Our Outreach Program makes connections, builds trust, reduces harm, and builds bridges to additional help and services. Street Outreach Teams offer basic needs like socks and snacks as a way to build trust.
What is it?
Our Outreach Program provides comprehensive services to any youth between the ages of 10-24. Outreach teams are made up of staff and volunteers who spend time during the week actively seeking out those in need. We span a 3 county region (Linn, Benton, Lincoln) which covers nearly 4,000 square miles and a population of over 250,000. We have set up Pop-Up Drop-In sites in 37 locations. These sites are portable, which enables us to meet youth where they’re at, rather than requiring them to come find us. All services offered through outreach are evidence-based and staff are trained in trauma-informed care and other practices.
Youth, ages 10-24, who express a need for assistance.
What do youth get while in services?
Physical needs (clothing, food, hygiene kits, etc.)
Case management (more details under “Outreach Case Management”)
Independent living skills training
Mental health crisis counseling
Referrals for community-based services (therapy, family mediation, substance abuse treatment, employment training…)
How do youth access/how do partners refer?
Youth can find us at our Pop-Up Drop-In sites throughout our service area or at stationary outreach sites (The Vault/Youth Service Center [YSC])
YSC can be contacted at 541-220-2955