Waiting It Out at the Annex

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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.

First Place Rises to New Challenges

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Date: Monday, May 11 2020

boy with skateboardIt's quieter these days at First Place Family Center, but the facility remains open seven days a week to meet the needs of unhoused families, and those "precariously housed." Among them is a skateboarder who's happy to have a place to practice.

Acts of Service

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Date: Monday, May 11 2020

bearded manMost folks take a warm shower for granted. Not so, the unhoused adults sheltering in St. Vincent de Paul’s facilities on Hwy 99N and at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Showers are available to more than 350 people, but during specific hours and in a socially distant queue.

Stimulus Help Available through St. Vinnie’s

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Date: Friday, May 8 2020

Federal “stimulus” payments can be elusive to individuals and families who lack the fundamental resources of a bank account, state-issued I.D., even a phone number. When she’s not taking “temps at the tents” at St. Vincent de Paul’s Dusk to Dawn site on Hwy 99N, Vikki Perpinan helps people gather the resources necessary to file for their share of the Economic Impact Payments.

Trillium Sends A Winning Hand

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Date: Friday, May 8 2020

A fistful of Walmart gift cards were just what the doctor ordered for the 19 families sheltering at St. Vinnie's First Place Annex. See the other masked person who delivered the gift cards on behalf of her employer, Trillium.

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