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Calendar of Meetings and Events
September 2020 - July 2021

Oregon Cancer Foundation

OCF empowers, strengthens and sustains those impacted by cancer in Lane County through educational classes and support groups.
Also available is too often much-needed financial assistance to survivors, so no patient has to choose between basic needs and optimal cancer treatment.

Online Meeting: September 15, 2020  4:00 pm

Egan Warming Center - Youth Site

The Egan Warming Center operates from November 15 through March 31 when temperatures drop below 30 degrees F. 
Located at First Methodist Church and administered by St. Vincent dePaul Society. 

Online Meeting: October 20, 2020  4:00pm

Catholic Community Services

CCS distributes food boxes, provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, gives funds to aid people in difficult situations, and supports and educates young parents. With COVID-19, they have more clients than ever, needing basic support during this difficult time. 

Online Meeting: November 17, 2020 4:00pm

Direction Service

Direction Service helps children and young adults (ages 0-23) with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives. Direction Service serves as a multi-program family support serving all of Lane County. Almost half of new referrals are those with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or mental health and behavioral disorders. Their services are accessible throughout Lane County. 

Online Meeting: December 15, 2020 4:00pm


Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS) provides on-site integrated health care clinics and tragedy response support to 13 high schools, and a couple of middle schools, in the Eugene/Springfield area. Each week, teams consisting of a medic and a crisis worker visit schools to offer walk-in clinics. HOOTS is primarily staffed by and born from the work that the CAHOOTS mobile crisis response program provides the larger community.

Online Meeting: January 19, 2021 4:00pm

Youth Era
Youth Era works to empower and to create breakthroughs with dedicated systems that serve young people. They focus on direct services, training and advocacy - the building blocks for creating lasting change for young people. They have drop-in centers, provide vertical support, employ a crisis response team, and provide training tailored to the needs of youth and young adults. 

Online Meeting: February 16, 2021 4:00pm

A Family For Every Child

Started in 2006 dedicated to find loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child -- especially the hardest to place child with special needs and longest-in-care foster child. Since its inception, AFFEC has grown and developed more programs to mentor the families and children. 

Online Meeting: March 16, 2021 4:00pm

CAHOOTS -- Women's Gift Annual Fundraiser Recipient!

Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) is a mobile crisis intervention team integrated into the public safety system of the cities of Eugene and Springfield. 
CAHOOTS provides a broad range of services including, but not limited to: crisis intervention, counseling, mediation, information and referral, transportation to social services, first aid, and basic-level emergency medical care. CAHOOTS is designed to assist the Eugene and Springfield communities with problems related to depression, mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, and homelessness.

Go here for more details on our Annual Fundraiser Benefiting CAHOOTS

Online Meeting: April 20, 2021  3:30pm

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a part of Food For Lane County (FFLC) 
CSA establishes a direct link between food consumers and food growers. FFLC’s Youth Farm currently offers CSA memberships. Membership fees are on a sliding scale, they offer a limited number of scholarships. CSA memberships support the Youth Farm; benefits include FFLC bi-weekly newsletters, discount on produce at the youth farm, and weekly boxes of the freshest produce. 

Today at 3:30pm, we will draw the winners for the Fundraiser Raffle benefiting CAHOOTS. It will be shared on a FaceBook Live event on the Women’s Gift page.

Online Meeting: May 18, 2021 4:00pm

Women's Gift Annual Business Meeting
In this meeting, we will select the 2021/2022 recipients.

Online Meeting: June 15, 2021 4:00pm

Trafficking Law Center (TLC)
TLC provides free legal assistance to human trafficking victims and survivors. They work to eliminate obstacles so that sex and labor trafficking survivors can pursue housing, employment, family stability, and realize their hopes and dreams.

TLC works in Lane County through work of University of Oregon Law School students. The law students who intern with TLC are paid. Women’s Gift’s donation could be used to help pay stipends for the law student clerks, and help with funding a student to attend a national conference on human trafficking in Washington DC.

In-Person Meeting: July 20, 2021
3:30 pm Social Time  4:00pm Guest Speaker  4:30 Business Meeting

"... a woman alone has power; collectively we have impact." — Shelly

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