New Details About Heeran Center Closure

EUGENE, Ore. — New insight Thursday about why the state suspended the license of a Eugene mental health facility. We’re learning that a recent runaway situation may have been a factor, but that wasn’t the only issue the state had with the Heeran Center. “[It’s] unfortunate and we don’t agree with the state’s decision on … Continue reading »

Heeran Center’s License Suspended

EUGENE, Ore. — A mental health treatment facility in Eugene has been shut down on short notice, forcing patients to find another place to go. The Oregon Health Authority suspended the Heeran Center’s license citing health and safety concerns. The OHA shut down the facility on Coburg Road Monday night. The OHA says it’s their … Continue reading »

Nonprofits Participate in Giving Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the biggest shopping weekend of the year is over, it’s time to give back. Dec. 2 marks the third annual Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to nonprofits. In Eugene, ShelterCare is taking part for the second year in a row. Directors say they received a tremendous … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Announces New Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — ShelterCare is announcing a new campaign to help fight homelessness. During the month of October, it hopes to raise $62,000. Some corporate sponsors will match all donations raised this month. This money will be used to help keep people in housing, get back into housing if they’ve recently become homeless, or become financially … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Respite Services Ending

EUGENE, Ore. — A mental health program that’s been around for years is set to close. Next week ShelterCare’s Royal Avenue respite services will end due to cuts in state and county general funding. This is a devastating blow for people who stayed at Royal Avenue Shelter and employees who’ve been with the mental health … Continue reading »

ShelterCare to Hold Art Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — ShelterCare provides assistance by helping those who need food, shelter and clothing. Through art, the nonprofit is hoping to help more. Lucy Vinis with ShelterCare and LaVonne Tarbox-Crone, a local artist whose works will be featured at the show joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the show. The … Continue reading »

Help for Homeless Hospital Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading »

Program Helps Homeless with Health Needs

EUGENE, Ore. – ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center are introducing a pilot program designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals. The program focuses on homeless individuals who are ready to be released from acute treatment at the hospital, but require additional assistance to fully recover and stabilize in more permanent housing. … Continue reading »

Kendall Donates Car to ShelterCare

EUGENE, Ore. — Back in December, a local nonprofit discovered a large, nice new gift under the tree. On Wednesday, it opened it. ShelterCare received the keys to a new car from Kendall Subaru. The two-year lease was awarded as part of the auto group’s 12 Days of Caring program. The new car will be … Continue reading »

Kendall Auto Gives Subaru to Charity

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanks to Kendall Auto Group, a local charity has a new set of wheels. Kendall Subaru wrapped up its 12 Days of Caring, by giving away a two year lease for a new 2014 Subaru Outback to ShelterCare. The non-profit was one of several charities entered into a drawing. ShelterCare already has … Continue reading »

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