Here is what we seek to accomplish together with you:

Goals

  • Help homeless youth obtain self-sufficiency
  • Ensure stability in our young people’s lives
  • Provide non-judgmental guidance
  • Help youth experience a healthy family dynamic
  • Provide the necessary skills and resources to succeed
  • Instill a sense of belonging through a faith-based approach
As Transitional Youth moves forward to house, feed, educate, and employ multiple youth at a time, we need your support.

Needs

In addition to financial contributions which are welcomed, we require everyday items. Clothing and daily living supplies help our young people to maintain positive momentum.

Your financial contributions make it possible for us to:

  1. Continue our outreach to youth on the streets.
  2. Further develop “Home on the Range.” It’s a rural ranch home environment that supports youth during their transition from street to home to independent, healthy life.
  3. Ensure that our residential homes have sufficient funding and operational capital to meet the high demand for our unique services.
  4. Be able to accommodate smaller, ongoing daily living expenses of our youth such as bus passes, appropriate job interview clothing, and educational supplies.

We welcome the following donation items:

  • Men’s and women’s clothing in sizes M – XXL: jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, socks, and underwear
  • Weather protection: stocking caps, blankets, wool socks, sleeping bags, rain gear, etc.
  • Toiletries: shampoo, disposable razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
  • Work and school supplies: notebooks, calendars, backpacks, resource books, etc.
  • Gift certificates to: movie stores, music stories, department stores, coffee shops, etc.

Please contact us at hello@transitionalyouth.org to arrange to drop off your donation.

Thank you for your interest in participating with Transitional Youth!

Participate

Here’s what you need to do prior to joining us:

  1. Please download this Volunteer Application.
  2. Fill it out and mail it to us:
    Transitional Youth | 1500 NW 167th Place | Beaverton OR 97006

You may also print it, fill it out, scan it, and e-mail it to Jason Craft. Please note that the application is not a live, online process.

If you are a minor, you must have your parents sign and date an authorization form prior to your service.

  1. Continue our outreach to youth on the streets.
  2. Further develop “Home on the Range.” It’s a rural ranch home environment that supports youth during their transition from street to home to independent, healthy life.
  3. Ensure that our residential homes have sufficient funding and operational capital to meet the high demand for our unique services.
  4. Be able to accommodate smaller, ongoing daily living expenses of our youth such as bus passes, appropriate job interview clothing, and educational supplies.

Individuals:

  • Prayer partners
  • Church liaisons and prayer sponsors
    (Please ask for more information)

Direct Services:
(An interview and criminal background check are required)

  • Life-skills: group instructors
  • Outreach: food service, clothing, mentors, retreats
  • In-home Bible study: leaders committing to 1-2 hours weekly
  • Respite houseparents

Hands-on Training:

  • Building trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing
  • Grounds work: gardening, mowing, trimming
  • Recreational special activity days for residents, to provide exposure to hobbies, arts and crafts, or cultural experiences
  • Handyperson: minor household repairs
  • Appliance repair
  • Automotive repair
  • Medical and dental professional services

Volunteer Ideas for Groups:

  • Have a food/sock/backpack/toiletry/dog-food drive
  • Hold a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to Transitional Youth
  • On occasion, we need group help with home renovation projects
  • On occasion, we also have outdoor yard-work needs
  • Help with holiday activities: special meals, shopping assistance, party planning, gift-bag assembly, cookie baking

Event Assistance

  • Banquet: table hosts, sponsorship team, decorating, publicity | Golf tournament | Paintball tournament | Call center during radio-thons | If you don’t see an opportunity listed in your area of gifting, please let us know!

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