Community Supported Shelters

Safe shelter for those in need

How does the community benefit from having legal places for the homeless to camp?

  • Provides other options for people camping illegally in natural habitats, public spaces, and on private property.
  • Saves public funds from clean-up and restoration cost.
  • Helps minimize the need for law enforcement and emergency services.
  • Provides a structure for the chronically homeless, economically disadvantaged, and those with physical and mental disabilities that encourages individual life improvements.
  • Makes it easier for existing social service agencies to connect with those who need their services the most.
  • Provides an environment of peer support which fosters relationship building, learning responsibility, and understanding one’s unique social challenges.

How to contribute with CSS:

  • Bring us your leftover building materials and/or help us connect with local businesses that have unused building materials.
  • Find out what the camps need by contacting and coordinating with CSS staff.
  • Donate small or large sums of financial support.
  • Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn about volunteer opportunities.
  • Send us an email with your skills, talents, and passion for helping. We’ll see how we can plug you in with our current needs.


  • CSS is opening a new Safe Spot for Veterans on Eugene Mission property. To learn more click here!
  • With volunteers from the First Congregational Church and unhoused campers, the third Safe Spot camp called the Chambers Safe Spot is now open. It is adjacent to the Veteran’s camp and houses young adults ages 20-40.
  • During our December Annual Ask, we raised almost $10,000.00 to support the continuation of CSS programs.