This program is intended for young homeless adults ages 18-25. It has integrated Case Management, and “built- in” Peer Support. This program works through our partnerships with the following providers: Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Samaritan Hospital, OSU, Benton County Probation and Parole, and the (OYA) Oregon Youth Authority, CSC, Old Mill, and Willamette Neighborhood Housing. All of the young adults in this program are encouraged to stay in housing for 12-18 months.
Weekly youth meetings are carried out to promote solidarity, goals, and promote healthy outlets in the community. Along with Peer Support and Case Management, this program is primarily focused on: Vocational/Educational training through our weekly Transitional Classes.
The main goal of this program is to help the young adult homeless population develop safe points in the community, build positive relationships, and increase training opportunities for employment and school.
Young homeless adults in this program are strongly encouraged to develop positive mentor relationships with other positive adults in dorm. They will be expected to be alcohol and drug free. Many of these youth have bounced from one place to another (never establishing permanency). We want these young adults in this program to feel like this is a safe place. Ultimately, this is a place that we want them to feel acceptance and at home.