Youth Shelter  

For youth ages 10-17, we provide emergency shelter for up to 72 hours —or up to 120 days with parental or guardian consent. The shelters are open and staffed by trained Life Coaches and a Case Management team 365 days a year, 24/7 – walk-ins and calls are accepted at all hours.

For youth
ages 10-17

Emergency Shelter
72 hours up to 1-year

365 days a year
24/7

Services are available to all eligible youth regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Walk-ins, drop-offs, and referrals are all assessed and screened to identify needs, eligibility and appropriateness. All youth entering the shelter will be cleared by local Law Enforcement.

“I never thought family mattered before, now I know it is everything.” ~ Jess

MAIN YOUTH SHELTER SERVICES

  • Life Skills Training/Job Search
  • Recreational Therapy/Activities

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Mediation
  • Harm Reduction/Protective Factors
  • Victim Education
  • Clothing, hygiene products, school supplies
  • Tutoring/Computer Lab
  • 24-hour access and helpline (541-646-7385)
  • Information and referrals to other service agencies (housing, treatment, counseling, etc)

“I am very impressed with this program. It gave my son a place to go and think about his life, and talk with “neutral people” about things instead of only hearing his parents’ point of view. He was able to be around other who could relate with him in some ways to how he was feeling. He learned how to be more empathetic to others and what they’re struggling with.”

INTAKE PROCESS

The intake process consists of:

Completing an Intake Packet/Assessing need
Law Enforcement Clearance
Reading through and signing consent forms
Learning about the shelter rules and expectations
A shelter tour and room assignment
Lice check
Inventory of personal items

Youth and/or parents can expect to spend an average of 1-2 hours completing the intake process with a Life Coach.

If parents are not available during the intake, they will be expected to meet with a Case Manager within 72 hours to sign consent forms.

“HWAM helped our family keep our focus as well as going forward with family goals – work, housing, daycare, school. The whole homeless experience could have been horrifying. This was, in many ways, uplifting. Thank you for the all-encompassing help that gave us the opportunity to keep our family together.”

The King Will Reply, ‘Truly I Tell You, Whatever You Did For One Of The Least Of These Brothers And Sisters Of Mine, You Did For Me.’ Matt 25:40