Families Connected helps families who are raising a child (birth to 18 years) with a disability.
Families Connected helps:
Connect parents with other parents so they feel less alone
Provide resources and trainings and fun family events
Families value full inclusion and high expectations
Communities be more welcoming and accessible for families experiencing disability
Little Free Libraries
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges.
- Map of Eugene locations can be found here.
- Map of Springfield locations can be found here.
Lane County Driving School
It is the mission of Lane County Driving School that every student is successful, becomes a safe driver, and has fun. Locally and veteran owned. Offering ODOT approved teen driving courses, distracted driving avoidance and more. If your family is eligible for free or reduced lunch through your school district, you may also qualify for an additional subsidy from the Oregon Department of Transportation to help with course payment.
MECCA is a community powered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the arts and environmental conservation. Shop their reuse store! Open Tues-Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-5. MECCA works to make sure that art supplies and tools for making, learning, and creativity are available to everyone. They have a collection of traditional and unique supplies that will be sure to inspire you.
Oregon Helps is a free and easy program prescreener. Answer questions about people in your house, income and expenses. This site will estimate your potential eligibility for 33 programs and assistance.
ToolBox Project is a nonprofit tool-lending library serving Lane County. They loan out home repair and garden tools at very low rates to members, and have a Membership Scholarship program that provides free membership and free borrowing to new members experiencing homelessness or low income.
Womenspace has been providing safety, hope, and healing to survivors of intimate partner violence for over 40 years. Each year they serve thousands of survivors and children from our communities of color, tribal communities, LGBTQIA folx, survivors with disabilities, men, and the rural communities in Lane County. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.