Employed, hardworking families struggle for housing in Eugene. In the meantime there's First Place Family Center.
Employed, hardworking families struggle for housing in Eugene. In the meantime there's First Place Family Center.

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First Place Family Center


First Place Family Center is a refuge and place of support for children and their families who are low income, at risk of losing their housing or are already in transition between homes due to job loss, health issues and other critical problems. 

Billy Kaiser and his kids juggled his work, Night Shelter, the Overnight Parking Program, and day services at First Place before getting into housing with help from SVDP's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

We have been a safe place for people in crisis for over 20 years.  Services help families meet their immediate needs as well as promoting self-sufficiency.  We provide a place where people are always welcome to share their victories, ask advice, or just reconnect with staff.  For many families we are the stable home base they’ve never had.

First Place Family Center
1995 Amazon Pkwy
Eugene OR 97405
Phone: 541-342-7728
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Staff and volunteers help the families identify barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and resources needed to overcome those barriers.  Each family develops an individually tailored action plan in order to move towards stability.  Components may include job search, GED Classes, locating affordable housing, drug and alcohol treatment, parenting classes, budgeting and money management.  Each family receives ongoing support and advocacy as they access housing, secure and maintain employment, and take the steps necessary to address issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.

First Place facilitates the First Place Annex Night Shelter, where faith communities offer a meal and overnight accommodations to families throughout the school year; and the Overnight Parking Program, where families with children can legally camp in a vehicle.

First Place Kids Early Childhood Program addresses the unique needs of children who are experiencing homelessness in their early years.

You can help by donating cash, or by providing items most needed by First Place guests of all ages. View a list.  Download a list.

We thank the following for their ongoing financial support of First Place: 

Lane County & the Human Services Commission

City of Eugene        City of Springfield

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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in housing and employment without regard to any protected basis, including race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

In the videos below, learn how First Place helped Renee and her children get back on their feet, and about the enduring relationship with First Place that allowed Cinnamon to transform her life and maintain stable housing for the past six years.