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Jun 14, 2018

​Board of Directors Spotlight—Chad Paulson

Chad Paulson, General Counsel at Blount International and has been a member of the Janus Board of Directors since 2005, serving as Board President from 2011-2012. He has two children and when not running after his three-year old, enjoys playing golf.

What inspired you to remain on the Board for so long?

Janus has continued its work for youth in the community and I am happy to be able to play a role in helping that effort. Over the years, I have watched Janus expand its mission and continue to do good things. When I first joined, the agency focused on rehabilitating youth and getting them back into the community. During the last seven years, Janus developed new, innovative programs that help youth in ways that can change the course of their lives. For example, Insights Teen Parent Services giving teens the resources to become better parents or Village Gardens that empowers low-income neighborhoods through community food projects.

What inspires you to invest in your community?

My parents, who were Peace Corps volunteers in Ghana, spent their lives serving others. They adopted and raised me in Bend where I had so many opportunities and advantages. Because of their influence and my upbringing, I understand the importance of giving back to my community.

What motivates you to be a board member?

I am on three other Boards—Oregon Business and Industry, Oregon Health and Science and Partners in Diversity. Giving back to my community and state is very important. Serving as a Board member provides a way for me to support good causes that I believe in, particularly for a population that needs more than most but gets less.

What do you hope to accomplish by serving as a Janus board member?

Board members are the supporting mechanisms for the agency. I want to do what I can to help Janus further its mission for all of its programs and get kids off the street. But staff do the real work—through their commitment and care, they give youth opportunities to change their lives.

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Jan 15, 2019
An Easy Way to Give

You can donate to us every time you use shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon. If you link your Fred Meyer Rewards card or Amazon account on Amazon Smile to Janus Youth, we will get a percentage of the price of eligible purchases. It is that simple! Click these links to enroll in Fred Meyer and AmazonSmile community rewards programs and start giving to Janus Youth Programs!

Dec 12, 2018
Visit The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall & Look for Janus Youth With the Red Dot on Gift Tag

The Sharing Tree at Washington Square Mall is a great way to make sure each of our youth has a gift to open on Christmas morning. Just pick an ornament from the tree located in the Nordstrom wing, near Williams-Sonoma and purchase the item listed on the tag. These gifts are distributed to Janus and eight other charities throughout the Portland metro area. Each year, more than 4,500 gifts are given to those in need through the Washington Square Sharing Tree. 

Nov 28, 2018
Ending Youth Homelessness

Every night, our downtown Portland shelters are home to youth ages 16-24 who have no other place to go. Youth often line up outside the door at 8:30 pm, hoping to get a bed and a meal for the night. Not everyone gets in. With a limit of 60 beds, the shelter can only accommodate 60 youth each night. During the winter months, there are an additional 10 beds. This year alone, the shelters housed and fed over 500 youth. While our shelters are running at full capacity and our street outreach workers are out every night providing warm clothing and crisis-intervention services, there are some positive shifts affecting the numbers and demographics of homeless youth in Multnomah County.

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