New Avenues for Youth Inc


The mission of New Avenues for Youth is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Bottom Line for Portland

New Avenues' directly addresses one of the most pressing issues facing our community: youth homelessness. We provide personalized services & create opportunities for over 1300 young people each year. From meals & counseling to job training & housing, we address the many barriers to stability and well-being that young people face. Each and every day, we show up in compassionate, creative ways, ensuring that they always have a place to turn.


"New Avenues for Youth has been the one stable force in my life.  They patiently pointed me in the right direction with life goals, even when the only thing I could think of focusing on was getting through the day.” 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Avenues understands that racism, poverty, and experiences of oppression lead to social injustice and housing instability. To advance equity we listen to and learn from young people’s lived experiences, seek multiple perspectives, remain humble, and refuse to simplify or silence hard truths. We make these commitments because we believe in social justice and the inherent human dignity of each individual.


All donations of $15+ will receive a day pass for YoYo on the Go from YoYo YogiYoga Studio.

The first 100 donors of $75+ will receive a New Avenues swag package - items may include New Avenues' hoodie, camping mugs, beanie, stickers, etc!

All gifts of $100 + will be matched by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and Marcia H. Randall Foundation.

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Year Founded: 1997

Tax ID: 930910213

New Avenues for Youth Inc is in the Human Services category which is sponsored by The Standard

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