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Jackson Street in the News
Albany Youth Shelter Expansion Underway, October 2021
This expansion is happening just in time. With the isolation youth and families have experienced for the past year and a half during the pandemic, we’ve already seen an increase in family conflict, sometimes resulting in abuse and neglect,” Jackson Street Executive Director Ann Craig said. “We anticipate a significant increase in the need for our services and feel it’s important to have the expansion completed in early 2022.”
Changes in Corvallis’ Homeless Services Revealed at CitySpeak, November 2020
Under pandemic conditions, Craig said youth are at even higher risk for isolation, abuse, neglect and depression. While a few things have gone virtual such as mentoring, Jackson Street is keeping its doors open and carrying on outreach in the streets.”
Community Services Consortium provides grants to local outreach organizations
The Democratic Herald, September 2020
Like so many other outreach programs, Jackson Street Youth Services has had to acclimate to the circumstances created by the pandemic and take extra precautions to keep youth safe. The funding will go a long way toward assisting with that process and will also allow the organization to increase its outreach while the majority of kids are out of school for the foreseeable future.”
Jackson Street offers expanded late teen homeless program
Corvallis Gazette Times, August 2020.
Oftentimes youth moving into this program may feel that they are just surviving and it’s hard enough to transition into adulthood even in the best of times and with the best supports,” said Kevin Grant, Jackson Street’s Next Steps manager. “So for those who have been homeless or are facing homelessness, it makes it more difficult. As they progress through the program and have the opportunity to advance their education, get a job, and start saving money, they can now think about their future. They often leave with thousands in savings for a deposit, first month’s rent, and items they need. Now they can really thrive.”