What we do...
Forty years ago, in a modest University of Oregon-area house-turned-office, Direction Service was founded with a desire and a dream: To provide a place where people with disabilities and special needs would be treated with respect, dignity, and compassionate care, regardless of situation.

Today, Direction Service continues that legacy of service as a multi-program family support nonprofit located in Springfield, Oregon. Serving all of Lane County, we are now an independent, private, nonprofit organization funded through public and private donations, as well as local and federal support.

Contact us today to see how we can help. Click here to learn more! You are not alone!
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Mark your calendars! The 2017 Direction Service Day of Giving is Thursday, June 29. This event is an opportunity for us to connect by phone with Direction Service supporters to share what we've been up to, talk about upcoming events, and ask for continuing support in the form of a one-time gift or monthly pledge.

This year's Day of Giving fundraising goal is $5,000, and YOU have the power to help us get there!

It'll take a full team effort to have a successful day! If you'd like to volunteer or are interested in sponsoring this year's Day of Giving, please contact Ben Ordonez, Direction Service Development Officer, at bordonez@directionservice.org or 541-686-5060.


The Direction Service Summer Directory

Looking for something to do this summer? Our 2017 Summer Program Directory is a comprehensive list of activities, camps, and services available during the summer season to youth and families with disabilities. Just click here to download!


A Message from Aimee
It’s April already, and 2017 is in full swing. It’s been an exciting year, and there’s much, much more in store. So far, we’ve had a new hire, a retirement, participated in some wonderful community outreach events, launched a new website, and are preparing to debut a new Family Advisory Board (details coming soon!).

We have our Direction Service Day of Giving coming up on June 29, 2017. We’ll be spending an evening with the Eugene Ems in August. We’re also getting ready to unveil the details on our 2017 gala event.

All the while, our staff and Board of Directors continue to work hard to carry out our mission: Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives!

Stay tuned for more exciting developments, and thank you for your continuing support!

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Help us get to 1,000 Likes
With our voices combined, we are stronger! Every new “Like” Direction Service adds means we reach more families, connect with new supporters, boost our community visibility, AND increase our capacity to serve.

Please click here to visit our Facebook page and "Like" us today!!!

We started this drive with 381 likes. Today, we're leaps and bounds ahead of where we started! With your help...1,000 is just around the corner.

We’ve got some exciting events on the calendar this summer. We’re developing innovative ways to increase family voice and accessibility. Help us to share those with more people!

It’s easy!! Just ask friends, family, loved ones, and anyone else you might know to pull out their phone and like Direction Service. You can also invite friends to "like" us directly from our Facebook page. It only takes seconds to make a real and positive difference!

Join us again at PK Park!
Direction Service is excited to announce that on Saturday, August 19 at 7:05pm, we will once again be partnering up with the Eugene Ems for our second annual Night of Family Fun at the PK Park. Come join the Direction Service community and cheer on our Eugene Ems as they take on the Boise Hawks!

Last year’s event was a resounding success! With nearly 300 tickets sold for our 2016 outing, Direction Service raised over $1,250. With your help, we can do it again!

Tickets are on sale now! Please click here to purchase your tickets today!!!

Reserved box seats are only $10, and $5 of every ticket sold goes directly to support Direction Service programs that help children with disabilities, and their families, live full and healthy lives!

More details to be announced soon!


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Our mission: "Helping people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives!"
1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 200 • Springfield, Oregon 97477 • Phone 541.686.5060 • Fax 541.686.5063