4J Wraparound Updates

Connecting - Problem Solving - Advocating

This newsletter is for 4J Staff reference only.

Staff can refer families to check out the 4J Wraparound Community Holiday Resource Newsletter.


Link to English version: https://www.smore.com/4dhva

Link to Spanish version: https://www.smore.com/jytpc

SUBMIT A TICKET FOR 4J WRAPAROUND

FOR STAFF: Click to submit ticket request to Wraparound. (If your school has a RAN, please check with the RAN first, before submitting a ticket to Wrap)

Mental Health Helplines - Quick Links

Youth and Child centered Crisis Support Lines

Coffee Chats/Cafecitos de Apoyo with 4J's District Social Worker

HOUSING - Eviction Moratorium Updates

HOUSING - Eviction Moratorium Updates (2021)

The following information was taken directly from the Lane County Website. Please refer to the website for more information.


"There is a new statewide eviction moratorium (HB 4401) that will last until June 30, 2021. This means that, with limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for nonpayment or without cause until July of 2021.

The protections for renters under the new statewide moratorium are NOT automatic!

To be protected from eviction for nonpayment after December 31, 2020, renters must fill out and sign a sworn declaration of financial hardship and give it to their landlords in order to be protected from eviction.

Oregon Law Center
Download the 5-page PDF or read it online

Hay una nueva moratoria de desalojo en todo el estado (HB 4401) que permanecerá hasta el 30 de junio de 2021. Esto significa que, con excepciones limitadas, los arrendadores no pueden desalojar a los inquilinos por falta de pago o sin causa hasta julio de 2021.

¡Las protecciones para inquilinos bajo la nueva moratoria estatal no son automáticas!

Para estar protegido contra el desalojo por falta de pago después del 31 de diciembre de 2020, los inquilinos deben llenar y firmar una declaración jurada de dificultad financiera y entregársela a sus arrendadores para estar protegidos contra el desalojo.

Oregon Law Center
Descargue el PDF de 6 páginas o léalo en línea "



MCKENZIE FIRE: Supports

Updated information is available here.


An Oregon Wildfire Aid Master Doc is available for wildfire related resources.


Additional resource information for wildfires can be found here.


Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline -- call 1-800-985-55990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.


If you have a family in your school who was impacted by the wildfires, they can apply for DSNAP - Disaster SNAP (which is separate from SNAP benefits). They must apply by 10/28.

Employment Related Day Care Assistance through DHS

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 at1-800-699-9074, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

211: Resource to finding a Childcare Provider

  • Also the information for help finding a childcare provider:
    CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
    TEXT keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)
    EMAIL children@211info.org
    HOURS Monday-Friday 7am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm

To search for child care providers online, click here.

Childcare Available through YMCA (they accept DHS payments)

Online Tutoring & In-person Childcare: Treetop Academics

Treetop Academics have contracted with 4J to offer in-person certified childcare with CDL support at Roosevelt Middle School (for specifics on cost, please see here).


They also have online tutoring support available.


For more information please visit their website or contact Jason Aulicino at 541-510-1279.

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.

Big picture

HOUSING - Lane County: Information on Eviction Moratoriums

On September 28, 2020, Governor Brown extended Oregon’s residential eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020.


The following is a direct quote from Lane County's website on tenant's rights under House Bill 4213. Further information can be found here.


"Under the new law, a landlord can give the tenant a notice saying how much rent the tenant owes and will have to pay back by March 31, 2021. Starting October 1, 2020 a landlord can also give a notice to the tenant requiring that the tenant tell the landlord within 14 days if the tenant plans to use the six-month grace period to pay back any rent owing.

It is extremely important that tenants respond to this notice. If a tenant does not tell the landlord that they plan to use the six-month grace period to pay back the deferred rent, the landlord can charge the tenant half a month’s rent as a penalty.

Tenants can notify their landlord that they plan to use the six-month grace period by text, email, letter, or verbally. But tenants should be sure to keep a record of all of their communications with their landlords about their rent repayments."

RENT: Lane County Rental Assistance

Direct information & updates available here .


Eligibility applications for rent assistance for Lane County renters are now closed.


A 'lottery' system using random number generator is being applied to select applications. These applications are then referred to local service providers for processing.


Lane County will continue to conduct lottery rounds until funding is exhausted.


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

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Big picture

FOOD: Free Meals for Children and Youth

Meal distribution sites will now open, 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. 21st: Monday–Friday, 10:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (subject to change based on participation)


Meal site locations available here.

FOOD - Monday - Friday, 10:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m. - UPDATED: January 15, 2021

When:

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

Meal site closure dates:
Extra meals will be distributed on the preceding regularly scheduled meal distribution day
– Monday, January 18 closed for MLK Jr. Day
– Friday, January 29 closed for a grading/no school day
– March 22-26 closed for spring break. A seven-day food box will be distributed on Friday, March 19 at all meal sites.


What:

Meal bags include breakfast, lunch and now dinner (starting Jan. 11), including hot options most days. On Fridays, meal bags also will include food for the weekend days.

To see daily menu, go to the Titan Online Menu, which also provides allergens and nutrition information.


Where:


Churchill Region

  • Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 W. 22nd Ave.
  • McCornack Elementary, 1968 Brittany St.

North Eugene Region

  • Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.
  • River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane
  • Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Drive

Sheldon Region

  • Cal Young Middle School, 2555 Gilham Rd.
  • Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.

South Eugene Region

  • Roosevelt Middle School, 500 E. 24th Ave.
  • Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E. 43rd Ave.

Downtown

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

FOOD: Delivery of School Lunches

4J School District is now offering School Meal Delivery in addition to the Grab-and-Go sites for school lunches.


This services is made possible for families who are not able to pick up school meals and want to request daily home delivery. For more information, please click here or contact 4J Nutrition Services at 4jmeals@4j.lane.edu or leave a message at 541-790-7654.



School meal delivery is made possible through federal Child Nutrition Program waivers during COVID-19 and may be discontinued or modified as program requirements change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Community Resource Center at Arc for Lane County

UTILITIES & ENERGY ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE: LIHEAP & EASCR

How to apply for federal program to Help with heating bills:

  • Call Catholic Community services at 541-345-3642. Press ‘3’.
  • Leave a voice mail saying your house was impacted by COVID. And you want to apply for E.A.S.C.R.
  • Someone from Catholic Community Services will call you back to schedule an intake appointment.


To be ready for your intake appointment you’ll need to have:

  • ID for adults in household. This could be driver's license, passport, a bill with their name on it, a letter from a government agency, etc. Does not need to be photo ID.
  • Recent utility bill (from last three months).
  • Proof of income for previous month for all adults in household *OR* proof of current enrollment in one of the following programs: SNAP, WIC, SSI, TANF or received LIHEAP in the last 12 months. (Current enrollment in one of these programs means that income documents do not need to be provided).


When your application is approved, the E.A.S.C.R. folks will put in a payment to your EWEB or sub account a few days after your intake appointment.

This is an important program. Please call today!!

There is a fantastic federal program, called Energy Assistance Stability Coronavirus Relief Program (EASCR). This program provides money dollars toward outstanding heating/electric bills. Call Ms. Brinda at 541-790-5855 for more information: .

UTILITY: EWEB’s bill assistance opens up again on June 1.

EWEB’s bill assistance opens up again on June 1. In May, they had 600 applications by 9:20 a.m. on May 1 (opened at 9am that same day!)


Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)

Atención: las aplicaciones de EWEB para dar soporte al cliente vuelven a abrir el 1 de junio a las 9 a.m. EWEB ofrece $260 anuales para ayudar a pagar las facturas de clientes elegibles. Se recomienda que haga su solicitud lo más pronto posible para que pueda ser considerado para la asignación de fondos que tienen disponibles el primer día de cada mes.

Health Care Flyers

HOUSING - becoming available for households with a veteran in them.

Confidential Household Application for Free & Reduced Price Meals - ENG & SPAN

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.

UNEMPLOYMENT SUPPORT for Spanish Speakers - LEADS can connect with Lise Colgan

Big picture

4J WRAPAROUND SUPPORT PROCESS

RITES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM from the CITY Eugene --REPORT HATE CRIME or INCIDENTS - 541-682-5177

Big picture

WHO TO CONTACT IN 4J

McKinney Vento Eligible Students LACK A RESIDENCE THAT IS:

FIXED - REGULAR - ADEQUATE



Example of living situations: shelter, or transitional housing, motel or hotel, sleeping in a vehicle, tent, RV, public space, staying with friends and family due to a hardship...


McKinney Vento Referrals have traditionally come from secretaries and registrars.



NOW: Referrals will come from you and teachers to our McKinney Vento Liaisons.

WHO TO CONTACT IN THE COMMUNITY

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

DHS - Oregon Department of Human Services

Terra Ralph (Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Department of Human Services - Community Partnership Coordinator

Terra.l.ralph@dhsoha.state.or.us


Terra can assist you with general program information about DHS- Child Welfare or Self Sufficiency Program. Self Sufficiency Program (SSP) includes programs such as SNAP, TANF (cash assistance), Employment Related Daycare (ERDC) and Domestic Violence Emergency Assistance.


The DHS offices are still open M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., however SSP is encouraging people to apply for benefits online. Intakes can be done over the phone and verification can be sent electronically. Online application: https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/


If a parent has a specific question about their case or benefits, you can connect them directly to Terra. Connection can happen by phone, email or Zoom- whichever is easiest. *DHS cannot give confidential information to you without a signed release of information or person’s permission.