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Changing Lives. Building Futures.

We change the lives of 6,000 youth every year through our 40 programs in Oregon and Washington.

Youth who have runaway or are homeless. Youth who have been trafficked for sex. Teen parents and youth living in low-income neighborhoods.

When you provide youth opportunities to build successful futures, our entire community benefits. Help be part of their success.

Because of Janus,
youth will have a safe place to sleep tonight
Every year we provide more than
meals to homeless youth

Latest News & Events

Sep 28, 2016
Youth Helping Youth in New Columbia

The Urban Institute recently released research and a short video focusing on how youth from the New Columbia neighborhood in North Portland are taking the issue of teen food insecurity into their own hands. Watch this 4 minute video to find out their innovative approach.

Sep 01, 2016
2016 Herm Gilliam Golf Tournament for Kids

More than 100 golfers played in this year’s tournament at Riverside Golf & Country Club that benefits the 6000 youth Janus serves yearly.

The tournament honors the memory of Herm Gilliam, one of Portland’s great citizens, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers 1976-77 NBA Championship Team who served on Janus’ Board. A number of golfers present at the tournament who played with Herm in high school and the NBA remember him fondly.

Sep 01, 2016
Dinner in the Vines

This year’s Dinner in the Vines was our biggest crowd ever, with close to 200 people! It was a beautiful, relaxing evening, held in the scenic ArborBrook Vineyards on August 27th. Guests enjoyed a Spanish influenced, four-course dinner from Crown Paella, selected wine pourings from ArborBrook Vineyards and live jazz on a perfect summer evening. The event was made possible by our sponsors: Greg Bauer, Jazz Sponsor;: ArborBrook Vineyards Wine Sponsor; Table Sponsors: Melissa Bauer, Michael Buonocore, Harsch Investment, Home Forward, Nancy Hurley, Kaiser Permanente, Magnacorp, Shelly McFarland, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, RBC Wealth Management, Brian and Julie Rose, Barry Schrimsher and The Standard. Click here to see more pictures.

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