I had a few really good mentors when I was growing up that supported me a great deal. So getting the chance the pay it forward is a big thing for me. Skot Cranmore is the Business Manager at New Avenues INK – our screen-printing social purpose enterprise. Skot, a 25- year veteran in the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Bradley

Once a week for the past four years, Kim Bradley, AKA The Kitchen Queen, has been preparing and serving meals to youth in our Drop-In Day Service program. Kim is our queen because she works so hard to not only make each meal special but make each youth feel special.  A compassionate and generous volunteer and active New Avenues board […]

A New Approach to Learning

Operating since 1998, the Ronald Killough Education Center is one of the largest providers of education opportunities for homeless youth in Multnomah County. Open five days per week year-round, the accredited school is also co-located with our job-training program, Drop-In Day Services Center, and case management, counseling, and other program offerings, providing access for youth […]

We only need 2 more bottles to complete the Ultimate Bourbon County Stout Collection!  Interested in donating or need more info? Email us at  (We will contact you to arrange donation pick up.) 2009 Bourbon County Stout RECEIVED 2010 Rare Bourbon County Stout RECEIVED 2010 King Henry RECEIVED 2010 Bourbon County Vanilla RECEIVED 2010 Bourbon County […]

A reason to smile

For many of the young people we serve, unaddressed dental health issues have left them struggling for months and months with pain. And for most youth experiencing homelessness, access to dental care is out of reach. That’s why we are so are grateful to Medical Teams International (MTI) and the Ray Hickey Foundation – just last week, MTI drove […]

Statement from New Avenues for Youth on the Orlando shooting

“On behalf of New Avenues for Youth and the diverse young people we serve, I want to express our deep sadness over the horrific act of violence targeted at the LGBTQ community in Orlando yesterday. Our hearts go out to the victims and to their families, friends and community.   Despite the grief and fear we […]

East Connect

In response to the growing need  in the area, New Avenues’ East Connect program provides services to youth in East County at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. We work with existing partners in the community to expand homelessness prevention and early intervention services in SE Portland by offering: Mentoring & advocacy from staff trained in Trauma […]

The Spirit of Service

In October 2009, New Avenues lost a dear friend who had a unique vision and heart for young people in the Portland community – Joyce Furman, a founder and board member of New Avenues for Youth. For more than twelve years, Joyce was an advocate for this organization and for the homeless youth New Avenues […]

Bridge 13 in New York

Last month, Seth Johnstone, New Avenues’ LGBTQ Community Education Specialist,  traveled to upstate New York to provide Bridge 13 training to employees of the New York State Department of Corrections. For some time now, Seth has been working with Multnomah County and Clackamas County corrections facilities to train staff in the sheriff’s department and nurses […]

Education is Part of the Solution

As we all know, access to higher education and obtaining a college degree is invaluable. College graduates not only have a “higher earning potential, but they also have a greater sense of job satisfaction, greater job stability, and better physical health” Yet, according to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth: […]