Cottage Village Awarded $500,000 Grant

SquareOne Villages has been awarded a Housing Improvement Plan (HIP) grant by Lane County for the construction of Cottage Village in Cottage Grove, Oregon.  The grant of $500,000 will provide for all of the infrastructure costs and for construction of approximately half of the 13 tiny homes ranging from 192 to 288 square feet each.  The Cottage Village Coalition (CVC), a group of local citizens, has been working for nearly three years on the project.  A grant from Meyer Memorial Trust enabled the group to purchase the property for the project in 2016.  Two additional grants of $100,000 each from the Presbyterian Women’s Association and the Edwards Mother Earth Foundation along with the HIP grant and other fund raising efforts have now raised nearly 80% of the projected costs of the $1.3 million dollar project. CVC Chair Bruce Kelsh said of the grant, “Our group has been working long and hard to achieve this vision.  We couldn’t be more excited by this affirmation of our work by our county leaders.”

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2019 Interfaith Advocacy Day
March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Capitol
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Attend issue briefings and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation
regarding housing, hunger, health care, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform,
immigration and climate justice. Then join in a march to the State Capitol, where we will
make our faith voice heard in meetings with our state legislators.

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Hearing the Cries for Justice 2019
March 22 & 23, at First United Methodist Church in Eugene.
This regional summit will equip people of faith and goodwill to support their neighbors impacted by the legal system. This one-and-a-half day event will bring together experts in the field to share opportunities for people of faith to help change hearts, minds and society itself.
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13th Annual Drum Major Ecumenical Services, “Now Is the Time!”:
Salute to Greatness Scholarship Benefit & Awards Luncheon
January 19, 12 – 2 pm @ New Song Church Community Center in Portland.
Empower the Dream Annual Ecumenical Service
January 20, 2 – 4 pm @ Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church in Portland.

17th Annual Jobs with Justice’s Faith-Labor Breakfast
February 19, 7:15 – 8:30 am @ St. Andrew Catholic in Portland. Learn more and register.

Save the Date:
EMO’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Awards Celebration
April 24, 5 to 9 p.m. @ The Benson Hotel in Portland.

Dining Out For Life Portland
April 25 @ participating restaurants. Proceeds benefit EMO’s HIV Day Center and OHSU’s Partnership Project. Learn more.

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Regional Coordinator (Second Home): Oversee the operation and growth of the Washington County Second Home programs, providing support and leadership for the district and city team members; building relationships in the community; and promoting and contributing to the development and growth of the overall program. Half-time position with full benefits. Closes Jan. 15. View position description and application instructions.

Program Assistant (HIV Services): Provide client services, volunteer coordination, community outreach and assistance and support to other program staff in order to facilitate the daily operation of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s HIV Services. Full time position with full benefits. Closes Jan. 18. View position description and application instructions.

Client Services Coordinator (HIV Services): Provide a comprehensive program of emotional support and safety for all clients of EMO’s HIV Day Center and promote the quality of life and care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their support system, incorporating the values of Community, Respect and Service. Full time position with full benefits. Closes Jan. 11. View position description and application instructions.

Staff Attorney (SOAR Immigration Legal Services): Provide direct legal representation to low income and culturally diverse immigrants, primarily those in removal proceedings. Full time with full benefits. Open until filled. View position description and application instructions.

Grants Manager: Oversee EMO’s grants program, including grants planning and strategizing for each EMO program and CORE office, interfacing with financial team, grant writing, grant administration, reporting, acknowledgements and outreach to new foundations and government entities/opportunities. Full time position with full benefits. Open until filled. View position description and application instructions.

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