Eugene Mission Loses Health Care

August, 26, 2013

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Cuts in the Lane County Health and Human Services Department may leave people at the Eugene Mission without health care.

Many of the men, women and children living at the Eugene Mission haven’t enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. After surviving life on the streets, some come into the mission suffering a wide variety of physical and mental illnesses.

“People have been in the throes of heavy diabetes or heart disease and didn’t even know it,” said Jack Tripp, Eugene Mission Executive Director.

Tripp says that changed about a year and a half ago when medics from the White Bird Clinic arrived on the scene.

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:22