Homeless Teen Shelter Takes Shape In Eugene

Jul 20, 2016

Being a teenager is tough enough without having to worry about having a roof over your head. 

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But plenty of teens have that worry; enough in the Eugene area to prompt the creation of a shelter for homeless high school students. 

The Saint Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County bought a vacant church in South Eugene with the intention of housing more than a dozen homeless students. 

If all goes as planned, it could open in the fall of 2017. 

Saint Vincent Executive Director Terry McDonald visits with details of the plans, and what it will take to realize them.