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
Keeping youth safe is sometimes about prevention.
Jackson Street Youth Shelter Inc. not only works to reduce harm to youth, we aspire to prevent it in the first place.
Oscar, 17, and his mom were couch surfing, staying either with her current boyfriend or with her parents, who needed care. They were unhappy stressed, and arguing a lot… It was only a matter of time until he was either kicked out or chose to leave and live on the street. This stressed-out little family needed a break — and some help.
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RHY Talk June 11th
Between 3 and 5% of students in Linn and Benton counties are homeless. A student is identified as homeless when they live in emergency shelter or share housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship and/or stay at motels or live in cars, parks, public places, tents, trailers, or other similar settings.