Family Assistance and Resource Center Group is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves people experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Linn county. Our street outreach program meets people where they are, in camps, cars, parks, campgrounds, and the streets to provide access to survival essentials, resources, and services.
Resource information and referrals
Support through social service processes
Shirley Byrd : Founder and Administrator for Family Assistance and Resource Center Group. She has been a
Lebanon resident for over 20 years. As a retired registered nurse, after raising her own children she started to notice more and more Lebanon residents becoming homeless. She decided something must be done and no one was doing it. That is when FAC was created. Her duties include Managing finances, applying for funding, recruiting donors and volunteers, website contributions, research, marketing and promotion of FAC.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" - Dr. Seuss
Timothy Spitzer : Editor for FAC. He works as a professional graphic design artist with 32 years of experience after graduating from Rancho Santiago college. He also has two degrees in electronics. He is the website creator and editor. His duties include building our website and managing computer issues. He designs business websites and business documents, our fliers for fundraisers, events, and announcements. He also creates our pamphlets and business cards. He is in charge of video and audio recordings and creating video clips and music.
"Be kind to one another and give all you can to help each other". - Timothy
Teresa Burrece : Analyst for FAC. She is a 32 year resident of Lebanon and raised her family here. Due to financial circumstances she has been homeless for 3 years on the streets of Lebanon. She provides FAC with valuable information about the happenings of the local homeless population. Her duties include organizing fundraisers and donation drives, then actively participating in them. She promotes FAC to other community members. She is in charge of building cleanliness and appearance, inside and outside.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". John F. Kennedy
Sarah Clarke: Originally from Douglas County, I moved to Linn County in 2011 for employment. I have 17+ years experience in bookkeeping and started my own business in 2015. Homelessness has come close to home as two of my close family members have experienced it to varying degrees. My life, being affected by those close to me who have experienced homelessness, has given me a different heart for those who are. Not knowing exactly how to help, I'm thankful for meeting Shirley through a business networking website and hearing her heart for Linn County's homeless, especially in the Lebanon area.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher
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