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Youth House Successes: Couch surfing in her wake

Youth House Successes: Couch surfing in her wake

Danielle couch-surfed through a couple of turbulent teen years as waves of instability rocked her home life. In early 2021, she entered St. Vincent de Paul’s Girls Youth House and it was like she passed from those stormy and unsettled years into the calm waters of a safe harbor.

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New Video: Welcome to the St. Vinnie’s Car Lot!

Surely you know that you can donate all kinds of surplus stuff to St. Vincent de Paul. But you might not know that the list of accepted donations includes used vehicles — running or not! Donations generate resale or recycling proceeds to provide shelter, food and other help for people in need; create jobs; and might earn you a tax deduction. Watch this new video about our car lot to learn more!

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Safe Sleep Stories: George appreciates a ‘good deal’

Safe Sleep Stories: George appreciates a ‘good deal’

“There’s a lot of good things happening here,” George A. says as he surveys a recent morning’s activity inside the City of Eugene’s Safe Sleep site at 410 Garfield St., operated by St. Vincent de Paul. “It runs pretty smooth here, it’s pretty quiet, and most of the people are respectful. The staff treats me pretty well, even though I give them all a bad time,” he says with a sly grin and an infectious chuckle.

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Safe Sleep Stories: For Elvis, shelter offers warm welcome

Safe Sleep Stories: For Elvis, shelter offers warm welcome

“It’s been excellent,” Elvis H. replies simply when asked about his adjustment to life at the City of Eugene’s 410 Garfield Safe Sleep site, managed by St. Vincent de Paul. Now unhoused for nearly a decade, Elvis had lived in tents at Washington Jefferson Park for a year and a half when the Safe Sleep site presented him with an attractive new option.

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Safe Sleep Stories: Jaron takes step toward stability

Safe Sleep Stories: Jaron takes step toward stability

“I’m very happy with being able to get out of the elements and having a place that feels like my own,” says Jaron T., who moved into the 410 Garfield Safe Sleep site after two years of living in a tent at Washington Jefferson Park. A self-described vagabond who was willingly homeless and traveling for much of his adult life, Jaron’s journey took dark turns in recent years.

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