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!
A Message from Aimee
Summer means we have some exciting events in the works! As you may have heard, the 2017 Direction Service Day of Giving is happening on Thursday, June 29. Our goal is to raise $5,000 on that day!

We’re also excited to announce the 2017 Direction Service Client Appreciation Day at Day Island Park on Saturday, July 22. Stay tuned for more details!

Recently, Direction Service was honored to host a table at the University of Oregon Family & Human Services Internship Fair. It was an amazing day on campus, and we had the pleasure of meeting many, many Duck students who are the future of our field.

As always, our dedicated 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!

Thank you for your continuing support!


Direction Service Client Appreciation Day! (7/22)
Direction Service invites all client families, both past and present, to join us on Saturday, July 22 at Day Island Park for the 2017 Direction Service Client Appreciation Day! This special event will feature snow cones, face painting, fun arts & crafts, live music, and a photo booth for families to remember the day!

For more information, contact Michelle Peck at mpeck@directionservice.org or 541-686-5060.

Stay tuned. More details TBA!!!

The Direction Service 2017 Summer Directory is here!

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!


Help us get to 1,000 Likes!! Amplify our voices!!
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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, choice, 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!

Thanks for taking a moment to "Like" us! Your support helps make it possible for us to meet our mission and continue to serve families in Lane County!

Night of Family Fun at PK Park, 8/19
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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 (plus Ems service charge), 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!

See you at the ballpark!

Giving, Games & Fun:
Direction Service Turns 41!!!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Join Direction Service supporters, board members, staff, and volunteers at the Ford Alumni Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017 for our annual fundraising spectacular. The night will feature an evening of upbeat games, fun music, silent auction & paddle raise, and celebration of the positive impact Direction Service has had on families in Lane County for over four decades.

Last year, there were 2,234 families enrolled in our Youth & Family Services program. Donations from community leaders like you made it possible to provide these life-changing services to families at no cost to them.

More details TBA. Tickets on sale 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