Youth House

Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Youth who experience homelessness are 87% more likely than housed teens to quit school. Teens who don’t finish high school are six times more likely to end up in prison and have three times the unemployment rate of those who graduate. Many homeless youth end up on the streets where they are vulnerable to violence, drugs, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.

To address this unique aspect of housing, St. Vincent de Paul partnered with Direction Service and Hosea Youth Services to open Lane County’s first Youth House for Girls in 2018. SVdP has since assumed full responsibility for the facility and homeless youth program and continues its efforts to develop a facility for boys in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Homeless Youth

Services at the Youth House

The Youth House serves unaccompanied teens experiencing homelessness in Lane County, age 16 to 18, who identify as female. Services include:

  • Up to two years transitional housing in 13 individual studio apartments
  • Housing, food, clothing, and healthcare to ensure residents’ most basic needs are met
  • Wrap-around casework to support residents with long-term planning and prepare them for independent living
  • Personalized support through mentorships, community volunteerism, and employment opportunities

To access Youth House services, please contact Youth and Family Services Director Michael Yoshioka at (541) 342-7728.

Please Note: The facility is typically at capacity and has a waitlist.

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Homeless Youth

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.