Lane County

The United Way of Lane County is the lead organization in Lane County. To learn more and find out about volunteer opportunities visit:  www.unitedwaylane.org. Having technical issues dialing 211? Read this FAQ.

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Lane Community College will hold its 24th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, April 17, from 10am to 2pm at the Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19, main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene. This is a free event open to the public. Career and Employment Advisor Tina Hunter recommends that people...
The open enrollment period for purchasing private insurance either through Cover Oregon or outside of the marketplace is about to come to an end for 2014. An application must be completed and submitted no later than March 31, 2014 in order to purchase a Qualified Health Plan (private insurance)....
As April 15 approaches, we are happy to share some good news about taxes. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, free tax preparation is available for low- and moderate-income people.
If you live in Lane County and need assistance in understanding the new health insurance rules or enrolling in health care plans, Cover Oregon is offering a free event in Creswell on March 19. Just head over to the Creswell Community Center (99 S. 1st Street) between 10am and 7pm. Please see the...
From now until March 27th, on-the-spot enrollment and application assistance for Cover Oregon is available for FREE in Eugene. The sessions are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 12pm to 6pm, at 275 W. 8th Ave. Call 541-683-1751 to schedule an appointment.
Folks in Eugene will be all smiles on Friday, Feb. 21, as the Smiles Dental clinic is hosting a free dental day. The event is called Dentistry of the Heart Day, and seven staff members will be performing basic dentistry services, such as cleanings, fillings, examinations and extractions. It's...
In partnership with Lane County Emergency Management, 211info will be available 8am-6pm today so that Lane County residents still without power and experiencing hardship can be provided information and assistance for obtaining essential resources.  Residents can simply dial 211 toll-free, text...
  The meme “Keep Calm and Carry On” has spread around the internet inspiring a million different variations. Though a bit played out now, I couldn’t help but think about "Keep calm..." when reading this Mail Tribune article about Cover Oregon.  
With the low temperatures you or someone you know may be having a tough time affording the increases in your EWEB utility bill. But if your household’s combined gross income falls below the amounts listed here, you may qualify for a $200 credit on your next EWEB bill. Household Size Gross...
If you're in Lane County and you have questions about Cover Oregon this is your chance to get the inside track.   
Keeping kids and their lungs healthy is something we can all get behind. This law, enacted on Jan. 1, protects children 18 and under from second hand smoke in the car.  Kudos to law makers on this one! Get information to help quit smoking here: www.quitnow.net/oregon/
211info is thrilled to be one of the nonprofits selected to participate in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program. In case you haven’t heard, all you have to do is:
Holiday parties and family events can be fun for kids and parents. With lots of adults around, kids are often the center of attention and this can be both exciting and stressful for children. Here are some thoughts on what you might expect from kids at different stages in development, and some...
With the holiday festivities surrounding us and the glimmer of a new year dawning, New Year resolutions are beginning to be on everyone’s minds. Whether it is hitting the gym more, quitting unhealthy habits, or spending more time with our loved ones, people are considering how they can start...

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