A beacon of safe, stable housing

for young adults.

Bridge Meadows and New Avenues for Youth have joined forces to create an innovative housing community for transition age foster youth.  Leveraging Bridge Meadows’ intergenerational healing community and New Avenues for Youth’s self-sufficiency and life skills services expertise, we are combining resources to build and operate the Dorothy Lemelson House & New Meadows Program, a trauma-informed housing and life-skills program.   Located adjacent to the Bridge Meadows housing community in N. Portland, the Dorothy Lemelson House will offer former foster care youth a safe place to live while they pursue education and job training, and practice and learn self-sufficiency skills.

Just one block away from Bridge Meadows’ North Portland community, this new community, made up of 10 studios and 5 one-bedroom apartments, offers youth the benefits of intergenerational care and support. One unit will be occupied by a Residential Advisor and the facilities will accommodate transitioning youth who may already be parenting children of their own.

Ground Breaking is planned for Fall 2017 and we will be welcoming home young adults in the Spring of 2018!