Nightingale Public Advocacy Collective’s Peer Support Specialist Training Project is sponsoring a, free, Oregon Health Authority-approved, training opportunity for people working with unhoused neighbors in our community. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to learn new skills and improve existing ones. We hope to spread tools of empowerment throughout the houseless community so that individually, and collectively, the voices and ideas of those most affected are heard and resources are committed to end our community’s housing crisis.

The project’s goal is to provide training for 45 individuals in 2016. We anticipate offering the first class for 15 people this spring. The 40-hour course will be provided by Project Able and will be held locally 5 days over a 2-week period. Applicants should expect to spend some study time outside of class.

For those completing the course and obtaining certification, explorations are underway to provide opportunities to work part-time hours.… Read the rest

SLEEPS Protesting in Eugene Again!

Another Oregon winter has begun and it has been severely cold, windy, and wet already. Again, thousands of our unhoused citizens face another New Year with their basic human rights being violated by Eugene’s laws against sleeping. With tents erected illegally in a refugee camp fashion, the words “Please let us sleep” say it all at the SLEEPS protest currently on 150 Shelton Mcmurphy Blvd. Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep is what they want and it seems like a fair request but what they have been getting is even more tickets than usual and a lot of police time that could be much better spent. Forcing people from one place to another when they honestly have no where to go and no choice but to sleep, is a waste of city resources and anyone that agrees can email the city here. You can also go to a meeting and let your voice be heard.… Read the rest

NPAC Supports Two Local Efforts in Eugene Right Now!

thumb_NHSlogNightingale 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 and will be both inclusive and accessible.

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—An independent, unsanctioned tent sanctuary organized and governed by Eugene’s unhoused community. Whoville is protesting for the right to sleep as a basic human right.  NPAC regards sleep as an unavoidable consequence of being human and sees the criminalizing of unhoused people for sleeping as inhumane and unjust. NPAC supports Whoville by providing port-a-potties and sometimes hand-washing stations. We also encourage public support through volunteering, financial donations, and contributions such as blankets, warm food, tarps, socks, etc.

To offer your help go to:

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