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CAHOOTS in the News

CAHOOTS In the News The power of White Bird’s CAHOOTS program lies in its community relationships and the ability of first responders to simply ask, ‘How can I support you today?’ White Bird Clinic is proud to be a part of spreading this type of response across Oregon and the rest of the United States. […]

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CAHOOTS Mobile Mental Health Intervention Program In The News

White Bird’s CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) program continues to make headlines. CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell correspondent Omar Villafranca went on a ride-along with CAHOOTS to see them at work and learn why the program is being considered by cities across the country. NBC News featured the team’s approach in […]

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White Bird Clinic is one of Nine Oregon Health Centers to Join Federal Vaccine Program

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said today that clinics in Portland, Oregon City, Grants Pass, Eugene, Tillamook, Prineville and Medford will be invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program over the next six weeks. The nine clinics join Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, the Neighborhood Health Center in Portland, Multnomah, […]

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❄️ Ice/Snow Emergency Update

A brief situation report on the Ice/Snow Emergency as of March 1, 2019 at 7:00am. INFORMATION Lane County has opened a Non-Emergency Call Center for inquiries related to winter weather at 541-682-3977. The call center will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you know of a vulnerable individual, who is in need of […]

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Healing House: The Colorful History of White Bird Clinic 

‘Healing House” is an excerpt from “FRONTLINE,” a  40,000-word original work of creative nonfiction on White Bird Clinic’s crisis intervention team, published in 1994 by Mark H. Massé, who received his master’s degree with honors from the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon in 1994. After serving on the SOJC faculty, […]

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White Bird Opioid Treatment Program

White Bird Clinic has recently started a medication assisted treatment program for opioid abuse and dependence and now have a suboxone prescriber. The White Bird Opioid Treatment Program is designed to support individuals who are breaking the chain of opiate use. The program connects clients with a suboxone prescriber and supportive services with our behavioral and mental health […]

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Help

Find Help Are you looking for CAHOOTS? To access CAHOOTS services, call police non-emergency numbers: 541-682-5111 (Eugene) 541-726-3714 (Springfield) Are you looking for our Crisis line? Contact us at 541-687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558. Online Little Help Book (beta version) PDF Edition (updated 12/19) Frequently Accessed Resources Updated 12/4/20 Basic Needs Evacuee Support Food Health Resource Sharing […]

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Holiday Farm Fire Updates and Resources

Lane County Holiday Farm Fire Page Are you looking for CAHOOTS? To access CAHOOTS services, call police non-emergency numbers: 541-682-5111 (Eugene) 541-726-3714 (Springfield) Are you looking for our Crisis line? Contact us at 541-687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558. Table of Contents Basic Needs Counseling Evacuee Support Food Health Resource Sharing Shelter Transportation Volunteer Youth Basic Needs Financial […]

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COVID-19 Community Resources

Lane County’s Non-emergency COVID-19 Call Center: 541-682-1380 (8am to 5pm) White Bird Clinic’s Crisis Hotline: 541-687-4000 (Open 24/7 daily) Community Resources (también en español) Last Updated Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Below we’re sharing what we know about the status of shared community resources. Alicia Jones from The Child Center is keeping in a shared google […]

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Recursos de la comunidad

click here for English Version Recursos de la comunidad Última actualización 24 de abril de 2020 A continuación compartimos información actualizada en el status de los recursos a la comunidad en relación a la administración durante la crisis de COVID-19.  Dado que esta información cambia continuamente a medida que las personas modifican sus horas y […]

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PenFed Credit Union Presents $4,000 Donation to White Bird Clinic

EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PenFed Credit Union’s Eugene Service Center today announced it presented a $4,000 donation to White Bird Clinic, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable and friendly medical care to indigent, homeless, low-income, and otherwise marginalized populations, such as community members who are employed but uninsured or underinsured. “White Bird Clinic’s […]

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White Bird Clinic Legacy Giving

Your Impact May Be Greater Than You Imagined Planned gifts are not the result of great wealth but rather of a great desire to make a lasting impact. After carefully considering the goals of your contribution, the assets to be used, the gift’s timing and tax implications, and its impact on your family and financial […]

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White Bird Turns Fifty & CAHOOTS is Thirty!

download press release White Bird Clinic has been serving the community since 1969, and CAHOOTS began in July of 1989. EUGENE, OREGON – A celebration for White Bird and CAHOOTS will take place at WildCraft Cider House at 232 Lincoln St. on Friday, 8/30. Music from The Dirty Dandelions, Muddy Souls, and Cedar Teeth will […]

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Senator Wyden and Mayor Vinis Visit CAHOOTS

Citing CAHOOTS as a Model for Reform

Senator Ron Wyden will meet with White Bird CAHOOTS staff at CAHOOTS headquarters at 970 W 7th Ave in Eugene to discuss how this groundbreaking program can be a model for a national policing reform package and how Congress can best support the work. “The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 takes a vital first […]

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Mental Health First Responders Visit Oakland

White Bird Clinic’s CAHOOTS program is meeting with stakeholders to share an innovative model for mobile crisis intervention that would otherwise be handled by public safety or emergency medical response. OAKLAND, CA – White Bird Clinic of Eugene, OR has developed an innovative public/private partnership delivering crisis and community health first response effectively and at […]

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Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Visits White Bird Clinic’s Vaccine Site

Emhoff Highlights White Bird’s Vaccination Equity Efforts Download Press Release EUGENE, OREGON – Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Governor Kate Brown, and Representative Peter DeFazio visited White Bird’s vaccination clinic to learn about the agency’s work advancing COVID-19 vaccination equity by forming innovative partnerships with community-based organizations. With strong support from the Biden-Harris administration’s Health Center […]

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Garth Brooks Rock Medicine Fundraiser

White Bird Clinic’s event medicine program will provide medical and crisis intervention services for the Garth Brooks concert at Autzen StadiumWhite Bird Clinic’s Event Medicine Program, Rock Medicine, will be providing Medical and Crisis Intervention services for the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour when he performs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday, June 29th. We […]

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Electronic Health Records Project Manager

Pay and Benefits: This position is being hired for up to 40 hours per week. The hourly wage starts at $26/hr, increases to $27/hr after a six-month probationary period, and tops out at $28/hr after one year of employment. Position Overview: The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Project Manager will work with internal and external stakeholders […]

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Remembering Dr Contreras

Our dentist, Dr Sixto Contreras died on October 11. Dr. Contreras graduated from OHSU in 1994. He opened a private dental practice in Coos Bay Oregon. He was a native Spanish speaker who believed in supporting public health. At one time in the clinic history we were struggling to hire a dentist. Dr. Contreras arranged […]

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Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS)

Home > Services > Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools) phone line is accessible from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Video support is available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays and is accessed by emailing hoots@whitebirdclinic.org with your name and preferred time. We are able to […]

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What is CAHOOTS?

31 years ago the City of Eugene, Oregon developed an innovative community-based public safety system to provide mental health first response for crises involving mental illness, homelessness, and addiction. White Bird Clinic launched CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) as a community policing initiative in 1989. The CAHOOTS model has been in the […]

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