinancial.org/covid-19 or call 503-688-2659. We do not inquire about, collect information on or base assistance on immigration status. This assistance is for ALL Oregonians.
EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDS
Sign Up Now – Thanks to a new partnership between the Eugene School District 4J and the Eugene Public Library, all 4J students may get a library card. The registration form was mailed home as an insert in the school calendar. Please mail in the signed form (postage is prepaid) and a library card will be sent to you. This will give students access to all of the library’s physical holdings (books, dvds, cds, video games, etc.) as well as full digital access to ebooks, audiobooks, and database information. You may also sign up for digital access only by calling the public library at 541-6825450.
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