YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER
YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Center provides services to youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Services include:
-Food, clothing, hygiene items, and bus tickets
-Engagement activities, including mentoring and specific activities for LGBTQ youth
-Referrals to employment programs (job readiness training, work experience, life skills training)
-Referrals to alternative education options, including pursuing a GED
-Information on and referrals to housing, health insurance, crisis support, and medical care
-Referrals and resources for gang affected-youth, youth with alcohol and drug addictions, and CSEC youth (Commercially and Sexually Exploited Children)

Where appropriate, can connect youth with employment and education opportunities and programs serving youth transitioning out of foster care that are offered by New Avenues.
470 SE 165th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233
Eligibility: Ages 17-24
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (971) 754-4350 Main phone
  • (971) 754-4350 Main phone
Email Address: eastconnectreferral@newavenues.org
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call or email for appointment
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
AREA SERVED: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Services:
  • Food Pantries * At Risk Youth
  • Gang Programs
  • General Clothing Provision * At Risk Youth
  • Mentoring Programs * At Risk Youth
  • Personal/Grooming Supplies * At Risk Youth
  • Specialized Information and Referral * At Risk Youth
  • Specialized Information and Referral * Human Trafficking Issues
  • Substance Use Disorder Referrals * At Risk Youth
  • Transportation Passes * At Risk Youth
  • Youth Employment Programs
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YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER