Community Resources

Organized by the 4J Wraparound Team - June/2020

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Dear Students & Families

The last day of school for students will be June 10th. Knowing our 4J staff will no longer be available during the summer months, the 4J Wraparound team has put together this short newsletter of resources for our families.


Feel free to look over the extensive list of available resources for Lane County residents being updated regularly as the information is changing weekly.


If a 4J student or family needs assistance from the Wraparound Team, we will be checking our office phone weekly and we will try to get back to you within a few days.


You can leave a message for the Wraparound team at 541-790-7717.

FOOD RESOURCES

Summer 2020: Free Meals for Children and Youth - June 15–September 4*


Grab-and-go meals will be provided through the summer at six school sites, available for free for all students and youth 18 and younger. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school, and income requirements do not apply (all are invited to participate).


Meal bags include breakfast and lunch, including hot options most days. Thursday distribution includes up to four meals per bag, with items intended to be consumed immediately and other items intended to be re-heated or cooked over the weekend. To see daily menu, go to the Titan Online Menu, which also provides allergens and nutrition information.


WHEN:

June 15–September 4 (*dates subject to change)

Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. (closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

*Extra meals available to take home on Thursdays.


WHERE:

Churchill Region

  • Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave. (includes Boys & Girls Club)

North Eugene Region

  • Awbrey Park Elementary School, 158 Spring Creek Dr.
  • Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.

Sheldon Region

  • Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.

South Eugene Region

  • South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.* (back of building, by the cafeteria)

Downtown

  • ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (behind the district office)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Meals are for ANY child age 18 and under
  • Meals are provided at no charge
  • No income requirements apply, and students do not have to qualify for free or reduced-price school meals
  • Children do not need to be present to receive a meal
  • Children do not need to be students in 4J
  • Children do not need to attend school at the site where picking up meals
  • Meals are a grab-n-go style, with both breakfast and lunch available at the same time
  • Food supplies are sufficient to provide meals based on typical participation
  • Social distancing rules must be observed at all times—staff, students and families picking up meals must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from any person who is not a member of their immediate household


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:


Food benefits for students receiving free or reduced school lunches.

Through a partnership with DHS and ODE, families with children who were previously receiving free or reduced lunch at school 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 in June. 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.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Lane County has rental assistance available for the months of April-June for people who have experienced a loss of income and are at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19. First come, first served.


To start the application process, fill out the eligibility pre-screening application is available here.


General questions about the rent assistance program can be directed to lchshsdrentassist@lanecountyor.gov or to 541-682-3371.


Other agencies which may have one-time rental assistance available:


  • First Place Family Center: Contact Kevin at 541-357-1734
  • Shelter Care: Contact Eddie at 541-689-3785
  • Catholic Community Services: 541-345-3628 x408


These agencies will ask for documentation that shows that the applicant:

  • is at risk of losing their housing due to inability to pay;
  • will be able to keep their housing by receiving this one-time payment; and
  • will have income coming in soon that will allow them to pay their rent.

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

EWEB’s bill assistance opens up on the 1st business day of each month at 9:00 a.m. To apply, call (541) 685-7000 or fill out the online application here. First come, first served.

HEALTH CARE

MENTAL HEALTH

Due to COVID-19, most counseling services are being provided via telehealth (phone or video). Here is a list of agencies that may be accepting new clients for child, adolescent or family therapy and accept the Oregon Health Plan:


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CRISIS RESOURCES


  • Youth Line (Lines for Life): A teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Contact us with anything that may be bothering you; no problem is too big or too small! Call 1(877) 968-8491.Text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863. Chat www.oregonyouthline.org. Teens available to help daily from 4-10pm Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by Lines for Life).


  • Child and Adolescent Crisis Response Program - 888-989-9990. Offers phone support for caregivers when their child is having a mental health crisis (violence, aggression, severe depression, out of control behavior, or mental health issues that cause immediate concern for the safety of the child or family members).


  • White Bird Crisis Line - 541-687-4000. Offers support or resources for any type of crisis, including mental health, by phone.

  • CAHOOTS - Eugene: 541-682-5111 Springfield: 541-726-3714. Offer in-person assistance (crisis worker + medic) including to children and youth.

SAVE THE DATE

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