SVDP Launches Fundraising Campaign for SVDP Youth House

from St. Vincent de Paul Society News At a March 9 fundraising launch at the former Cascade Presbyterian Church in south Eugene, speakers ranging from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis and Lane County Board Chairman Pat Farr to philanthropist/activist Tom Bowerman and St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Terry McDonald exhorted a standing-room-only crowd to give generously…

What are South Eugene Neighbors Talking about on NextDoor.com?

Southeast Neighbors are using NextDoor.com to: Quickly get the word out about a break-in Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group Track down a trustworthy babysitter Sell furntiture and knick knacks Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog Find a new home for an outgrown bike Finally call that nice man down the…

Eugene’s Rest Stop Program

Rest stops, also known as “Safe Spots,” are managed, gated communities of up to 20 people in tents, tiny homes, or Conestoga huts. Program sites are individually approved by City Council and managed by on-site social service providers. Residents are carefully vetted and must follow rules to stay in the program. The Eugene City Council has expressed support for providing a rest…

Point in Time Count Volunteers Wanted

The continued winter weather has highlighted the urgency of securing safe, warm shelter for people in our community without any. Our ability to fund housing programs depends on accurate data. Once a year, we participate in a county-wide Point in Time (PIT) Count to learn how many individuals are without shelter. Our success depends on non profit and governmental partners as well as community…