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Alternatives to a Punitive Justice System

White Bird will be participating in the “Only Way Forward” webinar series examining the impacts of Canada’s existing criminal justice system, possible alternatives, and next steps on November 12, 4-6 pm PST. Tim Black joins a panel discussion on alternative forms of policing and prisons that have been successful. What are they and why do […]

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White Bird Building New Dental Clinic

Rendering courtesy of GMA Architects, an architecture and design firm in Eugene, Oregon Download Press Release (PDF) The new clinic will increase the dental program’s capacity by seventy-five percent. EUGENE, OREGON – White Bird is constructing an expanded dental clinic at 1415 Pearl St. that will offer urgent and preventative oral health care. The clinic […]

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White Bird Street Med

Help Us Kickstart the Street Med Program at White Bird program on hold due to coronavirus social distancing requirements Too many unhoused and low-income community members need medical care that they cannot access. In response, White Bird has developed a Street Medicine service, which will provide mobile health care in partnership with community nonprofits and […]

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White Bird Executive Coordinator Attends White House 4th of July Celebrating Nation’s Birth and Pandemic Progress

EUGENE, OREGON – Chris Hecht, White Bird Clinic Executive Coordinator, was invited to attend Sunday’s July 4th celebration on the South Lawn of the White House. More than 1,000 essential workers, vaccination program leaders, and military families were at the event, which celebrated the national progress towards ending the pandemic. President Biden told event attendees […]

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White Bird Receives American Rescue Plan funding

The Biden Administration has invested more than $6 Billion from the American Rescue Plan into Community Health Centers nationwide via the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), in order to support and expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment for vulnerable populations; deliver needed preventive and primary health care services to those at higher risk for COVID-19; […]

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White Bird’s Help Book Has Been Hacked

Last weekend, White Bird Clinic had the good fortune to participate in Hack for a Cause, a local technology competition to build solutions to provide transformative public benefit. Over 200 participants volunteered to put their coding and software skills to the test and 11 non-profits offered up their problems to solve. The one we selected was the […]

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End-of-Life Counseling

White Bird Clinic is now offering in-home, end-of-life counseling services provided by licensed/supervised mental health counselors. Compassionate and client-centered, this service seeks to provide support for psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual issues related to death and dying. We serve adults on Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) as well as homeless individuals or those at risk of becoming homeless. […]

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Ramp up your giving

Ramp up your giving this #GivingTuesday by donating towards the construction of a wheelchair ramp for White Bird’s expanded walk-in crisis center. The ramp will cost $1,000 per foot, and we need to build 60 feet so everyone can reach the front door. Every donation helps! #givingtuesday2018 #UnSelfie Please support our efforts by making a […]

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Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor

Hiring for 40 hours $22 per hour Includes employee benefits at 30+ hours (e.g., medical, dental, vision, health reimbursement funds and athletic membership reimbursement) White Bird is an approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site in which eligible applicants may receive up to $50,000 in loan repayment for an initial service commitment for 2 years. […]

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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 […]

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Crisis De-escalation Training

At White Bird, we follow a client-centered model and believe that each person deserves respect for his or her process. Our role is to be available to help out where we can, with the least intervention necessary to facilitate a healthy and safe process for everyone. Our de-escalation training is $300 for a group of […]

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Contact

Home > Contact Contact Us If this is a crisis… CAHOOTS Mobile Crisis Services: Available 24/7. Call the police non-emergency numbers 541-726-3714 (Springfield) and 541-682-5111 (Eugene) to reach dispatch. Community Crisis Hotline: Available 24/7. Call 541-687-4000 or toll-free at 1-800-422-7558. If this is a general inquiry… General Inquiry Contact Form Business Directory Administrative Offices Primary […]

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UO Suicide Prevention Week

In Memory of Anthony Laveroni A few weeks ago, Jose Soto-Gates, White Bird Clinic’s Fundraiser, was contacted by a group of students involved with Greek life on the UO campus wanted to raise money for White Bird in memory of their dear friend, Anthony Laveroni. Together, they created a fundraising page to support mental health […]

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Contact Us

Home > Contact Contact Us If this is a crisis… CAHOOTS Mobile Crisis Services: Available 24/7. Call the police non-emergency numbers 541-726-3714 (Springfield) and 541-682-5111 (Eugene) to reach dispatch. Community Crisis Hotline: Available 24/7. Call 541-687-4000 or toll-free at 1-800-422-7558. If this is a general inquiry… General Inquiry Contact Form Business Directory Administrative Offices Consulting: […]

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Remembering Bob Dritz, A White Bird Clinic Original

By TIFFANY ECKERT • JAN 27, 2017 http://klcc.org/post/remembering-bob-dritz-white-bird-clinic-original Friends, family and countless members of Eugene’s homeless community have lost a tireless advocate. Robert “Bob” Dritz, one of the earliest administrators of White Bird Clinic, died peacefully in hospice on January 15th. For this tribute, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert sat down with two of his colleagues at White Bird to […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine

White Bird is Now Vaccinating Group 1a White Bird has launched an initiative to vaccinate health care workers in Group 1a to help expedite Lane County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. We are operating vaccination clinics by scheduled invitation-only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Please note that staff at the agency’s main offices and […]

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Senators Propose Funding to Improve Public Safety with Mobile Crisis Response Teams

Press Release from Jeff Merkley, US Senator for Oregon After Down Payment on the Policy Included in Reconciliation Relief Legislation, CAHOOTS Act Builds on Proven Models to Help Americans with Mental Illness and Enhances Medicaid Funding to States Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and six senators […]

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White Bird is Vaccinating the Community

White Bird is advancing vaccination equity in Lane County. We’re operating mobile vaccination clinics all around the county. Starting in July, every Monday from 12 PM to 3 PM we’ll be at White Bird main campus, 341 E 12th Ave, Eugene. Book a vaccination clinic for your community! Please contact our partners at the Lane Community Health […]

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Serenity Lane Recognizes Kimber Hawes as “Unsung Hero” at Community Service Awards

Serenity Lane honored White Bird’s Kimber Hawes in an award ceremony in honor of front line staff in our local recovery community as an Unsung Hero for the impactful work she does as a CAHOOTS worker. Champions in the field of drug and alcohol treatment were recognized in the following categories: Addiction Professional Award Community Leadership […]

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Temporary Relocation of White Bird Medical Clinic

by Savannah “Poppy” Marin We have officially moved our clinic for the remodel that is being done at 1400 Mill Street. Our new location is 450 W. 5th Avenue. Our temporary space has one medical exam room and one behavioral health room for seeing patients. There are no walk-up appointments being offered at this time. […]

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CAHOOTS

CAHOOTS Eugene: 541-682-5111  /  Springfield: 541-726-3714 CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) provides mobile crisis intervention 24/7 in the Eugene-Springfield Metro area. CAHOOTS is dispatched through the Eugene police-fire-ambulance communications center, and within the Springfield urban growth boundary, dispatched through the Springfield non-emergency number. Each team consists of a medic (either a nurse or an […]

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