What we do...
Forty-one years ago, in a modest University of Oregon-area house-turned-office, Direction Service was founded with a desire and a dream: To provide a place where people with disabilities and special needs would be treated with respect, dignity, and compassionate care, regardless of situation.

Today, Direction Service continues that legacy of service as a multi-program family support nonprofit located in Springfield, Oregon. Serving all of Lane County, we are now an independent, private, nonprofit organization funded through public and private donations, as well as local and federal support.

Contact us today to see how we can help. Click here to learn more! You are not alone!
A Message from Aimee
Fall is fast approaching! School is here. Football season is upon us. And of course, our annual fundraiser is just around the corner.

This year, we’re hosting a casino night gala at the UO Ford Alumni Center Ballroom! Proceeds to benefit life-changing Direction Service programs that help people in Lane County with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives. Click here to learn more!

Direction Service also recently received coverage in the Eugene Weekly for our Youth Advocacy Program and partnership with the 15th Night Coalition. Our Youth Advocacy Program supports youth who experience homelessness. In concert with our coalition partners, our staff Youth Advocate works one-on-one with youths and helps them to find stability, as well as to develop appropriate supports to improve long-term outcomes. Click here to read the full article!

Our 2017 Night of Family Fun at PK Park was a resounding success! With your help, we raised nearly $1,200 in one evening, all-the-while cheering on our Eugene Ems on a perfect summer night at the ballpark. Click here to visit our Facebook page for photos from the event.

As always, our dedicated staff and Board of Directors continue to work hard to carry out our mission: Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives!

Thank you for your continuing support!


Join us at our 2017 Fundraising Casino Night Event!
Join Direction Service supporters, board members, staff, and volunteers at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017 for our annual fundraising spectacular!

The night will feature an evening of upbeat games, casino tables, fun music, silent auction, paddle raise, great company, and is a celebration of the positive impact Direction Service has had on families in Lane County for over four decades.
Individual tickets are $50. Purchase an entire table of 8 for just $350. Young Professional tickets are $25 to guests age 35 and under!

Click here for individual guest registration.

Click here to reserve a table of 8.

Click here for young professional registration.

Last year, there were 2,234 families enrolled in our Youth & Family Services program. Support from community leaders like you made it possible to provide these life-changing services to families at no cost to them.

Help us get to 1,000 Likes!! Amplify our voices!!
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With our voices combined, we are stronger! Every new “Like” Direction Service adds means we reach more families, connect with new supporters, boost our community visibility, AND increase our capacity to serve.

Please click here to visit our Facebook page and "Like" us today!!!

We started this drive with 381 "Likes." Today, we're leaps and bounds ahead of where we started! With your help...1,000 is just around the corner.

We’ve got some exciting events on the calendar this summer. We’re developing innovative ways to increase family voice, choice, and accessibility. Help us to share those with more people!

It’s easy!! Just ask friends, family, loved ones, and anyone else you might know to pull out their phone and "Like" Direction Service. You can also invite friends to "Like" us directly from our Facebook page. It only takes seconds to make a real and positive difference!

Thanks for taking a moment to "Like" us! Your support helps make it possible for us to meet our mission and continue to serve families in Lane County!


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Our mission: "Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives!"
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200 • Springfield, Oregon 97477, USA • Phone 541.686.5060 • Fax 541.343.6938