A Home for Everyone – Saturday, May 18, 1:30 pm

What: Jon Ruiz, “A Home for Everyone”
When: Saturday, May 18, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Where: St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 414 SW Ninth Street (corner of Ninth and Hurbert)


A Home for Everyone

A Free Public Forum on Eugene’s Plan for
Sheltering the Unsheltered

Jon Ruiz, Eugene City Manager

—Speaker and Discussion Moderator—

Mr. Ruiz will discuss Eugene & Lane County’s implementa­tion of a comprehensive new plan to shelter the chronically unhoused.  The plan includes…

  • Rapid re-housing for families and individuals in crisis
  • Robust supportive services–counseling,
    job training, drug and alcohol treatment
  • A new 75-bed public shelter, open all year
  • Many more units of supportive housing
  • Improved management of landlords of low-cost housing
  • Expansion and improvement of existing programs
  • Increased shelter space for unhoused Veterans
  • Shelter for youth with unstable housing

The forum will bring together Lincoln County civic authorities, housing activists and service providers to learn about Eugene’s new plan and consider the programs and services for the unsheltered here on the Central Coast.

Sponsored by

The Canterbury Forum

Visit us on Facebook:  Central Coast Canterbury Forum


Saturday, May 18th, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

St. Stephen Episcopal Church

414 SW Ninth Street, Newport

CF poster for 5-18-19

One of the “Women Who Lead” needs our help

Source: Okay Newport and beyond! Listen up! – News Lincoln County

Traci Flowers
She has helped so many others and now we all must help her…

Many Lincoln County residents know what a precious resource we have in a woman who runs Grace Wins Haven at the fairgrounds in Newport. Traci Flowers has been a constant drum-beat for the down, but not quite out, for a number of years. Traci established her shelter and “a hand up” operation so that those down on their luck, or who need medical help, can get what they truly need.

The Newport area has been very generous in helping Traci help others. But now Traci needs help herself. Traci’s been having some very serious health issues lately that borders on life and death. She’s been taken back and forth to a hospital in Portland that has literally saved her life. But the battle’s not over.

Traci and those who love her have set up a “Go Fund Me” account on the internet to help pay her medical bills. If you can find it in your mind and heart to donate to Traci’s medical fund you will be helping the Central Coast’s Angel among Angels. Here’s the link to Go Fund Me.

Newport Warming Shelter needs supplies and volunteers

Entrance to the Warming Shelter at the fairgrounds off NE 3rd

Baby it’s cold outside…. The Winter Shelter at the Newport fairgrounds is going full force with many people needing a safe warm place to be during these freezing nights. As the weather report continues to show a cold spell through next week, we are going through supplies faster than ever with both the day and night shelter being open on a regular basis.

We need of juice, milk, bread, soft fruit, desserts, canned and frozen food to be cooked in a microwave or toaster oven, prepared dinners, and breakfast supplies, Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, paper products like paper bowls, hot and cold cups, napkins, paper towels, plastic ware, garbage bags, etc…!!

Drop off your donations at the Newport fairgrounds off 3rd. Go up the driveway and park in front of the Exhibit Hall.

Source: Newport Warming Shelter needs supplies and volunteers – News Lincoln County


Lincoln City Warming Shelter calls out for much needed food and supplies

Source: News Lincoln County

A plea for community support for the Lincoln City Homeless/Warming Shelter from John and Cecilia

Dear Friends,

We are looking for kind donations of cooking utensils to feed and take care of the homeless in our area. Donations are for the Lincoln City warming shelter.

We desperately need a big canning pressure cooker so that bulk food can be processed on time. We need a big rice cooker or steamer. We need one of the salad shooter industrial units to process vegetables in the kitchen as quickly as it is required.

Would be honored to pick up the items if you cannot drop them off.

Just old volunteers here trying to give back to the world for the blessings we have received. Way good karma if you can help us out. Clothing, blankets, anything you can pass on to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.

Please contact us by email: brahma@cablespeed.com

So many thanks in advance, God bless,

John and Cecilia

The Newport Warming Shelter is Cranking Up. Volunteers truly needed!

Source: News Lincoln County

From Warming Shelter Director Traci Flowers:

Here we go! ‘Tis the season of cold weather and long hours of cold darkness. The Hazardous Weather Shelter will be open at the Fairgrounds Sunday and Monday night – doors open at 6pm!

With us being open both at the day shelter and night shelter, we need of lots of volunteers!! There are so many ways everyone can help and it will take the whole community to make this happen! We need both day time and night time volunteers, people to hang flyers, prepare food made from someone with a food handlers card, juice, milk, paper products, plastic utensils, coffee, tea, hot coco, apple cider, creamer, sugar, Clorox wipes, soft fruit, desserts, etc.

If you can help us help others who have nowhere else to go, please call the Newport Warming Shelter at 541-265-1974 if you can volunteer.


Grace Wins Haven has some serious needs

Source: News Lincoln County

Grace Wins Haven
Helping the homeless get back into life!

Grace Wins Haven is having another volunteer training session, gearing up for winter, this Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 pm. Also, the homeless facility is in need of sharing their supply list again. Here’s what they need:

Beverages: Milk, Juice, Cream, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate Packets
Breakfast Food: Frozen Breakfast Burritos, Waffles, Instant Oatmeal
Lunch Food: Burritos, Pot Pies, TV Dinners, Raviolis, Syrup, Pepper, Peanut Butter, Jelly
Paper/Plastic Products: Paper Plates and Cups, Paper Towels, Plastic Eating Utensils, Napkins, Toilet Paper, etc.

Drop off anything on the lists above – even cash donations if you can spare them.
Grace Wins Haven is located at 437 NE 1st Street, Newport.
Phone: 541-265-1974.

And Traci’s final request is for her sister to set up a Go Fund Me page for Traci, to help get her car fixed and other medical expenses covered. Her car is having more and more issues with every trip.

Thank you,
Traci Flowers


A plea for some help at the Newport Homeless Services Center

Source: A plea for some help at the Newport Homeless Services Center – News Lincoln County

From Traci Flowers (who is in the hospital trying to get well)…

Friends I need some help! I missed a whole week at the shelter last week and I will miss at least Monday this week due to my extended hospital stay. The Center needs of a few people who are willing to volunteer even if only for an hour or so. I have two volunteers that run the shelter with me daily and they can show you exactly what to do. Even if you can only be there for an hour and it’s just to sit and have a cup of coffee with someone or let them talk, it makes a big difference in the way people feel and the success of the center. Of course there are jobs to be done as well if you are up for one of those like passing out food from the kitchen or helping somebody on a computer.

If any of you are able to help please text me or call me at 541.270.8447.

Traci Flowers

Samaritan House Gala Dinner and Auction – Sat. June 9th

7th Annual Samaritan House Gala Dinner and Auction

Come join the fun and games!
Samaritan House invites you to eat, drink, and play at our 7th annual Gala Dinner and Auction!
Silent and live auctions, raffles, and other pay-to-play games.
Musical entertainment from Malarkey Stiles.
Tickets $60 each, table of 8 for $450.  Buy  tickets here!
Saturday June 9th, doors at 6pm dinner at 7pm – Best Western Agate Beach.
Cocktail attire.