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St. Vincent de Paul is Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization, helping over 84,000 people annually. We accomplish our mission in six core areas: Affordable Housing, Emergency Services, Homeless Services, Recycling Programs, Retail Thrift Stores, and Self-Sufficiency Services.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Recent News:

Help provide housing for our community’s homeless students

Goal: To get at-risk kids through high school. We are in the process of purchasing the former church at 3350 Willamette St. in Eugene to convert into rent-free housing for homeless high school students, ages 16 through 18, with the key requirement that they remain in school. 

B-T-S Gifts Welcomed By Salem-Keizer Foundation

A sign of generosity.

For many  low-income families struggling to pay for rent, utilities, food and other basics, buying school supplies can be a unwelcome burden. That’s why the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County (SVDP), in partnership with the Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), conducts an annual Backpacks for Back to School Drive that distributes new school supplies and backpacks to thousands of kids every year.

From Discard To Delight: Oak Street Store Has It

The legs from jeans walk on as backpacks.

The St. Vinnie’s store at Oak Street and West 11th Street in downtown Eugene has a decidedly different look and inventory. Instead of the usual range of items that can be found in the non-profit’s other 14 retail thrift stores, the Oak Street store primarily features upcycled fashions by resident designer Mitra DeMirza, as well as original styles curated to attract younger shoppers.

Backpack Giveaway Preps Kids For School

This young fan was delighted to meet Betty Snowden in person.

Youngsters don’t always regard the start of the school year – and the end of summer vacation – as good news. But an abundance of donated school supplies has provided some good news for their families: the continuation the St. Vincent de Paul’s annual distribution of free backpacks and school supplies through Friday, Sept. 9 at the Lindholm Center at 456 Highway 99 North in Eugene.