FCC has been a long-time supporter of CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets), Eugene/Springfield’s local mobile crisis team that is trained to work with people on the street. Many of CAHOOT’S calls involve homelessness, mental health, and alcohol and drug addiction.
Donated items that help immeasurably in calming and comforting CAHOOTS’s clients include soft granola or cereal bars, dehydrated instant soups, small, easy-open cans of tuna and chicken, pre-packed cheese/ peanut butter crackers, fruit cups and applesauce. Soft food items are more suitable, because many people on the street do not have teeth or have damaged teeth.
During the winter months, CAHOOTS also appreciates hand warmers, socks, hats, and gloves.
CAHOOTS collection barrels are in the upstairs lobby and near the downstairs entrance. CAHOOTS, which works closely with the Eugene Police, operates under the auspices of White Bird Clinic. For more information: https://whitebirdclinic.org/ cahoots