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!
Donate the gift of holiday cheer to youth & families in our comunity!
Join us and help brighten a child's life with a holiday gift. The gift ideas below are requests directly from the families we serve. Direction Service will do all that we can to make the holiday season a special time for all families in our community.
If you'd like to donate a gift, please bring an unwrapped item to our office (1144 Gateway Loop, Ste 200) on or before 4:00pm on Monday, December 18. Our Youth & Family Services staff will wrap and distribute each gift, as well as include a special holiday message for each child.
Family Gift Wish List:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Cleaning supplies
- Soccer Balls
- Games (board games, card games, handheld, etc.)
- Warm hats, socks, and gloves
- Toys (Legos, dolls, Hot Wheels, etc.)
- Arts & Crafts supplies
- Mad Libs
- Gift card for clothes
- Hair supplies (barrettes, clips, brushes, bands, etc.)
- Toiletries (chapstick, shampoo and conditioner, spa kits, lotion, nail polish & remover, etc.)
- Digital audio device (e.g. ipod shuffle)
- Activity passes (Get Air, Bounce, Movies, Splash!, Skate World)
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!
Thank you for supporting our annual fundraising event!
Thanks to Eugene Coin and Jewelry, Northwest Community Credit Union, Dynasty Concrete Co., Trillium Community Health Plan, 15th Night Community Movement, and the entire Direction Service community for supporting our 2017 annual fundraising event! With your help, Direction Service was able to raise nearly $30,000 to support people with disabilities and special needs!
If you missed out, there's still time to donate! Click here to make a contribution today. Support from community leaders like you make it possible for Direction Service to provide life-changing services people with disabilities and special needs, many at no cost to them!
Help us get to 1,000 Likes!! Amplify our voices!!
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!
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