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Lane County offers winter weather services for homeless

Lane County not only has services for people experiencing homelessness in the winter, they have services year round.

Posted: Dec 12, 2017 7:13 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2019 6:44 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Winter is the toughest time of year for people who are homeless, and staff with Lane County Health Services wants to remind people there are services to help.

Alex Dreher, the Human Services Supervisor with Lane County, said last winter they served 1,909 individuals. She said they have a handful of short and long-term focused programs like Dusk to Dawn, and Egan Warming Center. The idea is to help people get connected to stable housing, and move toward self-sufficiency.

"We help give people a safe warming site where they can have a good night sleep indoors, have a meal and help stabilize yourself for the rest of the day," said Dreher.

She said the county not only has services for people experiencing homelessness in the winter, they have services year round.


Dreher said they are looking for volunteers for their annual "Point and Time Count" happening throughout Lane County on January 31, 2018.

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