drop-in center

Drop-In Center

We’re Hiring!

Drop-In Staff Associate (II)

Through our Drop-In Center, Vocational Placement, and Housing programs we provide opportunities and steps for youth to begin to transition off the streets and back into the community. We are looking to hire an individual as our Drop-In Staff Associate (II) to assist in all daily operations throughout our Drop-In Center.

We are asking our Drop-In Staff Associate (II) to oversee the daily runnings of the Drop-In Center Program. Assist in communication to the community and Hosea personnel by actively informing volunteers of the mission of Hosea, making sure that volunteers are trained, given direction, and youth are having needs met. At times they will assist in giving oversight to youth and assisting Drop-In Staff Associate (I) in maintaining protocols. This position will work closely with our Vocational Placement Director and Human Resources to maintain the structure of the Drop-In Center.

We are asking that applicants who are serious about obtaining employment with HYS as the Drop-In Staff Associate (II) be willing to fundraise their salary with Hosea support and guidance. Applicant should have previous training or experience in working with homeless or at-risk youth. For a full breakdown of required skills and job description please contact our Human Resources Director, J.J. Halemeier.

If you are thinking about pursuing a career in ministry or street-related human service work, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact J.J. Halemeier, jj.halemeier.hys@gmail.com, for more information and to apply.

About the Drop-In Center

Summer Hours: Open Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30pm – 6:30pm for youth involved with the Vocational Placement Program, and Thursdays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm to all youth.

Our Drop-In Center provides hospitality and first response to young people who are being impacted by the streets. Volunteers and Hosea staff make every effort to know our young people’s names, stories and needs so that we can help them feel welcome, at home, safe and supported. The young people who walk through our doors have access to:

  • A welcoming environment
  • Relationships
  • Family-style dinners
  • Laundry
  • A computer lab
  • Showers
  • A Phone
  • Recreation
  • Clothing
  • Living room with games
  • Opportunities to learn and grow in their personal relationship with God

Between the hours of 3:00 – 5:00pm via appointment, youth have access to:

  • Volunteering
  • Referrals to education and medical resources
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Computers with printing capabilities
  • Assistance with resume building, job searching and filling out job applications
  • Searching for housing and filling out housing applications
  • Tutoring
  • OHP Applications
  • College enrollment
  • And more!

Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00pm we have Mentor Supported Life Skills Classes that include:

  • Education preparation and support
  • Cooking classes
  • Job readiness and support
  • Budgeting
  • Bike repair
  • Basic Automotive repair and maintenance
  • Outdoor survival

See how you can help our Drop-In Center.

Life Discovery Program

The Hosea Life Discovery Program is meant to give our young people holistic opportunities and support (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). Our desire is to meet our young people where they are at and give them opportunities to be kids and experience new things, while at the same time giving them the necessary skills to create healthy and sustainable lives away from the streets and grow in their ability to engage the community around them and give back. Youth participating in the Life Discovery Program are held to different standards than youth simply accessing resources. There is a higher level of accountability, expectations, responsibilities, engagement, and commitment.

The Life Discovery Program offers youth:

  • Relationships with caring adults to mentor them and invest in their lives
  • Educational support
  • Job support
  • Housing support
  • Opportunities to:
  • Redefine what family and friendships look like with peers in their lives
  • Experience life away from the streets, like camping and river rafting
  • Give back to the community and other young people struggling with life on the streets and in at-risk situations

Hosea is concerned with moving these kids off the streets and not merely providing services that keep them safe and healthy while living on the street. Kids that walk through our doors find that Hosea places emphasis on personal relationships and spiritual well-being.

Equal Opportunity Provider

We are often asked if we are a Christian organization.

Hosea is a faith-based public charity. We do not withhold services based upon race, belief, political views, ethnic background, sexual preference or gender.

Hosea is an equal opportunity provider.

We seek to meet people where they are, and extend them every courtesy.

We do believe there is a spiritual component to humanity and we are free to respond to spiritual matters when interest has been expressed by a guest. We provide voluntary opportunities for meetings to consider faith issues.

“I was brought to Hosea by a group of friends one day. They said free food and I was in no position to say no. It was rainy, cold and I was fiercely hungry. Hosea has done so much more than just feed me. They love me! They actually care. I went from having nothing to have a home— they are supportive, truly kind and loving people. They put a smile on their faces even when they’ve had a hard day and maybe don’t want to. They have always gone that extra mile just to make sure we are happy. They genuinely want the best for us, no matter what wrong/harm we’ve done. It makes me smile just thinking about them. It makes my heart smile to know there are still caring humans out there!! If it weren’t for them, I’d be in the same spot I was 6 months ago. Now I go to school, have confidence and am living with a friend temporarily.” – Makayla

Hosea's Drop-In Center

Drop-In Center
834 Monroe St.
Eugene, OR 97402

Hosea Youth Services

Mailing Address:
Hosea Youth Services
PO Box 5531
Eugene, OR 97405

Drop-In Physical Address:
(Inside the church on 8th & Monroe)
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402

Most Urgent Needs

- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Toiletries
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies


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