St. Vincent de Paul to open all-girls home
EUGENE, Ore. - St. Vincent de Paul's all-girl youth home is almost complete, and it will be a place where thirteen homeless teen girls can call home.
From an idea in 2016, transformed into empty rooms now, Paul Neville says it is ready for the girls to see their new home.
"Some of them are on the streets, some are couch surfing on friends houses and places they are better off not being in," said Neville, with St. Vincent de Paul.
Neville says it's a project that could have bigger impacts than just here in Eugene.
"The local and state officials , particularly the state level and the national level sees this as a potential model," said Neville. "They are watching it very closely."
It's not just four walls, sponsors like Food for Lane County will be giving classes to the girls on how to shop and cook healthy, teaching them skills they'll use beyond their time here.
"These are invisible kids, they don't have much," said Deville. "They don't have resources, they have advocates but not available in resources to help them."
Giving them the foundation they need to continue building together under one roof.
St. Vincent de Paul is currently working on a second homeless youth house for all boys with the help of CBT-Nuggests, who donated $2 million last November.