Our St. Vincent de Paul Aurora Thrift Store, located at 13555 Aurora Ave N in Seattle, recently underwent a renovation and a remodel. Our staff is working to make the store a clean, friendly environment, so that when you come in to shop, you find what you are looking for and want to come back to see us again. We also expanded our space and built a community social service center, which includes case management offices and a Neighborcare Health clinic.
Aurora Grand Re-Opening
Please join us on Friday, August 14th, at 9 a.m. for the Grand Re-Opening of our St. Vincent de Paul Aurora Thrift Store. Almost everything in the store will be 50% off (excluding beds, frames, and purple tags).
About the St. Vincent de Paul and Neighborcare Partnership
According to Ned Delmore, Executive Director of SVdP, “having a medical clinic connected to a thrift store is an innovative model. Our work with Neighborcare Health has produced a community service center that will assist people with vital health and social service needs at one convenient location.”
The SVdP thrift store, a 12,000 square foot facility, underwent extensive remodeling work over the course of the past 18 months. During the remodeling work, the 2,000 square foot Neighborcare Health primary care clinic and SVdP case management offices, training and conference rooms were built and connected to the thrift store.
Now patients can easily walk out of the clinic to the thrift store while shoppers can also access the clinic through an easy access door that connects the two at the front of the building.
“We’re thrilled to partner with community partners like St. Vincent de Paul,” says Mark Secord, Executive Director of Neighborcare Health. “A community health center presence in a thrift store is our equivalent of clinics that have recently appeared in retail stores. Given our overlap in those we serve, it makes perfect sense.”
Neighborcare Health is Seattle’s largest provider of primary medical and dental care focused on low-income and uninsured families and individuals. Neighborcare Health serves more than 55,000 patients annually at its 26 non-profit medical, dental and school-based clinics, including Neighborcare Health at St. Vincent de Paul –Aurora which has been seeing patients since earlier this year.
SVdP offers walk-in case management services on Fridays on the second floor of the primary clinic side of the facility. Case managers help people in the community get access to employment, housing, language, and education resources on an as needed basis. Hours for this service at Aurora are Fridays from 11 a. m to 3 p. m.
St. Vincent de Paul has seven of its 56 local neighborhood conferences within a few miles of the Aurora primary clinic, community social service center and thrift store. SVdP says its partnership with Neighborcare Health is part of a long-range plan to move services into its five thrift stores.
“This is the most revolutionary time in community health since the days when many clinics were founded in the late 1960’s,” adds Mark Secord. “With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act we have new opportunities to serve yet more of our neighbors, including those who remain uninsured and those with coverage seeking primary care.”
The SVdP strategy is to build upon the trusting relationships the volunteers establish with poor people in home visits, and then extend those relationships at into more social support services integrated and offered in its network of five neighborhood-based store front locations.
Delmore says SVdP and Neighborcare staff knows each other well and both organizations have been doing outreach to residential and business neighbors in the Aurora community and the reception has been positive.
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Donation Center at Aurora
You can drop off your donations of clothing, household goods, and furniture at our location in Aurora at 13555 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. Donate:
Monday – Friday – 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
About St. Vincent de Paul
We are an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We have been in King County since 1920. Money donated to us stays here to help local families in need. We serve everyone. Period. We manage our money efficiently, with about 90 cents of every $1 donated going to programs to help people.
Our five thrift stores in in Seattle, Burien, Kenmore, Kent, and Renton sell donated clothing, housewares, furniture, books, and all kinds of miscellaneous items seven days a week. The sales proceeds from your purchases help support our program services, e.g. food, shelter, clothing, and utility assistance for our neighbors in need.