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Health, Wellness and Recovery Services
Willamette Family has proudly served Lane County for over 50 years, providing detox and treatment for substance use disorders. Over the years our services have been enhanced to include Mental Health Treatment for adults and children, Primary Medical Care, parenting classes, Family Services, Peer Support Services, and a myriad of transitional services. These services are designed to assist the individual transition back into the community and to reunite with their families.
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"Housing Expansion Project"
Published on January 19, 2017
Willamette Family is one of the three non-profit agencies in Eugene that receive a grant from Kaiser Permanente to expand a housing project for its population. Over 3500 individuals receive treatment through Willamette Family for substance use disorders each year. Of those, over 80% have experienced homelessness at least once during the year. This grant will address key barriers for this population in the following manner.
- Willamette Family will hire an additional housing specialist and an additional peers support specialist to work with each individual on the issues that prevent them from securing stable housing
- Willamette Family will develop and deliver a state certified training program to train community health workers both within the agency, and for other community providers
- Willamette Family will train two staff members in the Second Chance Renters Curriculum to provide individuals with the skills needed to successful rent and retain housing
- Willamette Family will use its Rapid Access Center to identify housing needs when an individual initially seeks treatment and services, and begin developing an individualized plan with each client to successfully obtain housing and to support them once the complete treatment
This wonderful grant will provide hope, support and services to help these individuals find housing and become part of this great community.
Success Story: "Mother's Tale – Kimberly"
Kimberly moved to Oregon in 2005 where she started working at a local fast food restaurant. During that time she met a man that would soon be the father of her child. After a few years of dating, Kimberly was introduced to meth and other substances. Kimberly and the man were homeless for over five years. In April of 2012 Kimberly found out she was three months pregnant. She gave birth to her son in October of 2012; he only weighed three and a half pounds. DHS took over custody of her son and denied Kimberly the right to see him. It wasn’t until DHS changed her son’s foster care status to adoption, did Kimberly realize she could lose him forever. In 2014 Kimberly attended treatment at Willamette Family’s Women’s residential program. There she learned how to live a sober life as well as good and effective parenting skills. Kimberly was assigned a Family Advocate through Willamette Family that helped her through the process of obtaining custody of her son. Kimberly is excited about the life she has chosen for herself and her son. Take a look at this video to get a glimpse of what motivates Kimberly every single day.
“Today, I am able to be a mother to my son, pay my bills, and be a clean and productive member of society. I am proud to be able to do service work and I go to meetings and have a sponsor. I have been clean since July 19, 2014. I never in my life thought I would see this.” – Kimberly
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Peer Support Training 2017We have scheduled another Peer Support Training for May 15-19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Rotary Duck Race 2016 Awarded $40,000 to Willamette Family
The winners for the 2016 Great Rotary Raffle were announce on Friday October 14th at Sheppard Motors. Sheppard Motors kindly hosted the Great Rotary Raffle Celebration inside their dealership while the rain and wind stormed outside. Each one of the five recipient agencies were awarded $40,000 to help stop child abuse in Lane County. For the past 28 years, the Rotary Clubs of Lane County, local businesses, and likeminded individuals have raised over 5 million dollars to help prevent child abuse and neglect in our community. We at Willamette Family want to thank the Rotary Clubs of Lane County for letting us participate in the Great Rotary Raffle again this year. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, sold tickets, or spread the word about the Raffle. A special thanks to the Rotarians John Sather, Cynthia Kallunki, Corrine Koke, Jim McCarthy, Kim O’Brien, Aimee Walsh, and Ed Baker for supporting Willamette Family as well as all the agencies who participated in the Great Rotary Raffle of 2016. We are also thankful for the support KEZI provided to all of the agencies throughout the Great Rotary Raffle.
How the $40,000 is being used:
Willamette Family is using the $40,000 to provide added support to our Dad’s Program. The Dad’s Program allows for five dad’s to live in a house with their child while receiving drug and alcohol treatment. The Dad’s Program is a family style home where the dad’s and their children reside full time. During the day the dad’s attend Intensive Day Treatment while the children attend school or Willamette Family’s Child Development Center, depending on the child’s age. Willamette Family’s Intensive Day Treatment is comprised of 20 treatment hours a week provided by highly trained and qualified Alcohol and Drug Counselors. In the evening the dads take care of their child as well as maintain the house by cooking and cleaning. The dad’s learn about addiction and recovery while also learning valuable skills such as time management, how to be the primary parent, how to access resources in the community, and more. The men have access to a staff member at all times for support while they develop and grow into capable and confident dads. Thank you to the Great Rotary Raffle and the Rotary Clubs of Lane County for supporting this program and keeping dads with their children.
Generous Donation from PIVOT Architecture
Willamette Family wants to thank PIVOT Architecture for reaching out and sharing a wonderful gift!
This $1,000 will provide our clients with bus passes and the opportunity to go into our community, access services, travel to and from important appointments, attend job interviews and more!
This gift is so generous and so very appreciated!
Partnership with the Eugene Municipal Court
Willamette Family Treatment Services (WFTS) is excited to share that we have partnered with the Eugene Municipal Court who is pioneering a City Community Court. The court is held every Friday at the city library in downtown Eugene. This innovative court is focused on providing individuals who meet the court’s criteria with the opportunity to engage needed behavioral health services, rather than traditional punitive sanctions.
As a Community Court Service Provider WFTS has a connection table set up at the court each week. Daniel Jenkins, our community court liaison, welcomes participants, processes their court documents, and engages them in the admissions process at our Rapid Access Center the same day as court. With over fifty years of experience working with behavioral health issues in Eugene and Lane County, Willamette Family is very proud to partner with our community providing accessible, quality mental health and substance abuse/addiction care for men, women, youth, and families that are struggling and willing to try a new way of life.