Homeless Rest Stop Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members had a chance to tour the newest homeless rest stop in Eugene Saturday. The Nightingale Health Sanctuary opened in December. It’s near Lane County Behavioral Health, across from Autzen Stadium. It’s home to about 20 people and has room for ten more. Residents say they’re very happy at the new, … Continue reading »

Rest Stop Program Expands

EUGENE, Ore. – The City of Eugene’s rest stop program will expand. City Councilors gave the go-ahead for it at Monday night’s council meeting. If a site has a good history over the past six months, it will expand from 15 to 20 overnight campers. This applies to the two existing sites that are currently … Continue reading »

Third Rest Stop Opening Next Month

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers are helping Community Supported Shelters as they prepare to open a third rest stop for the homeless next month. Members of the First Congregational Church in Eugene partnered with CSS to help build 15 new platforms and covers for tents going up at the new camp. This new spot will be … Continue reading »

Leo Harris Parkway Rest Stop Rejected

EUGENE, Ore. — A homeless rest stop will not open in the Science Factory parking lot in Eugene. The Eugene City Council voted to take the rest stop on Leo Harris Parkway off the list for future sites. This was their first meeting since the city evicted campers from the Whoville site on Broadway and Hilyard. … Continue reading »

Councilors Approve Rest Stop Site

EUGENE, Ore. — With the clock ticking on the illegal campsite known as Whoville at Broadway and Hilyard, those living there may have another option when the city closes the campsite. The Eugene City Council approved a new rest-stop site near the Cuthbert Amphitheater and Science Factory. Those with disabilities would have priority to stay … Continue reading »

Public Input Sought for Rest Stops

EUGENE, Ore. — The community has a chance to weigh in on Eugene’s experimental rest stop pilot program for the homeless Tuesday night. The Eugene City Council wants public input on keeping the first rest stop site at Roosevelt and Garfield open a little longer. It’s supposed to close March 31. But councilors want to … Continue reading »

City to Open First Homeless Rest Stop

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first so-called rest stop for the homeless will house its first campers on Friday. Organizers are calling it an unofficial opening for the pilot program. The Eugene safe spot camp on Roosevelt and Garfield will serve 15 campers. Friday, two campers who will serve as on-site managers will move in. They … Continue reading »