The Villager Support Program at Opportunity Village provides annual bus passes to all residents and also pays for residents to acquire state ID (needed for work or housing applications), renew a driver's license, or obtain job training or renew a work certification in order to take concrete steps toward employment and permanent housing. Some Villager Support funds are also available to pay rental housing application fees (usually $45-$50 per application) and to help with deposit costs. OVE residents requesting use of the Villager Support Program work with the OVE village coordinator and social work intern to develop goals and a transition plan prior to making their request.
We are pleased to announce two recent grants from SELCO Credit Union and the First Interstate Bank Foundation, both for $2,000 each earmarked for the Opportunity Village Eugene (OVE) Resident Support Program. We are grateful for the support these two local foundations have provided to the Village.
Here are some ways you can help support Opportunity Village!
1) Make a financial contribution...
Become an Opportunity Village Sustainer and give a regular amount every month, or send a check to SquareOne Villages, 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene OR 97402, with "Opportunity Village" in the memo line.
2) Come out and support our upcoming fundraiser...
Join us February 28th at Papa's Pizza Parlor on West 11th, and we'll receive 50% of the value of the food you purchase! You must bring this flyer with you in order to take advantage of this offer.
3) Donate items the Villagers can use...
Here is our current Wish List. You can donate any of these items directly to Opportunity Village, 111 N. Garfield St, Eugene, OR 97402.
Personal hygiene items
toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss
hair brush, comb
toilet paper (for a small personal supply)
Bath towel, hand towel
For the OVE communal kitchen
Large roasting pan
Several cutting boards
Large frying pan with lid, good quality
Specific items requested by individual residents. Please email or call (541-515-8575) Susan Schroeder to donate any of these, so Susan can make sure the item gets to the right person.
Black rain pants – men’s medium
Men's thermal shirt & bottom - size medium
Men's thermal shirt & bottom - size large
Men's warm socks
Women's thermal shirt & bottom -- size medium
Women's boots -- size 8
Women’s winter shoes -- size 10
Women's winter coat -- size 1X
Men's winter coat-- size 1X
Men's winter shoes -- size 10 ½
Men’s Crossfit shoes -- size 10 ½
Women's rain boots -- size 0/2
Women's boots – black, calf-high – size 13 medium
Men's jeans -- blue or black -- 30” x 30”
Men’s winter coat -- size large
Men's boots -- size 14
Men's light rain coat -- size 3X
Men's shoes -- size 15 wide
Men's waterproof leather boots -- size 11
Men's leather gloves -- large
Hot water bottle
8x10 throw rugs
bike cable & lock
Nice large-handled umbrella
Rechargeable Double A & Triple A batteries
2 or 3 warm blankets