The CARES Center will provide food, toiletries and home goods, such as sheets and pots and pans, to people who experience a disability, families who have a child with a disability, as well as other people in need.
Hours of Operation
The CARES Center will be open the following days on a weekly basis:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To observe the Christmas holiday during the week of December 21-26, the CARES Center will be OPEN Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and CLOSED Thursday and Saturday.
To observe the New Year’s holiday during the week of December 28-January 2, the CARES Center will be OPEN Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., CLOSED Thursday, and OPEN Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To Request Help
To request food or other resources, community members may download WhatsApp, a free international texting app, and then text “RECEIVE INFO” to 541-285-1888. Alternatively, people may visit the CARES Center during the hours of operation at 4181 E Street in Springfield.
- CARES Center Direct Telephone: 458-215-4272
- CARES Center Weekend Telephone: 541-654-6933
- CARES Center Telephone for Spanish Speakers: 458-215-4277
Families will also have access to resource specialists who can help connect families with other resources.
To learn about other resources related to employment, housing, utility bills, schools or mental health, schedule an appointment with a resource specialist by calling 541-343-5256 or send an email to Nancy. People who speak Spanish may email Edith.
The Arc will accept new or gently used household goods, such as blankets, small appliances, etc. Call 541-343-5256 or send an email to Edith to schedule an appointment. Please do not drop off donations without first scheduling an appointment.