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Dec 03, 2014

Downtown Clean & Safe District Donates $30,000 to Yellow Brick Road

The Downtown Clean & Safe board of directors has provided $30,000 to Yellow Brick Road, our homeless youth street outreach program, for critical cold weather supplies and our professional outreach workers who walk the streets of downtown Portland every night bringing information, referrals and crisis intervention directly to youth experiencing homelessness.

Clean & Safe Board members learned about a lapse in the program’s federal funding at a Portland City Council work session and that same day, the idea to provide one-time funding to bridge the gap was proposed and unanimously approved.

“Janus has been highly effective in offering critical first steps for kids to get back on track,” said Ty Barker, general manager of Unico Properties and chair of the Downtown Clean & Safe board of directors. “This past summer, the Janus staff developed a strong partnership with the Portland Police Bureau walking beat officers, enhancing our ability to work with these youth, develop trust and ultimately get them off the streets and into safer environments.”

Downtown’s Clean & Safe District was created more than 20 years ago to support additional cleaning and security in the central ...

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Dec 01, 2014
Visit the Sharing Tree at Washington Square Through December 24

Many youth will call Janus “home” this holiday season. Help us make sure they each have a gift to open on Christmas morning.

Nov 24, 2014
Look For Village Gardens in the Willamette Week Give!Guide

Our Village Gardens program is excited to be featured in the Willamette Week’s 2014 Give!Guide now through December 31st.

Nov 20, 2014
City Commissioner Nick Fish Honored with David G. Fitzpatrick Spirit Award at Janus Annual Dinner

The 42nd Annual Dinner was held November 12, 2014, to celebrate Janus Youth Programs staff and community awards.

Nov 07, 2014
Community Dedicates New Village Gardens Outdoor Training Space

Village Gardens celebrates a $15,000 donation from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and dedicates a new outdoor kitchen and training space. 


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