Caregivers

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Caregiver Resources

Caregiving responsibilities have a unique impact on UO community members and their families. While UO cannot provide ready-made solutions to child care and other care giving issues individuals are encountering, this one-stop point of access to existing resources, including networking opportunities, is intended to provide potential solutions to the challenges of caregiving while working and pursuing an education.

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Caregiving responsibilities have a unique impact on UO community members and their families. While UO cannot provide ready-made solutions to child care and other care giving issues individuals are encountering, this one-stop point of access to existing resources, including networking opportunities, is intended to provide potential solutions to the challenges of caregiving while working and pursuing an education.

Nontraditional Students »
Graduate School Family Resources »
UO Caregiver Networks »

Caregiver Networks

UO Care Provider Network

Exclusive to the UO community, this network connects members of our community with UO families needing caregiving. Only those with a UO email address can access the network to add their name to the caregiver listing or view the listing to connect with a care provider.

Providing care can take many forms:

  • babysitting services
  • nanny care
  • tutoring services
  • support with remote school
  • elder care

 

View Care Provider Listings

Sign Up as a Care Provider

Remove Name from Listing

The Care Provider Network provides a list of potential caregivers. Those seeking care take full responsibility for managing the search and selection process on their own by contacting potential caregivers, completing the screening process, and defining terms including pay and schedule.

 

UO Shared Care Network

The Shared Care Network allows UO families to connect exclusively with other UO families seeking shared care arrangements. At this time, many families need more care or more flexible care options than they have before. Through this list UO families can work together to arrange a mutually-beneficial solution.

Shared Care can take many forms:

  • exchanging childcare responsibilities based on compatible work schedules
  • create a “learning pod” to partner on school work

The creative options are endless when families find shared needs, collaborate to identify solutions, and establish mutually beneficial arrangements.

 

View Shared Care Listings

Join Shared Care Network

Remove Name from Listing

The Shared Care Network is designed to build itself as UO families join. The listing will grow as more people learn about this new opportunity. Please check the listing frequently as new contacts will be added regularly.


Viewing and adding information to the listings requires a Microsoft login using a UO DuckID and password.

For questions or assistance, please email caregivers@uoregon.edu and a UO representative will be in contact.
 

Finding a Caregiver

The following tools assist with the process of hiring a caregiver:

 

Caregiver Resources for Working at Home

All UO

Working and Leading Remotely »
Ideas and resources for individuals and managers working remotely.

Ergonomics for Remote Workers »
Review remote worker safety sheet and comfort information.

Faculty and Staff

Flexible Work Arrangements and Work Life Guidance »
The university recognizes that work-related needs can vary across campus. This policy provides guidance to explore flexible work arrangements that meet the needs of both the employee and the university.

Flexible Work Guidance for Supervisors »
This guidance is intended to for unit heads, managers, and supervisors as they work to maintain operations and immediately implement social distancing strategies and flexible work arrangements.

 
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Child Care Financial Resources

All UO

Child Care Assistance »
Oregon's Department of Human Services manages the Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC). ERDC helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working.

Earned Income Tax Credit »
Working students, and UO faculty and staff who have at least one child living with them may be eligible for a tax credit that is based on a percentage of earned income.

Faculty and Staff

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account »
As an employee, find out how to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to cover dependent care expenses.

Students

ASUO Child Care Subsidy Program for UO Students »
The ASUO Child care Subsidy Program reimburses student parents a percentage of their child care expenses.

Federal Emergency Cares Act Grant – Fall Application available in September »
Learn about the Federal Emergency Cares Act and if you are eligible to receive funding for eligible expenses related to the coronavirus.

Graduate Student Assistance Fund »
The Graduate Student Assistance Fund program is designed to assist our graduate students facing financial hardship. Child care expenses and having a new baby is a qualifying event.

 
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Child Care Resources

All UO

Co-op Family Center »
The Co-Op Family Center is currently closed. The center hopes to re-open when Eugene Public Schools return to in-person operations. The Co-op Family Center, located in Spencer View Family Housing, provides affordable high-quality education for children. Our community is a cooperative effort between families and center staff to raise happy, healthy and socially confident children. The Co-op Family Center is a contracted program with the ASUO.

UO Care Provider List »
The UO Care Provider list is a new initiative launched Fall 2020. This list allows all members of the UO Community who are willing and able to provide child care to sign up and make their services available to others at the UO. Submissions to the list and access to the list is limited to members of the UO Community (Students, Staff, Faculty). It is up to those seeking care to review the list and communicate with care providers to set pricing, times, and confirm availability.

UO Shared Care List »
The UO Shared Care list is a new initiative launched Fall 2020. This list is intended to connect families who may be seeking to arranged shared care. Families may submit their interest and detail their availability in the online form, and then may also view the results from the form to find other families that may be a good match for shared care arrangements. It is up to families to contact one another and make their own arrangements.

Community Resources

211Info Child Care »
211 Child Care Referral can provide free guidance and information about child care and basic family resources.

Quality Care Connections of Lane and Douglas Counties »
Quality Care Connections is Oregon's Child Care search engine. This program helps you navigate the child care system by providing referrals to child care providers in Lane and Douglas Counties.

Family Connections of Linn and Benton Counties »
Family Connections helps parents find and assess child care providers in Linn and Benton counties.

Care Connections of SW Oregon (Coos County) »
CARE Connections links families and Early Educators to one another and to other resources in Coos County.

Child Care Resource and Referral for Multnomah County »
CCR&R of Multnomah County promotes access to high quality child care experiences for all children and families in Multnomah County.

Central Coordination Child Care Resource and Referral »
Central Coordination of Child Care Resource and Referral provides leadership and technical assistance for 13 CCR&R programs serving all counties in Oregon.

State Resources

Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division »
The mission of Early Learning Division (ELD) is to support all of Oregon’s young children and families to learn and thrive. Resources for families include child care safety, center compliance, child care options and how to find quality child care.

Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division - Child Care Providers Complaint and Compliance History »
Review the compliance history of a child care center or home before registering your child(ren).

Lane County Home Child Care Listing Download »
An Excel list of family homes offering child care in Lane County, Oregon.

Multnomah County Home Child Care Listing Download »
An Excel list of family homes offering child care in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Coos County Home Child Care Listing Download »
An Excel list of family homes offering child care in Coos County, Oregon.

Faculty and Staff

Vivian Olum Child Development Center »
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center offers faculty and staff families first priority and a tuition discount to all UO-affiliated families. The center serves children eight weeks through fifth grade and while responding to COVID-19, is serving children eight weeks through five years old.

Employee Assistance Program - Child Care Services »
The University of Oregon contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc., our employee assistance program which has a comprehensive set of services for eligible employees. Cascade will locate caregiving options and resources based on your family’s specifications, budget, and location.

Students

Moss Street Children’s Center »
Moss Street Children’s Center, a program of the Erb Memorial Student Union, offers university student families first priority and a tuition discount. The center serves children three months to 5 years.
1685 Moss St. 541-346-4384.

 
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Eldercare

All UO

Alzheimer’s Association »
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Learn about the local chapter in Lane County and how they can help support you and your family.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon »
Contact your local ADRC if you have questions or would like to talk with someone in person about your situation. Staff are available to help you.

Senior & Disability Services (a division of Lane Council of Governments) »
Lane County residents aged 60+ and adults with physical disabilities can contact Senior & Disability Services for a wide variety of programs.

Senior Law Service - Lane County Legal Aid »
This program was developed to meet the civil legal needs of Lane County seniors. Contact one of the local offices to make an appointment.

Faculty and Staff

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Elder Care Services »
The University of Oregon contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc., our employee assistance program, which has a comprehensive set of services for eligible employees. Cascade will locate eldercare options and resources based on your family’s specifications, budget, and location.

 
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Family Resource Contacts

Faculty and Staff

Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator »
University Human Resources
541-346-2195 - mirabile@uoregon.edu

Students

Pooria Manoochehri, Family GE »
Graduate School
541-346-5129 - familyge@uoregon.edu

Maria Kalnbach, Coordinator of Nontraditional Student and Veteran Engagement »
Dean of Students Office
541-346-1160 - mariak@uoregon.edu

 
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Housing, Food and Safety Resources

All UO

Food Security »
Learn about the resources on campus and in the community for food insecurity.

Lane County Homes for Good »
Homes for Good is the public housing authority for the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield, and Lane County. They connect people with rental assistance and public housing.

Campus Safety »
Learn about campus safety at the UO.

Personal Safety »
Learn about how you can strengthen your individual awareness and personal safety skills.

COVID-19 Prevention Information »
Learn about the actions the university is taking to prevent infection of COVID-19.

Faculty and Staff

Employee Assistance Program »
The University of Oregon contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc., our employee assistance program which has a comprehensive set of services for eligible employees. Cascade will research housing options and resources based on your family’s specifications, budget, and location.

Cascade Center’s Home Ownership Program »
Eligible employees can take advantage of Cascade Center’s Home Ownership Program.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Employees »
Learn about the guidelines the university has in place for COVID-19.

Students

Basic Needs Resource Guide »
This campus and community resource guide include student resources for food, child care, housing, healthcare, legal support and technology.

University Housing »
University Housing and Off-Campus Apartments offer a number of housing options specifically designed for graduate students and students with families.

Off-Campus Housing »
Learn about the UO private off-campus housing options.

 
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Parenting, Lactation, and Community Resources

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UO Lactation Support Programs »
Find out about the university’s lactation support programs to support nursing mothers.

Resources for families in Lane County »
View a comprehensive list of family resources in Lane County compiled by Parenting Now!

Wellmama »
WellMama Maternal Mental Health and Support Services is a comprehensive nonprofit providing pregnancy and postpartum mental health support services.

Parenting Classes and Workshops in Lane County »
LaneKids offers parenting classes to help parents gain the tools and support to help them raise happy, healthy kids.

LaneKids »
LaneKids is Lane County’s hub for parents!

Lane County Resource Centers »
View a list of family resource centers in Lane County.

Relief Nursery »
Relief Nursery provides a unique array of comprehensive family support services that are easily accessible to low-income parents with children up to six years of age.

Head Start of Lane County »
Head Start provides programs to support child development at every age.

Looking Glass »
Looking Glass offers youth programs in behavioral health, alcohol and drug abuse support, basic human services, juvenile justice, education, youth development, and workforce readiness.

La Leche League of Oregon »
Learn how La Leche League of Oregon promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and parent.

Faculty and Staff

UO Families Listserv »
This email listserv for the UO community provides information about family-related campus and community events and programs.

Students

Nontraditional Student Union »
Connect with other nontraditional students with families by contacting the Nontraditional Student Union Office.

Graduate Family Support »
Automatically receive bi-monthly updates on resources, free events, and support by gradstudentfamilies-join@lists.uoregon.edu.

Veterans and Family Student Association »
The Veterans and Family Student Association connect student veterans within the university where the commonalities of military experience are shared.

Women's Center »
The Women's Center provides a variety of resources such as work, lounge, and meeting spaces, a lactation room and toys for children, a lending library with over 2,000 volumes, and computer and printing capabilities.

 
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UO Policies and Protections

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Discrimination and Harassment Information »
The university is committed to eradicating prohibited discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct.

Faculty and Staff

Flexible Work Arrangements and Work Life Guidance »
The university recognizes that work-related needs can vary across campus. This policy provides guidance to explore flexible work arrangements that meet the needs of both the employee and the university.

Temporary FMLA/OFLA Expansion Due to School Closures »
Review the guidelines for temporary expanded FMLA due to school or place of care closures.

UO Emergency Sick Leave (COVID-19) »
Learn about the UO Emergency Sick Leave Program which can be utilized while the university responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) »
Employees who need time off from work to care for a new child or due to their own serious health condition or that of a family member's, may be eligible to receive job and benefit protections under FMLA and Oregon’s OFLA.

Parental Leave »
Learn about parental leave options at the University of Oregon.

One-Year Tenure Clock Extension Related to COVID-19 »
Faculty affected by COVID-19 can apply for a one-year tenure clock extension. Review the link for frequently asked questions and application deadlines.

Workplace Accommodation »
The University of Oregon is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and reasonable workplace accommodations.

Students

Parenting or Pregnant Title IX Protects You from Discrimination at School »
Learn about the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.

Dean of Students Office »
Need Help? Students may face challenges during college—personal crises, mental health concerns, unanticipated family situations, and unexpected life events that can disrupt a student’s ability to focus on academics. The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to providing students with resources and support needed to navigate the UO and have a successful university career.

Academic Advising -Registration Decisions »
Review this web page for more information about the office you need to meet with to petition to have an exception granted on a university requirement.

Student Conduct Code »
The Student Conduct Code establishes community standards and procedures necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning and in keeping with the educational objectives of the University of Oregon.

Student Conduct Procedures »
Student conduct procedures are specific to each type of prohibited conduct outlined in the code.

 
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Wellness and Work-Life

All UO

UO Duck Nest »
The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness.

PE & Rec Youth and Family Programs »
Your family is an important part of the UO community and we strive to support inclusive, active lifestyles for your entire family.

Center for Healthy Relationships »
The Center on Healthy Relationships provides individual therapy services to all ages for a wide range of concerns.

Center on Teaching and Learning Clinic »
The Center on Teaching and Learning Clinic provides school-age children who are experiencing difficulty in reading and math by providing initial assessment and intensive, research-based instruction.

Child and Family Center »
The Child and Family Center offers a wide-range of services to help families navigate challenging periods of a child's life.

Faculty and Staff

Employee Wellness »
Review the wellness programs available to University of Oregon employees.

Employee Assistance Program »
The University of Oregon contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc., our employee assistance program which has a comprehensive set of services for eligible employees.

Navigating Work and Life »
Review work and life resources to help you navigate employment at the UO.

Life Events »
Resources to manage significant life changes and events.

Students

UO Health Services: Primary Care »
The University Health Center provides exceptional health services to optimize health and wellness for a diverse campus community.

Health Insurance »
The UO Student Insurance is a comprehensive and federally certified Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) that is only available to active, eligible UO students. It offers national and worldwide coverage at a highly competitive rate.

Health Services Resources »
University Health Services offers primary care, mental health and other services including dental care. Primary care clinicians are prepared to help you with everything from sexual and mental health to chronic issues and more. In addition, University Health Services offers outpatient psychiatric care, therapy and crisis services through UHS Counseling Services.

What my health fee pays for? »
The fee supports funds for health education and wellness , provides access to contraceptives and safer sex resources, crisis intake for psychiatry, sexual victim advocacy, alcohol education, triage nursing advice, after-hours nursing telephone advice, and more.

UO Health Services: Therapy and Mental Health »
Health Services is here to help you identify strategies that work best for you so that you can be successful during your time at the UO.

Crisis Support Line »
A mental health professional is available to provide support and connect you with resources contact them at 541-346-3227.

Recovery Support »
The Collegiate Recovery Center (CRC) provides an affirming environment in which recovering students can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals.

Let's Talk Program »
Let’s Talk is a free and confidential service where UO students can stop by for support from a mental health professional in locations across campus.

Report a Concern »
If you are concerned about a student and this is a non-emergency, we encourage you to complete a report.

 
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