In the News
CAHOOTS Receives National Attention: The Wall Street Journal featured CAHOOTS as a model for reducing risk of violence in a November 24, 2018 article by Zusha Elinson. Read it on our web site or download the article in PDF.
NPR Spotlight: KLCC's Rachael McDonald interviewed CAHOOTS Operations Coordinator, Tim Black, to learn more about White Bird Clinic's CAHOOTS program, operating in the community for nearly 30 years. It became a 24 hour / daily service only 2 years ago.
Think Out Loud: Instead of sending police officers to mental health crisis calls, CAHOOTS sends a crisis worker and a medic. CAHOOTS now responds to nearly 20 percent of emergency calls in Eugene and Springfield. Think Out Loud shined a spotlight on the program on OPB this week.
Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) – is a new White Bird program that builds on our successful partnership with schools in Eugene and Springfield to provide weekly school-based mental health clinics. The Register Guard took a closer look.
Holiday Blues: NBC spoke to White Bird Clinic Coordinator Kate Gillespie about seasonal depression. If you are a friend need someone to talk to, White Bird provides free, confidential counseling and referral services. Contact our Crisis Line at 541-687-4000 / 1-800-422-7558 for more information or to schedule a walk-in visit.
Lane County Needs More Housing: Brenda Kosydar, who’s been a homeless case manager with White Bird for over 10 years, spoke to the Daily Emerald about the lack of affordable housing and the access to resources as main causes for the increase in homelessness.
Thank You
Stay Warm Drive Update: Our call for any and all warm winter gear, particularly blankets and sleeping bags, was heard loudly and clearly and we are well on our way to build a healthy and strong community.

A special thank you goes out to All Rite Roofing in Springfield for the generous donation of tarps, blankets, and socks. The Eugene Weekly has also been a tremendous partner, collecting donations at their office and helping get the word out.

White Bird Clinic still needs help supporting unhoused community members during the winter season. It’s not too late for you to join in caring for those who are less fortunate. Please click here for a list of the other items we are currently accepting.
So Everyone can Reach the Front Door: We raised nearly $3,000 on #GivingTuesday towards the construction of a wheelchair ramp for White Bird’s expanded walk-in crisis center. There is still time to support our efforts by making a donation in person, by mail, or online. All gifts are tax-deductible. Your contribution will be turned into direct service for people in need. Thank you for helping us to help all of us!
Eugene City Council Passes Homeless Services Funding: The Eugene City Council passed the recommended Supplemental Budget request on Monday, December 10. It included funding for Dusk to Dawn/Hwy 99 Support; a Day Resource Center; ongoing support for programs serving people experiencing homelessness including the weekend Lindholm Center, the Car Camping Program and the Rest Stop Program; 15th Night, a program to reduce youth homelessness by intervening before they spend 15 nights on the street; and the continuation of the Community Outreach Response Team (C.O.R.T), a partnership between the Eugene Police Department and White Bird Clinic. Thank you for making these services a priority Eugene!
We are hiring!
It takes a wide-range of amazing people to achieve the mission of White Bird Clinic. We employ people from diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise and value both formal education and lived experience as preparation to be successful in the work that we do. 

Click on the title to view the details about each position. Within the job posting is a secure, online form you can use to submit your application for the position or download a PDF application to print and complete.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing an employment application, please contact us at

In 1969, a group of student activists and concerned practitioners came together to provide crisis services and free medical care for counter-culture youth in Eugene. Having grown continuously since, White Bird Clinic now has 200 staff members and more than 400 volunteers each year. 

White Bird Clinic is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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