The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (2024)

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1542 West 1st Avenue
Eugene, OR - 97402

The Eugene Mission is a homeless shelter with programs for men, women, and mothers and children.

The Eugene Mission is sober 'wellness shelter' for the homeless. All services at the Eugene Mission - food, shelter, clothing, toiletries, showers, and social service case management - are offered free of charge. Each guest is asked to perform a one-hour daily household chore to contribute to the community living environment. A one-year, faith-based residential relapse prevention/recovery Life Change program is also offered free of charge for those who are interested.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Eugene Mission - A Wellness Center for the HomelessWelcome to Eugene's Mission! We are not a homeless shelter in the traditional sense. While we certainly provide the homeless with food and shelter - and do so with an abundance of God's love - the Eugene Mission's ultimate goal is to provide holistic long-term solutions that lead to the wellness of its guests. We are positive but assertive with our guests, asking as much of them as they do of us. We arm them with the skills they need to move forward, while inspiring and motivating them to do so.

Who stays at the Mission? Primarily people who are homeless, whether temporarily or chronically. Guests come to us for a variety of reasons, including job loss and unemployment, eviction, mental illness, physical difficulties, domestic violence, prison release, and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Whatever the reason, we welcome our guests with open arms, eager to provide practical and loving services, hope, and a fresh start.We first offer hope by meeting of our guests' immediate practical needs. Once stabilized, the real work begins - the work of transitioning our guests out of homelessness back to productive members of society!

The ways of wellness:-Serving thousands of men, women and children each year-Safe and sober environment-700+ nutritious meals served per day/250,000 meals served per year-350-400 beds occupied each night/140,000 beds per year-Free clothing, toiletries, laundry, showers, household goods, furnishings-Assertive Social Services Case Management/Counseling-Life Change Relapse Prevention/Recovery Program Offered Free of Charge-Sustainable grounds - chickens, eggs, bees, gardens-The Good News of Jesus Christ shared in word and action-Faith, Hope and Love abound!

Tags Donations Needed: When our guests arrive at the Mission, many of them come hungry and tired, with merely the clothes on their backs. Your gifts of food, clothing, bedding, and other practical items demonstrate God’s love by meeting our guests’ most basic of needs. When our guests leave the Mission, we send them off with house wares and furnishings for their new home. Thank you for your kindness in blessing our guests! How can you help? The following items are always in need for the guests as they stay with us and as they eventually transition into their own housing. Coffee, milk, eggs! Always! Fresh produce, canned goods, meats, and fresh prepared foods left over from large events or catered affairs New underwear and socks for men, women and children New or gently used clothing, shoes, and coats for men, women and children Twin quilts, sheets, pillow cases Household goods such dishes, silverware, bedding, and working small appliances such as toasters, mixers, etc. Larger appliances (washers, dryers, stoves) in working condition Furniture in good condition Please bring to our offices at 1542 West 1st Avenue
 Eugene, OR, 97402 There are donation bins located by the main office. The kitchen entry is located to the southwest of the donation bins. If you have any questions, please call 541-344-3251.


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (9) If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Educational. Met the crossroads of people. Unforgettable

    Answer posted on Jun 24, 2021 0

The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (11) Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Absolutely

    Answer posted on Jun 24, 2021 0

The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (13) Do they accept pets at this shelter?

The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (14) Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Leave what you are as you go in. Meaning, you are not alone. It's a been there done that moment. Made some friends there. Of all races. From all over the country. And you meet jerks. Also don't be shy about taking a shower with 8 other guys. And sleeping in a barracks style.

    Answer posted on Jun 24, 2021 0

The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (16) How long can you stay here?

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  1. I stayed there 1 year and 1 week. I'm a Vietnam veteran, so I used my Vets to help me get out. But for other guys I really don't know how long you can stay there. I assume they would encourage you to be more independent. Without falling backwards.

    Answer posted on Jun 24, 2021 0


  1. The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (18)


    Jul 21, 2019Reply

    I am not a guest at the Eugene mission but, my brother is and I feel compelled to say since he arrived a week ago and I I've been on the phone with him every day since, how extremely happy he is!! It makes my heart swell with joy to know my brother is finally taken care of. Thank you Jesus! Thank you to ALL OF the staff and volunteers! You ALL have touched my brother and his sister and family far away in another state! He hasn't been this happy and full of nourishment ... God and food in a long time. Blessings to ALL AND YOUR FAMILIES

  2. The Eugene Mission - 1542 West 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR (19)


    May 23, 2021Reply

    I stayed at the mission before and they helped me alot.

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