Lane County, Oregon Feb 27, 2017
Eugene/Springfield houses a number of social services of a caliber usually found only in very large cities. Programs for persons with mental or physical disabilities, needing substance abuse recovery assistance, emergency assistance, family services, and volunteer services are all available in the Eugene/Springfield area.
Eugene/Springfield has a long standing commitment and tradition of livability and friendliness to people with disabilities. A decade before the federal government mandated accessible fixed route service, Lane Transit District, the area's mass transit provider, began offering service that has been virtually 100% accessible. The Accessibility Committee of the Eugene Human Rights commission has assisted the city in ensuring access to public buildings, the proper placement of curb cuts, and the production of an accessibility directory. Lane County Direction Service, Inc. provides comprehensive information, referral, and case management for the entire county on over 300 services for persons with disabilities. Pearl Buck Center, Inc. is nationally recognized for its innovations in teaching, training and providing work services for the disabled. Long-term care, medical assistance and case management services for low income people with disabilities are available from Senior & Disabled Services, a division of LCOG. There are also programs through the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, the Eugene 4J School District, the Springfield School District, and private and public providers.
Services for our seniors in Lane County are varied and comprehensive. They range from information referral, senior centers, escort transportation, and in-home counseling to delivered meals and home health care. With focus on community-based care, assistance is also available to assess an individual's need for institutional care and, if such care is needed, a broad range of licensed long term care facilities are available. In fact, help can even be obtained for those within institutions who have the desire and the capacity to return to a less-restricting setting. The primary provider of these services is Senior & Disabled Services, a division of LCOG.
LCOG Senior & Disabled Services
1015 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401