Lane County St. Vincent assistance programs.
Several resources are administered from the Lane County Oregon St. Vincent de Paul Social Service Office. This is the main place to go if you need to seek assistance from this charity organization or its partner churches in the Eugene Oregon area. Basic needs, financial assistance, and other programs are available, as funding and resources allow.
Affordable housing units are available in Lane County and the surrounding regions, including Marion. The units are used by children, adults, veterans, seniors, and others. Not only do they provide a place to stay, but assistance will also put people into position where they can afford to stay there over the long term.
One program is known as Connections Transitional Housing. This is for those that were homeless multiple times in the past. LIFT can place people into permanent housing if they are recovering from treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Egan Warming Center is available between November and March. It will provide homeless people in Lane County Oregon a place to get out of the cold and sleep.
Eugene Service Station is open year round for the homeless. It provide food, meals, clothing, personal hygiene supplies, cold weather stuff and more. The site also allows people to use telephones, computer access, conduct job and housing referrals. There may also be some free goods given out to the struggling or poor in the region. Find free stuff.
First Place Family Center is a St. Vincent center for families with children. It can help Lane County families that are impacted by a job loss, homelessness, medical issue, or other critical problems.
Interfaith Night Shelter is organized by local churches and the society. The shelters all provide housing, food, case management, and social services.
Other housing services are provided and include more case management and advice. They include the following.
- Individual Development Accounts (IDA) will help households save money. It provides them with matching grants too. Families will be in a position where they can achieve major life and financial goals through budgeting classes, matched savings account, training, and other support.
- Resident Services include support and case management for tenants in the St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing. Programs in Lane County include educational classes for adults and resources for children.
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families is for ex military members that are at risk of homelessness, behind on their rent, or those that are currently homeless.
- The Second Chance Renter Rehabilitation can help house Lane County residents with poor rental and/or credit history.
Emergency assistance is available at the Social Service Office in Lane County. Programs can help the unemployed, sick, and low income. Examples of resources available include the following.
- Utility bill assistance if you have a shut off notice. Propane vouchers for heating may be distributed by St. Vincent.
- Boxes of food and groceries.
- Rental assistance.
- Prescription medications for life threatening conditions.
- Other goods such as bus tokens, clothing, household goods, appliances, beds and furniture.
- St. Vincent de Paul Retail Thrift Stores sell clothing, school goods, and more to people of all incomes and backgrounds.
Many churches are part of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. They may have fund raisers, provide volunteers, and other support. The churches and parishes include the following.
Eugene Christian Fellowship
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. Alice Catholic Church
St. Benedict Lodge
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Helen Catholic Church
St. Henry Catholic Church
St. Jude Catholic Church
St. Mark Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Albany
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Corvallis
St. Mary Catholic Church - Eugene\
St. Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes
St. Michael Catholic Church
St. Paul Catholic Church
St. Peter Catholic Church
St. Thomas More / Newman Center; First Baptist of Eugene
Staff and volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul also focus on offering Self-Sufficiency Services. Studies show that individuals that have decent wages and steady employment will move out of poverty. St. Vincent De Paul helps people achieve these goals by helping them overcome multiple barriers to employment.
Learn about local Job Search Centers, which offer free tips and classes for interview tips, resume development, computer navigation, and more financial guidance. These centers often have databases of job openings in the community.
Supported Work Experience (SWEX) is administered by the Oregon Department Of Health and Human Services. The state partners with churches and St. Vincent de Paul worksites to give people on TANF jobs and experience.
Veterans in Progress offers employment and/or training to homeless veterans. Clients will access case management, situational assessment, paid work experience, job search assistance and placement, certifications and individual career planning.
Vocational Rehabilitation is coordinated by Society of St. Vincent with local employers in Lane and Marion County. It provides individuals skills assessment, training, placement, follow-up and more.
The main center is located at 2890 Chad Drive in Eugene, Oregon 97408. Call (541) 687-5820.