Staff is available 24 hours a day to take telephone calls from youth, parents and families who are experiencing relationship crises.
Street Address: 1143 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Ph: 503.588.5825 or 503.361.0380
Hours of Operation: 24 hours
NWHS shall not discriminate against any individual based upon ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, color, disability, housing status, educational level, economic status, social class, or linguistic preference.
Transitional Living Program
TLP is an 18 month Transitional Housing Program for homeless, at-risk and runaway youth ages 18 through 24.
Youth coming from Street Outreach or other referral sources will be screened for readiness to engage and on boarded into the TLP modular housing program.
The TLP program is designed as a “Shared Housing” model with both single and shared bedrooms, along and shared bathrooms, living area and kitchen. The TLP program is designed to help youth acclimate to independent living and shared responsibilities associated with increased independence. The TLP program offers weekly case management, life coaching, work skills development, education and access to healthcare.
For those progressing through the program NWHS offers a “savings match” to help the youth move out into the community and continue working towards greater self-sufficiency.
The youth of our community are the future of our community...
Things like a warm, safe place to sleep, access to healthcare and resources, and mentorship play a big role in ensuring our future leaders can live healthy lifestyles and leave a positive impact on our community.
Please join us in our efforts to help those who need it the most. We rely heavily on donations to provide critical life-saving needs and services.
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In response to the needs of our youth, HOST has expanded services to include a daytime Resource Center, which is steadily gaining momentum as a safe, supportive and productive environment.
Our staff work diligently with the youth to integrate the structure, organization, and supports needed while tackling employment, housing, and all facets of health to change their life circumstance and take steps towards self-sufficiency.
Additional services provided at the Resource and Engagement Center include hot meals, laundry, showers, clothing, and phone and computer access.
The Resource and Engagement Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for youth ages 16 through 24. Scheduled Case Management appointments are available Monday through Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Resource & Engagement Center
Since 2011, the Street Outreach project has provided services for youth and transitional aged adults. It is designed to help youth living on the streets with the overall intent of linking them with support services, assessing them for needs, and referring them to appropriate resources.
Our Outreach staff go out into the community to connect with homeless youth, Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in areas where youth typically congregate in downtown Salem, Lancaster Mall and local parks. The program provides street-based outreach to homeless and at-risk youth distributing snacks, water, hygiene items, socks, first aid items, access to medical care, other basic supplies, as well as information on the safe environment and available services offered at our HOST Program.
Ultimately, the goal of the Outreach program is for staff to develop trust with youth while encouraging use of the program's Drop-in-Center and Overnight Shelter.
The Drop-in Center is open Sunday - Saturday from 8 pm - 10 pm for youth ages 16 to 24. We provide an evening meal, showers, telephone and computer access, and clothing for youth ages 16 - 24. Youth are encouraged to explore other components of the HOST Program including our Overnight Shelter if needed, as well as our daytime Resource and Engagement Center.
Youth may also choose to link to other services including case management, counseling, school reintegration, and life skills training with the ultimate objective of helping youth leave the streets permanently.
Our safe and warm overnight emergency shelter is available 7 days a week from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. for youth ages 18 to 24.
Those desiring Transitional Living Program services begin their engagement here. Youth might repeat stays in the Emergency Shelter until they obtain access to a bed in the TLP, or another more stable housing situation facilitated by a HOST Case Manager.
Administration Offices: 681 Center St NE, Salem, OR 97301 | Ph. 503.588.5828 | F. 503.588.5852 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Road Map to Success was developed to illustrate the different components of the HOST Program work together to create positive outcomes. Check it out HERE.
Health | Outreach | Shelter |
On average, 84 youth facing homelessness are accessing resources at our daytime Resource Center and evening Drop-In Center each month for a total of 9,283 visits in 2016.