We meet kids where they are and our programs build upon each other, leading to the next step toward self-sufficiency. Street Outreach meets youth in places they hang out, offering drop in hours for showers, meals, and assistance over hurdles such as replacing a social security card or ID. Family mediation and conflict resolution within our Basic Center Program helps parents and youth work through difficult times, with the goal of promoting family stability. Emergency Shelter gives homeless and runaway kids time to make choices about their future within a safe and structured environment. Transitional Living at the LOFT offers a home while youth finish school, work, and develop a plan to transition into stable self-sufficiency.
Oregon Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees | The Administration for Children and Families
There are young people in jeopardy in our community. Those with strained family relationships, at risk of running away. Homeless kids struggle to meet the immediate needs of safety, food, and shelter. Kids living on the street are at risk of hazards like exposure to substance abuse and violence, criminal activity, and sexual exploitation. These kids are often unable to finish their education and so unable to find employment.
Giving a homeless child some food, warm clothes and a place to sleep is our civil duty | Opinion
The U. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Point-in-Time Count found there was 1, unaccompanied homeless youth which of 1, were unsheltered living in Oregon, some as young as 12 years old. Unaccompanied meaning these youth are without a parent or guardian. But there are several reasons a youth becomes homeless.
If you and your family are experiencing homelessness, call info toll free by dialing and learn about available services including emergency and transitional housing as well as support services to assist with permanent housing. If you are homeless, under the age of 25 and looking for shelter, safety off the streets, or other crisis services, please contact the Access Center at on a hour basis. Please visit the Homeless Youth Services website for more information. The Homeless Youth Continuum consists of services and supports geared toward helping youth lead safe and healthy lives and become productive members of the community.