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RWJF Partnership Brings Opportunity, Better Health

Categories: Email Newsletter, Jobs, Staff Stories
Author: Susan Palmer, Economic Development Director
Date: Thursday, May 11 2017

As Congress mulls how to move forward in modifying the Affordable Care Act, national funders such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are continuing their ground-breaking work to improve the health of all Americans. One proven strategy is through employment — jobs that provide not only income, but dignity, stability, opportunity and health insurance.

Metamorphose 2017 official poster

Date: Wednesday, April 19 2017

Reknown Treats Sweeten Gifts To Homeless Families

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Emergency Assistance, Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, April 12 2017
Troop 20221 loves helping First Place.

The members of Girl Scout Troop 20221 decided to use the money raised from cookie sales this year -- $155 to be exact – to help meet the needs for basic hygiene supplies for families at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County’s First Place Family Center.

Art Camp Fosters First Place Movie Makers

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Date: Thursday, March 30 2017

What did you do over Spring Break? Five kids from First Place Family Center collaborated as moviemakers at Maude Kerns Art Center.

‘I Wish There Could Have Been A Place Like This For Me’

Date: Monday, March 20 2017
Jamica recalls her challenges as a homeless teen.

At a March 9 fundraising launch at the former Cascade Presbyterian Church in south Eugene, speakers ranging from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis and Lane County Board Chairman Pat Farr to  philanthropist/activist Tom Bowerman and St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Terry McDonald exhorted a standing-room-only crowd to give generously to help convert the church into a complex that will provide up to two years of housing and social services to homeless high school students in the Eugene-Springfield area.

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