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, 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.

First Place Family Center

Location and Hours

The FPFC is located at:

4060 W. Amazon Drive

Eugene, OR 97405

541-342-7728

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 kevin.douglas@svdp.us 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 volunteer@svdp.us.

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.