First Place Family Center

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.

First Place Family Center has moved! To better serve our families, all drop-in day services such as showers, food, and childcare have been shifted to one central location — the First Place Annex located at 4060 W. Amazon Drive, Eugene, Ore.! Check out the blog post HERE for more information.

Services at FPFC

FPFC offers a warm, inviting space where families can access free drop-in childcare through First Place Kids, showers, free laundry, food support, and other supportive services during day time hours. Our staff-led resources include:

  • Community information and referrals, including Front Door Assessments to local and agency Supportive Housing Programs
  • Internet and phone access
  • Mailing address
  • Clothing vouchers, on-site clothing and hygiene supplies
  • 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 which offers overnight accommodations, meals, and case management services to support families into self-sufficiency.

First Place Family Center

Location and Hours

The FPFC is located at:

4060 W. Amazon Drive

Eugene, OR 97405


Nearby LTD bus routes: 36, 24, and 28

FPFC is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

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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 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 our volunteer coordinator at

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.