Youth House Grad Aiming for Goodness, Peace

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid
Date: Thursday, May 28 2020

graduate with red roses

Myriad resources were employed in the creation of St. Vincent de Paul’s Youth House and its services to unhoused high school students, so it’s good to know the facility is producing resources as well. After graduating last fall, Amethyst is finding her way toward a future built on peace and goodness. Read about it in her own words...

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.

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