Founded in 1968, J Bar J Youth Services has been serving teens for five decades. We started as a working ranch for boys and over the years, we have responded to the needs of youth in the community with a continuum of services.
Our goal is to see youth succeed as happy, healthy adults who contribute to their families and their community. We believe in the importance of each child, focusing on their strengths and building resilience. We are proud of the hard work they do while they are with us to change their behaviors.
J BAR J BOYS RANCH
Facilitating Positive Change for Youth: A residential treatment program for adjudicated teen boys, providing an opportunity to restructure thinking, succeed academically, and grow in responsibility. J5 offers short-term stabilization, assisting boys on parole or probation to move to lesser level of support by teaching intervention and de-escalation skills. Both are served through the J Bar J Learning Center which offers a diploma track and GED preparation and testing.
Learn more about our programs for adjudicated boys and the learning center.
Donate to J Bar J Boys Ranch and J5.
Donate to the Learning Center at J Bar J.
Donate to the new vocational program under construction at J Bar J.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OREGON
Defenders of Potential: Matching professionally screened adult mentors (Bigs) and kids (Littles) to defend, ignite and empower their potential. Redefine what is possible for children in Central Oregon!
Learn more about our mentoring programs.
Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon.
CASCADE YOUTH & FAMILY CENTER
A safe haven for young people in jeopardy: Providing runaway and homeless teens with safe, stable living conditions, mediation with family, and innovative options for developing self-sufficiency. Providing victims of human trafficking support for rebuilding their lives.
Learn more about our shelter and programs for homeless and runaway youth and victims of human trafficking.
Donate to Cascade Youth and Family Center.
Essential nurturing resources for a fragile population: Emergency and transitional shelter to homeless and/or abused pregnant girls, parenting young mothers, and young mothers choosing adoption for their child.
Learn more about our shelter and programs for homeless and/or abused pregnant girls and young mothers.
Donate to Grandma's House.
Helping victims become survivors. Taking a multilevel approach to fighting human trafficking in Central Oregon. Working directly with victims to help them regain independence, safety, and stability, and to rebuild their lives. Providing comprehensive case management and crisis intervention, assist in creating safety plans, as well as offering much needed emotional support to survivors of sex and labor trafficking. Case managers also work with survivors to access community resources such as psychological counseling, medical care, emergency housing, transportation, and academic needs.
At: project is the member providing team coordination for the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team, the group responsible for responding to cases of human trafficking in Central Oregon. This team is a collaboration of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage resources to provide a comprehensive approach to child sex trafficking and services to victims and survivors.
Learn more about our program for victims of human trafficking
Donate to at: project victims fund
Helping Families in crisis who lack a safety net: Mobilizing and equipping mentoring families and ten area church communities to provide support while parents work to secure stability for their families.
Learn more about our programs for families in crisis.
Donate to Kindred Connections (formerly called Safe Families For Children)
ACADEMY AT SISTERS
Empowering at-risk girls to lead healthy lives: A therapeutic boarding school using an approach blending both traditional and experiential therapies, such as: Accountability Based Cognitive Awareness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Learn more about our therapeutic boarding school for at risk girls.
Donate to The Academy at Sisters.
OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS
The prestigious Oregon High Desert Classics (OHDC) is the only event of its kind in Central Oregon. Approved by the US Hunter Jumper Association, and recipient of the highest AA rating from the US Equestrian Foundation, this show attracts world class riders from all over the US and Canada. One of only 25 to receive Heritage Horse Show designation, it is also the only show of its caliber which is primarily a fundraiser for a non-profit.
Each year, 600 horses and 3000 competitors gather at J Bar J Boys Ranch to compete for $150,000 in prizes on one of the last remaining grass footing rings in the country. Thousands of family, staff, vendors, and spectators join them, celebrating the athleticism of horses and riders, and enjoying a variety of food and shopping at the vendor booths.
Donations and sponsorships are instrumental to the success of OHDC and J Bar J Youth Services. Those who support this incredibly special event are not only bringing a world class horse show to Central Oregon, but also helping facilitate change for youth in jeopardy.
Learn more about our Hunter Jumper Show and primary fundraiser.
Donate to the Oregon High Desert Classics.