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2/16: Building Concepts and Accessibility 


  • Include designated space separation to accommodate different types and levels of need

  • Avoid overly clinical appearance, emphasizing warmth and comfort

  • Consider basic needs, such as food, shower, storage, smoking, animal companions

  • Promote client and staff safety

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3/2: Community Impact


  • Establish intentional processes for warm hand-offs with other agencies and community partners

  • Timely access to services is needed, for all of Lane County

  • Provide Trauma Informed Services

  • Project and planning team ought to consult with community members doing the work

  • Prioritize efforts to collaborate with existing resources and avoid duplication

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3/8: Programming


  • Well-trained and well-compensated staff, who understand how to meet the needs of individuals with multiple needs

  • Separate points of entry and intake for individuals entering with different needs

  • Consider social determinants of health beyond just behavioral health treatment

  • Provide thorough discharge with scheduled appointments, coordination with other providers, and transportation as needed

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Welcome to our new Executive Steering Committee member!

In response to community feedback, the Executive Steering Committee has amended their Charter in order to add an additional member in representation of individuals with lived experience. This step was taken alongside other initiatives to increase access to decision-making and project updates for community members and especially individuals with lived experience navigating the current behavioral health system.

Meet Rachel Leonhardy:

My name is Rachel and I'm so proud and honored to be on the executive steering committee for the Stabilization Center! I'm a native Oregonian and have been living in Eugene for over 30 years, so I have seen the increasing need for the exact services the Stabilization Center will offer.  I, myself, have struggled with mental illness, witnessed it in my family and friends, and, as a registered nurse for the last 20 years, worked with innumerable patients and clients who are bravely living lives with mental health concerns.  I hope that my personal and professional experiences will bring a unique perspective that will add to this already amazing project.  

Stabilization Center Listening Sessions: We want to hear from you!
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To provide adequate time for attendees to share feedback, the three in-person Listening Sessions have been capped at 50 participants. Please consider registering for the Round Up Listening Session on March 23, which will be held virtually and will provide additional space for general feedback on the project.


For those unable to attend in-person, feedback surveys specific to each Listening Session are available below. 

Building Concepts and Accessibility 
Thursday, February 16 Noon-1 PM In-person 
Facilitator: Kendra Pennington, Community Outreach & Engagement Manager-Trillium Community Health Plan

Discuss how this this resource can fill gaps within our existing behavioral health crisis system and align with other programs. How can the Center be a strong community partner?

If you would like to contribute feedback on this topic and are unable to attend in person, please consider submitting comments here.

Community Impact 
Thursday, March 2 Noon-1 PM In-person 
Facilitator: Elaine Walters, Executive Director, The Trauma Healing Project

Share your ideas on the look, feel, and function of a facility. How can we promote accessibility and enhance our community?

If you would like to contribute feedback on this topic and are unable to attend in person, please consider submitting comments here.

Wednesday, March 8 Noon-1 PM In-person 
Facilitator: Harry Cummings, Peer Support Specialist, Lane County Behavioral Health

Explore options for how services are offered, intake/discharge process, staffing models and partnerships. How can this program prioritize person-centered, trauma-informed care and meet community needs?

If you would like to contribute feedback on this topic and are unable to attend in person, please consider submitting comments here.

Round Up
Thursday, March 23 Noon-1 PM Zoom
Facilitators: Ola Adeniji, Outreach Coordinator & Mo Young, Community Partnerships Program Supervisor, Lane County Public Health

The project team will share highlights from the previous sessions, address key questions, and outline next steps in the planning process.

Hear answers to lingering questions from our recent Community Conversation:

Watch the 12/8/2022 Community Conversation 

How is the Stabilization Center different from the Navigation Center?
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Watch the 6/16/2022 Community Conversation 

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