Support for youth transitioning from foster care into adulthood

PDX-Connect addresses the needs of youth transitioning from foster care—from basic life-skill development and mental-health support to education, job training and placement, and more. Bringing services directly to youth where they live, our Life Coaches provide the consistent presence that program participants need to realize their individual goals, navigate government systems, and successfully move into adult life. For more information about PDX-Connect, contact Emilie Lamson-Siu at elamson-siu@newavenues.org.

Independent Living Program (ILP)

PDX-Connect’s ILP is the largest in Oregon and includes specialized mental-health, bilingual, and culturally specific LGBTQ  youth supports.

My Life ILP

My Life is a culturally responsive ILP intervention designed specifically to serve the highest-risk youth in foster care.

New Day

In partnership with Raphael House and Call to Safety, New Day offers culturally specific housing and support services for young people at risk of or involved in sex trafficking (sometimes referred to as commercially sexually exploited children [CSEC]).

Host of the Tri-County Chapter of OFYC

PDX-Connect hosts the tri-county chapter of OFYC, a group of youth in foster care who work to enact change around issues that impact their lives.

Avenues to College

Avenues to College helps youth in foster care access and succeed in college.