White Bird End of Life Counseling
White Bird Clinic is now offering in-home, end-of-life counseling services. Compassionate and client-centered, this service seeks to provide support for psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual issues related to death and dying. Please call 541-342-8255 for more information.
White Bird Clinic Coat Distribution
A recent donation worth $50,000 to White Bird's Stay Warm Drive from a big, northwest coat manufacturer has given those in need the proper protection from the weather. Stephanie Rothman from KVAL stopped by the Warm Weather Gear distribution event on Saturday to learn more. Read more...
Deescalation And Client Centered Communication

We follow a client centered model and believe that each person deserves respect for his or her process. Our role is to be available to help out where we can, with the least intervention necessary to facilitate a healthy and safe process for everyone. Our basic communication and de-escalation trainings provide an overview of skills and assessment so that a lay-person (not trained in medicine or crisis intervention) can maintain personal safety and recognize when someone might need care. Contact us to schedule a group training.

Portland Considers Eugene Mental Health First Response Model
Last month, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and a number of his top advisors drove two hours south to visit CAHOOTS, a Eugene program that sends trained mental health and substance abuse experts to respond to 911 calls that don't necessarily need police intervention. The Portland Mercury reported on the story. Read more...
White Bird Examines Lindholm Center Medical Trial Run
Stephanie Rothman from KVAL News spoke to Chris Hecht about White Bird Clinic's medical trial run at the Lindholm Center. 55 patients were treated, and the greatest number of patients came by the clinic on Saturdays. "Services really need to make sense and fit into the lives of patients,” said Chris Hecht, the head outreach coordinator for White Bird. Read more...
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

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The film features cities who have been making successful efforts to address homelessness, including; moving to a housing-first model; providing low-barrier shelter that accommodates pets, partners and possessions; and investing in more permanently supported housing.
Lecture at UO will examine the mental health crisis in prisons: One of the most horrific effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. Those with mental illness are some of the neediest people in our society. When they end up in the criminal justice system, they fare worse than others. Journalist Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, digs into the mental health crisis in the U.S. criminal justice system. Roth hopes her work will expose abuses and help bring compassion and common sense to how we approach mental illness in our society.

Roth’s lecture is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed. For information, or disability accommodations (which must be made by March 5th), please call (541) 346-3934 or contact
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