WHO WE ARE
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.
Homeless and Runaway Youth: Outreach provides kids living on the street with drop-in hours to shower and have a meal as well as get access to other help, including mediation with family. Emergency Shelter gives teens a safe place to escape the perils of living on the streets, and longer-term Transitional Living at the LOFT helps them complete their education and develop skills for self-sufficiency. CYFC is the only shelter and programs of its kind within 200 miles.
The Victims of Human Trafficking Program provides the case management services helping exploited victims rebuild their lives in Deschutes County. Our program manager is Co-Chair of the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Response Team, a group whose members represent local and federal law enforcement, Deschutes County Victim's Assistance, Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, and District Attorney's Office, The Kids Center, as well as Cascade Youth and Family Center, who provides support and services long after the other members have completed their roles.We provide help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to move youth beyond crisis and into safety, stability, and maturity so they are equipped to face future challenges. Our mission is to provide innovative options for youth and their families towards personal responsibility and self-sufficiency. Our program supports youth in choosing constructive courses of action including education completion and employment.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?
- $50 Food-provide a nutritious meal for five teens
- $50 Shelter-give a teen a warm bed for a night
- $75 Support-help a teen access counseling and mediation services
- $100 Sleeping Bag
- $115 Ensure a youth gets the help they need to finish school or get job training
- $450 One month of shelter for a youth