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St. Vincent de Paul Society
of Lane County, Inc.

2890 Chad Dr.
Eugene, OR 97408 OR
P.O. Box 24608
Eugene, OR 97402

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Overview, Mission, Bylaws

St. Vincent de Paul is...

Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1955, the Agency helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with emergency and homeless services, and affordable housing. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

Download our 2019 Impact Statement

Our Mission is...


"We assist the poor and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul."

Our Bylaws... Click to download.

St. Vincent de Paul accomplishes its mission in these core areas...

  • Affordable Housing: approximately 1,400 units of housing have been developed since 1988. In recent years SVdP has grown its portfolio of mobile home parks to include eight in Lane and Multnomah counties, providing more than 400 units/spaces.
  • Emergency Services: These include vouchers to St. Vinnie's retail stores; assistance with rent or utilities; propane for cooking/heating; help with prescription medication; Backpacks for Back to School.
  • Homeless Services: Adults and, separately, families have access to restrooms/portable toilets, showers, laundry services or facilities, day rooms, and access to overnight shelter. A trauma-informed preschool serves children to age 5.
  • Overnight shelter: Includes overnight parking opportunities for adults and, separately, families; a Night Shelter for families; and Dusk to Dawn, composed of military-style tents for adults. The seasonal Egan Warming Centers open when extreme cold is forecast.
  • Recycling Programs: diverted in 2018: 44.1 million pounds of materials were diverted from landfills.
  • Retail Thrift Stores: 15 retail stores with donation centers and a donation car lot generate revenue for charitable programs. 
  • Self-Sufficiency Services: helps about 1,100 people with job training and placement each year.