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Community Resources


  1. Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) is an organization that was established 1966. Through the decades, the organization has shifted in movement building and community organizing, but what’s remained consistent is CALC’s commitment to addressing “the struggle for racial justice, immigrant rights, economic justice and educational equity and opposing heterosexism, anti-Semitism and other isms. We’re challenging war, militarism and the drive for global hegemony, seeking to define true security as everyone having decent housing, education, food, work and health care”.
  2. Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER) is a Community Alliance of Lane County program formed in 1997. SAfER is the only grassroots social justice group based out of Springfield, with its leadership team comprised of folks who live in the community. SAfER’s mission is to “promote human rights, respond when abuses of human dignity occur, and urge public institutions to address social justice concerns”. SAfER organizes and supports the Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance (SSRA); SSRA is program aiming to improve conditions for folks who lack shelter or are at risk of becoming houseless.
  3. Centro Latino Americano is a non-profit community organization that operates out of Lane County. Centro Latino Americano’s mission is to empower Latino families, highlighting opportunities for growth and strengthening our community. Services at Centro Latino Americano include: social services, alcohol and addiction services, and mental health services.
  4. Citywide Union De Activistas is a youth activist program for social justices. Beginning in Thurston High School, several Latinx students sought out their community looking for mentorship to learn how to navigate the racism they were experiencing. Citywide’s mission is to motivate young people to pursue education and become active members in their communities. The program serves to empower Latinx youth in developing cultural identity, unpacking the cultural, colonial and resistance histories of their ancestors, and expanding political knowledge and advocacy skills.
  5. Escudo Latino is a non profit organization based out of Lane County. The goal of Escudo Latino is to best advocate for the Latino community, while sharing community information and resources in Spanish.
  6. Latino Network is a Latino-led education organization founded in 1996. The organization works to uplift the community through community self-determination: “the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families”. Services include early childhood education, advocacy and leadership, and youth empowerment programs
  7. Love is Respect is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse. They provide information, resources, and support to parents and caregivers looking to start conversations about dating violence and support the young people they care about through potentially difficult or frightening situations. 
  8. PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBT People) is the first and largest organization that unites parents, families, and allies with LGBTQ+ people. They have a variety of resources, as well as local chapters that parents and caregivers can join to get even more involved.
  9. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with local sexual assault service providers across the country. They provide parent support and resources to help start conversations about sexual violence prevention and safety, and to give children and young people the tools to speak up when something isn’t right. 

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