As the COVID-19 emergency filtered into Lane County, the staff of St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place programs flew into action, relocating 19 families — 70 souls on average — to the First Place Annex. The Annex accommodates sheltering in place, distance learning, and the basic services necessary for unhoused families to move forward. Meanwhile, four families are parked in the First Place lot and allowed entry to the facility one family at a time.

This video portrays one mom’s perspective on First Place programs and services.