An article published in The Register-Guard on Saturday, June 22nd outlined details surrounding a former counselor employed at Looking Glass’s Kyanite residential treatment program who was terminated in January. An internal investigation led Looking Glass staff to alert the Eugene Police immediately and the investigation by EPD is ongoing. “Upon discovering the alleged actions of this former employee, we immediately contacted Eugene Police, “ said Craig Opperman, Looking Glass CEO and President. “We are unable to comment further about this matter as it is an ongoing investigation.”
On Tuesday, January 1st, Looking Glass’ in-school therapy program was featured prominently in The Register-Guard with a front page article highlighting the program’s growth and importance. Looking Glass now has therapists embedded in 30 schools in Lane County and has 5 more schools on a waiting list.
As part of Center Point School's twice a week "Out and About" off-site trips, students were able to meet Mayor Lucy Vinis and learn about their local government. "Exposing students to activities and parts of their community they haven't had a chance to see or experience is important in their growth and education," explained Center Point School Family Services Coordinator Crystal Hall.
We are excited to have been awarded another four year accreditation from the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). This means Looking Glass has demonstrated to a third-party international organization that we have implemented the best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluates all aspects of Looking Glass programs, services, management, and administration.
In the editorial section of The Register-Guard on Sunday, February 18th, Looking Glass CEO Craig Opperman contributed to the discussion of finding solutions to Lane County's homeless challenges. “One issue that is important to me would be quality of services. That’s why Looking Glass spends significant resources to be nationally accredited..."