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Lane County Family Mediation
Family Check-Up Service

Are you the parent of a child, ages 2 to 17?

Are you interested in earning $150 by attending three appointments for a Family
Check-up?

At the third appointment, our professional staff will offer tips that build on your strengths in
communicating more effectively with your child.

Would you enjoy:

• Communicating more calmly and clearly with your child?
• Encouraging positive behaviors in your child on a daily basis?
• Greater success in resolving emotional conflicts with your child?
• Setting effective limits when your child is defiant or disrespectful?

Family Check-up consists of three appointments:

• Meet with our staff to share information about your family.
• Work on tasks with your child in a videotaped session.
• Discuss strengths and areas of possible concern.

This service is available only for members of Trillium Community Health Plan.

Lane County Family Mediation
151 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 360
Eugene, OR 97401
Call (541) 682-3962 (press #2) to schedule an appointment.
www.lanecounty.org/mediation

Funded by Trillium Community Health Plan, a Coordinated Care Organization

Receive parenting support services FREE of charge and up to $90 in gift cards/cash through a study at Oregon Research Institute!

Contact the Success for Children & Families Project, a research study at:Oregon Research Institute, for more information and to find out if you qualify.  Call: 541-434-1551

Email: success@ori.org      or     Visit: www.ori.org/success

Oregon Research Institute is Providing the following opportunity for Parents of young children, Ages 3-7 who have challenging behaviors.

Find out how you can:

Solve challenging problems with your child’s behavior, such as

Disobedience

Aggression and fighting

Tantrums

Prevent future problems before they arise.

Through the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, learn step-by- step solutions that are simple, sensible, and easily adapted to meet a variety of family

situations.

Wanted: Parents of

3-7 year olds

Who Have Challenging Behaviors

Get help through the Success for Children & Families Project

Learn how to improve your child’s behavior and

increase your confidence in parenting through

an award-winning parenting program!

Contact the Success for Children & Families Project, a research study at:Oregon Research Institute, for more information and to find out if you qualify.  Call: 541-434-1551

Email: success@ori.org      or     Visit: www.ori.org/success

 

If you are in need of Food, here are some local and non/local area food box/food resources:

 

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD AREA

Organization

Days/Hours of Operation Service Criteria
Anita

Caring Individual

(541)688-6067

Call Any Time Has food available off and on to give to people that she has gotten from businesses in the area. People can call her directly.
Bethel Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY

4445 Royal Ave, Eugene

(541)688-9085

2nd & 4th Sat

9:30am-12pm

All participants go to the check-desk and complete necessary paperwork.  Participants may participate up to several times per year.
Catholic Community Services

FOOD PANTRY

1025 G St, Springfield

(541)345-3628

W/F/Sat

9am-1pm

Catholic Community Services Food Box Distribution

FOOD PANTRY

1095 W 7th Ave

Eugene

(541)345-3628

M/W/F

9am-1pm

Provides food boxes (1 per month) to low-income residents or homeless, all ages, in Eugene area. Spanish and Russian. Wheelchair accessible.

Bus Route: 41

City of Destiny Church

2065 Centennial Blvd.

Springfield

(541)746-6432

T/Th

10am-12pm

Ask about their “bread ministry,” the Dream Center/MetroNet Ministries
Community Sharing Program Emergency Services

1340 Birch Ave

Cottage Grove

(541)942-2176

www.communitysharing.org

M-F

11am-3:30pm

Provides food boxes to low-income residents, all ages, of South Lane County. Wheelchair accessible. English and Spanish.

Bus Route: LTD 83, South Lane Wheels Route

Crossfire Ministries

FOOD PANTRY

942 28th Street

Springfield

(541)731-4267 (Trigger)

(541)686-5433 (Church)

Thursdays

1pm-6pm

Food boxes through Food for Lane County

Contact Trigger, but if she is not available, the church can be called.

Emerald Bible Fellowship

1855 Cal Young Rd

(541)485-2301

M-Th

9am-3pm

Provides nonperishable food supplies to meet the basic needs of people both inside and outside of the church family.
Eugene Christian Fellowship-Daily Bread

FOOD PANTRY

89780 N Game farm Rd.

Eugene, 97408

(541)344-3380

www.ecf.org

T/Th

1pm-4pm

Provides food boxes for all ages. Member Agency of Food for Lane County, call to find your location: (541)343-2822.

Spanish by arrangement. Wheelchair accessible.

Bus Route: 12 closest bus access; Coburg Rd and N Game farm

Faith Center – Eugene

FOOD PANTRY

Food Pantry

1410 W 13th Ave, Eugene

(541)686-9244

2nd & 4th Thursdays

2pm-6pm

 

EFC partners w/Food for Lane County.  Food pantry located in S parking lot. Note: In Nov & Dec ea year, the pantry is open the 2nd & 3rd week of the month due to the holidays.)
Fish

FOOD PANTRY

440 Maxwell Rd

Eugene

(541)689-9750

M-F

9:30am-2:30pm by phone

Call to request food assistance between 9:30am-2:30pm. Pick up ONLY between 2:00pm-3:00pm. English, minimum Spanish.

Bus Route: River Rd

Florence Food Share

FOOD PANTRY

2190 Spruce St.

Florence

(541)997-9110

www.florencefoodshare.org

M-F 9:30am-1pm

&

M/W 4pm-6pm

Food boxes available to residents of all ages in Mapleton School District, Florence, Westlake, Dune City and travelers whose income is under federal poverty level. Wheelchair accessible.

Bus Route: Rhody Express

Larry Collins Memorial Pantry

FOOD PANTRY

255 Maxwell, Eugene

(541)688-2027

2nd & 4th Saturdays

10am-12pm

All participants must live in the 97404 zip code area, as well as bring proof of address to participate.
Salvation Army- Family Services – Springfield

FOOD PANTRY

1275 Mill St, Springfield

(541)747-6229

T/Th

10am-12pm

Provides food boxes to low-income residents, all ages, of Low Pass Mountain, Cheshire, and parts of Lawrence Rd. Spanish by arrangement. Wheelchair accessible.
Salvation Army- Family Services –Eugene

FOOD PANTRY

640 W 7th, Eugene

(541)343-3328

Walk-ins Th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, Fri 9am-12pm Salvation Army emergency services are designed to assist distressed persons in a variety of emergencies.
St John Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY

2537 Game Farm Rd, Springfield

(541)746-3322

2nd & 4th Saturdays

9am-12pm

St. Matthews Episcopal Church – Food Distribution

FOOD PANTRY

4110 River Rd, Eugene

541-689-4010

Last Saturday

of the Month Only 10:00am-11:30am

Organic Food Pantry in partnership w/Food for Lane County providing residents in the Santa Clara area ONLY with emergency food needs.

Bring proof of address & bags for groceries.

St. Vincent de Paul

FOOD PANTRY

456 Hwy 99 N, Eugene

(541)343-2822

Tu/W/F

10am-2pm

Provides food box for those in service area.

Call to verify the location which will best meet your needs.

 

OUT OF TOWN AREAS

Organization

Days/Hours of Operation Service Criteria
Coburg Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY

3295 Pearl St, Coburg

(541)434-6404

2nd & 4th Mon

2:00pm-6:00pm

Community Food Creswell

FOOD PANTRY

364 Cobalt Lane, Creswell

(541)895-8864

Thursday

12pm-3pm

Community Sharing

FOOD PANTRY

1340 Birch, Cottage Grove

(541)942-2176

M-F

11:00am-3:30pm

Meet income requirements/guide lines. Need ID, SS#, proof of income.

Box once a month, 4 emergency boxes per year.

M-W, clothing & housewares

Also: vouchers for laundry & showers

Dexter Food Pantry

St. Henry

FOOD PANTRY

38925 Dexter Rd, Dexter

(541)937-4229

 

1st & 3rd Tues

2pm-6pm

Proof of address only – Food, produce & clothes
Food Pantry

FOOD PANTRY

210 E. 6th Junction City

(541)998-3992

 

Tu/W/Th

9am-11am

Thursday

6pm-8pm

Food Pantry

“Love Project”

88149 Territorial, Veneta

(541)935-4554 x 104

M/W/F

10am-11:30am

12:30pm-2pm

Proof of address

1x month all food – walk through with volunteer

1x week bread & veggies

4 emergency boxes yearly

Food Pantry Crow/Applegate

25735 Crow Rd, Crow

(541)935-1331

2nd & 4th Thurs

10am-2pm

4th Wed

12pm-1pm

God’s Food Box

Alvadore Christian Church

FOOD PANTRY

27373 8th St, Alvadore

(541)688.8884

4th Thursday

12pm-4pm

At Alvadore Christian Church
God’s Storehouse

FOOD PANTRY

180 Smith St, Harrisburg

(541)995-8403

Tu & Thursday 9am-5pm
Goldson’s Grange

FOOD PANTRY

23479 Hwy 36, Cheshire

(541)998-1539

3rd Thursday

12:00pm-4:00pm

Phone not in service
Helping Hand

FOOD PANTRY

92170 Marcola Rd, Marcola

(541)933-2008

2nd Tues

10am-12pm

Junction City Local Aid

FOOD PANTRY

210 E 6th Ave, Junction City

(541)998-3992

www.jclocalaid.org

Tu – Th

9am-12:45pm

Provides food to residents of Junction City Sch Dist who meet income guidelines of USDA food distribution program. Spanish by arrangement. Wheelchair accessible.
Leaburg Comm Cupboard

FOOD PANTRY

45061 McKenzie Hwy, Leaburg

(541)896-3857

4th Friday

2pm-4pm

Fill out application- proof of address

(Volunteers walk through with them)

Love Project

25035 W. Broadway, Veneta

(541)935-4555 ext 104

M/W/F

10am-11:30am, 12:30pm-2:00pm

Food boxes for residents in need, all ages, in Veneta, Elmira, and surrounding area. (Located behind DariMart on Territorial Rd)
Lowel

FOOD PANTRY

4 E Lakeview St, Lowell

(541)603-5043

1st & 3rd Fri

2pm-4pm

2nd & 4th Tues

2pm – 4pm

Friday – Food box

Tuesday – Bread & produce

Show address only

McKenzie Food Pantry

51187 Blue River Dr, Blue River

(541)822-3249

4th Tuesday

4:00pm-6:30 pm

Oakridge

FOOD PANTRY

476774 School St, Oakridge

(541)782-2192

Tues & Thurs

9am-11am

1130am-1pm

Triangle Lake Food Box

FOOD PANTRY

20280 Blachly Grange Rd

Triangle Lake

(541)925-3090

Every Friday after

3rd Thursday

11am-2pm

“meet income eligibility” can return every month

 

 

At Meadow View-

Bridget and I have been busy visiting classrooms, meeting new students, and getting programs up and running.

We have started a new program to Meadow View called Kelso’s Choices– A program to help kids learn problem-solving strategies to solve small problems.  Look for Kelso’s Wheel of problem solving strategies coming home with your Kindergarten-3rd grade child.  Students at Meadow View will be using these strategies as well as Rock It Out- from Playworks to solve small problems at school.  Your child can use these strategies anywhere, which makes them good strategies to learn when they are young.

Operation School Bell, a program that offers new school clothes to students in need is done and several students from Meadow View received new school clothes!  Thanks Eugene Assistance League and Fred Meyers!

Peer Mediation training for the first trimester has taken place and our mediators will start to go out to the playground, starting on Tuesday.  This year, our peer mediation program will look a little different.  Please see below for details.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Drobac and Mrs. Foytek,

Your Meadow View Counselors

At Malabon-

Things have been very busy at Malabon in September and October.  I have been visiting classrooms, meeting new students, starting the Kelso’s Choices program, and meeting with students and parents.

Kelso’s Choices is a program to help kids learn problem-solving strategies to solve small problems.  Look for Kelso’s Wheel of problem solving strategies coming home with your Kindergarten-3rd grade child.  Students at Malabon will be using these strategies as well as Rock It Out- from Playworks to solve small problems at school.  Your child can use these strategies anywhere, which makes them good strategies to learn when they are young.

Operation School Bell, a program that offers new school clothes to students in need, is done and several students from Malabon received new school clothes!  Thanks Eugene Assistance League and Fred Meyers!

Peer Mediation training for the first trimester has taken place and our mediators will start to go out to the playground, starting on Wednesday.  This year, our peer mediation program will look a little different.  Please see below for details.

Sincerely,

Your Malabon Counselor,

Mrs. Foytek

 

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FOR: Parents of 3-7 Year Olds
Do you struggle with your child’s… Disobedience? Hitting? Fighting? Tantrums?
Learn how to improve your child’s behavior and increase your confidence in parenting through an
award-winning parenting program!
FREE of charge &
up to $90 in gift cards/cash

Contact the Success for Children & Families Project, a research study at

Oregon Research Institute, for more information and to find out if you qualify.
Call: 541-434-1551

Email: success@ori.org

Visit: www.ori.org/success

Oregon Research Institute

Welcome to the Meadow View and Malabon Counseling Blog, and welcome to the 2015-16 school year.  I am glad to be back, starting my eleventh year at Meadow View, 3rd year at Malabon, and my 19th year of counseling.  I am so excited to announce that we will have an addition to our counseling staff at Meadow View this year!  Bridget Drobac will be joining us this year, full time, and I will be half time at Meadow View, and half time at Malabon.  I will be at Malabon on Mon/Wed/ and Fridays, and at Meadow View on Tues/Th/ and Fridays.

Mrs. Drobac has been a counselor at several of the Bethel schools, and has lead the district as our PBIS coordinator. Bridget has experience working in a K-8, elementary and middle school as well as residential treatment programs. Bridget is eager to join our team!

Mrs. Drobac and I will be able to offer many counseling services to your children, including but not limited to: individual, small group, and classroom guidance, which are explained below. 

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Soon I will have updated my blog for the 2015-16 school year!  

If you would like to get regular updates when I post something new, please go to the bottom left-hand corner, and under Subscribe2, click on profile, and it will give you a list of blogs to subscribe to.  Look for Mrs. Foytek’s Blog, and click Subscribe!  That’s all you need to do!  It will automatically send you updates when I post an item.  My goal this year, is to send updates at least monthly (no worries about getting tons of emails 🙂 ).  

If you just want to find my blog quickly and easily, save it to your favorites, and you will always be in the know.

 Stay tuned…………………………………

January 2014 Counselor’s Corner

Welcome back Meadow View and Malabon families.  School will be starting soon, January 6, 2014, and there are many things in store in the upcoming weeks of the counseling program.  I will be starting small group counseling, including friendship, social skills, family, and grief groups.  I will be sending home permissions the first two weeks of school, and then will start after that.  If you feel your child needs a small group, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

January is probably a good time to reiterate the counseling resources in the community as well.  We have several counseling agencies and counselors in the community that offer individual, family, and group counseling for many different topics.  Some of the topics counselors can help parents and children with are:  Changes in families such as divorce/remarriage, and other family changes, abuse, alcoholism and other drugs, grief, depression, and supporting your child with ADHD, Autism, and social skills.

Up above, if you click on the COUNSELING RESOURCES TAB, it lists many counseling resources in the area, and other resources as well.  Just click on one to see all the resources.  Donna Butera is our Family Resource liason for the Bethel School district.  She can help with resources your family might need.  Her main base is at Malabon School and her phone number is: 541-461-6424 ext. 2543.

Peer Mediation:

Peer mediation at Malabon has been in full swing since the middle of November, and going strong.  If your child needs help on the playground at Malabon, and they are in 1st- 3rd grade, they can ask a peer mediator to help them solve the problem.  Peer mediators work in pairs, to help the 1st- 3rd grade students solve problems, usually on the playground.

Peer mediation at Meadow View was put on hold because of the snow storm, and is scheduled for the first week back to school, on Thursday, Jan. 9 and 10.  If your child has been chosen to peer mediate, please make sure their permission is turned in before Thursday, so they can attend.  If your child needs a new permission, have them ask me for one, and I can get them a new one.  I am so excited to get this going at Meadow View.

Classroom Guidance:

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  2013 Winter Holiday Resources

 

Other resources may be available.  Call 211 or visit www.211info.org

 

HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES

Bethel Food Pantry

December distribution dates are Dec. 14th and 21st. Other months will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Vincent De Paul Holiday Food Boxes

For distribution information call this number,  541-689-6747

Food for Lane County

Regular food box distribution.  Call office for nearest location and times, 541-343-2822

 

HOLIDAY MEAL SITES

Whiteaker Thanksgiving Dinner

WHEN:  Thursday, November 28th,  2013

WHERE:  Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 North Grand Avenue, Eugene

TIME:  Dinner 11 to 3pm       Give-Away takes place between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm

This is much more than a free dinner. It is a day of community warmth and sharing. It is a day our community comes together to share respect and support for each other. It is pleasing to see the smiles of the many grateful people as they receive a delicious dinner and free, much needed, sleeping bags, blankets, shelter materials, toiletries, and clothes.

 

Christmas Coffee  

On Christmas Day, homeless persons and volunteers will gather together from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Catholic Community Services (CCS) Eugene community service center for simple food, practical gifts, Christmas carols, and a warm and welcoming place to be on Christmas Day.  All are welcome. Catholic Community Services Eugene Community Service Center  1464 West 6th Avenue . Eugene, OR . 97402

 

Peterson Barn’s Breakfast With Santa

WHEN:  Saturday December. 7th

TIME:  9:30 to 10:30

$5.00 preregistration is required. Scholarships are available.

Contact  541-682-5521

 

HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAMS

Toys for Tots — Eugene-Springfield

This year’s distribution dates are December 14th and 15th, 2013.

Tickets will be issued out December 13th, 2013 at 3106 Pierce Parkway for the Eugene/Springfield distribution.  This year’s distribution for tickets and gifts will be held at 3106 Pierce Parkway in Springfield.  You can get in line and receive a ticket on December 13 after 3:00 PM (outside the Reserve Centers’ gate) and come back as per the number you received on the 14th or 15th.  Expect to wait in line 2-4 hours or longer the day of distribution.

 

Gift distribution will be from 8:00am – 8:00pm Saturday , December 14th and 8:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday, December 15th.

 

Documentation needed for Adults:

Picture ID (examples include: Driver license, ID card, Passport etc.) In lieu of photo ID, 2 pieces of documentation showing residency in Lane County (examples include utility bills, Oregon Medical Plan docs, etc.) Information needed: SSN and date of birth

 

Documentation for children (examples include: SSN card, Oregon Medical Plan, Birth Certificate, custody papers, etc.) Information needed: child’s age and date of birth

 

The cut off age for children receiving toys is age 13. If the child is older than 13, they are not allowed to receive toys through this distribution. Exceptions will be made in the case of developmental disabilities, in which case documentation is needed to show the developmental age accordingly.

 

Salvation Army in Eugene and Springfield “Tree of Joy” program

You can only access this program OR Toys for Tots, not both. You need to bring ID for all family members.  Children need documentation of their birthdate. Bring proof of income. Income limits are generous; no one has been turned away yet to date. Bring a recent piece of document mail. Program is for kids ages 15 and younger.  Gifts are chosen from a list. Food boxes also provided.  Applications accepted from November 1st– 29th.

 

Eugene 640 W 7th St                      541-343-3328                           M-TH  9-11:30 and 1-3 pm

Friday 9-12

 

Foster parents can also visit the Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (FAAPA) of Lane County website at www.faaapalane.org

 

 

Revised 10/2013

Counselor’s Corner October/November:

Hello, and Welcome Back to another great school year.  I am getting off to a late start in getting messages posted, as I am busy with my new position at Malabon Elementary School, as well as continuing on at Meadow View.  I love my new school, and everyone, staff, students, and parents have made me feel welcome.  Thanks!

The MV Monster Mash and the Malabon Harvest Celebration were both a great success! Way to go PTO and volunteer parents and students, and to everyone who attended.  We couldn’t have done it without everyone working together!

Peer Mediation:

Soon, our peer mediators will be getting trained for the 2013-14 school year.  Malabon’s peer mediator training is on October 1st and 4th, and mediators will be chosen soon.  Meadow View’s peer mediators will be trained in early to mid December.

Classroom Guidance:

Kindergarten through 3rd grades are learning about skills for learning.  Fourth and Fifth graders are learning about respect, starting conversations and keeping them going, and joining in group activities. Fifth graders at Meadow View are also reviewing the 3 R’s of Bullying: how to recognize, report, and refuse bullying.  They are also learning about the difference between face to face and behind the back bullying.  

Until next time,

Sincerely,

Mrs. Foytek,

MV and Malabon Counselor