Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The Girls Youth House serves teens experiencing homelessness who identify as female, age 16 to 18, by offering secure housing and social services that help youth graduate and enhance their chances of becoming successful and healthy young adults. SVdP has operated the Girls Youth House since 2018 to improve long-term outcomes for teens in Lane County experiencing homelessness.
Services at the Youth House
The program seeks to ensure teens are equipped to succeed academically, have an identified post-secondary career or educational path, and reach financial and housing independence as young adults. The Girls Youth House develops healthy community and social ties through personalized support. Services include:
- Up to two years of transitional housing in 13 individual studio apartments
- Wrap around case management to support residents to identify goals toward long-term success upon graduation around physical, mental, and emotional health
- Connection to community resources and engagement
- Academic support and other identified goals
To access Girls Youth House services, please contact Youth and Family Services Program Manager Hope Birrell at (541) 505-0915.
Please Note: The facility is typically at capacity and has a waitlist.
Support the Youth House
Community members can support youth experiencing homelessness by making a financial donation to the Youth House Program or donate items on our Wish List.