Tour of the Eugene Mission

Springfield/Eugene MicroDwellers
Springfield/Eugene MicroDwellers
Public group

Eugene Mission

1542 W 1st Ave · Eugene, OR

How to find us

The Eugene Mission takes up the last ½ of the W. 1st Ave. We will be meeting at our Conference Center, which is on your left, next to the gated main parking area as you come down the street. We will also have an ‘Event Parking’ sign out by the road.

Location image of event venue

Details

From our email from the Eugene Mission:
We would love for you to attend a tour of the Mission. We talk a little bit about our history and the history of homelessness as well as tour our 7.5-acre campus and talk about the different services we offer.

Directions:
For those of you who haven’t been down this way, the Eugene Mission takes up the last ½ of the W. 1st Ave. and we will be meeting at our Conference Center, which is on your left, next to the gated main parking area as you come down the street. We will also have the ‘Event Parking’ sign out by the road so you have a visual.

--Cody Meyer
Community Engagement/Volunteer Coordinator
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Feel free to bring friends; Cody says the Mission can handle up to 100 people on this tour.

LTD routes: #40, 51
LTD Trip Planner: https://www.ltd.org
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BACKGROUND

Website: https://eugenemission.org/

A third of people who come to the Mission are over age 50: https://nbc16.com/news/local/eugene-mission-seeing-more-visitors-over-age-50

Recent Eugene Weekly article about some of the folks who stay at the Mission: https://www.eugeneweekly.com/2019/11/21/not-the-end-of-the-line

UO article on women at the Mission: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/helping-homeless-through-anthropology

Eugene Weekly article on the history of Lane County efforts to help the disadvantaged and homeless, featuring the Lane County Poor Farm [masked]):
http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2020/01/09/the-poor-among-us/
There are a few mentions of the Mission toward the end.

A 6-page history of Eugenes work on homelessness and housing --beginning in 1947, when WWII vets attending the UO were allowed to camp in 100sf war-surplus trailers in a muddy cow pasture in west Eugene because there was no housing:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2UMj0ijbD8AbEpkZENseFQ0UGkyQlMxWE42cUdlWWFiR0s0/view
Thanks to the Springfield Eugene Tenant Association (SETA) for putting this on your website.
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