NPAC Supports Two Local Efforts Happening in Eugene Right Now!

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Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS)

–A project of NPAC to establish and operate a self-governed village-style community focused on health and wellness.  NHS will provide a safe and supportive community for people who are unhoused, with a specific focus on the vulnerable population of those with disabilities.

NHS Project Description      Volunteer for NHS

Whoville

–An independent unsanctioned tent sanctuary being self organized and governed by Eugene’s unhoused community.  Whoville is protesting for the right to sleep as a basic human right.  It is an unavoidable consequence of being human and criminalizing unhoused people for sleeping is only worsening the problem. NPAC helps by providing port-a-potties and sometimes hand washing stations; while giving support through public outreach and contributions such as blankets, warm food, etc.

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Whoville Update

Whoville is an unsanctioned tent sanctuary made up of mostly homeless and some housed people.  They are protesting for the right to sleep.

Whoville is 30 homeless strong and growing everyday.  We have moved 8 times in one month but are currently standing our ground in the shadow of the Federal Courthouse at 6th and Mill, N of Federal Courthouse.  All together 14 (no camping) tickets have been issued between 11/5/14, 11-19-14, 11/24/14, and 11/26/14.

We are camping on unused city owned property to have shelter from wind and rain, to support each other and to call attention to the criminalization of houseless people in Eugene.  Another storm is coming soon…

We are becoming very familiar with the train system of Eugene, feel like we practically know the people that honk their horns on their way to work starting at 4 am and the friendlier supporters that tap their horns hello as they go by.… Read the rest

Nightingale Health Sanctuary: Project Description

NHS will establish a self-governed, village-style, accessible community that will focus on health and wellness. Our goal is to provide a safe place for people who are unsheltered, especially those with disabilities. In community, residents will support and assist each other to the best of their abilities, with the support of the larger community.

Nightingale Sanctuary recognizes that more than 40% of the homeless population consists of people with disabilities. Nightingale is committed to making the sanctuary as fully accessible to individuals with disabilities as possible and will work with Lane Independent Living Alliance and other organizations to provide support to homeless people with disabilities.

When the project is complete there will be 30 units for residents, an on-site health clinic two days a week, an overnight guest program hosting the neighborhood’s unhoused providing a supervised group sleeping area and breakfast as well as a resource connection time in the morning.… Read the rest