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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. Imagine for a moment that you are a homeless 16-year-old high school student. Your teachers urge you to stay in school. But it’s hard when you have no safe place to sleep, no place to study, no clean clothes, no place to shower, no adult guidance. And all around you is a chorus of whispers urging you to drop out. The outlook is bleak for those who do: Unemancipated homeless teens have few public resources, private assistance or housing options available to them. High school dropouts are six times more likely to end up in prison and three times more likely to be unemployed than those who graduate. 

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.

Rural Lane County Has Paths To Prosperity

VIDA Program Manager Nancy Glines.

What would you do if you had the money? Take a class? Buy a house or repair the one you’ve got? Invest in your career? Program Manager Nancy Glines invites you to explore how you can multiply your resources, improve your surroundings, invest in yourself. In other words, find your own path to prosperity.