At First Place, Respect for Families Endures

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Jobs, Staff Stories
Date: Thursday, May 28 2020

yellow building“You’re not going to split us up, are you?” Rita Tinney heard the question countless times during the 12 years she worked the reception desk at St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Family Center. Sometimes the words tumbled through the open door because those asking would rather stay on the street together than risk security and comfort apart.

Atkinson Food Room: A Serving of Safety

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Staff Stories
Date: Monday, May 25 2020

As the COVID-19 emergency came to the Willamette Valley, many of St. Vincent de Paul’s familiar operations were shut down. But the Theron Atkinson Food Room soldiered on, thanks to a staff that redesigned the delivery process, stepped up services, and made the people we serve top priority.

First Place Programs Stand Up to COVID-19

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center
Date: Friday, May 22 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic posed particular challenges for unhoused individuals and families. Here's one mom's perspective on how First Place Family Center and its programs shifted gears to accommodate shelter-in-place orders and distance learning.

Annex Brings Hope into Focus

Date: Thursday, May 14 2020

Ernest is aptly named. Seemingly serious and matter-of-fact, he gets a little teary-eyed when asked about his future. The recent past was problematic enough for him, his mom, and two sisters, to the extent they lost their housing and sought services at First Place Family Center.

Waiting It Out at the Annex

Date: Monday, May 11 2020

Cass, her partner Chris, and their son Skyler are looking for their niche. The quest has taken them from Eugene to Vegas, and back to Eugene again, leaving a trail of housing situations that didn’t work out. Now they are sheltering at the First Place Family Center Annex and taking the steps necessary to acquire permanent housing.

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