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.
There are many reasons teenagers find their way to Harry’s Mother, our Runaway Youth Service. They may be having trouble at home and school, or their family may be experiencing homelessness. They may have been brought in by the police for theft, drug possession or breaking curfew. In all cases, there is one thing they have in common: they all get support and linkages to services that best fit their situations. The goal of Harry’s Mother is to keep families together whenever possible. According to the Runaway Services Program Director, Mel Jett, "Parents are struggling too."
To welcome Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers back to Moda Center and support the team's playoff run, Adidas raised two inspirational billboards in the Rose City.
This spring Dame and Adidas will also support those living the #NeverDoubt mantra by donating a portion of the proceeds of Damian's playoff shoes, the "D Lillard 2 Stay Ready," to Janus Youth Programs.
When many of us think of a dream job, it is usually something glamorous, like rock star, bestselling author, or video game designer. Not Neal Sand. His dream job is the one he has, Yellow Brick Road Supervisor. In this job, Neal gets to do what he loves: building relationships with at-risk youth and instilling hope in their lives.