Oakridge Service Center
47663 Highway 58
Estimated Completion: October 2011
St. Vincent de Paul is excited to bring jobs, services and opportunity to Oakridge with our newest project. The Oakridge Service Center will include the following components:
Retail Thrift Store: 8,000 square foot retail space will offer St. Vincent de Paul’s clothing, household goods, books, and major appliances in a friendly setting. The store will be open six days a week and employ five people.
Social Service Office: In cooperation with local volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul will extend its social service programs to Oakridge. Low-income residents can access free goods from the retail store; apply for rent, utility, and prescription medication assistance; and sign up for job training and placement opportunities. Need attractive and inexpensive meeting space?
Community room: Individuals and community groups that need meeting space will be able to rent the community room for a nominal fee. It has a private entrance so it's available for use even when the store is closed.
Laundromat: Oakridge residents who don't have laundry machines currently must travel 40 miles to do their laundry. St. Vincent de Paul will provide coin-op laundry machines available for residents and tourists.
Business Incubator: Affordable office space is available for 4-6 new businesses. St. Vincent de Paul will partner with eDev, a microenterprise development organization, to provide support services to entrepreneurs, including business counseling and access to capital.
This project is made possible through funding from the Kresge Foundation, the Lane County Community and Economic Development Department, and community members. Thanks to the City of Oakridge and local residents for supporting our efforts to find funding for this project!