G Street OASIS
The G Street OASIS is a collaborative project to provide homeless families with children priority access to a coordinated set of services offered at multiple locations within the immediate G Street neighborhood of Springfield. The participating organizations function as a campus, with all services within easy walking distance. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Safe place to be during the day
- Access to laundry, showers, and restroom facilities
- Place to prepare and eat simple meals
- Help finding affordable housing
- Help with job seeking
- Access to other school and community based resources
G Street OASIS PARTNERS
- Catholic Community Services
- Center for Community Counseling
- City of Springfield
- First Baptist Church of Springfield
- FOOD for Lane County
- Goodwill Industries
- Head Start of Lane County
- Springfield School District: Brattain House, Native American Education Center, Two Rivers/Dos Rios Elementary School, and Springfield High School
- Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance
- Willamalane Park and Recreation District
VIDEO TESTIMONIAL: Click to watch Debbie's story to see how this program impacts local families
Volunteers Needed! If you're interested in volunteering in this program, please click here to apply online. Most shifts are either 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note, this application process is separate from the Volunteer Application Process for other CCS volunteer opportunities.
G Street OASIS Wish List
Many items are needed to keep this program running successfully. We are always accepting the following items for homeless families in this program. If you are able, please consider donating. All donations can be dropped off at the Springfield Catholic Community Services (details below) in the main office. Just tell the staff it's for G Street!
- Laundry Soap pods
- Household Cleaning Products
- Personal Hygiene Products (shampoos, kid-friendly shampoo, body soaps, conditioners, lotions, etc.)
- Diapers (all sizes, specifically 3-6) & unscented baby wipes
- Feminine Hygiene Products (top need: tampons)
- Razors and Shaving Cream
- Warm blankets, sheets and sleeping bags
- Reusable shopping bags
Drop- off donations at the CCS Springfield Community Service Center
1025 G Street, Springfield (on the corner of 10th & G Street)
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For more information about how to help or to see about enrolling in the program, contact Amanda Wirkkula, Program Coordinator, at (541) 345-3628 ext. 390 or awirkkula@CCSLC.org.