Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just 1 more week to make a difference with Project Homeless Connect 2010!

Volunteers are still needed to make Project Homeless Connect 2010 a success!
Cash donations accepted at the Lincoln Commission on Children and Families, Yaquina View School

For more information contact Lola Jones at 541-265-9883

Monday, September 27, 2010


Volunteer applications available at the link above.
Volunteers are the driving force of this event, be a part of something great!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Less than 2 weeks until PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT!

follow link above to fill out volunteer application.
Taking a few hours from your week could make all the difference in the world to a needy person.
OCTOBER 7th 10am-3pm Newport Nazarene Church NW12th and Highway 101

Can't get away that day? Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated! $12 can buy a brand new sleeping bag and keep a homeless person warm through the winter chill. SHELTER IS A NECESSITY!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

411 IDENTIFIED homeless student in the Lincoln County School District!

Thats not a typo, over 400 students are classified as homeless in Lincoln county.
25.8% of children in the county are living below the poverty line!
The graph below shows where homeless students are living:
What does it mean to be a homeless child (McKinney-Vento)

Sharing the housing of other persons, living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds , emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals, awaiting foster care placement.
Nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations.

In laymen's terms, hundreds of children in Lincoln County are
living in conditions you wouldn't let your dog sleep in!

Project Homeless Connect October 7, 2010

Project Homeless Connect October 7, 2010

Project Homeless Connect October 7, 2010

Lincoln County’s 4th Annual Project Homeless Connect is in need of volunteers, says Lincoln Commission on Children and Families AmeriCorps VISTA  Lola Jones.
Project Homeless Connect, Thursday October 7 from ten o’clock to three o’clock, is a one stop shop that allows individuals and families to accomplish in one day what might normally take months in the social service system.
Approximately 200 people are expected to attend this year’s Project Homeless Connect, taking advantage of an expected 50 different agencies and organizations offering complimentary goods and services dealing with issues of housing, identification, food security, and health.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, including escorting homeless clients through the event to ensure their needs are met without overwhelming them. This human to human connection is an integral part of the experience, for both clients and volunteers. Other opportunities to volunteer include event set-up, registration, exit interviews, and meal service.
Those wishing to volunteer should contact Tamara Rosser at or visit and click on Volunteer Opportunities.