We thank the following for their ongoing support for St. Vincent de Paul's Youth House Program:

• Lane County & the Human Services Commission
• City of Eugene

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Youth Housing Program

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 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 program, and continues its efforts to develop a facility for boys in the Eugene-Springfield area.

The Youth House serves unaccompanied homeless teens who identify as female. The facility provides:

  • Up to two years of transitional housing in 13 individual studio apartments. As of April 2019 the Youth House had nine residents, and SVdP was reviewing additional applications. Three of the nine were preparing for high school graduation.
  • Housing, food, clothing and healthcare to ensure their most basic physical requirements to survive and thrive are met.
  • Wrap-around case work to support residents with long-term planning and prepare them for independent living.
  • Personalized support through mentorships, community volunteerism and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Youth House Program email Eileen Chanti or call 541.342.7728.