Atkinson Food Room: A Serving of Safety

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Staff Stories
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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
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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

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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

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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.

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