NPAC Now Supports Two Protest Camps

As we head into 2016, NPAC is proud to be helping to support two protest camps through another winter. We are helping to provide bathrooms and sanitation for two unsanctioned rest stops: The OURS camp and the Ninth Ward.
The beginning of what is now the OURS camp started over a year ago. The first year was difficult with the camp moving over 30 times. It took many moths to build infrastructure and community with the help of committed second-level supporters. OURS is the longest running self-governed unsanctioned camp in Eugene.
The Ninth Ward is still in early childhood in comparison, but proves that this model can be replicated. Building another camp from the ground up takes time; community and trust don’t happen in a week or a month. The Ninth Ward is currently hitting its stride and has become another example of people learning how to live together and be treated with respect.… Read the rest


NPAC Cuts Fiscal Ties with NHS

NPAC announces we are no longer the fiscal sponsor of NHS. We wish Nightingale Health Sanctuary all the best as they start their second year off Martin Luther King Blvd, near Lane County Behavioral Health. As a sanctioned camp, they have the permission of the county and city to run two camps of 15 people each through August of 2016.

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Nightingale Health Sanctuary to Run Double Rest Stop

On Monday, Dec. 8, the Eugene City Council approved Nightingale Health Sanctuary’s plan to operate a self-governed, village-style community on county land near the Lane County Behavioral Health building through April 2015.

Nightingale welcomes new volunteers with skills in communication, construction, fundraising, health and wellness, and more. We need people to take the trash to the dump and to write grants. If you want to help, please use our volunteer form or contact us at nightingalehealthsanctuary@gmail.com.

If you would like to help with a financial contribution, you can donate here.  Thanks to everyone who has offered to help and also many thanks to all our allies who have helped us get this far.

The two new rest stops will focus on health and wellness and will be accessible and inclusive. Both able-bodied people and those with disabilities will be welcome and able to camp there. NHS plans to maintain a balance so that campers who need assistance can find it among the other campers.… Read the rest