SVDP/HYS Youth House
We are thrilled to announce a new housing opportunity for homeless or at-risk youth ages 16-18 in Lane County who are looking to improve their current circumstances and develop their independence-based skills. Through education, community building, mentorship, and resume building opportunities, residents in the home will learn how to successfully transition out of homelessness and into sustainable and independent adulthood. Our ultimate goal is to equip residents with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to maintain a life away from the streets, once they’ve transition out of the house.
This housing project is an incredible joint effort between Hosea Youth Services, St. Vincent de Paul and school liaisons. The Youth House grand opening was January 2018 and youth officially moved in May 2018. The primary goal of the home is to provide homeless and at-risk students ages 16 to 18 with the secure housing, casework, mentoring and other resources they need to stay in high school until graduation. HYS provides a Residential Program Manager, a live in Assistant Residential Program Manager, and a House Support Staff. We partner with Direction Service Inc. to provide a Wraparound program for each individual youth to help ensure their success while in the home.
By the time youth leave the home, they will have had the opportunity to graduate high school or further their education, gain valuable work experience through internships or work placements, develop a network of community support via HYS’s mentorship program, and develop important skills for successful independence as an adult.
How You Can Help
It will take approximately $200,000 a year to run the SVDP/HYS Youth House. Get involved by donating to this project. HYS Project is a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, EIN #93-6097252. All donations are tax-deductible in full or part.
Housing without mentorship eliminates any room for improvement. That is why mentorship is a vital piece of this housing program. Click the button below to become a mentor, and select “Housing Mentor” from the list of interests.
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies