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
In the 2018-19 program year, 1,400 youth received services, including 334 in our workforce development program, 471 in our education programming, and 153 in our housing programs. Youth received 297 employment or internship placements, and 91 percent of youth engaged in our case management, housing and counseling programs exited to stable housing.
Donors of $50 or more receive a coupon for a free sundae from one of New Avenues’ Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops, which provide paid work experiences for youth in a mentored environment. The first 50 donors of $25 or more receive a ticket to the 2020 Brews for New Avenues, a benefit event that includes the largest rare beer auction in the world.
“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 first believed I could think of focusing on was getting through the day.” —A youth served by New Avenues