Health Care Finance Reform
Eugene Chapter of Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO): 1st Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene. All are welcome.
Current actions: Advocating for passage of Health Care Study Bill (HB 3260) in the current legislative session, and subsequent strategies for passage of comprehensive publicly funded health care in Oregon. See our Partners page for upcoming meeting info plus agenda.
Upcoming events: Various informational expert panels, house parties, and educational movie events (TBA).
How to get involved: Attend HCAO monthly meeting or attend an event.
Why get involved: Our nation ranks No. 1 in health care costs, and 38th in quality of medical care. Health care is a basic human right, and we can and must do better. Every other industrialized country has a form of publicly funded comprehensive health care. The time for this program here in Oregon and nationwide has come.
Contact: Pat Bitner
Homeless & Housing Advocacy
Homeless Solutions Support Committee: Mondays, 11:30 a.m., at Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene. All are welcome.
We continue to support homeless housing initiatives currently happening in Eugene Springfield.
Opportunity Village Eugene:
OVE is a transitional self- managed housing community where 30-40 unhoused people live as they work to return to permanent housing.
Community Supported Shelters:
CSS builds conestoga huts and supervises two “safe spots” where homeless veterans and
others can sleep.
City Car Camping Program:
St Vincent de Paul manages the city’s car camping program which allows people to stay on
church, business or private property in an RV, conestoga hut or tent. More sites are sought.
For specific information, contact Keith Heath:<email@example.com>
Why get involved: You can help provide opportunities to those who are currently without housing, to build human-scaled communities and work with other community members to develop relationships and skills that will enable them to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Contact: Barb Prentice.
Quarterly Chapter Meet-up gatherings - next one Tuesday, January 6th at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, Eugene (Faith Caucus meets before at 6:15)
Recent & upcoming events
Contact: Patty Hine
"Elections make a difference. Yet, ultimately, how we live and what we do for the common good are more important than how we vote."
Jim Wallis, "Hearts and Minds," Sojourners, July 2012