Sponsors Transitions Program provides short-term housing and wraparound services to people releasing from prison and jail to Lane County. Long-Term and Permanent Supportive Housing are also available to those facing the greatest barriers to securing a safe, affordable place to live in the broader community.  Additionally, the Ross Shephard Reentry Resource Center offers a wide range of support and services to help individuals rebuild their lives.


Securing housing is often the most challenging hurdle to clear during the reentry journey.  The absence of a home makes tackling health challenges, finding employment and developing healthy relationships nearly impossible. That’s why Sponsors, with the generous support of our partners, is committed to providing affordable housing options for our most vulnerable community members.

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Reentry Resource Center

The Ross Shepard Reentry Resource Center (RRC) is a bustling hub of activity for people with conviction histories in our community. Residents have access to complete wraparound services, but many services are available to the general public at no cost. Services include employment and housing assistance, benefits navigation, vital records collection, access to bus passes, a computer lab, workshops and more!

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The Mentorship Program brings together trained community volunteers with people who have been incarcerated. The program cultivates healthy social connections, fosters productive habits, builds community, and provides access to a wide variety of safe, sober and fun activities. For many mentors and mentees alike, the friendship forged through this program lasts a lifetime.

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Support Services

Sponsors residents receive compassionate and caring support that includes behavioral health services. Our on-site counselors provide one-on-one support, lead group therapy sessions, and make referrals for drug and alcohol treatment, and other services as appropriate.

Individual Counseling

Group Therapy

Case Management

The Sponsors team specializes in trauma-informed care with an emphasis on mindfulness. Learning to identify emotions, without shame or judgment, paves the path toward self-regulation. Participants transform their lives as they develop skills to manage stress and regulate emotions.

Several specialized cognitive-behavioral therapy groups offer participants a safe and supportive environment to build trust and strengthen the spirit of community at Sponsors. Groups also support participants to effectively communicate their feelings in a positive and respectful way.

Participants work one-on-one with a Case Manager who helps empower them through their unique reentry challenges and successes. Case managers coordinate with other service providers and program staff to tailor a case plan that supports each participant’s needs and goals.