Clients facing eviction from their dwelling and or utility shut-off notices (Electric, gas, water, telephone or refuse disposal) are eligible. Also clients about to complete in-house recovery programs, such as Crossroads. They must have a primary source of income, such as employment, SSI, SSD or general assistance.
Clients whose income is within 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for on-going assistance with rent and utilities.
Clients whose income is within 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines are eligible for two ten dollar gas checks each month. We work with local service stations in Roseburg, and service stations in outlying areas when necessary.
Clients seeking a "buddy" or "companion" are matched to available volunteers. Volunteer buddies/companions schedule activities and spend time with assigned clients.
In collaboration with Douglas County Health & Social Services, we are offering the new oral HIV test to the local high risk population, targeting men who have sex with other men, injection drug abusers and the sex partners of people living with HIV. Using the client based model, we help individuals assess their risk behavior and help them develop a plan for reducing that risk. Counseling and case management are available through the HIV Resource Center and the health department.
Besides managing all the above programs, case managers assist clients in finding appropriate medical coverage, applying for social service programs, education and risk reduction information. Referrals are also provided for other needed services.