Homeless and runaway teens. Youth in crisis. Jackson Street Youth Shelter in Corvallis, Oregon, gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life. Founded to fill a gap in local support services for housing homeless youth, we serve Linn and Benton Counties and rely on donations and partnerships from throughout the Corvallis and Albany areas.
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“My home environment was abusive physically and emotionally. It got to the point that I was called worthless every day, and I began to believe it. I started to become suicidal…The shelter has helped me so much it is amazing.”
“Jackson Street has helped me realize that I am important and that I am a person…“In the end, I believe that without Jackson Street I would be living on the streets or not here today. I’m so happy they helped me move forward with my life and join a program as helpful and inspiring as Job Corps.”
Jackson Street will be opening a second overnight shelter in Albany this winter! We will be able to offer shelter – and all of our other services – to Linn County youth in their own community. Watch our website for project updates.