HELPING HOMELESS YOUTH CREATE & SUSTAIN HEALTHY LIVES AWAY FROM THE STREETS
At Hosea Youth Services, we understand that our vision to keep homeless youth off the streets is lofty and may seem to be an unattainable goal, but it always keeps us pursuing more. The way we currently look to achieve our vision is through our mission of serving Lane County homeless and at-risk youth by helping them create and sustain healthy lives away from the streets.
Hosea Youth Services was born on the streets of Eugene in 1995 in response to the growing number of homeless and hungry youth. These youth were hungry for more than bread. Often not having the support of a healthy family, these kids turn to one another for “family”.
While there are success stories around jobs, housing, medical care and education, we like to think of every meal served and every night of hospitality as a success.
All that Hosea does is possible because of the generosity and time of donors and volunteers who actively contribute. In recent years, the McKay Family Foundation has provided several grants in support of our Drop-In Center. This year, American Family Insurance has provided a grant of $5,000 for our Life Discovery Program. A special thanks goes to Imagination International Inc. for the opportunities they have provided to our youth to gain valuable job experience in a professional and friendly work environment. Special thanks also to Food For Lane County for providing many of the goods we need to serve three meals, or more, a week.
We are grateful for a community that goes above and beyond in supporting the youth we serve. The Northwood Christian Church has been a consistent and faithful supporter of Hosea. In addition to their ongoing support and regular volunteers, they have provided funding for our Life Discovery Program, Housing Opportunities and a new (and much-needed) water heater for our Drop-In Center.
How You Can Help
Since 1997, Hosea Youth Services has Provided:
Items of Clothing
Nights of Safe Shelter
Kids Reached Out to & Served
Opportunities for Ministry
Hours of Volunteer Service
A Special Thank You from Hosea Youth:
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(Inside the church on 8th & Monroe)
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Hosea Youth Services Project is a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, EIN #93-6097252.
All donations are tax-deductible in full or part.
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies