With Christmas day quickly approaching, one Eugene-based family shelter is seeing an increase in need and a spike in community support.
First Place Family Center normally serves between 200 and 250 families each month. But this time of year, with tight budgets, the center can see an additional 100 families seeking help.
Becky Beck is the Program Coordinator of night shelter for First Place Family Center. She says their gift room is being visited by homeless and housed families alike.