- Economic Development creates sustainable businesses based on recycling, resulting in decreased
waste, affordable products that are improved and prepared for reuse, and the creation of jobs with
benefits. Programs include: recycling of appliances, wood, books, metal, computer, glass
(auroraglass.com), textile recycling and international recycling partnerships.
programs include transitional two-year rentals with case management through affordable rentals and
home ownership, as well as supportive housing for special populations such as homeless
- Retail Thrift Stores serve as a model of efficiency throughout the nation,
creating avenues for social justice, jobs/training and serving the needs of the community and
providing revenue for charitable outreach Emergency Services provide food boxes, prescription
medication vouchers, assistance with rent/utilities, transportation, referrals, clothing, and
shelter for homeless and at-risk adults and families.
- Vocational Services programs help
people identify and overcome multiple barriers to employment. Core services include job
assessment, evaluation, training, development, placement, and follow-up. Services may also include
instruction in skills such as budgeting, time management, and finding
- Investments by individuals, as well as institutions such as Calvert Foundation,
provide the lending capital to SVDP, Lane County.