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Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) is an offshoot program from White Bird Clinic’s CAHOOTS and provides on-site integrated health care clinics and tragedy response support in Eugene, Springfield, and Oakridge high schools. Our clinics are always free, confidential, voluntary, and available to all students. The clinic teams include a crisis worker and an EMT or RN, our services are HIPAA compliant, and we can provide short term counseling, crisis intervention, basic first aid and community referrals. Our guiding values include harm reduction, anti-oppression, and youth-empowerment. HOOTS believes we are all the experts in our own lives, and this includes the youth we work with. Our goal is always to be there to advocate for and assist them on their journeys to the best of our capacity!

At the clinics, youth can meet with a professionally trained crisis counselor, an EMT or RN to discuss their needs and options. Our team is there to provide extra support to students on a range of topics such as: LGBTQ issues, sexual health, mental health, physical health, poverty, school life, home life, interpersonal relationships, family relationships, substance use or abuse and more. The clinic can also connect students to ongoing resources such as assistance finding long term counseling and getting them signed up for OHP.

Our clinics are open to anyone for any reason and we keep our referrals very low-barrier. By that we mean: you can refer yourself, a friend, or a student you are concerned about and the only information we need is their name and the school they attend. If you are someone who wants to come to talk to HOOTS or you know someone who could use some extra support, make a referral here.

Learn more about HOOTS and the services we provide in local high schools!   HOOTS VIDEO

For additional mental health resources or to learn more about the HOOTS team visit our site at https://linktr.ee/hoots.hub.

For schools or staff that are interested in a school clinic, tragedy response support, de-escalation trainings for staff, or mental wellness presentations for students, parents, or staff please reach out to HOOTS’ Program Coordinator Hayley Shapiro at hshapiro@whitebirdclinic.org with your inquiry.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact HOOTS at hoots@whitebirdclinic.org or filling the general inquiry form.

Or if you have questions about any other White Bird Clinic programs you can email info@whitebirdclinic.org or call 458-239-1162.

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Statement from the HOOTS Team

Written in collaboration by HOOTS team members with support of the White Bird Community Collective The HOOTS (Helping Out Our […]

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In the News

Willamette High School Pushes to Support Its Students – Eugene Weekly, April 11, 2019

HOOTS: Mobile Mental Health in School Settings – Trauma Informed Oregon, April 5, 2019

Students get mental health help with consistent CAHOOTS visits – Register Guard, December 7, 2018

CAHOOTS Extends Reach To More High Schools Starting This Fall – KLCC, National Public Radio, July 2, 2018

Contact Information

Email: General Inquiry Contact Form

We do not provide counseling services via email. Please contact our Crisis Line at 541-687-4000 or toll free at 1-800-422-7558 for crisis intervention.

Details

Fees: Paid by partnering school districts and individual schools.
Eligibility: We serve teens in partner schools throughout Lane County.