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Update from White Bird Clinic

Over the next few days, White Bird will share news of a variety of new sheltering options for unhoused individuals during the pandemic. As part of the options, we are working to create a few dispersed, sanctioned camping sites following CDC guidelines. We are assisting with plans for nutrition, hygiene, peer support services, and outreach services at the camps. Resource distribution sites are being created to provide camping gear and supplies, inform folks about the various camping and indoor shelter options, and offer support. White Bird’s Front Rooms at 341 E 12th Ave. and other places around town are planned for locations of the resource distribution sites.
 
White Bird Clinic will continue to provide humanistic healthcare and supportive services to individuals in our community as long as it is safe to do so. We are following the hygiene and social distancing measures that have been recommended by Lane County, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and encourage everyone else to do the same. 

Crisis Support

People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. The White Bird Crisis line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at (541) 687-4000. 
 
Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) is offering mental health support by phone for students, families, and staff of high schools in the 4J, Springfield, Bethel and Oakridge school districts from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

  • For students, families, and staff of Churchill, North Eugene High, Sheldon, South Eugene High, Ecco, Network Charter, Wellsprings, Twin Rivers Charter, Willamette High and Kalapuya, please call (541) 246-2342.
  • For students, families, and staff of Academy of Arts and Academics, Gateways, Springfield High, Thurston High, South Lane School District High Schools, and Oakridge High, please call (541) 246-2332.

For an in-person response, CAHOOTS continues to operate 24/7 at this time, if you are in Eugene please call (541) 682-5111, for those in Springfield please call (541) 726-3714.

Community Resources

With the help of volunteers, we are tracking the status of community resources in operation during the COVID-19 crisis at https://whitebirdclinic.org/covid. We will update this information daily as the situation is rapidly changing. 

How Can I Help

We’ve had a number of people reaching out to find out how they can help. We are keeping an updated list of our greatest needs and accepting donations at 341 E 12th Avenue between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:00PM, 7-days a week. We have someone posted outside that can assist. We are also accepting cash contributions online for our COVID-19 fund.

We greatly appreciate the support and solidarity of the community and are here for you if you need us.

Our CAHOOTS teammate Kimber making hand soap for the unhoused members of our community. We are in this together.
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