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.

First Place Family Center
1995 Amazon Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97405-2911
Hours: 8-5, 7 days a week
Phone: 541-342-7728

Click to Email Director Michael Yoshioka
See also: 
First Place Kids Program
First Place Annex Night Shelter


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First Place Family Center

  • First Place Family Center
  • 1995 Amazon Pkwy
  • Eugene, OR 97405
  • Ph: 541-342-7728
  • Open 8-5 every day.
  • Email the Director
See also: First Place Kids Program    •    First Place Annex Night Shelter
family of 4

Having come to their own turning point, Michael and Reana Paulo sought treatment and family unity, and found both in Eugene. First Place Family Center programs helped to sustain the family while homeless, and get them into stable housing.

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  • First Place Family Center is open under normal operating hours: 8-5PM, 7 days a week with strict social distancing guidelines:
  • Housed families will be able to pick up mail, hygiene products, diapers, and other critical items
  • Literally homeless families (in shelter, cars, or on streets), are able to use showers, laundry, preschool (starting 6/24, with enrollment restrictions), and meals. Children will need to be present for families to use the center. Only 4-5 families will be allowed a time, depending on the services being used. 
  • FPFC Night Shelter program has openings for families needing emergency shelter. To enroll, families must visit FPFC first.
  • For more information, contact us: (541) 342-7728

  • Homeless Prevention and Barrier Busters programs are still being administered from FPFC by appointment and the public can 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.
  • While FPFC is administering Coronavirus Rent Relief through Lane County, all families seeking this specific support must first apply for assistance through Lane County. Information on how to apply for this assistance can be found on the County website: https://www.lanecounty.org/rent.


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. 

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.

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 the First Place Wish List
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   We thank the following for their ongoing support for First Place Family Center:

Lane County & the Human Services Commission
City of Eugene      
City of Springfield    United Way logo

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.