Our Programs

girl representing our programs for runaway and homeless youth

We meet kids where they are and our programs build upon each other: from engaging youth through providing stability and developing life skills and personal responsibility, through helping them set goals and follow a plan to transition to into self-sufficiency.

Our 24 hour hotline is available for kids when they need help most at 800-660-0934.

Street Outreach meets youth in places they hang out, offering drop in hours for showers, meals, and advocacy with hurdles such as replacing a social security card or ID.

Family mediation and conflict resolution within our Basic Services helps parents and youth work through difficult times, with the goal of promoting family stability.

Emergency Shelter gives homeless and runaway kids time to make choices about their future within a safe and structured environment.

Transitional Living at the LOFT offers a home while youth finish school, work, and develop a plan to transition into stable self-sufficiency.

Our sister program at Grandma’s House provides a supportive home environment to pregnant and parenting girls who find themselves homeless or in an abusive situation.

Cascade Youth and Family Center also works with victims of human trafficking and provides the coordination for the Deschutes County Sexually Exploited Children Response Team. We assist victims in regaining safety, stability, and independence.

girl moving into self sufficiency

Additional support as youth move into self-sufficiency makes their transition smoother. For kids moving into a place of their own the advocacy and support of Phase 2, finding furniture and other needs through the BeRemedy text line, and our Independent Living skills training for former foster children help the move into an adult world.

We Are Here. Our purpose is to improve the futures of an often forgotten and overlooked population of youth in our region.

We work for kids living with or without their parent or guardian who are …
– Couch surfing, staying temporarily with friends or family
– Living in an unsafe or unstable environment at home
– Unable to resolve conflict with parents or guardians
– Sleeping unsheltered, outside, in a car, or other places not meant for housing