Looking Glass Community Services
Building a better future for children, youth, adults, and families
Since 1970, Looking Glass has proudly provided assistance to individuals in our community, helping them lead more productive and fulfilling lives. We offer a wide range of services aimed toward solving concerns related to educational deficits, behavioral health issues, drug addiction, and homelessness. Our organization is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is committed to providing exceptional customer service to the children, adolescents, and adults of Lane County.
Adam is a 7 year old boy who was physically and sexually abused and neglected by his parents. He was removed from their custody and placed in foster care. Adam was removed from several foster homes due to explosive fits of aggression and tantrums. At Looking Glass, he received both individual therapy and skill-building training in the home and school. After one year of intensive services, Adam has been able to demonstrate the ability for secure attachment and is able to handle strong emotions and past trauma in healthy ways. Adam has made so much progress that he has been moved onto the adoptable list and is waiting for his forever home.
Services offered by Looking Glass
We offer a wide array of programs to get lives back on track. Contact us today if you or someone you know is in need of our services, or continue reading to learn more about what we do.
Looking Glass provides comprehensive counseling services to Lane County children, teens, adults, and families. Specialized treatment programs help individuals dealing with abuse, delinquency, addiction, and mental health issues.
Runaway and Homeless Services
Runaway and homeless youth living in perilous situations can find safety and assistance through emergency shelter and crisis counseling. These services help youth get their lives back on track and provide the chance to reunite with their families.
Education and Vocational services
Looking Glass’ highly-trained staff of educators provide a variety of educational opportunities for teens who are homeless, have behavioral health issues, or for whom traditional education is inadequate for their needs.
Looking Glass provides comprehensive residential and outpatient treatment services to children, teens, and young adults. Specialized programs help youth dealing with abuse, delinquency, addiction, and behavioral health issues.
Paula’s childhood was traumatic – filled with periods of homelessness and neglect – and years later she continued to experience anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms. At seventeen, she was camping with friends but without a regular place to sleep, shower, and meet her basic needs, she struggled to stay enrolled in school. When she arrived at Station 7, she was reluctant to access overnight shelter services but decided to stay after talking with staff about her goals. She was determined to take control of her health and living situation so that she could complete her education. With Looking Glass’ help, Paula received counseling, learned fiscal responsibility, and applied for jobs – all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She now has her own apartment and will graduate from high school next year.
There are many ways you can support our mission to help youth and families in Lane County. Make a difference today by volunteering your time, contributing financially, and donating needed items to our programs. Visit our "Get Involved" page to learn more about how you can support Looking Glass, or click on the donation button below to make a tax-deductible contribution.
When Luke first came to Looking Glass, he was failing in school, being abusive toward his young siblings, and running away from home. In addition to providing a safe place for Luke to stay, Looking Glass worked with his family to get him mental health appointments and to school. Luke recently started high school and has shown improvements in his mental health and behavior at home. His parents report that now, there are “more good days than bad.”
Experience best practices in social services with top professionals. We offer family-friendly policies and flexibility. Our benefits include:
Medical • Dental • Vision • Paid Time Off • Life Insurance • Long Term Disability • 401k Retirement Plan • Employee Assistance Program