p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
Bottom Line for Portland
Each year, p:ear serves 800 homeless youth, and about 65 youth per day. Whether providing home-cooked meals and dry socks or custom mentoring or on-the-job training, p:ear knows that when we support and believe in our kids, we create a healthier community—for everyone.
“Simply accepting that I have a future has changed my future.”
—C., p:ear youth