Emergency Shelter Through the First Place Annex
The First Place Annex Night Shelter is a transitional shelter program for families experiencing homelessness. The First Place Annex is a permanent home for the Interfaith night shelter program, which rotated among faith communities in Eugene, Springfield and beyond for more than a quarter century. Purchased with funds from a local donor, the Annex opened in the fall of 2018 and has the capacity to shelter up to 23 families at a time.
All families who use the Annex must first be registered at the First Place Family Center.
To qualify for night shelter, families must be registered at First Place Family Center.
Once accepted into the program, families arrive at the Annex in the late afternoon, enjoy the dinner and activities offered by volunteers, and bed down in a family-sized room that occupies the former church sanctuary. Night Shelter volunteers also offer help with homework to school-age kids.
Locations and Hours
First Place Family Center
1995 Amazon Parkway
Eugene, OR 97405
First Place Family Center is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Support First Place Annex Night Shelter
The First Place Annex staff welcomes volunteers, especially for evening meals and activities. Any family, employee team, like-minded group, etc. that wants to help families is welcome. It’s a great opportunity for youth groups and any student who needs volunteer hours!
For those interested in supporting emergency housing at the Annex or partnering with a group that does, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.