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.
“The first time I came to Jackson Street Youth Shelter my family was falling apart.”
“I was running away from an abusive home with drug use and violence. The staff at Jackson Street were the first people who really looked at me, and I believed that they really cared.”
Read Angel’s story here:
3% and 5% of students in Benton and Linn counties are counted as homeless.
We wish it weren’t true, but it happens every day: Some youth are kicked out and others run away to escape trouble at home. Unfortunately, running away dramatically increases the risk that these youth will suffer abuse – physical and/or sexual – by both “friends” and strangers. They are at a much greater risk of being drawn into the ugly world of sex trafficking.