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.
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.
Community Engagement/Volunteer Coordinator
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
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]):
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:
Thanks to the Springfield Eugene Tenant Association (SETA) for putting this on your website.
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