Family Resource Newsletter
César E. Chávez Elementary School
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY RESOURCE PAGE
As we settle into the routines of a new school year I want to welcome all our new Chávez families and introduce myself.
I'm Ms Angie and have been working at Chávez for seven years. Six of those years as the school secretary. My role as the Family Resource Coordinator enables me to do the family outreach I love doing. Helping families connect with resources in the community, providing clothes for students, and food as needed.
Since we can't have parents in the building yet please make sure to reach out if you need help with anything or just want to say hi. We could always meet outside and chat as well.
I have included a short family survey in order to serve our families better. Please click on this link to take this short survey. Your input is important to us and very much appreciated!
Lots of great resources and upcoming events and training.
Scroll through to find resources on Housing, Food, Youth Services & Support, Utilities, Vital Records Replacement, Family Fun, Perinatal, Employment Opportunities, and Trainings
The Sarang PBV 3-Bedroom Wait List is Opening Soon
Opens Tuesday October 19th, 2021 at 9:00 AM and Closes Tuesday October 26th, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Starting October 19th, Homes for Good will be accepting Project Based Voucher (PBV) waitlist pre-applications for three-bedroom units at Sarang in Eugene, OR. The voucher subsidy is set so you will pay 30% of your adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. After living in a Project Based Voucher subsidized unit for 12 months, you can apply to have your subsidy converted to a Section 8 voucher and move to a dwelling of your choice.
Please see the attached flyer to learn more
Open Rental Listings for Lane County as of October 5th, 2021
Homes for Good also put out a listing of available fair market properties for rent in Lane County.
Please see the attached listing in English and Spanish
The Springfield Eugene Tenant Association (SETA) is a great resource that guides renters when experiencing rental issues, including evictions. Click here to learn more about SETA
As an organization, SETA has an ever growing resource database that allows them to help those in need with navigating social services throughout Lane County and even outside in some cases. They also have an Escalation Team made up of trauma informed volunteers that are trained in crisis de-escalation and domestic/sexual violence disclosure. Their goal is to continue to provide resources and information to tenants while gathering data to show trends in our community at large. SETA also reminds us of the millions of dollars available in rent assistance. If you or someone you know is struggling to pay rent due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, please apply for rent assistance immediately. You can apply for both the Lane County and the state programs and will receive funds from whichever finishes processing first. The county application is here and the state application is here!
Food for Lane County is partnering with Centro Latino Americano and Oregon Saludable Juntos Podemos have partnered to provide Miercoles De Comida
When: Each Wednesday starting October 13th, 2021
What: FREE Groceries, Community Resources, and COVID tests every other Wednesday
Where: Centro Latino Americano, 944 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR
Please share the attached flyers with your communities
C.O.R.E is hosting a Street Feed for youth under the age of 24
When: October 18th
Where: Party Downtown, 55 West Broadway
What: Chicken Pot Pie and Vegan Sides
Please share the attached flyer
Willamalane is hosting a Little Pantry Kick-off event to create awareness and support for 10 new Little Free Pantries coming to Springfield.
Please attend their kick-off event! Two completed pantries will be displayed at the event. Three more will be halfway painted, and the community is invited to help finish them with support of the artist.
Enjoy free food, fun music, and painting!
When: Saturday October 9th, 2021 from 5-7pm
Where: Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St, Springfield
Please share the attached flyer
YOUTH SERVICES & SUPPORTS
C.O.R.E. will also be hosting a few Harm Reduction Supply Pop-ups
October 26th from 10am-2pm at Bohemia Park
October 28th from 4-6pm at Monroe Park
Please share the attached flyers
Want to change the world, child by child, and are currently caregiver of a baby? Volunteer with Roots of Empathy! This is your chance to be part of a program proven to increase empathy and reduce bullying in elementary schoolers.
90by30 has just six remaining Instructor spots for this year's Roots of Empathy program, and if you're interested in shaping the next generation of parents, leaders, and changemakers, they want to hear from you. Through interactions with a baby and caregiver, and with the guidance of a certified Roots of Empathy Instructor, first- and second-grade children learn to identify and understand the feelings of the baby, then their own feelings and the feelings of others. That empathy reduces aggression; increases sharing, caring and inclusion; and promotes resilience, well-being and positive mental health. Ready to find out more? Email 90by30 Associate Director Sara Loveless at SaraL@90by30.com to set up a no-commitment conversation about what it looks like to be an Instructor.
EWEB is offering a Back-up Generator Loan Program
EWEB want to help our customers increase their safety and resilience in a power outage. EWEB is offering a pilot Backup Generator Program to assist with the purchase and installation of a backup generator and transfer switch to safely power critical components in a home during an emergency. This program also supports battery storage systems for the purposes of backup power. Standard loan: Electric customers without a well can qualify for up to $2,000 zero percent interest loan.
Well owners: Electric customers with a well for domestic use can qualify for up to $4,000 zero percent interest loan.
VITAL RECORDS REPLACEMENT
Vital Records Fees for Oregonians Affected by the Oregon Wildfires are FREE through October 28th, 2021
Oregonians who have been affected by the wildfires still need assistance getting certified copies of vital records. To help these families, the Oregon Health Authority will provide certified copies of vital records free of charge starting June 1, 2021 through October 28, 2021 to Oregonians affected by the Oregon wildfires. There will be no fee charged for a search and issuance of up to three (3) certified copies of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership record if the search or issuance is requested in connection with Oregon Wildfires. Customers may order up to three (3) certificates of each type of record at no charge. In the “Reason for needing record” section on the order form, customers and funeral homes must list “Oregon Wildfires” to receive the records free of charge.
LaneKids 2021 Pumpkin Patch Guide is here!
Featuring a dozen farms across Lane County and details about special family friendly events, you are sure to find some fun ways to celebrate Fall!
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
When: October 11th, 2021
What: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be open with FREE admission in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day! Come celebrate 14,000 years of Native culture in Oregon—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.
Siletz is hosting an Indigenous Peoples' Day virtual event on Monday, October 11th at 6 PM.
Their presenters will share some words and reflections on why we honor this Day and why Indigenous Culture is still very relevant to our lives. They will also be giving out some swag raffle prizes! All Siletz Tribal Youth and their households are welcome.
You are encouraged to wear your regalia or favorite indigenous clothing brands and accessories to show your pride during our Zoom event. Register for the event here: https://www.ctsi.nsn.us/indigenous-peoples-day-youth/
ODHS is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat for ODHS Resource Families (formerly called Foster Families)
They are looking for businesses or groups to join them for additional “trunks”.
When: October 30th 9-11am
Where: Mannahouse Church, 89780 Game Farm Rd
Please see the attached flyers.
Bumpy! Drive-Through Parent-Baby Resource Fair
Join Nurturely and NAACP for a drive-through resource fair for new and expectant parents!
Free goodies, information, baby carrier fittings, and more!
When: October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Mims Historic House, 330 High St, Eugene
ODHS is recruiting for Direct Support Crisis Specialist for the Eugene/Springfield area.
Please see the list of the Direct Support Crisis Specialist job postings, organized by geography, as well as the attached one page document that does a nice job of explaining SACU.
The recruiters’ information is below for those who may have more questions.
Recruiters: Rebecca Wilson @ REBECCA.A.WILSON@dhsoha.state.or.us
Oregon Family Support Network is offering Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
This is being offered virtually for a low cost of $5
When: October 15th, 2021 from 10-12pm
Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
Oregon Family Support Network is also offering another online training- Trauma Informed Care
When: October 28th & 29th 9am-12:30pm
In this introduction to trauma training we will discuss various types of trauma and its effect on the brain, body, and health. We will explore trauma as it relates to behavior and learn how to identify ways to reduce episodes of re-traumatization of survivors.
Families Connected through the Arc of Lane County is offering a FREE De-Escalation Zoom training for Parents, caregivers, DSP’s & PSW’s
When: October 14, 2021 from 11am-12:30 pm
Please see the flyer to learn more and to register
Join United Way of Lane County for A Virtual Conversation - The Power of Using Your Voice For Racial Justice with Ruby Bridges-Hall - and launch of United Way's Racial Justice Fund -
As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, United Way of Lane County invites you to a conversation with civil rights advocate Ruby Bridges-Hall about racial justice and how you can advance equity and inclusion in Lane County.
When: October 28th, 2021 10:30-11:30
Cost: $10 per ticket
More About Ruby Bridges-Hall - At only six years old, Ruby Bridges became an icon in the civil rights movement when she stepped foot into William Frantz Elementary School – single-handedly initiating the desegregation of New Orleans’s public schools in 1960. 60 years later, in Lane County and across the nation, our communities are still fighting for racial justice in our schools, businesses, governments, and beyond, with much accomplished, and much still to do.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 4J schools and facilities are closed to volunteers and visitors until further notice. We look forward to seeing our amazing volunteers again, possibly later this school year.
If you'd like to volunteer when we are able to have families in the building please click on the link below and fill out this form. It can take up to 14 days for clearance to volunteer. https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/volunteers/
Some of the resources we are able to provide
The 4j Wrap Team has worked hard in compiling much needed supports for our families. This is not a complete list.
- Food deliveries for families that don't have transportation
- Connection to counseling programs
- Help with filling out forms to get on housing wait lists
- Bilingual/bi-cultural assistance
- Resource for help with paying utilities
- Clothes for students
- Health resources for families
COUNSELING - MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Ms. Shannon, our school Social Worker, is available to support you and your students. For more intensive or ongoing needs, she can support you in accessing community based services. She can be contacted at 541-790-5383 or email@example.com.
Many of our local mental health resources are also listed below. Also included below is a partial list of crisis and mental health resources for youth and families in our area.
We partner with Roseburg Therapy to offer onsite appointments for students receiving their services during non COVID times. For right now Roseburg Therapy is offering support to families and students through telehealth.
PARENTING RESOURCES -
I highly encourage you to visit this page. There is alot of great information and resources here.
Parent groups and events newsletter. Thank you to Jaime Hock for keeping this updated.
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES
We are fortunate in the Eugene community to have CCS available for our families. Some of the resources they have to offer are listed here. If you need assistance with communicating or filling out forms with CCS please let me know.
- Energy Assistance
- Family Support
- Food and Emergency help
- Immigration legal services
- SNAP (food stamp) enrolllment
- Rental assistance
- Cold weather motel shelter program
- Partner agency connections
FOOD BAGS PROVIDED EVERY WEEK FOR UP TO 30 FAMILIES
First United Methodist Church of Eugene partners with Chávez in providing 30 bags of food for individual families every week. This partnership has been going on for several years and we are fortunate to continue this much needed resource. The food bags are delivered to the school every Wednesday after 11:30 am. If you are in need of a food bag please let us know. If you would like to pick one up every week we will add your name to the list, otherwise they are first come first served.