First Place Family Center (FPFC) is St. Vincent de Paul’s low-barrier emergency access day center for families experiencing homelessness in Lane County. FPFC addresses basic needs and provides essential social services to families with children under age 18.
Each day, approximately 100 parents, youth, and children pass through our facilities. FPFC is the gateway to the Night Shelter Annex, First Place Kids, and the Girls Youth House.
Services at FPFC
FPFC offers a warm, inviting space where families can access free drop-in childcare, showers, free laundry, a food pantry and kitchen, and other supportive services during day time hours. Our staff-led resources include:
- Community information and referral, including Front Door Assessments to local and agency Supportive Housing Programs
- Internet and computer access
- Phone access
- Mailing address
- Clothing vouchers, on-site clothing and hygiene supplies
- Bus tokens and shuttle service to and from the Night Shelter Annex
- Assistance obtaining identification documents
FPFC proudly offers Front Door Assessment services. To schedule, please call (541) 342-7728.
Housed within FPFC, First Place Kids operates a high-quality, trauma-informed therapeutic child care center for children ages 0-5 with low entry barriers compared to mainstream programs. To access this program, families must register through FPFC.
Eligible families may also access the Night Shelter Annex where we offer overnight accommodations, meals, and wraparound case management services to support families into self-sufficiency.
Location and Hours
To practice safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, mask wearing and social distancing are in effect.
The FPFC is located at
1995 Amazon Parkway
Eugene, OR 97405
Nearby LTD bus routes: 36, 24, and 28
FPFC is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Homelessness Prevention and Barrier Busters
Homelessness Prevention and Barrier Busters programs are being administered from FPFC by appointment. Please contact the FPFC Housing Navigator, Kevin Douglas, at (541) 357-1734 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a pre-screening appointment.
Support First Place Family Center
If you are an academic supervisor or intern coordinator and would like to discuss partnering with us to host your students, please contact Youth and Family Services Director Michael Yoshioka at (541) 342-7728 or Youth and Family Services Program Manager Hope Birrell at (541) 505-0915.
FPFC proudly welcomes interns and volunteers at our facility.
Community members can support FPFC by donating money or by providing items most needed by FPFC guests of all ages.