Our Services

Hearts With A Mission offers flexible, accessible, and integrated services for runaway and homeless youth and their families. Hearts With A Mission services offers a youth shelter (10-17), a Transitional Living Program (18-21), a Safe Families for Children Program (0-24, and an Independent Living Program (16-21).

Emergency Youth Shelter

517 Edwards Street, Medford, OR 97501
24-Hour Help Hotline: (541) 646-7385

Hearts With A Mission serves homeless and at-risk youth, ages 10-17, by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring, and transition planning with a faith-based approach.

Main Services:

  • 24/7 Youth Shelter (ages 10-17)
  • Individual case management
  • Youth, family, and group counseling
  • Educational and employment support
  • Aftercare services(up to 6 mos. after exiting)
  • Mentoring and guidance
  • Life skills and recreation
  • Nutrition and meals
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family mediation
  • Clothing, hygiene products and school supplies
  • Tutoring and computer lab
  • Information and referrals to other service agencies
  • Drop-in services
  • Parent education and support

Transitional Living Program

Jackson County
521 Edwards Street, Medford, OR
(541) 646-7385

Josephine County
1504 NE 9th St. Grants Pass, OR
(541) 956-4190

The mission of the HWAM Transitional Living Program (TLP) is to create a trauma-informed, culturally aware and safe environment for our Transitional Aged Young Adults to utilize their individual strengths to end the cycle of poverty
and become pillars of the community.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Young adults ages 18-21 years who are voluntarily requesting service
  • Young adults determined to be runaway, homeless, or at-risk
  • Young adults who are preparing to transition out of ODHS custody
  • Young adults residing in Jackson or Josephine counties
  • Young adults with basic life skills, mental health stability, and do not require constant supervision

Benefits of TLP

  • Safe stable housing while working toward independence
  • Personal support from dedicated and caring staff
  • Job readiness and attainment
  • Improved relationships with family and friends

Safe Families for Children

In Jackson, Josephine, Klamath & Lincoln counties
(541) 646-7385

Safe Families for Children is a volunteer-driven,professionally supported framework createdto keep children safe and families together.

Our goal is to connect struggling families in crisis situations with healthy community members to pull them out of isolation while they stabilize (finding housing, employment, accessing treatment, and achieving personal goals).

How Does SFFC Work?

  • Safe Families is volunteer driven which makes it a free support to parents
  • Volunteers go through extensive background checks and training
  • Parents maintain full custody and can stop services at any time
  • Hostings vary from a few hours to several months
  • Regular visits and contacts are maintained throughout hosting
  • Safe Families goal is to provide the family with a community and resources so that our services are no longer necessary

Independent Living Program

Jackson County
(541) 646-7385

Josephine County
(541) 956-4190

ILP’s approach is to build relationships with youth while teaching essential life skills that prepare them to live on their own, with their own community supports. Hearts With A Missioncurrently serves up to 60 youth in Josephine and Jackson county through funding by the OregonDepartment of Human Services.

Hearts With A Mission’s Independent Living Program (ILP) assists youth age
16 and over who are, or were in foster care to take the next steps in their lives
to become independent adults.

1. Life Skills Training

  • Financial planning
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Mental health care
  • Legal issues
  • Shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal appearance
  • Recreation and transportation
  • Cooking, etc.

2. Educational & Vocational Skills

3. Peer Support

4. Employment Coaching

“I am grateful how much help and how much like family I felt at this place along with my brother and I cannot say thank you enough to everyone there who had an impact on my life, so a million and one thank you’s to Hearts and all the amazing people I met and had the pleasure of meeting there.“

Eric