Lane County COVID-19 Resources for Families

As things develop quickly around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and it’s impact on Lane County, we will be continually adding local resources for families to help you navigate this challenging time. Keep checking back for more offers from Lane County businesses and agencies, activities to do with your kids, free entertainment and educational resources, at-home self-care, and more. Below are links to jump to a particular section or just scroll down to see all of the resources listed.

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Community Resources & Updates

Child Care

Food Assistance

Mental Health Services

Home Services

Entertainment

Family Education

Health & Wellbeing

Parenting Resources

COVID-19 Information

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Community Resources & Updates

Child Care

  • Child care providers have been required to close unless they are providing emergency child care for essential personnel (this includes first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel, and other individuals working outside of the home). If you are essential personnel in need of child care:
    • Reach out to 211 for up-to-date information on the emergency child care programs operating in our region. To receive a customized referral to emergency child care programs contact 211info by:
      • Calling 211. Listen to the prompt for Child Care and press the specified number.
      • Texting the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).
      • Emailing children@211info.org.
      • Visiting the website to complete a request: https://orm.naccrraware.net/orm/ormSearch
    • Call Quality Care Connections at 541-463-3300 and leave a message.

Food Assistance

  • NAACP
    • The Eugene/Springfield NAACP is partnering with Food for Lane County to host food distribution at the NAACP Offices (330 High St.)
      • Daily Lunches for 18 and under Monday – Friday 11:30-12:30
        • Kids up to 5th grade receive a free book with lunch!
      • Food boxes Tuesdays 4:30-6:30
        • Bring a reusable bag; no documentation required
        • Food includes shelf-stable dry goods, fresh produce, frozen meat, and yogurt
        • Any household that is 185% above Federal Poverty Level
        • For more information call 541-343-2822 or visit foodforlanecounty.org
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
    • If you have lost your income or job please come in and get a free loaf of locally made bread.
    • Located at 2564 Willamette St.
  • Free Lunch Fridays!
    • In partnership with White Bird Clinic, Community Alliance of Lane County, NAACP Lane County
    • Individual to-go lunches available for all community members
    • Fridays 12 pm – 1 pm at 458 Blair Blvd

Mental Health Services

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    • 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
  • Eugene 4J School District:
    • School-based health centers at Churchill and North Eugene high schools will be open next week to provide health and mental health care to 4J students. The health centers can bill private insurance and the Oregon Health Plan, and will also provide treatment for those unable to afford medical care. Call to schedule an appointments: Churchill: 541-790-5227 • North Eugene: 541-790-4445
    • HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools), a community partner that provides mobile crisis response support to 4J and other high schools, will offer mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff while schools are closed. Staff are able to provide short-term counseling, resource referrals and Oregon Health Plan signup. Available weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 541-246-2342.
    • The White Bird Crisis Line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at 541-687-4000. 15th Night will also be continuing to offer support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at 541-246-4046.
  • Reach Out Oregon:
    • provides crisis support, resource sharing and listening support for parents raising children who experience emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Support is provided from other parents and caregivers with experience navigating similar parenting challenges.

Home Services

  • Comcast:
    • Comcast will be increasing speeds for the Internet Essentials program, and making the program free to new low-income customers for two months.
    • To sign up, visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • EWEB:
    • Temporarily suspending service disconnections and late fees for customer non-payment during the coronavirus crisis.
    • Expanding bill assistance programs and implementing residential and commercial loan deferrals to help customers through the economic disruptions caused by the virus outbreak.
    • Starting April 1, EWEB will expand the EWEB Customer Care program to provide a $260 credit to any customer who loses a job. Affected customers can apply for this bill credit by submitting proof of unemployment benefits from the Oregon Employment Department.  
      • Doesn’t include an income threshold. 

Entertainment

Screen time

Reading

Activities for Kids

Family Education

Health & Wellbeing

At-home Exercise

Meditation, Relaxation & Stress Management

Outdoor Activities

  • City of Eugene Park and Trail Maps
    • Outdoor recreation is encouraged while we practice social distancing but it is recommended that you and your family maintain 6 ft distance from other people and refrain from using playground equipment.

Parenting Resources

Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Parenting Tips & Strategies

Parenting Articles