HELPING the at-risk and HOMELESS YOUTH of Lane County, ages 16-24, CREATE & SUSTAIN HEALTHY LIVES AWAY FROM THE STREETS
At Hosea Youth Services Project (HYS), we understand that our vision to keep at-risk and 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.
HYS 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 youth 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 HYS 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 and Housing Programs. This year the, American Family Dream Foundation has provided a grant of $10,000 and the, Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund has provided a grant of $5,000 for our Independent Living Housing Program for young women. We could not be more grateful for all of our grantors support!
As always a special thanks goes to Imagination International Inc. (iii) for the opportunities they have provided to our youth to gain valuable job experience in a professional and friendly work environment since 2015. Not only has iii provided vocational opportunities but they have also provided the seed money to launch our very first, Imagination House, for at-risk and homeless young women ages 18-24 Fall 2019!
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 HYS. 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 Resource Center. Local Rotary Groups have provided funding for an entirely new laundry facility, where we are able to almost triple the amount of youth who are able to use our washer and dryers on a nightly basis. The Junior League of Eugene is a huge part of what we do at the Resource Center they faithfully serve as a monthly meal group, help support special events, go above and beyond to help supply needed resources at the center, and help volunteer their time and resources to make our HYS Annual Benefit Dinner a success!
We would like to give a special thanks to all of our Meal Groups for serving three meals, or more, a week providing over $23,000 of in-kind donations to HYS.
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
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