Outreach to and wraparound supports for youth in East Multnomah County experiencing housing instability and homelessness; programming for LGBTQ youth, youth in foster care, and youth involved in sex trafficking
Located on the Rockwood Boys & Girls Club campus, the Youth Opportunity Center is our new service hub in East Multnomah County offering:
East Connect provides information, resource access and referrals, and engagement activities for youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness and works with community partners to expand homelessness prevention and early-intervention efforts.
Job Readiness Training and Employment
PAVE (Promoting Avenues to Employment) offers work readiness, skill development, and job placement.
PDX-Connect provides support for youth transitioning from foster care into adulthood.
New Day offers culturally-specific mentorship and skill building for youth who have experienced sex trafficking or exploitation in the sex trades.
SMYRC – Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center
SMYRC offers culturally-specific support for LGBTQ youth and Bridge 13 community education, which helps create safer spaces for queer and trans* people of all ages.