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Winter Break Resource Guide

Listed below is the Winter Break Holiday Resource Guide. Click on the link to see many, many resources for food, clothing, toys, utility assistance, mental health, COVID-19, and much more! If you have questions or need resources or referrals please contact me (Darla) at 541-972-3385.

4J Wraparound Community Holiday Resource Newsletter links:

In English:

In Spanish:

Housing Waitlist for St. Vincent De Paul starts today!!

Housing resource update: St. Vincent De Paul affordable housing waitlist is opening today at 8:30am.

People can apply at the Chad Drive office or online.

2890 Chad Drive
Eugene, OR 97408


Lines for Life Parent Wellness Rooms

Lines for Life Educator Wellness and new Parent Wellness Rooms

Lines for Life through its Helpers Helping Helpers programming has launched a variety of “wellness room” spaces on Zoom for folks to attend freely and seek support, share resources, and overall sit together in community during the pandemic. Yvette Garcia has an exciting program that have been made with schools in mind – a Wellness Room for for parents! This is a statewide and FREE resource that is meant to support – please do not hesitate to spread the word! Some Wellness Rooms are also available in Spanish.

Parents Wellness Room: Tuesdays at 3 pm.

Parent Wellness Room: Thursdays at 3 pm.

Drop in lunch bunch with Ms Darla and Ms Stacy!

Hello Holt Families!

I wanted you to know about a social time opportunity being offered from Ms. Darla and Ms Stacy. You may join the fun next Friday December 4th.

Social Time - Fridays Lunch Bunch

Have your child sign on for a fun socialization time with kids in their grade to play games, learn and practice social skills, and get a chance to interact in a positive environment. Lunch bunches will run every Friday until Winter break. Kids are welcome to eat during the meeting. Below are the times and the zoom link:

Kinder- 12:00-12:15

3/4- 12:20-12:35

1/2- 12:40-12:55

5- 1:00-1:15

Zoom link:
Topic: lunch bunch K-5
Time: Nov 27, 2020 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Fri, until Jan 1, 2021, 6 occurrence(s)
Dec 4, 2020 11:30 AM
Dec 11, 2020 11:30 AM
Dec 18, 2020 11:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 997 5216 4578
Passcode: 137985

4J December Choice Board

Where reading, learning, creating, coding, and singing can take you on adventures all month long.

Click Here to load the choice board

Center for Family Development- seeking participants for "Positive Solutions for Families" group

The Center for Family development is currently seeking participants for their "Positive Solutions for Families" group. The group is in English and it is geared for preschool-aged children. Participants do not have to be current CFD clients and are able to enroll for groups only. Below is CFD's description of the group.

Positive Solutions for Families:

Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm

This group supports parents in building skills to encourage their positive and effective parenting behaviors. The skills parents learn in this group promote their child's social and emotional development and address challenging behavior and mental health needs. Group facilitators provide families with information on how to understand and address problem behavior by using strength-based interventions to help their child learn appropriate behavior. Sessions are designed to provide family members with key strategies that may be used with preschool-aged children.

Another group that CFD is seeking participants for is their AFFIRM group. This group is geared to supporting youth who identify as gender-diverse/gender non-conforming. Below is CFD's description for this group:


Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm

This group is an eight-week empowerment group for adolescents who identify as gender-diverse/gender non-conforming. Participation is open to clients ages 13 – 16. The group will be limited to 6-8 individuals for the initial eight-week program. This group currently meets virtually by Zoom.

All groups are virtual at this time. Please contact CFD at (541) 342-8437 if you are interested in participating in any groups offered by the agency.

Kid President - 25 Things To Be Thankful For

Happy Monday!

Here is a link to a Kid President video on 25 Things To Be Thankful For. Kid President is always full of wisdom and fun to watch.

Nearpod Lesson - Relaxation Activity

This is a great calming activity for parents and their kids. Give it a try and let me know how it worked for you!

Code for lesson: 7BIWP

Book Fair Starts November 23

The Scholastic book fair starts Monday November 23 and runs for two weeks - 24 hours a day!

Here are some author video links and the book flyer:

Elementary K-3 Author & Book Highlight Video

Elementary 4-6 Author & Book Highlight Video

Elementary Digital Book Fair Flyer Custom

2020 Winter Holiday Resources

Food for Lane County/Comida del Condado de Lane (541) 343-2822

Call for nearest food box distribution site. Llame para información sobre la distribución de cajas de alimentos y la ubicación más cercana a usted.

  • Eugene/Springfield Food Pantry Directory
  • Rural Food Pantry Directory

Burrito Brigade (541) 556-5051

Food Pantry Hours: Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. You can pick up a free food box at Sonrise Christian Church, 1300 Irvington Drive Eugene, OR 97404.

Please fill out the form below to signup up for an open slot. Go onto website above to sign up for a 10-minute slot. Registration for the week opens on Sunday afternoon, so please check the website.

Questions? Email: or call 541-556-5051. If you would like a food box delivered, fill out this form by clicking HERE.

COVID-19 Response: We ask that everyone wears a mask and we will limit it to one household shopping at a time. Please observe physical distancing guidelines.


Catholic Community Services (CCS) /Servicios Católicos Comunitarios

(541) 345-3628
Eugene Site:

1464 West 6th Avenue, Eugene; Regular office hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Food Pantry opens to the public on November 1st and will be open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In response to COVID-19, pre-made bags of food are available. The building is closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but staff are available via phone.

Sitio en Eugene:

1464 West 6th Avenue, Eugene; Horas regulares de oficina: 8 a.m. a 3 p.m.
La Despensa de Alimentos abre sus puertas al público el 1ro de noviembre y estarán abiertas los lunes, miércoles y viernes de 8 a.m. a las 12 p.m.
En respuesta al COVID-19, las bolsas de alimentos son preensambladas. La oficina está cerrada los martes y jueves, pero el personal está disponible por teléfono.


St. Matthews Episcopal Church - Food Distribution/Distribución de Comida (541) 689-4010 4110 River Rd, Eugene

Food Pantry Hours: Last Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. November and December are exceptions because of the holidays. Food pantry dates are as follow: 11/21 and 12/19. Starting in January, they will resume with the last Saturday of the month distribution.

In response to COVID-19: Everyone Must Maintain 6 feet of Distance From Each Other * PRAY BiG Pantry is now operating shopping style pantry * Masks required * Physical distancing strictly enforced * Numbers will be given out in parking lot for shopping order * Please wait in your car until your number is called * Sorry-no use of the restroom.

Horario de la Despensa: El último sábado de cada mes de 10:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. Las fechas de noviembre y diciembre caen una semana antes por motivos festivos, 21 de noviembre y el 19 de diciembre. A partir de enero se reanudarán con el último sábado del mes.


Toys for Tots/Juguetes para Niños.

Toys for children up to age 13. Requirements: Proof of Lane County residency, proof that the child lives with you, and proof of child's age is needed. We strongly suggest you do not bring children with you. Tickets are issued to minimize the wait time but are not required to received toys on the dates of the distribution.

Juguetes para los niños menores de 13 años. Requisitos: necesita comprobante de domicilio en el Condado de Lane, comprobante que los niños viven con usted y comprobante de la edad de los niños. Sugerimos que no lleve a los niños cuando va a recoger los juguetes. Los boletos se dan anteriormente para minimizar el tiempo de espera, pero no son necesarios para recibir los juguetes en los días de las distribuciones.


Eugene/Springfield Toy Distribution Site:

Tickets Distribution Site: 2525 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Eugene from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 11th

Distribución de Boletos: 2525 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Eugen de 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. el Viernes, 11 de diciembre.

Acceptable Documents:

For Parents: Local photo ID or photo ID with local mail (to show Lane County residency) For Children: The First sheet of a Medical card showing both the parent's and child's names, ODHS paperwork that includes both the parents and child's name(s), any other legal document that includes the names of the parent(s) and the child's name(s) and date of birth(s).

Documentos que Presentar:

Adultos: Identificación con foto (ejemplos: licencia de conducir, tarjeta de identificación, pasaporte, etc.). En lugar de identificación con foto - 2 piezas de documentación que demuestre su residencia en el Condado de Lane (ejemplos: facturas de servicios públicos, documentos del Plan Médico de Oregon, etc.) Menores (niños): la primera hoja de una tarjeta médica con los nombres de los padres y los nombres de los niños, documentación del ODHS que incluye los nombres de los padres y nombre(s) del menor, o cualquier otro documento legal que incluye el nombre de los padres y los menores con fechas de nacimiento.


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Updated 11-9-2020

Holiday Food Boxes

Garden Way Church is offering 40 Holt families a holiday food box for Thanksgiving Break. If your family is in need of a holiday food box over Thanksgiving break, please complete the Food Box Sign-Up Form by noon on Friday, November 20th. Family will be able to pick up Food Boxes

Wednesday, November 25th between 8:00-3:00.

If more than 40 families apply, we will conduct a lottery. Families will be notified the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 20th.


NAACP and Lane African American Black Student Success Program Parent/ Family Meeting

November 16, 2020 at 6:00-7:00 PM and

Hello Parents and Families!

We invite you to an upcoming parent night that is designed to help us help you! The Eugene/ Springfield chapter of the NAACP and the Lane African American-Black Student Success Program have partnered with Eugene School District 4J and neighboring districts to make sure that our families are supported. We are available to answer questions and engage in conversations about you, your student and your family. This space is for you to find out more about our community! There is no set agenda. We simply want to connect with you and share resources that might be of interest to you and your student(s). Please join us in an open forum platform where we welcome your input about: community engagement events, outreach and leadership opportunities, social justice, environmental issues and other resources available to our families. We may also discuss and learn about parent supports, how to advocate for your student's success, legislative priorities, and parent educational opportunities.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

NAACP and Lane African American Black Student Success Program Parent/ Family Meeting

November 16, 2020 at 6:00-7:00 PM and

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 978 1164 4118

Passcode: 12345

Hola Padres y Familias!

La próxima noche de padres está diseñada para ayudarnos a ayudarles! La NAACP y el Programa de Éxito de Estudiantes Afroamericanos-Negros del condado de Lane se han asociado con la Escuela Primaria Buena Vista para asegurarse de que nuestras familias son apoyadas. Estamos disponibles para responder preguntas y participar en conversaciones sobre usted, su estudiante y su familia. Este espacio es para que conozcan más sobre nuestra comunidad. No hay una agenda establecida. Simplemente queremos conectarnos con usted y compartir recursos que podrían se de interés para usted y sus estudiantes. Por favor únase a nosotros en una plataforma de foro abierto donde agradecemos sus comentarios sobre: eventos de participación comunitaria, oportunidades de liderazgo y alcance, justicia social, problemas ambientales y otros recursos disponibles para nuestras familias. También podemos discutir y aprender sobre el apoyo de los padres, cómo defender el éxito de su estudiante, las prioridades legislativas y las oportunidades educativas para los padres.

¡Esperamos que nos podamos encontrar con ustedes pronto!

November 16, 2020 de 6:00-7:00 PM

Junta de Zoom

Meeting ID: 978 1164 4118

Passcode: 12345

Lesson on Gratitude from Nearpod

This is a great lesson and conversation starter on gratitude.

Enter code: T8V5I

Weekly Lunch Bunch Starting Nov. 20 for Kinder - 5th Grade

Miss Darla and Miss Stacy will be hosting a weekly lunch bunch on Fridays starting Friday Nov. 20, 2020

Click here or the let's do lunch picture on clever to join the lunch bunch at your designated time.


  • Kindergarten - 12 - 12:15
  • 1st & 2nd - 12:40 - 12:55
  • 3rd & 4th - 12:20 - 12:35
  • 5th - 1 - 1:15

Stop in during lunch and chat with Miss Darla and Miss Stacy and meet new friends! It's okay to eat your lunch while we are at lunch bunch


November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Here is an activity you can do with your child(ren)

Native American Day Activity Use the code Z94WN to access the activity.


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

You Have the Power to Prevent Bullying

Committee for Children is teaming up once again with bullying prevention superhero Captain Compassion® in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. This year, the Captain is back to empower kids and adults to use their bystander power and to give her trusty sidekick Kid Kinder® guidance about how to help others recognize, report, and refuse bullying.

But we can’t put a stop to bullying without your help.

Click on the link below to see the Captain Compassion comic as well as other activities and information that you and child/ren can do. Remember to be an Upstander!

Please reach out to me if you or your child/ren need support. I am available M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone or email. My building phone number is (541) 790-6134. My Google number can receive calls and texts. That number is (541) 972-3385. My email is

Welcome Back Message from Miss Darla

Click Here for Miss Darla's Bitmoji Classroom

Anti Bullying Activity for Your Family

Here is an anti bullying activity to work through together.

To access this lesson you will need to enter the following code: EN7DF

Together we can make a difference to end bullying in our school.


Updated: 10-28-20 Ghostbusters Dance Video

Miss Ella, a 4th grade student teacher in Mrs. Reich's class made this fun dance video to Ghostbusters!

It is a fun way for families to dance together while getting in some physical exercise. Click here for the link and dance away!


Updated 10-12-2020

Your 4J Student Meal Delivery begins Monday, October 12 between 10:00-noon; route times are approximate. Meals will be delivered via 4J white activity vans or short yellow or white buses.

They will knock or ring the bell and leave the bag; they will not wait for someone to answer. If they cannot reach your driveway or door, we will follow up to make other arrangements if possible.

By requesting school meal delivery, you agree to the following:

  • Someone will be home at the time of meal delivery
  • Student meals will not be picked up at any school meal location for the same day of meal delivery
  • Children 18 and younger will be provided the meals; adults do not qualify for this program as it is intended to replace meals provided when students are at school.
  • Food storage guidelines will be followed, including: consume immediately, store in cooler/freezer, and/or reheat as necessary.
  • Food allergy/restrictions will be monitored; all meals will contain a traditional school meal unless otherwise indicated on the bag.

If you cannot agree to all requirements above, or you need to cancel meal service, email us at or call 541-790-7654.

Meal bags will include breakfast and lunch for one day and be delivered Monday-Friday, except when there is a holiday or school is closed for ALL levels. If any school level is in session (elementary, middle, or high schools), we will delivery meals.

Fridays will include additional food intended for the weekend. Additional meals will also be provided when there is a holiday or school day closure.

You may see the daily menu at:


CARES Center Provides Resources to Eugene/Springfield Residents

The new CARES Center provides food, toiletries and home goods to people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, as well as other people in need in Eugene and Springfield. CARES is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Resource specialists are also available to connect people to other resources. To get help or lend help, visit CARES or download the CARES flyer.

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Need help with food or other resources? CARES helps people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, and other people who are in need in Eugene and Springfield. Resource specialists are also available to help people access other resources, such as housing. To get help or lend help, see the attached flyer or visit learn more.


Important Dates Coming Up

October 21, 2020 Wednesday

  • 4:00 - 8:00PM Holt Night Out Fundraiser, Chipotle Mexican Grill

October 22, 2020 Thursdays

  • Crazy Hair Day!

October 23, 2020 Friday

  • No School


World Mental Health Day

This year, World Mental Health Day is more meaningful than ever. The stress and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, the global civil rights movement, and the everyday struggles we’re all facing at home prompt us to look for new ways to prioritize mental health for our families and ourselves.

At the Child Mind Institute we are committed to supporting families with resources on mental health challenges, including a wide range of articles and mental health guides, Spanish language resources, and our weekly newsletter. We’ve offered support on dealing with the extraordinary pressures created by the pandemic, including our new downloadable tip sheet featuring practical strategies to help kids (and parents!) stay mentally healthy this winter.

We're also thinking to the future, by promoting achievement in science and research through annual events like our On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium and honoring the most promising talent of tomorrow at our Rising Scientist Awards.

In honor of World Mental Health Day exclusive interviews with actors Ali Wentworth and Bill Hader, who open up about their own mental health challenges and offer advice for others going through the same thing.

At the Child Mind Institute we believe it is crucial for families everywhere to have access to quality mental health resources and support. To learn more about clinical care at the Child Mind Institute or make an appointment with one of our clinicians, visit


Free Mini Yoga Classes for Kids During Virtual Learning

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4J Partnership with Comcast

Internet Assistance - Comcast 4J Partnership

4J has established a partnership with Comcast that enable 4J to cover the cost of 12 months of Internet Essentials for families that qualify. Families wanting to apply for assistance need to complete the form linked below.

Families may also call 541-790-7757 (English) or 541-790-7758 (Spanish) and leave their callback information. This opportunity is active until the end of December.

Asistencia a Internet – Comcast y 4J Asociación

4J ha establecido un asociación con Comcast que permite a 4J cubrir el costo de 12 mese de Internet Essentials para las familias que califican

Las familias también pueden llamar a 541-790-7757 (inglés) o al 541-790-7758 (español) y dejar su información de devolución de llamada. Esta oportunidad está disponible hasta finales de diciembre.

Updated 10/7/2020


Thanks to a generous gift from the United Way, we have an opportunity to offer an even greater level of financial assistance to families who are struggling at home with their youth, and we want to make sure this offer reaches those who need it most.

We have staff ready to help with Comprehensive Distance Learning, to lead activities and get our youth moving, and we now have the ability to provide healthy lunches as well!

We have openings for Kindergarten - 12 years old at all our programs.

We provide support for CDL, offer physical activity, enrichment projects, and a healthy lunch. Youth get to be around other youth their own age in a safe, clean, environment that will continue to support their learning and development.

If there is a need from families for more "out of school programs", we are here. In addition to our current locations - the Y can also expand into Cal Young and Madison Middle Schools should the need arise.

Our programs are following all the Early Learning Division rules and guidelines. We also qualify as a certified provider for families receiving Employment Related Day Care assistance from DHS.

If you or the families in your school have any questions please reach out to us at or call (541) 686-9622.

Click here to view the YMCA flyer


Center for Family Development


Center for Family Development’s Teaching Clinic offers mental health counseling for adults, children, adolescents and families for whom cost is a barrier.

The Teaching Clinic is staffed by intern therapists that are supervised by licensed therapists.

Fees are on a sliding scale that is based upon income, household size, and ability to pay.

Call to complete a screening (541) 342-8437 and get set up for services.


You Have Support in the District

4J Wraparound Program

- Has a bilingual School Social Worker to available to support students and parents.

Services include

  • Assistance with School Navigation System
  • Brief Counseling and Emotional Support
  • Community Resource Referrals and many other Direct Supports

She is available

Mondays & Wednesdays 7am to 7pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm to 7pm

For Questions or to Schedule an appointment contact:

Maria Covernali at

Click here for a link to the flyer that is provided in both English and Spanish


NAACP: Tutoring for Black/African-American Students and Students of Color in MS & HS

NAACP is organizing Tutoring assistance for Black/African-American and Students of Color in Middle School and High School to begin on October 5, 2020.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-3pm

Where: The Science Factory, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401

Please contact NAACP at (541) 484-1119, as space is limited due to COVID-19 regulations.


Mindfulness for Anxiety - Free Class for Teens

Free online classes for teens 13 - 17 years old.

Tuesday's at 4pm

October 20 - November 24, 2020

Contact Dr. Shin Shin Tang, Licensed Psychologist at:

Phone: (458) 207-0513



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Assistive Technology - Here to help your child

The district Assistive Technology folks have put together a great blog of resources for families to help ease part of the cognitive burden

Updated 10-1

Mindfulness activities to do at home with your child/ren

Here are some great activities that you can do at home! They are creative, fun, and promote mindfulness along with building memories with your kids.

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Updated 9/28/2020

Lane Kids

Great Parenting Info: locate activities to do with your kids and connect with resources across Lane County. LaneKids –Lane County’s hub for parents!

School Meal Delivery Available

Need help accessing school meals? Home delivery for families in need will begin in October

Eugene School District 4J is offering free meals 7 days a week for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger. Meals are available to grab-and-go from 10 sites across the district (see locations), from 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. each school day. Extra meals for the weekend are provided on Fridays.

Starting in October, the district also will offer delivery of school meals to families who are not near a meal pickup location or need assistance accessing meals.

How to apply for delivery: Families who aren’t able to pick up school meals and want to request daily home delivery may complete the online request form in English or Spanish.

Who is eligible: The district will deliver free school meals to homes within the Eugene School District for any children age 18 and younger. Delivery is not available outside of the district (see boundary). Families may request meal delivery for children who are not 4J students; however, capacity is limited and priority will be given to students attending 4J schools, students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, households in rural areas, and students not living near a meal distribution site.

What is provided: Meals will be delivered every school day (see calendar) during the time all 4J students are learning online. Breakfast and lunch will be delivered together. Extra meals for the weekend will be provided on Fridays.

When it will start: Home delivery services will begin on October 12. Requests received and verified before October 5 will receive meal deliveries starting October 12. Requests made after October 5 are expected to be added to delivery routes within 7–10 school days.

How to make changes: To cancel delivery service or update information, contact 4J Nutrition Services at or leave a message at 541-790-7654.

4J Meal Request Form


Operation School Bell

Do you need assistance purchasing school clothes for your Holt student?

The Assistance League of Eugene has a program Operation School Bell that allows parents to take their child/children shopping at Fred Meyer and purchase up to $120 worth of clothes. This program is open only to Holt students. Please know that in a typical year we receive twice as many applicants as we have slots available and therefore we have a lottery.

Only the child selected is eligible to receive to shop. Potentially, not every child in a family will be selected. However, it is possible to use your allotment on other children in your family who were not selected.

This year the application process is different, you must apply online using the link below. The deadline for applying is October 15th..

We will conduct the lottery during the week of October 19th-23rd. Holt students will shop in early November. Parents will be notified via email only if their child/children’s name is selected and at that time you will receive all the details needed.

Click Here To Apply


Free library cards for all 4J students!

Does your student have a library card? It's the most powerful school supply they can have! Now all 4J students can get a Eugene Library card for free - even if they don't live in Eugene city limits.

Click here for more information regarding a 4J library card through Eugene Public Library


Full and Partial Scholarships for Childcare

We recently identified funding for both full (21) and partial (50) scholarships at our emergency childcare location at First Baptist of Eugene.

These scholarships subsidize the cost of tuition in full or in part based upon need and circumstance.

In addition, we have significantly reduced the staff to student ratio in multiple cohorts to accommodate additional students with unique needs in our program.

Children that may qualify for scholarships in our program include:

  • Children on an IEP
  • Children that qualify for McKinney-Vento
  • Children in Foster Care
  • Families that have a financial barrier to accessing childcare

Click here for more information regarding Champions

Contact Josh Hamilton at


Updated 9/23/2020

Employment Related Day Care (ERDC) benefits may be approved for children participating in online schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While formerly online schooling was not considered a childcare need (such as for home-schooling), ODHS recognizes the need for high quality care even while a child is completing their schooling virtually. Examples: helping child log in online, contact with a teacher, developing schedules to support a child’s distance learning and assisting with completion of schoolwork. Families and providers may contact the Direct Pay Unit at 1-800-699-9074, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

As of yesterday, the YMCA had openings for full-day youth programs and they accept payment from DHS: / 541-686-9622

Sacia Stiles de Andrade, LCSW
Trabajadora Social Escolar/School Social Worker

(ella; she/her/hers)

El Camino del Rio/River Road Elementary School
120 W. Hilliard Lane - Eugene, OR 97404
Google Voice Number (phone & text): (541)972-3651


Families can request a food box weekly to be picked up on Wednesday from 12-2 at ATA. The request needs to be made by Tuesday by noon.

To complete the order process call or email

(541) 790-5718

Pick up location:


1650 W. 22nd Ave



Resource for families with children between 0-5. WIC (Women Infants and Children) with Lane County Public Health - qualifies people immediately if they are on Food stamps, receiving TANF or who are on OHP.

They provide pre-natal care, and care for families with small children, free food, and a lot of connections for families.

Contact #: (541) 682-4204. It’s a recorded line they get back super quickly. They speak English and Spanish and have access to many other languages

Updated: 09/16/2020

Support Resources

I wanted to be sure you all had quick access to support resources available statewide through Lines for Life and other partners.

  • Lines for Life has recently launched a COVID-19 Emotional Support Line that is also being tapped to receive calls regarding the wildfires. Callers do not have to be in crisis to utilize this line and access supportive listening, compassion, and connection to resources. This line is 24/7 and the number is 855-238-8644 (non-800-number version is 503-575-3761)
  • The YouthLine is a teen-to-teen support and crisis helpline for youth. Students in your district can text, call, chat, or email with us from 4-10PM every day of the week. Visit for more information. YouthLine is operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Student Suicide Assessment Line is available Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM, to assist with student suicide assessments and safety planning at 503-575-3760. School staff can also call this line for consultation.
  • The Oregon Family Support Network has a supportive helpline available for parents of children that are experiencing mental health concerns. On this line, parents can speak with other parents that have gone through similar challenges. Find more information at

HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools)

HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools) is offering mental health support by phone for students, families, and staff of 4J high schools during school closures. The phone line is accessible from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and is staffed by crisis counselors who normally work HOOTS clinic or work on CAHOOTS. Video support is available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays and is accessed by emailing hoots@whitebirdclinic.orgwith your name and preferred time. HOOTS is able to provide short term counseling and mental health support, resource referrals and OHP sign up. Students, families and staff of 4J please call (541)246-2342.


A chat-line for students. Teens are available to help daily from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pacific Time via call, text, chat or email (adults are available by phone at all other times). YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. No problem is too big or too small for the Youthline!

The Trevor Project

A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth via call, text, and chat: 866-488-7386

The Trevor Project


YouthEra has virtual "drop-ins" from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Discord Streaming live (moderated chat) with two state-certified youth peer support specialists, on Twitch Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Lines for Life

All of the phone services are free and confidential. See also Youthline as part of Lines for Life.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Text Line Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Safe Oregon

Safe Oregon, the 24/7 statewide school safety tip line, is here for you; for all students and the whole community. Anonymously or confidentially report student safety concerns (suicidal ideation/thoughts, cyberbullying, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.) and we will pass this information to school personnel and law enforcement (when necessary).

Updated 9/9/2020 For people interested in accessing Self Sufficiency Program benefits. This encourages to apply online and the need to coming into the offices.


211 has up to date statewide resources. Also a call center for Oregon Health Authority.

People can email, call, or text. Here is the link for specific Coronavirus information.

FOOD: Free Meals for Children and Youth

Meal distribution sites will reopen September 14, 2020, with expanded serving hours and locations. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school.

Free grab-and-go meals will be available for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger at least until December 2020.

Beginning Sept. 14: Monday–Friday, 10:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (subject to change based on participation)

Meal site locations available here.

Websites to Help Kids Through a Crisis

Technology Support

Technology support for students and families.

1. email:

2. phone:

  • English - (541) 790-7770
  • Spanish - (541) 790 - 7531

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know are struggling with thoughts of suicide please reach out for help. Here is a local resource that can offer assistance. You can reach them at 1800-273-TALK or you may text 273TALK to 839863.

Community Food Resources

Food for Lane County (FFLC), the area's nonprofit food bank, continues to deliver food to its network of more than 150 churches and social service agencies during the coronavirus outbreak. The agency is providing an up-to-date list of closures and schedule changes for local food pantries.

Community food resources for families in need include:

Food pantries (Find the food pantry nearest you:

Meal sites

The Dining Room

Programs for children

Programs for seniors

Trillium Produce Plus

This link below provides information regarding the food program at various schools in the 4J district. Please click the link to find who is eligible and where to go for these services.

Needing a way to calm you or your child's mind and body?


This site offers 15 guided lessons for kids and adults and is great for relaxing the mind and body.

This link will take you to MindYeti

Talking to your child/ren during these racially charged times.

Having conversations regarding racism can be difficult. Here is the link to a 4J website with helpful resources to assist with those challenging conversations.

Free Games and Apps for Kids

This link offers free games, apps, and websites for you and your family during this time of virtual learning.

From ABCs to ACTs

From ABCs to ACTs offers a one stop shop for educational links for your child/ren. Websites that can be linked here are:

PBS Kids

Make Me Genius

MR. Nussbaum



Fuel the Brain

And many more! Be sure to check it out for fun educational learning.