Family Room

What is the Family Room?

The Learning Center building also has a dedicated wing for a therapeutic day-use space for guests with children who are residing at the Eugene Mission, and for guests who have lost custody of their children but have supervised visitation. Called “The Family Room,” the space is an indoor and outdoor area that is trauma-informed and focused on strengthening parenting skills and reducing the trauma of homelessness for vulnerable families.

The Family Room at the Eugene Mission is complete and ready for indoor play and family gatherings. The Family Room is a dedicated wing in the Eugene Mission’s new Learning Center that once served as a dormitory for guests with children. During the pandemic, mothers with children moved into individual family units in a previously vacant portion of the Women’s Center. This is a better format for our guests with children as many arrive under chaotic circumstances. Many are fleeing domestic violence and instability and we would like their arrival at the Mission to be a nurturing and de-escalating experience.

The Family Room was made possible with significant help from PakTech Corporation, the Chambers Family Foundation and the Roberts Family Foundation. The Family Room is large and serene with sky-blue walls and a mountain scape.

There are beautiful displays of books for all ages, provided by Assistance League of Eugene. The room has comfortable furniture and activity tables and is intentionally “screen-free.” The Family Room also serves as a calm and beautiful space for our guests who have supervised visitation with family members or appointments with case workers. We are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters who have made this space possible.

If you are interested in a tour, please contact our Community Engagement & Volunteer Manager, Mike Tardie at