The Eugene Mission Downsizes

August, 8, 2013

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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. The Mission had been serving over 500 people a night, which put a heavy strain on its 22 full-time staff. The Mission is also introducing a new Life Change program, which will help residents deal with the root causes that led to their current problems.

We’ll hear how the changes have affected Eugene’s homeless population, and what other options are available to people experiencing homelessness in Eugene.

Have you been to the Eugene Mission? What’s been your experience there?

If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
Leviticus 25:35-36