An overhaul is in progress at the old Gibson Motor Co. site in Junction City.
An overhaul is in progress at the old Gibson Motor Co. site in Junction City.

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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:

St. Helen’s Conference: Helping For Half A Century

People closest to St. Vincent de Paul know its St. Helen Conference volunteers have been at work in Junction City for nearly 60 years, visiting people in their homes as was done by SVdP founder Frederic Ozanam (pictured), and providing quiet assistance. In the early sixties a family facing hard times could make a request from a volunteer at the lawnmower shop then pick up emergency groceries down the street at McKay’s Market.

SSVF outreach seeks veterans without homes

Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness have advocates at St. Vincent de Paul. Provided with funding from the Veterans Administration and a mandate to end veteran homelessness by 2016, teams of outreach workers and housing specialists are canvassing Lane county for candidates, prospective housing, and camp trailers or lower-end RV's that can be rehabbed for use as housing.

First Place Helps Homeless Families. Your Turn.

Economic recovery aside, many families with children continue to struggle financially and lose their housing. In Eugene-Springfield, they are not on their own because First Place Family Center is there to help turn things around. Please be there for First Place. Picnic Supper is May 14. Invite family, friends and coworkers. Prepare a meal and enjoy Divisi. Everybody benefits.

Mayor Piercy: First Place Brings Out The Best In Us

There's much to be celebrated at Heart for the Homeless, SVdP's annual thank-you event for donors and volunteers of First Place Family Center. It acknowledges the efforts of families to get into housing, and it fills the heart of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy who said the event "brings out the best in all of us."

"The best" allowed First Place to assist 540 families in 2014, including 1,117 children. And it allowed Barbara Nelson to once again delight guests with her fresh strawberry cake.