Assistance for Families

Below you will find a list of resources available to all families.  We are providing links and information on how to access financial supports, food supports, and counseling within our community. If you have questions about academics or distance learning, please reach out to your child’s counselor. If you have any other needs beyond the ones listed and need to know who to contact regarding these needs, please reach out to  Ann Christianson, our Wrap-around services coordinator by emailing her at:  christianson_a@4j.lane.edu. Below you will find a list of resources available to your child.

REACH OUT OREGON

1-833-REACH-OR (1-833-732-2467) is for everyone.
This is a time for all to reach out whenever you need help and information. You can call the warmline for information about resources, or just to have someone listen to you, or to help you get connected to services and supports that you and your family need. We know that some of you have been hit harder through this crisis than others, and it’s hard to let others know when you need help. We want to urge you to let someone know – we are here for families!

School Meals

Free grab-and-go meals are available for all students and youth 18 and younger at several sites across the district next week. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school.

MondayFriday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Locations:
• North Eugene High School 200, Silver Ln (Front entrance)
• Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave. (lobby)
• Awbrey Park Elementary School, 158 Spring Creek Dr.
• ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (lobby)

For detailed information and other sites please visit the Eugene School District Food Resource page. 
For a detailed list by 4J region check out this color-coded spreadsheet 4J Area Food Sites By Region

Student Healthcare

School-based health center at Churchill high school is open to provide healthcare to 4J students. Health centers can bill private insurance and the Oregon Health Plan, and will also provide treatment for those unable to afford medical care. Please call the clinics to schedule appointments: 541-790-5227

Mental Health & Social Services 

HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools), a community partner that provides mobile crisis response support to 4J and other high schools, will offer mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff while schools are closed. Staff are able to provide short-term counseling, resource referrals, and Oregon Health Plan signup. Available weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 541-246-2342.

The White Bird Crisis Line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at 541-687-4000.

15th Night will also be continuing to offer support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at 541-246-4046. Many other social services in the area are also working on providing phone or virtual services.

Other Resources

Resources for financially impacted families:  
• Unemployment Benefits and COVID-19
• EWEB Customer Care
• NW Natural Customer Care
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
• Food for Lane County — Food Pantry Sites

 

News Release regarding food assistance for children who were previously receiving free or reduced lunch at school.  In partnership with DHS and ODE, families will receive $5.70 per child per day in assistance on an EBT (Oregon Trail) card for March – June.  Those who already receive SNAP benefits will receive a supplement automatically on their EBT card.   Those who don’t have SNAP will receive an EBT card with the issuance by mail automatically.  If a family was not previously receiving Free and Reduced meals at school but has experienced a financial hardship that would make them eligible now, they can apply online or contact their child’s school for assistance. Applying for Self Sufficiency Program benefits online is still encouraged.  See website for options: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits

There is a new website to connect Oregonians with local school meal programs, food banks and pantries, meals for older community members, and applications for food assistance programs. The website is needfood.oregon.gov

 

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