Annual Letter 2022

Annual Letter 2022

Hello Friends of Hosea, When sharing about Hosea Youth Services, we are frequently asked about our “success rate.” While we certainly desire to see young people move forward in pursuit of a healthier and more purposeful life, keeping track of forward progress is very...

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Evaluate, Adjust and Make Plans

Evaluate, Adjust and Make Plans

As we look to wrap up another calendar year of service, it’s time to look back, evaluate, adjust and make plans. We certainly “feel” like we’re having some impact and making a difference in the lives of our young homeless community, but we also need to verify that...

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I need to quit smoking so much weed………….

I need to quit smoking so much weed………….

Rickie (assumed name) has been a regular guest for several months now. He’s mostly respectful and appreciative of our service, but he can be very aloof, detached and inattentive. Admittedly, he shows up very high most days. And when he’s high, it’s very hard to get...

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Support, Encouragement and Patience

Support, Encouragement and Patience

Katie (assumed name) has been a regular guest the past couple of years. She’s had and lost jobs, she’s been in and out of relationships, she’s stayed in our pallet shelters, she’s had and lost cats, and she’s been in the middle of drama. She’s always respectful to our...

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The Value of a Gift Card

The Value of a Gift Card

Tim (assumed name) showed up about a month ago. He’s very respectful, appreciative and a bit quiet. He asked for some help paying for a prescription, so we gave him a $25 Walmart gift card. He was very thankful and was able to use the balance to treat himself to a few...

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The Sound of Music!

The Sound of Music!

For the past several years, Ron Sticka has faithfully showed up on a weekly basis to share his love of music with our guests. And not only his love of music, but his desire to provide assistance to PTSD victims in healing through the power of music. Through the Kim...

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Abandonment and Lack of Care

Abandonment and Lack of Care

It’s not supposed to be this way...Abandonment and Lack of Care A couple of weeks ago, Amber (assumed name) showed up. She was quiet, respectful and very appreciative of our services. Since she kind of kept to herself, we didn’t know much of her story. Then one day...

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The Lure of Drugs and Drug Addiction

The Lure of Drugs and Drug Addiction

Last week Sarah (assumed name) excitedly shared with Starla that she’s now four months clean, feels excellent, and has a job interview soon. Several months ago, Sarah was caught up in her addiction, leading to many poor decisions and unhealthy behaviors, and very...

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound

A good friend of mine sometimes teases me, “Brad, have you started that Outward Bound Program yet? That’s something I’d be willing to help you with!” Of course, he’s referring to sending our young homeless guests out of the area, which is maybe a feeling many people...

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Conflict and Compassion

Conflict and Compassion

A couple of weeks ago, when the weather was hot, we had to solidify and begin to enforce a dress code policy. Of course, this led to conflict, resulting in some pretty targeted and nasty graffiti on our front patio area. And then yesterday, after several weeks of...

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Mailing Address:
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402

Resource Center Physical Address:
(Inside the church on 8th & Monroe)
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402

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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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