New Avenues for Youth


To work in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide youth at-risk of or experiencing homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Bottom Line for Portland

Last year, a record number 1,518 youth received services from New Avenues: 27,273 meals were served in its Drop-In Day Services Center; youth received 86 transitional and permanent housing placements; 300 youth in foster care received life skills, education, mental health and other supports; and youth received 277 job and internship placements through the agency’s job-training program and social purpose enterprises. 

“Without New Avenues, I’m not sure where I’d be today. I’m no longer scared and I’m not alone. I have a job and I’m applying for college. They believe in my potential—they believe in me—and that has made all the difference.” —Jon, New Avenues client

Business Partners

G!G donors of $100 or more to New Avenues will receive a Core Sundae gift certificate redeemable at Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops. Donors of $250 or more will receive a New Avenues tote bag, screenprinted at New Avenues Ink. The first 50 donors to New Avenues will receive a ticket to its annual rare beer auction, Brews for New Avenues.

Site by Grady Britton