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The fires and economic hardship have displaced over 100,000 Oregonians at a time when we face the most severe affordable housing shortage in the state’s history. It will cost billions of dollars and take a decade to build enough homes to bridge the gap. At the same time, there are more than a million spare […]

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Community Partners Help Everybody to Stay Warm

We are so thankful for our community partners, who have allowed us to reach far more donors for our annual Stay Warm Drive than we ever thought possible. We especially appreciate the Eugene Weekly for running our Stay Warm Drive ad every week since early December (way beyond what our budget could afford) and our […]

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Fundraising for White Bird!

Community support has allowed White Bird to care for the most vulnerable among us for decades. We’re grateful for all we’ve accomplished together. In order to ensure that we’re working in alignment, we request that folks get in touch with us when planning anything to support White Bird, such as events or fundraisers. We’ll be […]

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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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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 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 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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Chrysalis Behavioral Health FAQ

How do I access the program? Come into our office and request an application. Is Chrysalis a DUII program? Yes. Chrysalis is fully licensed by the State of Oregon and provides DUII services that meet the State requirements. How can I pay for alcohol/drug treatment and what if I can’t? We accept OHP, sliding scale, […]

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Helping People in Crisis: Register-Guard Editoral

The CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) program began in Eugene in 1989 as a collaboration between the city of Eugene and White Bird Clinic. CAHOOTS started small: one van equipped with medical supplies and trained personnel, operating part-time in Eugene. Its mission was simple: to offer help to individuals and families, housed […]

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CAHOOTS and Program Consulting

Consulting Services CONTACT  White Bird Clinic’s mobile crisis response program, Crisis Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) has gained national attention as a longstanding public-private partnership which delivers crisis and community health first response, resulting in minimized police interactions, jail diversion, reduced ambulance and hospital visits, and responsive, on-site human services support. We are excited […]

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Interview with White Bird’s Death Doula

White Bird counselor Amy May talked with KXCR Community Radio Station‘s Larry Bloomfield in Florence, OR about her work as an End-of-Life Counselor and Death Doula. White Bird End of Life Counseling is a compassionate, client-centered service that provides support for psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual issues related to death and dying. Our goal is to […]

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Rock Medicine

Home > Services > Rock Medicine Rock Medicine is White Bird Clinic’s largest ongoing fundraising effort as well as being a valuable service in its own right. Each summer our highly trained staff volunteers give their time at events to provide services for event goers while raising money to support the individuals served by White Bird Clinic’s […]

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CAHOOTS Model Featured in Street Roots Newspaper article “Rethinking our first response”

Kaia Sands, Executive Director of Street Roots, a Portland newspaper that creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty through media that is a catalyst for individual and social change, visited White Bird Clinic’s mobile crisis support program, CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) this month. In 2019, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Police Chief […]

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Chrysalis Acupuncture FAQ

How do I access the program? Come into our office and request a Data Base (an application). Is Chrysalis a DUII program? Yes. We are fully licensed by the State of Oregon. How can I pay for alcohol/drug treatment and what if I can’t? We accept the Oregon Health Plan and some private insurance. We […]

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Community-Based Emergency First Responders: Explained

In The Appeal‘s Explainer series, Justice Collaborative lawyers, journalists, and other legal experts help unpack some of the most complicated issues in the criminal justice system. Co-authors Tim Black, CAHOOTS Operations Coordinator, and Patrisse Cullors, Artist and Activist, “break down the problems behind the headlines—like bail, civil asset forfeiture, or the Brady doctrine—so that everyone […]

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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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White Bird Board of Directors

White Bird Clinic is always looking for motivated individuals to join their Board of Directors.  It is our hope these individuals are representative of our community and/or clients. We are committed to recruiting members of the BIPOC community to expand the voices at our table. Applicants could have a strong background in finance, communications, community outreach, […]

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Doc Ann’s Essay: White Bird at Fair ?

by Rock Medicine’s Medical Director, Dr Ann Cooley “Can I give you a hug?”  This makes me pause for a moment.  You see I’m not really used to this kind of response from my patients.  As a full-time Emergency Medicine Physician, most of my patients are usually pretty scared and upset from waiting by the […]

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