Local Man Gives Back to ShelterCare

EUGENE, Ore. — ShelterCare helps thousands of homeless people in Lane County each year, but one person who used ShelterCare to get back on his feet is now returning the favor. About 20 years ago ShelterCare Facilities Manager Tom Weaver, was running out of options. He was a single dad of three boys and just … Continue reading »

Helping ShelterCare Residents Garden

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers from the Eugene Hilton teamed up with ShelterCare Saturday morning to help build garden beds for those in need. The group began work Saturday┬ámorning outside ShelterCare’s Afiya Apartments. The Afiya Program serves low-income indviduals with psychiatric disabilities at high risk of homelessness. ShelterCare leaders say this project gives the residents a … Continue reading »

Volunteers Paint ShelterCare Facility

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of volunteers teamed up Tuesday to brighten up a ShelterCare facility. Sherwin-Williams donated manpower, paint and supplies to make the transformation happen. The facility provides housing support services for the homeless or those facing homelessness. “It is very important to us that staff have a place that feels comfortable and … Continue reading »

Chef Teaches Cheap Meal Planning

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — When you are on a low or fixed income, you want to make sure you are getting the most bang out of your buck, especially when it comes to planning out your meals for the month. One local organization is working to teach this life skill. The Afiya Apartments, run by ShelterCare, … Continue reading »

Local Riders Drop Off Toy Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — 15 families will celebrate the holidays this year with gifts under their tree thanks to some local riders. On Saturday morning, Cruizers for Christ donated toys to ShelterCare for homeless children or kids at risk of homelessness. Parents spent the morning shopping through the donations for their children. Both organizations said they’re … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Fundraising Campaign Ends

EUGENE, Ore. — ShelterCare wraps up its month-long “I ShelterCare About Homelessness” fundraising campaign Wednesday. The campaign started on Oct. 1. The goal was to raise $50,000 to combat homelessness in Lane County, and the money would help 250 local families in need. Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Golden unveiled the campaign’s final fundraising numbers, … Continue reading »

Affordable Housing Exhibit on Display

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — October is Housing America Month–a month when all of us are encouraged to recommit ourselves to meeting the affordable housing needs of our community. The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HASCA) says 20 million Americans spend 50 percent of their income on rent. The housing it provides brings … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Launches Homeless Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — ShelterCare launched a lofty campaign to help those who are homeless or about to lose their homes. It created the “I ShelterCare about Homeless Campaign” with the intentions of raising about $50,000 for individuals and families. The Springfield School District says the growing number of homeless students is alarming, 20,000 statewide and … Continue reading »

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