John, a 13-year-old, was standing alone by the front door of a Newberg middle school when he was approached by a school counselor. He told her that he didn’t know how to get “home”. He, his brother and his Mom were temporarily staying with someone from his mom’s work but he wasn’t sure where that was…
The counselor called Youth Outreach. A staff person picked John up and helped him find his interim home. After that John and his brother were encouraged to come to the Youth Center after school on days when his Mom was working. Today, John is active in many Youth Outreach programs and his family has received housing assistance, food and clothing.
Youth Outreach successfully addresses the needs of at-risk youth, ages 10-21, in Yamhill County by creating partnerships with public and private agencies, community groups and individuals, and youth themselves to fund and implement creative, supportive, cost effective programs. These programs are grounded in positive youth development and include services such as: case management, support/skills groups (both youth and family), school liaison services, youth leadership development opportunities, quality afterschool programs, street youth outreach, homework club and study hall, emergency youth shelter called “SafeShelter” and an evening “Drop-In” Center – designed to get at-risk youth “off the streets”.
Our main office is located in Newberg at 719 E. First Street and our operating hours are 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Friday year round. Our office number is 503.538.8023 and our YouthHelpLine is 1.866.538.8023. All of our services are free.