Eugene Mission Partners with Grad Students To Help Better Lives

EUGENE, Ore. – The Supportive Services Department at the Eugene Mission partners with 5 graduate interns to help counsel those in need and assist them in moving in the direction towards a better life.

The case managers and grad counselors work with each guest in their men’s and women’s centers to develop a life plan.

They help those living at the mission identify barriers and help set goals toward a more permanent and sustainable living environment.

The Support Services director said they are just trying to help people get through the obstacles that keep them from moving on to a better situation.

“It really is a strategy to help not only the individual and our organization but really the community at large because we really feel that homelessness effects everyone in the community,” said Denise Jubber, Director of Supportive Services at Eugene Mission.

She said they provide many services from behavioral management skills, psycho-educational and support groups as well as provide individual counseling.

They also just had computers donated to the mission and can now provide those staying there with classes to learn how to use a computer.

The director said the ultimate goal is really about being a wellness center for the homeless.

And Jubber said anyone can help the homeless community, she said they’re always in need of volunteers.

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