The Outreach Team is the lifeblood of the Runaway & Homeless Youth program at Looking Glass Community Services. This team of dedicated and caring individuals is on the front lines in our fight to end youth homelessness. November is National Runaway Prevention Month and Looking Glass is joining that effort to shine a light on the challenges that homeless youth face in our area. We also want to shine the light on those that serve and support these youth to try and help them find the resources they need to improve their living situations.
This team goes out every day in downtown Eugene and interacts with youth on the streets attempting to engage them in conversations and educate them as to the resources available to them at Looking Glass' New Roads and Station 7 facilities. They hand out needed items to youth including water, snacks, hygiene items, socks and more.
Please join us in our efforts to support the important work that the Outreach Team does every day. Ways that you can help this month:
Support Looking Glass with a monetary donation (any amount helps)
Assist Looking Glass runaway and homeless youth by donating winter clothing or items. We are in need of gently used sleeping bags, coats, gloves, socks or other items to keep our youth warm. These items can be dropped off at our Admin office at 1790 W. 11th (2nd floor) in Eugene, just past the Papa’s Pizza on Chambers. Or purchase something for our youth clients on our Amazon wish list.
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If you have questions about our Runaway & Homeless Youth programs or our Outreach Team, you can contact Kirstin London, RHY Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a youth or know a youth in crisis, contact our 24-hour emergency call or text line at 541-689-3111.
If you want to support Looking Glass in other ways or have fundraising questions, contact Tyler Mack, our Director of Marketing & Development, at email@example.com or 541-246-2258.
Runaway Prevention Month is spearheaded each year by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), the federally designated communication system for runaway and homeless youth, with the support of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).