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.
From Couch to Home for Good
JSYSI’s emergency shelter program provides for their immediate needs and promotes family reunification. With a few minor exceptions our shelter can only house youth ages 10 to 17, as required by our license from the state. But there’s nothing magic about an 18th birthday. It does not make you automatically independent or self supporting, especially if you are still in high school.
In response to growing concerns for older youth in need of housing and longer-term, supportive assistance, We are delighted to announce that Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc. will be leasing an additional house to start a much-needed Transitional Living Program for older homeless youth transitioning into independent adulthood. This program will serve youth ages 18 to 20 who are working to complete their high school education or awaiting vocational, military, or college placements. Although one individual or organization can positively impact a life, it takes a village to provide ongoing support through a lifetime of struggles. See the wish list here