A residential program for Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) foster youth ages 9-20 who do not currently have an identified long-term placement.

In the News

To learn more about the journey to create Robinswood and its successes, read the Willamette Week cover story, “A Minor Miracle: Finally, Some Good News About Oregon’s Troubled Foster Care” by Steve Duin.

 Strength-Based Approach

Robinswood provides housing for youth of all gender identities. The Robinswood team uses a strength-based and trauma-informed approach to behavior management and uses Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) as its guiding methodology.


Residents work closely with their Clinical Case Manager to develop service plans and focus on educational, social, and independent living goals while staying at Robinswood.

Daily Programming

Youth also participate in daily programming which may include education, skills groups, community outings, sports and fitness, and visits with friends and family. The Robinswood team works to prepare youth for transition and advocates for more permanent placements that support their long-term goals and unique characteristics.

Learn More

If you want to learn more about Robinswood, please call 503-517-3950.

Per Oregon Senate Bill 710, New Avenues for Youth submits quarterly reports to the Oregon Department of Human Services tracking  the frequency of restraint and involuntary seclusion (if applicable), as well as the demographics of children in care on whom such techniques are used. These reports are accessible to the public via the ODHS website at: State of Oregon: Children’s Care Licensing – Child-Caring Agency (CCA) Licensing Reports