St. Vinnie's homeless camp expands, moves to new location

An expanded program is giving homeless people a warm place to sleep.

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 8:57 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- More homeless people than last winter will have a warm place to sleep thanks to an expanded camping program.

St. Vincent de Paul's Dusk to Dawn Program moved its location and added 20 more beds.

Up to 80 people, a night can stay in the tents which are on Highway 99 near the St Vincent de Paul Service Station.

"It's something where you don't have to worry, you can get up every day and go about your day doing what you have to do and not worry about where you're going to be at night cause you've got a place where technically your name is on it," said Belinda Gillispie, homeless camper.

The campers were selected through a lottery system. The tents have heaters and mattresses. There are also storage units for people who stay there.

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