ShelterCare Begins Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — A renovation project at ShelterCare in the Whiteaker Neighborhood is is under way. Administrators with the nonprofit says the location on West 4th Avenue in downtown Eugene is perfect because it’s at the center of the 11 other facilities in the area. ShelterCare has been trying to raise money for renovations since … Continue reading »

Motorcyclists Deliver Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — Children at the ShelterCare family housing in Eugene are enjoying new gifts today after Santa came roaring in, not on a sleigh, but a motorcycle. The rough and tough bikers, known as “Cruizers for Christ”, have a soft spot. “Seeing all the motorcycles come in, all the Harleys, the rumbling–it’s pretty exciting. … Continue reading »

Kendall Subaru Donates to ShelterCare

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene business is giving back to the community, one car sale at a time. It’s called Share the Love. Kendall Subaru has been donating money to national charities for the past five years–$250 for every new car sold in December. But this year they’re also donating to ShelterCare, a Lane County … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Begins Fundraising Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — City leaders joined Tuesday morning to kick off the second annual I ShelterCare about Homeless campaign. Bethel Public Schools Superintendent Colt Gill joined Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy in endorsing ShelterCare’s mission to raise $75,000 for 250 homeless families in need by the end of October. “I’ve seen … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Hands Out Bike Helmets

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Sunday Streets hit the Bethel Neighborhood Sunday and a local non-profit organization was there handing out free helmets to promote safety. ShelterCare says bike accidents can lead to significant brain injuries among children and adults; so it handed out 100 helmets to children and adults on a first come, first serve … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Builds $3.2M Facility

EUGENE, Ore. — An organization devoted to transforming the lives of those in crisis is undergoing a transformation itself. ShelterCare is building a multi-million dollar facility. It’s a $3.2 million project. ShelterCare serves families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, adults with brain injuries, and adults with severe mental illness. Right now … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Gets a Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — A local home that gives adults with brain injuries a safe place to live got a makeover Tuesday. A team of employees from Sherwin Williams volunteered their time to paint the exterior of ShelterCare’s Ulhorn Building on West 13th Avenue. Sherwin Williams also donated the paint and supplies. ShelterCare says the new … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Gets New Bike Shed

EUGENE, Ore. — An old playground is coming back to life. This time it’s as a bike shed at a local ShelterCare site. Several groups that helped tear down the equipment under the Washington and Jefferson Street bridges earlier this month began work on the shed. ShelterCare says there are a lot of thefts in … Continue reading »

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 morning 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 »

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