New Looking Glass Youth Shelter - We need YOUR help!

We are in urgent need of items to help furnish our new Looking Glass Community Services Youth Shelter. Please click on the link below to view the list of items we are asking for (furnishings & storage solutions, cleaning/cooking supplies and activities for youth to participate in during their time at the Shelter). Each of your contributions will assist us in providing essential services to at-risk youth within our community. Please also feel free to SHARE THIS POST with your friends & family to help spread the word!!

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We greatly appreciate all your support and generosity! <3

New Shelter Program for Youth Coming Soon!!

Coming Soon!  Looking Glass Community Services in partnership with the State of Oregon’s Department of Human Services and Lane County is excited to announce the opening of a new shelter program for youth.  We are now hiring for all program positions in an effort to begin this important service in our community as soon as possible.  Please visit our website at www.lookingglass.us for employment opportunities.     

The Looking Glass Shelter is a community-based treatment shelter for males and females, ages 12 – 18.  While sheltered, youth will receive behavioral rehabilitation services including individual, family, and group counseling.  Lengths of stay will be individualized and based on youth and family need.  The shelter will open with a capacity of 14 and with potential to grow that capacity to 21 youth/night.

Whole Kids Foundation Contribution!

Looking Glass has received a $2,000 from the Whole Kids Foundation to sustain and grow our Stepping Stone Learning Garden. At-risk youth in our program use the garden to learn a variety of scientific concepts as well as grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious food for the school cafeteria. Stepping Stone’s Learning Garden is an example of what is possible when at-risk youth, many of whom have been written off or considered destined for a life “in the system,” are given the opportunity and resources to change their way of thinking, coping, and interacting with the world around them. We invest in these youth in the same way that they invest in their garden; with care, time, patience, and support, they too can grow, change, and reap the rewards of their hard work. Thank you Whole Kids Foundation for your generous support of Looking Glass’ Stepping Stone program!

For more information visit: www.wholekidsfoundation.org

Coquille Tribal Fund Community Grant

On February 25, Looking Glass received a $2,500 grant for its Rural Program from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. The Rural Program, located in Cottage Grove, provides vital supportive services and emergency shelter to runaway and homeless youth, ages 11-17, in South Lane County.

Founded in 2001 by the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Tribal Community Fund has distributed more than $5.5 million to support projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, arts and culture, problem gaming treatment and historic preservation, in a five-county region of Southwestern Oregon. This year the Fund awarded grants totaling $400,000. The Fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the community’s wellbeing. Supported by a percentage of revenue from The Mill Casino, the fund is managed and distributed by a board of community leaders and Tribal representatives.

For more information, visit the Fund’s website atwww.coquilletribalfund.org.

6th Annual Blacks in Government Black History Month Banquet!

Looking Glass Community Services' Cultural Awareness Committee had a wonderful time at the 6th Annual Blacks in Government Black History Month Banquet on Friday, February 5th. Dr. Dexter B. Gordon spoke about the existing issues of racism while delving into the realm of micro-aggressions and marginalization. It was a great event and we thank Blacks in Government (BIG) for hosting it!

The Body Shop hosting Donation Drive for Looking Glass Community Services

The Body Shop at Valley River Center will be hosting a Donation Drive for Looking Glass Community Services during the entire month of February.

Customers can choose which great products they'd like to purchase and then donate. Remember, the Donation Drive takes place through FEBRUARY ONLY, so don't forget to make your way down to The Body Shop to help support your local community services!

 

> > The Body Shop is located at 278 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR, 97401.

Federal Grant to Assist Looking Glass in Outreach to Homeless Youth in Eugene

In case you missed the interview last night on KVAL News, our CEO Craig Opperman and Runaway & Homeless Youth Services Director Kirstin London discussed the federal Youth and Family Services grant received by Looking Glass Community Services. Over the course of the next 3 years, this grant will provide the much needed resources necessary to assist in reaching out to more homeless youth with the goal of stabilization in mind. Be sure to check out the full article below!

http://kval.com/news/local/federal-grant-to-help-pay-for-outreach-to-homeless-youth-in-eugene

 

 

Oregon Country Fair Supplies New Roads with a New Washer and Dryer!

Oregon Country Fair has supplied our New Roads access center with a new washer and dryer! New Roads assists homeless youth, ages 16-21, who are interested in creating long-term solutions that improve the quality of their lives. Clients are provided with basic needs (food, clothing, showers, etc.), case management, education services, and behavioral health treatment options. Click on the link below to see the list of organizations OCF is supporting!  

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33517304-75/oregon-country-fair-distributes-nearly-32000-to-six-local-agencies.html.csp