Food Truck Fest Raises Money for Eugene Mission

June, 23, 2016

Funds to be used to rebuild kitchen destroyed by fire EUGENE, OR –  The Eugene Food Truck Festival sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union raised nearly $45,000 in four hours for the Eugene Mission during its inaugural run Saturday June

Two Life Change Graduates Tell Their Stories

February, 26, 2016

The Eugene Mission is the only drop-in night shelter for homeless adults in Lane County. In recent years, the Christian organization has developed the “Life Change Program” to help people deal with addiction and other problems. It’s not easy.

Eugene Mission preparing feast for 500

January, 26, 2016

At one point in their lives, both Dennis Dawes and Howard Robinson were homeless. The Life Change Program at the Eugene Mission helped the men change their situation. “It helps me with my sobriety every day,” Dawes said.

Eugene Man Goes from Transient to Techie

November, 5, 2015

Read the full article at You’ll find all kinds of people in college–teens fresh out of high school, to seasoned adults going to school for the first time or to pursue a different career.

Mission for Families

February, 24, 2014

Read the full article at Yvette Diggs, 45, moved to Eugene from Houston in search of a bigger salary and a better life for herself and her 7-year-old son, Aydan Diggs.

The Eugene Mission Downsizes

August, 8, 2013

Read the full article at In an effort to better serve its current population, the Eugene Mission has cut beds in its men’s shelter and its mothers and children’s center.

Changing the Mission

July, 17, 2013

Read the full article at With Eugene-Springfield’s homeless population seemingly on the rise, the area’s only homeless shelter is making it tougher to get in and stay in.

On a new Mission

June, 28, 2013

Read the full article at A big change is coming to the Eugene Mission as the homeless shelter ends its longtime program of collecting and selling old newspapers.

Eugene Mission Cuts Newspaper Recycling

Read the full story at The Eugene Mission is expanding services, allowing the nonprofit to assist more clients with food, shelter and clothing, but now the mission is preparing to cut a major program.

Women’s Center

Read the full article at Suzanne Schnaible is ready to move. Eager, in fact. On Monday, Schnaible and other women who live at the Eugene Mission homeless shelter will begin moving to a new dormitory.

New leader completes his Mission

Read the full article at When the former self-described “yuppie” moved here from the East Coast two years ago, Eugene Mission Executive Director Jack Tripp realized he was naive.

Homeless to Working

February, 11, 2013

By Sean CuellarFor the KEZI.comFebruary 11, 2013 Read the original article at The newest job connection location is proving to be a success–and it’s only been open for a day.

Goodwill Job Centers Help Unemployed Find Work

By Kelly ArdisFor the RegisterGuard.comFebruary 11, 2013 Read the original article at Employed most of his life, Yancy Washington initially struggled to find work when he moved from Portland, Maine, to Eugene in August.

Services for the Homeless Expand

February, 1, 2013

By Sean CuellarFor KEZI.comFebruary 1, 2013 Read the original article at The Eugene Mission is teaming up to expand services. Goodwill is setting up a job training center on site and will open it next week.

Their Need is Great

December, 5, 2012

By Christine SherkFor The Register GuardDecember 5, 2012 Read the original article at There are many realities of hardship and desolation at Eugene Mission.

Eugene Mission Expands Women’s Housing

September, 13, 2012

Read the original article at The percentage of homeless women in Eugene has steadily increased in the last decade. Around 700 of the 2,000 homeless people in Eugene use the services provided by the Eugene Mission every single day.

Love is the reason for the season

December, 29, 2011

By Betty Kaiser The Cottage Grove Sentinel “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.

Chance at Eugene Mission – a miracle

October, 26, 2011

By Bob Welch The Register-Guard * photo courtesy of The Register Guard The new executive director shares how his and his wife’s spiritual conversion led them here After a day on the streets, the man was tired and hungry.

Eugene Mission takes them in

July, 21, 2011

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Jail let 20 inmates out early this week because the county can’t afford to watch over the prisoners. Many of the inmates are ending up at the Eugene Mission.

Chef on a Mission

April, 13, 2011

By Cheryl RadeFor The Register GuardAppeared in print: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, page D1 * photo courtesy of The Register Guard Clarence Martell is nothing short of a miracle worker.

A Lifetime of Serving the Mission

January, 1, 2011

By Greg BoltThe Register Guard To everything there is a season, including retirement. And after 50 years as the guiding light of the Eugene Mission, the season of retirement has finally come for Ernie Unger.

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
Psalm 41:1